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100 Thieves stumble on Day One of the CWL Pro League Qualifier

by Wyatt Donigan

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The struggles and hardships 100 Thieves faced during the first event of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season in Las Vegas looks to have continued into the Pro League Qualifiers.

Prior to the start of the Black Ops 4 season, 100 Thieves were poised to be one of the best teams in Call of Duty.

As soon as CWL Vegas got underway, however, it was clear that things wouldn’t go as smoothly as the team surely hoped, as the team ultimately closed out the event with a 9th-12th finish.

With the team getting a new lease on life in the Qualifiers, it seemed to be the perfect time for the roster to pull things together and get back on track.

Unfortunately for 100 Thieves, though, things didn't get off to the best of starts, with the team falling to Midnight Esports in their very first match.

Coming right out the gate, Midnight looked to be in full control of things, never letting 100 Thieves get much breathing room whatsoever during the entire series. 

100 Thieves managed to win just one round each during Search & Destroy and Control as Midnight walked away with the dominating 3-0 sweep. 

Thankfully for 100 Thieves, though, they ended up salvaging their day against Team SpaceLy in the final match of the day. 

SpaceLy got out to a hot start with a quick win in the first Hardpoint but then the teams ended up trading round back and forth to set up one of the best Search & Destroy rounds we've seen all season. 

Despite SpaceLy looking comfortable with a seemingly insurmountable 5-1 lead, 100 Thieves dug deep to somehow do the unthinkable and rattle of five straight wins to claim the close 3-2 series. 

Things might have gotten out to a pretty rough start, but 100 Thieves did end up showing flashes of the greatness in that final S&D round. 

100 Thieves will certainly need to shore up in a few areas in Day Two and beyond to have a chance at qualifying for the CWL Pro League, though. 

They have just one game on the schedule for Day Two on January 17, taking on the Pittsburgh Knights at 6pm EST.