Better on 100 Thieves’ current battles: ‘Losing and making mistakes now is OKAY as long as we do not make them in the future’|Dot Esports
Six video games remain for a 100 Burglars group that’s on the cusp of top place in the LCS.
For the first time this season, 100 Burglars are reeling. They have actually lost 3 of their last five games and have actually missed out on several opportunities over the previous 2 weeks to close the gap between themselves and Cloud9 at the top of the 2021 LCS Spring Split standings.
Despite 100 Thieves’ recent struggles, the League of Legends team has developed up enough of a cushion to sit in 2nd location heading into the last 2 weeks of the Spring Split. 100 Thieves’ solid 8-4 record puts them in a tie with TSM after 12 video games and both groups sit just 2 games behind first-place C9.
However 100 Thieves jungler Closer isn’t fretted about the standings. His eyes are squarely locked onto the playoff bracket.
” It’s not going to be simple and the [problems] are just part of the procedure,” Closer told Dot Esports after his team’s efficiency this past weekend. “Yes, we’re having issues going into the playoffs, however we’re not in the playoffs yet. Losing and making mistakes now is OKAY as long as we do not make them in the future.”
If there’s one advantage that TSM holds over 100 Thieves, it’s that the team still has a head-to-head match with C9 coming this weekend. If 100 Burglars desire to leapfrog the remainder of the LCS and obstacle C9 for at least a share of first place, they’ll require to win their own video games and get some aid from other squads along the way.
” If we can be at our strongest when the playoffs come, it doesn’t matter how numerous losses we have or where we remain in the standings,” Closer said. “We might be sixth or seventh. It does not matter.”
And while 6th place may sound like a far cry for a team that’s sitting in 2nd, the top-six groups in the LCS right now are all separated by just 3 video games. One weekend could potentially shift the entire landscape of the league.
In 100 Burglars’ case, if they lose one or possibly even 2 games this weekend, they could fall into a tie for 6th place. Only the top-six teams will get approved for the Mid-Season Showdown, but the top 8 advance to the LCS Championship Playoff later this year.
For 100 Thieves, sloppiness and an absence of execution have afflicted the team– especially in the later stages of their newest games.
Even the group’s wins over the last two weeks have actually been rough around the edges. A 40-minute grueling return against CLG and a 41-minute slugfest against Dignitas both led to wins for 100 Burglars, however the contests were taxing, to state the least. And sure, a win is a win, however with the Spring Split playoffs fast approaching, it’s important now more than ever for 100 Thieves to toss some polish on their triumphes.
” To be sincere, anybody can beat anyone,” Closer stated. “No team is undefeated, and there’s been a great deal of surprise losses. Every team has a key gamer, a player that can make a difference, or a player that can win them the game. We have to appreciate every team and be ready.”
Maybe the greatest surprise of this year’s LCS, let alone 100 Thieves’ season, came 2 weeks earlier when the squad fell to last-place Golden Guardians in a 56-minute stunner. Golden Guardians, a team that housed 4 of the 5 existing players on the 100 Thieves roster throughout 2020, is fielding a group led by a majority of rookies in 2021.
And although 100 Thieves recovered this previous weekend with a 2-1 performance over the three video games they played, the reality still remains that only 6 video games are left on the table, including an all-important matchup versus TSM on Saturday, March 6. It’s crunch time for 100 Burglars, and with the Spring Split winding down, they require one final rise– much like the one it began the season off with.
100 Thieves will return to the LCS stage on Friday, March 5 when they take on versus Evil Geniuses at 6pm CT