League of Legends: 100 Thieves Next Summer Split Update

Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games.
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A look at the amateur team,100 Thieves Next, and how they’re doing after seeing star support Poome called up to the LCS.

In the last article, we discussed how one of the top amateur teams in North America – 100 Thieves Next – was gearing up for a busy Summer Split. With the team participating in a trio of leagues and seeing their support called up to Academy in early June (now called up to the LCS), let’s check out how well they are doing so far this summer.

The UPL is the first league 100 Thieves Next is playing in. During the group stage, they went 6-0 in matches with a 12-1 game record, only dropping a game to Radiance.

This was the best record in the league and earned them a playoff spot, which began on June 23.  So far in the playoffs, they defeated Mirage and Radiance to advance to the semifinals of the playoffs where they will battle Anew esports for a spot in the finals. However, they’ll have to wait for the loser’s bracket to play out and won’t play their match for another two weeks.

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While the UPL was happening, though, 100 Thieves Next is also participating in Challengers Uprising Season One. During the round-robin group stage they went 6-1-0 including 13-1 in games to finish first in Group B, once again with the best record in the league. The quarterfinals matchups take place this weekend, with 100 Thieves Next facing off against another foe from the UPL Mirage.

The final league the team is playing in is BIG League Season 3. During the Group Stage 1, they went 2-0 (4-0 in games) to take the top position in Group B. In Stage 2 they also finished undefeated in both matches and games in Group D. In the playoffs, the team beat both Polar Ace and Maryville 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals where they once again meet Mirage on July 6th, 2020.

100 Thieves Next is continuing to have strong showings no matter what league they play in. They also seem to be forming rivalries with Mirage and Radiance two teams they seem to be meeting no matter which league they are in.

I think the biggest success for 100 Thieves Next so far is that the team had their first promotion from the amateur ranks to the Academy team and then to the LCS this split. Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere was the former support for the next roster before being promoted to academy before taking Stunt’s place as starting support this past weekend where he went 1-1 in his debut.  I would absolutely call him a prospect to watch and hope he gets a chance to develop into the support of the future for 100 Thieves.

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So even with the main 100 Thieves roster struggling you have a team to root for in 100 Thieves Next, or even an up and coming talent like Poome. Make sure to tune in and watch some of these exciting amateur leagues for the playoffs!