100 Thieves Wins 2021 League of Legends Championship Series
100 Thieves defeated Team Liquid in a best-of-five series at the League of Legends Championship Series, to become this year’s North American champions. Since the LCS championship’s first-year no team other than Cloud9, TSM, CLG and Team Liquid, has won the title. 100T first competed in the LCS in 2018, which is Riot Games introduced franchising to the competition. The team joined as an expansion team and made it to the grand finals previously in the same year, but it fell short against Team Liquid. After three years of competing at the event, 100 Thieves has finally earned its first LCS championship.
100 Thieves is headed to League of Legends Worlds 2021
Team Liquid was favored to win the LCS, considering that the team won every previous match in the post-season and an impressive nine victories out of the 13 games it played at the event’s playoffs. Both teams went head-to-head earlier in the event, and Liquid came out on up.
But despite the odds being in favor of Liquid, 100 Thieves pulled off dominant 3-0 victory at the grand finals. The team will be heading to League of Legends’ Worlds in a bid to become this year’s world champions.
100 Thieves’ Can ‘Closer’ Çelik, was declared the MVP of the event while his teammate Choi ‘huhi’ Jae-hyun became the first player in the LCS to win titles at two different positions. Huhi’s first championship was during the Spring Split of the 2016 season when he was playing with CLG.
He changed his position from mid laner to support in 2019 during his time at Golden Guardians, and he has continued to play in a support position ever since. He has also played the most champions (58) in competitive matches at the LCS, which puts him higher than anyone else in LCS history.
100 Thieves will be seen competing in 2021’s League of Legends World Championships. Riot Games is yet to officially announce the schedule and tournament details. The event is reportedly being moved to Europe. More information will be available closer to the event.