Cloud9 accomplished the very first reverse sweep in 2021, beating 100 Thieves 3-2 in the League of Legends Lock In tournament semifinals and cementing their location in the finals. The multi-time champions returned from numerous deficits to overpower 100T, developing a five-game series that showcased a few of the very best talent that the LCS needs to offer– and 2 Pentakills. However the road to victory in the semifinals was certainly difficult for them.

This was the very first game played on Patch 11.2, but a number of the techniques that were excellent in Spot 11.1 stayed the exact same. Moonstone Renewer, Staff of Flowing Waters, and Goredrinker were all prominent throughout the entire series, and champions that capitalize with the items continued to be popular choices and restrictions.

In game one, Huhi’s Rell together with Damonte’s Galio were everywhere they required to be at the correct times. Continuous flanks and engagements from the assistance and mid laner caught C9 off guard and stopped them from having the ability to take lots of objectives. Triumph was assured for 100T following a smiteless Baron take by Closer versus C9’s sneaky attempt to come back into the game.

C9 revealed a far more protective playstyle than they had previously revealed throughout the Lock In tournament throughout this game. 100T, on the other hand, did not hold back in their drafts aiming to completely run over C9 with aggressive choices like Olaf, Gragas, Galio, and Rell– all of which helped them secure a smooth triumph in game one.

Huhi’s engages to begin every teamfight– this time as Alistar– handed 100T another simple victory in game two, with relatively no other way for C9 to come back.

The top-lane match between Ssumday and Fudge was a hotly disputed subject among the casters and fans before this semifinals series– and Ssumday triumphed at an early stage. From being solo eliminated to not doing sufficient damage to select off opponents, Fudge could not get going in either video game, which offered Ssumday huge result in snowball over C9. But game three started to tell a various story.

C9 brought out all the stops for video game 3– including the notorious Senna and Tahm Kench combination.

Accompanied by Fudge’s Lulu when more, the group’s composition was built to keep Perkz’s Yone and Blaber’s Udyr alive and well as they dispensed the damage. A defend Mountain Soul gave C9 an unprecedented ace and Baron buff which, after some falls versus the respawning 100T members, led them directly to a clean Senior citizen Dragon fight where they selected off the last of their opponents and secured their very first success of the series.

100T did not keep back in the aggressive, all-in champs they selected throughout their draft in game 4. C9 selected a more standard champ swimming pool but added Bard to supply more options for their already-mobile champions. After a long video game that was much calmer than the previous ones, Zven protected C9’s win with a Pentakill on Miss Fortune, the first in the LCS this year, and the Silver Scrapes were in complete result.

With the fates of both groups on the line, the draft of video game 5 was a lot more standard– with one glaring transgressor: FBI securing Vayne. Compared to the quiet of game four, these teams took out every punch as early as possible.

Blaber’s Udyr once again was an important choice in C9’s attempt to pull of the reverse sweep. His motion speed accompanied with Phase Rush and the consistent damage and stuns complimented Blaber’s regular aggressive playstyle nicely, and led to unavoidable ganks to put his laners ahead. Zven once again profited from his team’s crowd control with his Miss Fortune, putting himself far ahead of FBI and making it difficult for Vayne to scale.

Zven completed this game with yet another Pentakill on Miss Fortune– 2 in back-to-back video games in the series– in a fight where 100T made certain they had the upper hand. In spite of a 2 video game deficit early in the series, the C9 lineup did not quit hope and effectively pulled off the first reverse sweep of the year.

Cloud9 will deal with the winner of tomorrow’s semifinal match in between Evil Geniuses and Group Liquid on Sunday. The 100 Burglars team will have the opportunity to combat as soon as more when the LCS Spring Split officially starts next week.