September 18, 2021

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2021 LCS Lock In: Cloud9 reverse sweeps 100 Thieves

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After completing a reverse sweep against 100 Thieves, Cloud9 advances to the finals of the 2021 LCS Lock In.

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Cloud9 put on a great show against 100 Thieves

On Friday, Cloud9 put on a great show and secured its place in the final. The team completed a reverse sweep consisting of two pentakills by Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, the bot laner. The team managed to knock off the favorite 100 Thieves and is now looking like the title frontrunner.

100 Thieves, in games one and two, had everything under control. The team won two clean victories and headed for game three with confidence. For 100 Thieves, the third match of the series was the start of the end.

The key to the victory of Cloud9 was to adjust to the drafts of 100 Thieves. In the drafting stage, Cloud9 took the time to analyze its opponent and how to outsmart it. Cloud9 knew that keeping mid-laner Tanner ‘Damonte’ Damonte from roaming was the primary concern. The solution would be to match the roaming ability of Damonte.

100 Thieves could not recover once Cloud9 figured out the perfect composition. In the end, 100 thieves would eventually become their own worst enemy. The team, which had a clean start in the series, continued to make costly errors. 

They have taken every chance to punish 100 thieves and have never slowed down. The pace of the game was set by Cloud9 and 100 Thieves did their best to follow, but it was not enough.

Cloud9 progresses to the finals where it will meet the winner between Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses.

100 Thieves looking great ahead of 2021 LCS 

Despite the outcome in the 2021 LCS Lock In Semifinals, the 100 Thieves players can be proud of their performance. 

Over the course of the tournament, 100 Thieves had consistent performances and looked like one of the best teams on the 2021 LCS Spring Split.

It isn’t a single player that achieves the results, with all five players working as a unit. With a longer season and more time playing together, the team can only get stronger.