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Nadeshot reveals insane LCS stage inside 100 Thieves’ gaming house

Published: 23/May/2019 0:00 Updated: 23/May/2019 0:30

by Alan Bernal


100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘League of Legends team an incredible way to reenact the LCS stage.

100 Thieves started their inaugural League of Legends Championship Series season with a stunning run to claim the top spot during the 2018 Spring Split regular season, but have mightily fallen off since.

Never someone to settle, Nadeshot set out to with team sponsor Rocket Mortgage to come up with a way to help their star-studded squad prepare more efficiently for the regular season, resulting in a massive LCS-style stage in the middle of their Los Angeles house.

100 Thieves YouTubeNadeshout couldn’t contain his excitement for revealing the state-of-the-art practice center.

In a May 22 video, the 100T executive was beaming with excitement to reveal a unveil a spectacular platform specifically tailored for their League of Legends team.

“We built out an elevated stage. We have stadium lighting, so that when [the League of Legends team] is sitting at home and they’re practicing every day, and they’re trying to improve as much as they can; this is the same experience that they’re going to have when they’re competing at the LCS studios. ”

The installation came with everything from custom LED lighting along with signs for every role in League of Legends so every player is sitting at their corresponding PC.

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With the new stage located mere rooms away from where the players sleep, the team is hopiong it will give the tgeam a unique edge of their competition.

“I think this [stage] is something a lot of teams kind of wish they had,” 100T Head Coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad said. “Because this is the setup you always wanted as a coach, is to bring your players into that environment when its not that environment.”

100 Thieves history in the LCS

Aside from their roaring start in the LCS, 100T have been slowly dipping since their 3-0 loss to Team Liquid in the 2018 Spring Split finals.

100 Thieves YouTubeA portrait commemorating the high times of 100T League of Legends. Their new stage will hopefully help their team get back to the big stage.

The following split they finished fourth in the league having lost to TSM in a close series for third place.

Even though they went to Worlds that year they only managed to get two wins during the Group stage, leading to a quick exit from the international event.

Fresh off of a tenth place finish in the 2019 Spring Split, 100T are going to look to bounce back in a big way with the help of their gaming house’s latest renovations.

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TSM Spica leaks major changes to LCS 2021 format

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:40

by Luke Edwards


TSM jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu appeared to leak major changes to the format of the LCS 2021 season on his livestream. With LCS bosses keen to rejuvenate the competition, the future of the Spring Split could be down the drain.

Since 2015, the LCS season has been defined by two splits: spring and summer. Each split has a double round-robin, where every team plays each other twice, and the top 6 go through to a play-off series. Simple.

However, major changes to the LCS structure have been rumored to be in the works. Travis Gafford reported LCS powers were considering binning off the spring split altogether, with the season being changed instead to one long split.

The format would mean every team would play a total of 45 regular-season games, up by nine from the current amount of 36. There would also be a small play-off tournament midway through to determine the region’s representatives at the Mid-Season Invitational.

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After a huge shake-up in rosters, including Cloud9’s signing of Perkz from G2, could the next major change be the format?

TSM Spica leaks changes to LCS 2021 format

Live on stream, Spica appeared to suggest the rumored changes to the LCS format were indeed true. He said:

“There’s 45 games next split and I’ll probably be on Jarvan all 45 games.”

TSM’s ex-coach Parth seemed to back up Spica, as he wrote in Twitch chat: “spring = 18 games, summer = 27 games.”

Spica then lightly suggested there might be some bad consequences for Parth, as he joked: “Yo Parth, you can’t leak, man. You know, I might need to take you on a walk.”

Spica’s suggestion of there being 45 games “next split”, partially backed up by Parth, means Gafford’s sources are likely spot on.

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Despite winning the LCS 2020 Spring Split, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Worlds.

The changes to the format come as little surprise. When the original Worlds Qualification system – where teams could earn ‘circuit points’ in spring to boost their chances of qualifying – was scrapped, Spring Split became redundant for anyone bar the winner.

This was punctuated by the 2020 Spring champions Cloud9 ultimately failing to reach Worlds. Making the LCS a streamlined, season-long affair would mean teams would be judged on their achievements across the year, rather than just over a few months.

Whether the other rumoured changes, such as the mid-season play-off for MSI, a reduced academy season, and a pre-season tournament, will also materialize remains to be seen.

Regardless, the merging of the spring and summer splits would be one of the biggest shakeups in the history of the LCS.