The LCS Summer Split has not been kind to 100Thieves. With bad call after bad call, loss after loss, the team is making some shifts in its roster. The support, William ‘Stunt’ Chen, has been let go by 100Thieves after a loss against TSM last weekend.
Stunt first joined the Thieves Academy team in 2018 and won the Summer Playoffs in 2019. Proving himself in the lower league earned him a spot in the main LCS Roster late 2019. Stunt’s first split in the big leagues landed the Thieves at third place, which is a big improvement from their 8th place finish in the Fall. But unfortunately the Summer hasn’t been too kind to the Thieves. Their current record is 1-5, a disappointing record to say the least.
“I acknowledge my poor performance had to do with it, I truly believed that if we stuck together we could make a resurgence in the standings just like we did in spring. It will be a big regret of mine that I will not be able to prove this” Stunt said in a Twitlonger announcing the change. While he is no longer on a team, Stunt claims he will focus on himself, streaming and eventually look to return to the competitive scene.
But Stunt is not the only player who will be not be playing for the main roster. Although he has only been benched, William ‘Meteos’ Hartman, the team’s jungler, has been put on the bench as well. The reason is the same: poor performance. Meteos is a veteran LCS player, competing since 2012. But his skills (or maybe the team composition with him) just isn’t cutting it.
Replacing Meteos will be Contractz. Poome will be taking the role of support. These players are coming up from the Academy roster. While they haven’t earned any major achievements yet, it will be interesting to see how they perform in the LCS. At this point, 100Thieves is going to do anything they can to earn some wins in the Rift. 100Thieves’ next match will be Friday against Golden Guardians; this may be their chance to finally pick up another win, as the Guardians are struggling in this split as well.