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100 Thieves begin League of Legends roster overhaul after disastrous LCS Spring Split

Published: 3/Apr/2019 10:18 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 13:50

by Matt Porter

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League of Legends roster following a disappointing LCS Spring Split from the organization.

Heading into the Spring Split, 100 Thieves were greatly hyped after a series of big signings to strengthen their LoL lineup following their first official season in the LCS.

Huhi, who joined from CounterLogic Gaming, was joined by Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik, who switched SK Telecom T1 and the LCK for a move to America as one of the stars of a new-look 100 Thieves.

Riot GamesHuhi has officially parted ways with 100 Thieves.


Why has huhi been released by 100 Thieves?

While many thought 100 Thieves would be in the hunt for the LCS Spring Split title, the organization recorded their worst split in their short history, finishing rock bottom with a final record of 4-14, a performance that coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad has taken full responsibility for.

For huhi, the split was difficult on a personal level, finishing with some of the worst statistics of any mid laner in the LCS in kills, assists, and overall KDA.

Huhi’s spell in the LCS with 100 Thieves came to an end six games before the end of the split, when he was moved to the organization’s academy team, with Max ‘Soligo’ Soong taking his spot on the main roster.

Riot GamesHuhi struggled throughout the LCS Spring Split for 100 Thieves.


What did huhi and 100 Thieves say about the release?

100 Thieves officially broke the news that huhi was leaving the organization on Tuesday, April 2. In a tweet posted by the team, 100 Thieves praised the mid laner for his “work ethic, positivity, and professionalism”, saying: “He’ll be a valuable addition to any team he joins. We wish him the best.”

Huhi also thanked the organization for his spell there, saying that even though the split had “not gone the way we thought it would,” he was grateful for the opportunity.


What’s next for huhi and 100 Thieves?

100 Thieves will look to restructure their lineup after a disappointing split, with CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag and pr0lly confirming that “there will be roster changes heading into the Summer Split”, with huhi possibly the first of a number of moves we could see.

For huhi, the off-season will be spent searching for a new home in North American League of Legends. In a tweet posted by the mid laner, he stated that he was open to any opportunities, whether they were in LCS or Academy, and also made it clear he would be open to playing jungle or support.

Whether an LCS team is prepared to take a chance on huhi following his miserable Spring Split remains to be seen.

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TSM Spica leaks major changes to LCS 2021 format

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:40

by Luke Edwards

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TSM jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu appeared to leak major changes to the format of the LCS 2021 season on his livestream. With LCS bosses keen to rejuvenate the competition, the future of the Spring Split could be down the drain.

Since 2015, the LCS season has been defined by two splits: spring and summer. Each split has a double round-robin, where every team plays each other twice, and the top 6 go through to a play-off series. Simple.

However, major changes to the LCS structure have been rumored to be in the works. Travis Gafford reported LCS powers were considering binning off the spring split altogether, with the season being changed instead to one long split.

The format would mean every team would play a total of 45 regular-season games, up by nine from the current amount of 36. There would also be a small play-off tournament midway through to determine the region’s representatives at the Mid-Season Invitational.

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After a huge shake-up in rosters, including Cloud9’s signing of Perkz from G2, could the next major change be the format?

TSM Spica leaks changes to LCS 2021 format

Live on stream, Spica appeared to suggest the rumored changes to the LCS format were indeed true. He said:

“There’s 45 games next split and I’ll probably be on Jarvan all 45 games.”

TSM’s ex-coach Parth seemed to back up Spica, as he wrote in Twitch chat: “spring = 18 games, summer = 27 games.”

Spica then lightly suggested there might be some bad consequences for Parth, as he joked: “Yo Parth, you can’t leak, man. You know, I might need to take you on a walk.”

Spica’s suggestion of there being 45 games “next split”, partially backed up by Parth, means Gafford’s sources are likely spot on.

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Despite winning the LCS 2020 Spring Split, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Worlds.

The changes to the format come as little surprise. When the original Worlds Qualification system – where teams could earn ‘circuit points’ in spring to boost their chances of qualifying – was scrapped, Spring Split became redundant for anyone bar the winner.

This was punctuated by the 2020 Spring champions Cloud9 ultimately failing to reach Worlds. Making the LCS a streamlined, season-long affair would mean teams would be judged on their achievements across the year, rather than just over a few months.

Whether the other rumoured changes, such as the mid-season play-off for MSI, a reduced academy season, and a pre-season tournament, will also materialize remains to be seen.

Regardless, the merging of the spring and summer splits would be one of the biggest shakeups in the history of the LCS.