In the 2021 LCS Lock-In tournament, TSM had a disappointing debut and fans are already asking for roster changes.
Given its stacked roster, TSM has had one of its worst games to date. Team SoloMid had run over 100 Thieves in the opening match of the LCS Lock-In, and it all began at level one.
Early on, the distinction between both teams became obvious. TSM jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu opted for a path that left his solo laners exposed and set him behind early. 100 thieves rotated towards the top lane at level three to secure an early kill.
Nothing could have been done by Spica and the rest of TSM to protect top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon.It was not entirely the fault of Huni or Spica, as from the drafting stage, the fate of the top lane was sealed.
TSM picked Gnar, a champion who looks good on paper but continues to fail across all regions. Another very recent victim of the Gnar pick is Huni, but he’s not going to be the last. Teams play with Gnar and don’t get any good results.
100 Thieves proceeded to bully the rest of TSM’s players after picking on Huni early. Play after play, its dominance was asserted by 100T and TSM had to settle for a quick retreat.
A 7K gold advantage over Team SoloMid 20 minutes into the match was already obtainable by 100 Thieves, an advantage that only developed from that point.
While Huni and Spica looked the worst, there was also a mediocre performance by the rest of the TSM players. Lawrence “Lost” Hui, like the new mid-laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage, was a non-factor in the whole match.
Support Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh was the only one trying to get something done at least, but not even his attempts were sufficient to put Team SoloMid on the map.
Fans of TSM are already asking for changes and are looking at Spica and Huni in particular. The question remains whether new coach Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg will be pleased with the request of the fans or whether he will trust his players.
Who is competing in the 2021 LCS?
There are 10 top teams currently competing in the 2021 LCS. Each team owns a franchise slot, partnering directly with Riot Games, developer of League of Legends. These franchise slots are permanent, so it is never possible to demote participating teams from the league.
The following are the 10 teams:
– 100 Thieves
– Counter Logic Gaming
– Evil Geniuses
– Golden Guardians
– Team SoloMid
– Team Liquid