100 Thieves became the first CoD team in the Black Ops 4 season to win back-to-back major championships, securing victory in California following their win in London, England back in May.
Many were impressed by the team’s dominant run to the trophy, but statistics revealed by CoD Stats have given fans a surprising revelation about their run, and specifically their Hardpoint performances.
At CWL Anaheim, 100 Thieves added incredible Search & Destroy skills to their already dominant Hardpoint game, but it has been revealed that in their first four Hardpoint maps in the competition’s winners bracket, they found less kills than the other team, but somehow managed to win three of those maps.
100 Thieves were outslayed twice by Elevate and OpTic Gaming, but defeated both teams by a 3-1 scoreline to progress through the match. OpTic Gaming were able to take one of the hardpoints in their epic showdown, but needed Dashy to find 49 kills to do it.
The statistic shows that 100 Thieves don’t need to rely on finding kills to take down opponents, but that their game sense and rotations around the map are so strong that other teams can’t match them even when they find more eliminations than 100T.
100 Thieves were actually outslayed in the first 4 Hardpoints of their Winners Bracket run, and were still able to win 3 of them. The outlier being the 250-218 loss to OpTic where they were outslayed by -27 kills. #CWLAnaheim— JP (@JPKrez) June 18, 2019
Viewer state that the team's ability to rotate, and break into hills that they had lost were the keys to their success, alongside some incredible composure to keep their gameplan intact even when the killfeed is lighting up for the other team.
With 100 Thieves now sitting as back-to-back major champions, many believe they are now favorites to win three in a row, and possibly dominate the remaining two events of the competitive season.
Alongside that, some now believe they are the world’s best team in both Hardpoint and Search & Destroy - a frightening idea considering that they make up four of the five maps in a CWL best-of-five series.
100T will be back in action in the CWL Pro League on June 24 when they square off against a rejuvenated Evil Geniuses, before turning their attention to CWL Finals and the CWL Championships in July and August respectively.