100T are currently tied for 8th place in the LCS with a record of 4-8, and coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad opened the possibility of bringing up some help from the Academy squad.
In an interview with Travis Gafford, pr0lly wasn’t hesitant to confirm that 100T’s LCS roster could feature an Academy player as soon as March 9 to help turn around the lackluster season they’ve had thus far.
The team is already looking to include Academy players in scrimmages this week, giving a huge potential of seeing a different starting line this weekend.
“Obviously [100T LCS team] has been underperforming significantly and the Academy players have been playing really well,” pr0lly said. “...If someone’s performing better we should look at that person.”
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Pr0lly was lively in his response while talking about possible changes to the team which could even include a change in coaches.
“[100T Academy coach Kelsey Moser] is awesome but she’s really nice. I don’t know why [she hasn’t tried to steal my job], she should try. She could probably succeed at this point,” pr0lly jokingly said.
But a more immediate change would likely be the inclusion of stand out players on the Academy roster. It seems like no star is safe from getting switched out for an Academy player as the team looks to right the ship after weeks of disappointing results.
100 Thieves will face a rising Team SoloMid squad in their next match in the LCS on March 9 and CLG on March 10.