The League of Legends roster.
In hopes to turn things around and qualify for the Spring Split Playoffs, 100 Thieves have decided to bench veteran mid-laner Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun in favor of rookie Max “Soligo” Soong.
100 Thieves currently sit at a 4-8 record in the LCS, tied for the last place alongside Clutch Gaming and Echo Fox. They will need to win the majority of their games from here on out to have a chance at securing their place at the Spring Playoffs in St Louis, Missouri.
Speculation around this roster change first started when it was announced that Huhi would be the starting mid-laner for their LCS Academy team in their game vs FlyQuest Academy on Friday, March 8.
The switch was finally confirmed when 100 Thieves released an episode of their documentary series ‘The Heist’, in which their LCS head coach, Neil “pr0lly” Hammad explained their thoughts to bench the veteran.
He explained that although Huhi had great communication and a good supportive style, Soligo brings a slightly different team-fighting style and said that “Soligo would be able to play a lot more for himself, when we’ll need that sometimes”
Towards the end of this week’s episode of “The Heist”, Soligo said that although he feels a “little nervous” going into this weekend against two of the top teams in TSM and Cloud9.
However, he said that he plans to turn their name tags off in-game and focus on “playing the matchup as he knows it” before finishing the video declaring that “this is a must-win week” for the 100 Thieves squad.