100 Burglars has an approach to the insanity that helps the staff choose the very best candidates for its lineups.

For many ambitious expert League of Legends gamers in The United States and Canada, the course to the huge stage isn’t precisely plainly outlined compared to other regions. While other nations are brimming with chances for beginners to get seen, lots of NA gamers may not have the same opportunities.

Over the previous couple of years, one team that’s dedicated lots of time to finding and developing brand-new talent is 100 Thieves. The organization has actually put a lots of effort into discovering brand-new players and offering them the tools to succeed in their profession with growing programs in the Academy and amateur scenes.

Hunting for brand-new, approaching skill can be a challenging task with the wide variety of players on the ranked ladder vying for an area on a pro group. However according to 100 Thieves’ basic supervisor Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith, the group has a system that assists the staff select the finest players from solo queue for the right level of play.

” When we’re taking a look at 100 Next, solo line I believe is among the very best possible locations to spot brand-new skill,” PapaSmithy said during a recent LCS press conference. “It’s very much a case of simply cold connecting to players and being like, ‘Hey, is this a smurf account or who is this?’ kind of thing. That is among the few methods you can find these 15, 16, [and] 17-year-old gamers who haven’t currently been on an amateur group or networked thoroughly.”

Solo line is a great location for the management to search out potential LCS gamers also. Their individual ability is essential, but their technique and mentality toward solo queue is just as vital to whether they’ll be considered for the spot.

” Your hope is that they use solo queue for a very particular objective,” PapaSmithy stated. “Mindlessly playing a lot of video games versus mindfully playing a particular amount of games is certainly a sort of balance that you want to type of probe and ask questions around to make sure there’s actual intent behind the solo line practice.”

100 Burglars’ head of technique and analytics Joseph Jang likewise stated that the team has a rubric that finds out the attributes of what makes a gamer actually helpful for the LCS, Academy, or amateur squads.

He said, for instance, that for possible Academy gamers, they typically have some recorded experience on YouTube, Twitch, or in the Academy scene that the staff can utilize together with an in-person interview. By utilizing these different aspects, they can choose whether that player would be a good cultural suitable for the lineup.

When it comes to novices without any expert experience, however, things are a bit harder to judge. As an outcome, the scouts need to lean on their performances and credibilities in the solo queue scene– which has actually taken place before.

” I think a truly fine example would be Canna from SKT,” Jang stated. “I understand that’s a story that we talk about in our coaching personnel, where he was a random Diamond I one trick before he was the expert leading laner for SKT. He was actually chosen up due to the fact that one of the junglers said, ‘Hey, this guy is hardstuck D1, but he has the attributes to be a really, truly good player.'”.

Eventually, solo queue is still an excellent resource for groups to begin supporting the next class of young, budding stars in NA League.