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League of Legends: 100 Thieves star Bang reveals why the team is struggling

Published: 2/Mar/2019 11:58 Updated: 2/Mar/2019 12:21

by Connor Bennett

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100 Thieves League of Legends star Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik has opened up about the team’s current struggles and revealed just what they are doing in order to turn their season around.

The all-star roster is stacked with talent but currently sits joint-bottom in the LCS Spring Split standings, two wins behind the play-off chasing pack.

Their most recent weekend of results included defeats to OpTic Gaming and Team Liquid – extending their losing run to four games. Much was expected of 100 Thieves after their successful off-season of roster changes, but the team has been lackluster during the split and will need a serious change in fortune if they are to make playoffs.

LOL ESPORTS/RIOT GAMESThe former world champion was brought in to propel 100 Thieves forward – but it hasn’t worked like that just yet.

However, Bang revealed that they recognize their errors and are working hard to right the ship in order to be successful.

Speaking to Locodoco, the star ADC said: “It seems like we all make different decisions. We have different judgments and can’t seem to find out what we want to do. It’s hard to well on our own roles, so it feels like we have to help each other out.”

He continued: “But once we start doing that, we get too focused on each other’s performances – which throws off our calls. Even when I play, there are moments when I have a different thought process. It’s not like always 100% right too, so it’s hard for me to tell my teammates what to do – especially during on-stage matches.”

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The Korean star also explained that the team’s natural differences in playstyle don’t help, especially as he has crossed over to LCS from a number of years ingrained in the LCK, but that communication is not an issue – the team, sometimes, just has problems understanding which each player is going to do.

Bang added: “I was used to Korea’s playstyle and NA players are used to the NA playstyle, it’s difficult for me to match this kind of playstyle. If there’s a situation, I would do what I used to do for the last 6/7 years – that mindset is implemented in my brain.”

In a bid to turn their split around, 100 Thieves will face Clutch Gaming on March 2, looking to pick up a win and put themselves right amongst the play-off spot chasing pack of teams.

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Sneaky reportedly in talks with Dignitas to return to the LCS in 2021

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:36

by Andrew Amos

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It’s early days in the League roster shuffle, but one of the biggest moves could be just around the corner. Veteran AD carry Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi could be making his triumphant return to the LCS, with the star reportedly in talks with Dignitas.

Could Sneaky be making his return to the LCS? The two-time champion has been out of the limelight for 12 months now after being dropped from the Cloud9 roster ahead of Spring 2020.

He marked his intentions to return back in August, and now, those dreams could be realized. After “actively looking for a pro play opportunity,” Sneaky could have snagged a spot back in the LCS to make his triumphant return.

Sneaky playing for Cloud9
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Sneaky was absent in 2020, but is ready to return in 2021.

Sneaky is reportedly in talks with Dignitas to return to the LCS for Spring 2021. Travis Gafford reported the rumor in an October 23 video ⁠— but it’s just that for now, a very big rumor. He would be coming in to replace 2020 rookie Johnson ‘Johnsun’ Nguyen.

The move could send shockwaves through the North American League scene, given Sneaky’s prestige on both a domestic and international level. He made 339 appearances for Cloud9 from 2013 to 2019, and won two domestic titles.

On the other hand, Dignitas has had a less-than-stellar 2020. While they technically made it to Worlds in 2019 under Clutch Gaming, they were unable to make it a repeat appearance, coming seventh and eighth in both LCS splits this year. The organization is still yet to win an LCS title.

However, Sneaky’s rumored return to the LCS also comes at a time where fans are asking for more fresh blood. After NA’s disappointing performance at Worlds 2020, there’s been calls for dramatic reform of the LCS.

This includes buying into more academy talent, and bringing in fresh faces instead of constantly recycling players between teams.

Johnsun playing for Dignitas in LCS Spring 2020
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Sneaky would be replacing Dignitas’ rookie AD carry Johnsun.

Sneaky’s return could be seen as flying in the face of such reform. However, if there is a veteran AD carry you want to bring onboard, you could do much worse than the former Cloud9 star.

Sneaky and Dignitas are yet to confirm the rumors. We will update you once more information arises. In the meantime, be sure to check out our League off-season rostermania hub for the latest transfers as they happen.