With the possible disruptions seemingly solved for the foreseeable future, 100 Thieves are ready. Ready to practice, ready to play and ready to win.
At the beginning of the Spring Split, General Manager Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith noted that this was a split for growth. While winning would be a nice bonus, the main goal was for the team to forge and strengthen their chemistry. After a half year of development, the fruits of their labor would be shown in the ever more important summer split.
However, it seems as though the message throughout the organization has changed; for the better. With two weeks to go, they are gearing up.
Due to the novel coronavirus, the LCS (like many other leagues) is taking the necessary precautions. Following in the LPL’s footsteps, the LCS matches for Weeks 8 and 9 will be played online. This, of course, will bring its own set of problems and difficulties. The LCS will be operating a shortly delayed stream in preparation for any mishaps.
No issues of high ping will be too present, unlike what some have feared. The games will most definitely be played on Riot’s Tournament Realm, which provides lower ping for the professional players who live further away from the game’s main servers.
This certainly is a setback that the Thieves were not hoping for, but it’s a setback that all must weather through. No team has any excuses.
Featured image courtesy of Riot Games.
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