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100 Thieves’ Cody Sun gives disappointing update on his future in the NA LCS

Published: 25/Nov/2018 17:12 Updated: 25/Nov/2018 19:22

by Calum Patterson


Following the acquisition of SK Telecom T1 legend Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-si, it looks like 100 Thieves will release Cody Sun into free agency, ending speculative links with a move to OpTic Gaming.

The Chinese ADC took to Twitter on November 24, revealing that he was “unlikely” to compete in the NA LCS next season, and was looking at options in academies or possibly moving to another region.

To fans, Cody Sun seemed like a desirable pick up to almost any team, given his consistency at the top level, never missing a World championship in his career, not to mention his residency status in the US.

But, only a year on from headlining 100 Thieves first ever League of Legends roster, and going on to help secure them a place at Worlds 2018, his fortunes suddenly changed.

He was benched for the entirety of 100 Thieves run at Worlds, replaced by Richard “Rikara” Samuel Oh – a decision that confused and even angered some fans, as Cody Sun was not even in attendance at the studio when Team Liquid thrashed their NA rivals.

Rumors spread that a falling out of some kind had occurred in the roster, with Cody Sun not getting along with some of his teammates and vice versa, which, whether true or not, has perhaps contributed to his lack of offers elsewhere.

As the Bang to 100 Thieves move looked certain, it seemed almost inevitable that Cody Sun would end up with 100 Thieves rival OpTic Gaming, as they look to rebuild for their second season in the LCS.

OpTic’s financial situation is one potential reason that a move for Cody Sun is out of reach, as turmoil continues with parent company Infinite Esports.

Rikara replaced Cody Sun at Worlds 2018, a decision that shocked fans.

With Bang now on the roster, Rikara – Cody Sun’s surprise replacement at Worlds – has also been allowed to look for options elsewhere, meaning there are two US resident bot laners now available.

100 Thieves founder Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag avoided ever truly explaining the decision to bench Cody Sun at Worlds 2018, which perhaps inadvertently led to the reputation the player now has, as rumors spread suggesting he was difficult to work with.

Despite this, Cody Sun’s talent, experience and statistical record should be more than enough to secure a spot on at least an academy roster, or else we may see him depart for another region for 2019.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 – Cloud9 secure second seed over Dignitas

Published: 22/Jan/2021 23:10 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 0:50

by Andrew Amos


The League of Legends’ LCS is underway with the 2021’s Lock In. North America’s 10 best teams lock horns for bragging rights ahead of the Spring Split. Here’s the LCS Lock In standings, schedule, results & more to stay in the loop!

  • 100 Thieves are back on top of Group A after beating GGS
  • Cloud9 secure the second seed in Group B with Dignitas win
  • Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest next at 5PM PT / 8PM ET

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Standings

Group A

Placements Team Games
1 100 Thieves 3 – 1
2 Team Liquid 2 – 1
2 TSM 2 – 1
4 Golden Guardians 1 – 3
5 CLG 1 – 3

Group B

Placements Team Games
1 Evil Geniuses 3 – 0
2 Cloud9 3 – 1
3 Immortals 1 – 2
4 Dignitas 1 – 3
5 FlyQuest 0 – 2

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule & results

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas 0 – 1 Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians 0 – 1 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians 1 – 0 CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Perkz’s Cloud9 debut doesn’t go as planned

The first day of LCK Lock In action didn’t go as planned for Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic and Cloud9, losing their first match of 2021 to Evil Geniuses. His 4/7/2 performance on Yone disappointed many, as Deftly shone on Kai’Sa.

100 Thieves’ new roster got off to a strong start against a new-look TSM, while CLG are 0-2 in 2021, losing to both Liquid and the rookie Golden Guardians lineup. Although they are without Broxah and Finn, the team failed to live up to their legacy.

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians 0 – 1 TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 1 – 0 FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals 1 – 0 Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG 1 – 0 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Evil Geniuses remain flawless at Lock In

After 100 Thieves fell down to a weakened CLG, Evil Geniuses remain the only undefeated team at Lock In. Their win against Immortals was dominant off the back of another great performance from Deftly and IgNar in bot.

Cloud9 came back strong after their disappointing loss to Evil Geniuses against FlyQuest with a near-perfect game, only losing one tower. TSM (against Golden Guardians) and Immortals (against Dignitas) also posted wins.

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid 0 – 1 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG 0 – 1 TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians – 1 Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Evil Geniuses overtake Liquid to claim ‘favorites’ mantle

Evil Geniuses have extended their undefeated streak to the end of the opening weekend, defeating Dignitas to secure a 3-0 record. Their lead was helped along by a 100 Thieves upset win over Liquid, with Can ‘Closer’ Çelik and Victor ‘FBI’ Huang dictating the mid-game in their team’s second win.

On the other end of the spectrum, Counter Logic Gaming has become the first team eliminated from playoff contention early on Day 2.

The roster — which is missing Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål and Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen due to visa issues — were punted after losing to arch-rivals TSM in a back and forth battle. Their 1-3 record leaves them without a chance to make finals.

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm