100 Thieves jungler Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider has expressed his frustration with the team’s current performances in the LCS, labelling them as “terrible” and stating they need to improve quickly “before it’s too late.”
Amazing joined 100T at the start of the 2019 Summer Split, replacing Andy ‘AnDa’ Hoang after the team’s horrible Spring Split which saw them finish last in the league, winning just four of their 18 matches.
While many thought their Summer Split would likely see an improvement from the organization's League of Legends squad, the team once again sits bottom of the LCS, finishing Week Two with no wins from any of their four games.
Following their loss to Clutch Gaming on June 9, Amazing tweeted his frustrations at how the team were performing, stating that the team need to improve because the organization and its fans deserved better from them.
“I hate going on stage and losing, I hate playing and losing,” wrote the German. “I hate losing. Simple as that. No matter what mine or our former glory may portray, we are terrible right now, and we have to get things done quickly before it’s too late.”
I hate it, I hate going on stage and losing, I hate playing and losing, I hate losing. Simple as that; no matter what mine or our former glory may portray, we are terrible right now and we have to get things done quickly before its too late.
— Maurice "Amazing" (@Amazingx) June 9, 2019
Amazing continued: “Our responsibility to play and perform well goes well beyond just our own careers, and we have to start [taking] it seriously. 100 Thieves deserve better, our fans deserve better and - even if we ourselves make mistakes - our teammates deserve better.”
Our responsibility to play and perform well goes well beyond just our own careers, and we have to start to take it seriously. 100T deserve better, our fans deserve better and we even if we ourselves make mistakes our teammates deserve better. It is not about "me" it is about we.
— Maurice "Amazing" (@Amazingx) June 10, 2019
Following losses to CLG and OpTic Gaming in Week One, 100 Thieves struggles continued into Week Two as they were unable to beat MSI finalists Team Liquid.
Their match against Clutch Gaming did show some signs of improvement from the Spring Split, with 100T holding off Clutch for over 15 minutes as they bombarded their base, but were unable to push out and complete what would have been a remarkable turnaround as Clutch destroyed their Nexus.
While the team are in a difficult spot, Week Three does provide hope that their first win of the split could be on the horizon as they take on Echo Fox who sit on one win, and also square off against Golden Guardians.