100 Thieves dismantle Liquid to win LCS 2021 Championship: Final placements & Recap

Isaac McIntyre
LCS 2021 Championship begins in August, North American playoffs.

The LCS 2021 Championship has concluded after a year-long regular season. North America’s top League of Legends teams duked it out for the Summer title, with 100T coming out on top. Here’s how the action unfolded.

  • 100T swept Liquid 3-0 to win LCS Summer 2021
  • Both Liquid and 100T earn spots to represent NA at Worlds 2021.
  • Cloud9 will also be at Worlds but will have to run at the gauntlet via the play-in stage.

LCS’s playoffs have finally come to a close, and 100 Thieves have claimed the title of North America’s number one seed after a stellar sweep of Team Liquid.

This was a monumental moment for the organization, who claim their first championship since joining the LCS, a huge rebound from a disappointing 2020.

100T was dominant all season, finishing the regular season in second place with a record of 29-16, missing out on snagging first place from TSM by one win. But, this didn’t stop the Thieves, as led by Kim ‘Ssumday’ Chan-ho, the team cruised to a swift 3-0 of formidable adversaries Team Liquid.

In the days prior, 100 Thieves outlasted Evil Geniuses in an epic 3-2 battle, with the high-water mark of the clash coming in Game 4 as rookie of the year Kyle ‘Danny’ Sakamaki truly announced his arrival.

The next day, a resurgent Team Liquid bowled over TSM, 3-1, bundling the league first-seed into the lower bracket in a surprise upset.

EG was then eliminated just days later, at the hands of Cloud9. The defending champs rolled through Evil Geniuses — and their boy wonder Danny — in the lower bracket.

We now look ahead to Worlds 2021, where NA will be put their support on the three representatives to make their names on the international stage yet again.

Spica TSM LCS Summer 2021
Star jungler Spica and his TSM line-up faltered in the quarter-finals and will miss Worlds 2021.

LCS 2021 Championship: Playoffs Schedule & Results

The opening round of matches took place on August 7-13. Upper bracket matches ⁠— Cloud9 vs Team Liquid, vs Evil Geniuses ⁠— will open the Championship. 100 Thieves and TSM start in the second-round upper bracket slots.

The finals weekend was held on August 28-29. The two do-or-die series will also be played at the Los Angeles studio after Riot pivoted plans.

Round 1: August 7 ⁠— August 13

Date Match PT ET BST
Saturday, August 7 Evil Geniuses 3-1 Dignitas 2PM 5PM 10PM
Sunday, August 8 Cloud9 1-3 Liquid 1PM 4PM 9PM
Thursday, August 12 Immortals 3-0 Dignitas 3PM 6PM 11PM
Friday, August 13 Golden Guardians 0-3 Cloud9 3PM 6PM 11PM

Round 2: August 14 ⁠— August 20

Date Match PT ET BST
Saturday, August 14 100 Thieves 3-2 Evil Geniuses 2PM 5PM 10PM
Sunday, August 15 TSM 1-3 Liquid 1PM 4PM 9PM
Thursday, August 19 Cloud9 3-0 Evil Geniuses 3PM 6PM 11PM
Friday, August 20 Immortals 1-3 TSM 3PM 6PM 11PM

Round 3: August 22

Date Match PT ET BST
Sunday, August 22 Cloud9 3-2 TSM 1PM 4PM 9PM

Round 4: August 21 ⁠— August 28

Date Match PT ET BST
Saturday, August 21 100 Thieves 2-3 Liquid 2PM 5PM 10PM
Saturday, August 28 100 Thieves 3-1 Cloud9 2PM 5PM 10PM

Grand Finals: August 29

Date Match PT ET BST
Sunday, August 29 Liquid 1-3 100 Thieves 1PM 4PM 9PM

LCS 2021 Championship: Qualified Teams

All eight competing LCS teams have now submitted their playoff lineups, with the roster lock for the Championship coming at the conclusion of Summer.

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
100 Thieves Ssumday Closer Abbedagge FBI Huhi
Cloud9 Fudge Blaber Perkz Zven Vulcan
Dignitas FakeGod Akaadian Yusui Neo aphromoo
Evil Geniuses Impact Svenskeren Jiizuke Danny IgNar
Golden Guardians Licorice Ic0nic Ablazeolive Stixxay Chime
Immortals Revenge Xerxe Insanity Raes Destiny
Team Liquid Alphari Santorin Jensen Tactical CoreJJ
TSM Huni Spica PowerOfEvil Lost SwordArt
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