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100 Thieves’ Nadeshot and pr0lly break down what’s next after disappointing LCS Spring Split

Published: 29/Mar/2019 2:38

by Alan Bernal

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100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and League of Legends Head Coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad sat down to reveal major changes they anticipate to make following a lackluster Spring Split.

For their sophomore year in the LCS, 100 Thieves put together a team deep with star talent but never managed to string the results they expected. Even with former World Champions and All-Star caliber players, the team placed dead last in a split they had topped out in the year before.

As the org looks to pick itself up, management gave some insights on what’s been going wrong as well as the restructuring they plan to make from everything to the roster, coaches on stage, and even their team house.

Pr0lly is one of the most well-known coaches in League of Legends history.

Coaching

Nadeshot is still confident in pr0lly to lead the squad on stage, but it looks like he’s going to have some help in the future.

The two confirmed that they’ll be bringing back a performance coach, as well as teased more integration from Academy coach Kelsey Moser.

100T has a team composed of stars who have all been in dire straights before. But upper management thinks that the team could benefit from a sports psychologist in case the star-studded lineup need a bit of direction when things start to fall apart.

Roster

Changes will be made. Although any move will be a surprise for fans since every starting position is currently filled with a former Champion in domestic or international stages, the team isn’t expecting to field the same iteration again.

The 100 Thieves roster was expected to do great things during the 2019 Spring Split.

“We’re overdue for what we should’ve received from what we expected,” pr0lly said. “Obviously this is very early, but we have a lot of strong parts but the sum is less than the parts right now. I definitely don’t think there’s going to be a situation where we have the exact same roster.”

Both prongs of management are in agreement since Nadeshot guaranteed that “there will be roster changes going into the Summer Split.”

The Rocket Mortage house has been one of the centerpieces of this 100 Thieves team.

Team House

Pr0lly has been noticing that the 100 Thieves have been dealing with an “unknown phenomenon” in that their scrims have been great but the progress isn’t translating to the LCS stage.

To combat that, they’re working with their sponsor to restructure the team’s practice facility in a way that will help players naturally apply what they learn in practice into pro games.

“We are completely renovating the practice room,” Nadeshot said. “… To give [the team] the most immersive practice experience that they can have… [With how important the] mental aspect of this game is, having them as close to that on stage experience as possible, those are the small tangible ways we as an organization can help them improve.”

Whether it’s bringing on specialists to help the team’s morale and mentality during downward skids or equipping the roster with cohesive parts, the 100 Thieves org are going to make sweeping changes to pick themselves up from a disappointing 2019 campaign.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.