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100 Thieves League of Legends coach explains disastrous LCS Spring Split performance

Published: 19/Mar/2019 11:43 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 11:51

by Matt Porter

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League of Legends coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad has shouldered the blame for team’s disappointing LCS Spring Split performance.

100 Thieves made it to the playoffs of both the Spring and Summer Splits in 2018, and made their debut appearance at the World Championships back in October.

Many had high hopes for 100 Thieves heading into their second full year as an LCS team, but individual mistakes and a lack of team balance have seen the organization record their worst season in the LCS to date.

pr0lly has coached 100 Thieves since its entrance into the LCS.

Following their 9th-12th placing at Worlds, 100 Thieves acquired Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun from CLG, and made headlines when they added legendary bot laner Bae ‘Bang’” Jun-sik to their roster after a five year stint with SK Telecom T1 in Korea.

Entering the Spring Split, 100 Thieves had garnered a buzz, with many believing they could contend at the very top with the likes of Team Liquid and Cloud9. Their performances didn’t match the expectations though, with their 4-12 record leaving them rooted to the bottom of the standings, and mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with two games remaining.

Now, coach pr0lly has placed the blame on himself, stating that their poor split is down to him alone. “This split is on me,” wrote Hammad on Twitter. “I had a good roster to work with and couldn’t create a winning team. Sorry to all the fans for letting you guys down.”

With 100 Thieves split now all but finished, pr0lly says that they will now turn their attention to the Summer Split and attempt to right the ship following a dismal opening to their season.

It’s expected that the team will make roster changes heading into the summer, with huhi already benched and playing for the 100 Thieves Academy roster.

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AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.