Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has confirmed in the latest episode of 100 Thieves’ documentary series “The Heist”, that their League of Legends team will be making roster moves before competing in the Summer Split.
Nadeshot created the 100 Thieves brand following his career at the top as a Call of Duty professional player and had his sights set on having a top performing organization in major esports tournaments, but unfortunately for their League of Legends roster, this was the not the case in the 2019 Spring split.
Following the hype around the 100 Thieves’ roster moves after Worlds 2018, when many analysts had said that they upgraded their team after placing 9-12th at the event, by signing the two-time world champion ADC, Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and veteran mid-laner Choi ‘Huhi’ Jae-hyun, many had predicted 100 Thieves to be a top contender during the split.
However, 100 Thieves currently sit in 10th position, with a 4-12 record in the LCS standings, having missed out on Spring Playoffs after a poor performance by their standards, and Nadeshot shared his thoughts on the squad’s performance in a recent episode of ‘The Heist’ series.
Nadeshot announced that the roster will definitely be making changes going into the Summer Split, as they hope to return to winning ways and potentially qualify for Worlds 2019 later this year in Europe.
“We’re going to make changes, that is a given...We are not stepping onto the stage with the same roster, it won’t happen.”
Nadeshot followed on to say that it's not just the players that are being looked at following their poor performance, stating that coaching staff and management are also being assessed: “we need to evaluate our coaches.”
In order to rebuild a winning League of Legends team, Nadeshot claims that they will do what they can to empower the coaching staff going into the next split, “to help our team get better.”
The margin for error is very slim if they want to reach the initial goal of winning a championship and returning to the League of Legends World Championship in 2019.