As many fans’ pick for the best player in the CoD: WWII season, Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams has a lot to live up to under 100 Thieves in Black Ops 4, and it could be another year of SMG dominance from the young star.
First making his LAN debut in 2015, Kenny was forced out of professional competition in CoD due to the age restriction enforced by the CWL, returning only in late 2017 for the WWII season.
He immediately made an impact, winning the first two events of the year, and being crowned the best SMG player in the game by most fans, a title which he held onto for the rest of the season.
Ahead of the Black Ops 4 season, Kenny’s WWII performances earned him a call up from Nadeshot to join 100 Thieves, leaving the Team Kaliber org for the first time since his return to pro play.
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While it is still early days, and we haven’t seen any LAN action, 100 Thieves fans will be hoping Kenny can remain the top SMG player, although he will face stiff competition from the likes of Scump, John, Apathy, Huke, Prestinni and others.
During the CWL 2K however, in their quarter-final match vs G2 Esports, Kenny completely took over with the Maddox (technically an assault rifle, although some would say it is not unlike an SMG), going on a seven streak, finishing off the last player, Faccento, with his fists.
They went on to win the match in a resounding 3-0, but couldn’t replicate it up against the orgless team led by Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale in the semis, were 100 Thieves bowed out in a 3-1 defeat.
Kenny’s agressive play holding down the hardpoint is exactly what the 100T roster needs from him, especially considering that the roster only has one other true SMG player in Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez.
They also have two of the top three assault rifle players in Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, plus veteran Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt in the flex role, but all of these players are slower and methodical.
Given the fast pace of Black Ops 4, Kenny’s performances will be crucial if 100 Thieves are to see the success this season that they desire.