100 Thieves hand TSM their first loss of Summer Split
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100 Thieves stomped TSM to end their three-game win streak and hand them their first loss of the 2021 LCS Summer Split.

100 Thieves edge once step closer to the first-place position after taking down first place front-runners TSM. Despite an uncharacteristic loss to Immortals in their debut match of the Summer Split,  100 Thieves have been on a rampage in recent matches. The Thieves took down the Mid-Season Invitational seeded team Cloud9, while also defeating a hot Dignitas to end the first week 2-1. This week they take on TSM, Golden Guardians, and Evil Geniuses to potentially claim first place in the standings.

TSM started the Summer Split with a 3-0 weekend after taking down Team Liquid, Golden Guardians, and Evil Geniuses in close-call games. Their 3-0 start launched them to first place in the standings with an overall record of 15-6. That record has now been squashed by 100 Thieves, who appeared to be on another level in comparison. Depending on Cloud9’s game on Friday, TSM may be sharing the first-place spot with many on their heels.

100 Thieves dominate top teams

While the loss to Immortals in their debut match of Summer Split left some scratching their heads, 100 Thieves have proven themselves against two of the top teams. Both Cloud9 and TSM started the season as the favorites after their performances during Spring. TSM did not make it to the finals last split, but still looked promising with their team composition.

100 Thieves’ latest addition, Felix “Abbedagge” Braun, was finally allowed to play a champion other than Karma against TSM. Karma was banned early by TSM, forcing the European mid-laner to play someone else. 100 Thieves put Abbedagge on Akali, which proved to be the correct choice for him to carry with. Abbedagge ended the game 5/0/4 alongside two other teammates who went throughout the game without dying.

After only 31 minutes 100 Thieves destroyed TSM’s nexus with 15 kills to a measly 3 for TSM. Two barons, three dragons, and an over 12 thousand gold lead was all it took to dethrone TSM. 100 Thieves now move to 14-8 in the standings and are currently tied for third place with Team Liquid.

Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.