The last day of 2021 LCS Summer Split week 6 will have a potential battle for first place when 100 Thieves takes on TSM.
With both teams being placed at the top of the LCS standings, this match might have a big impact on the split. 100 Thieves is currently in sole possession of first place with a win streak of eight games. TSM is only one game behind in second place, so a win for 100 Thieves could give the team the comfortable lead that it needs. If TSM manage to end 100 Thieves’ win streak, then the top spot will once again be up for grabs.
The strength of 100 Thieves has increased heavily this split after picking up mid laner Felix “Abbedagge” Braun. For the first time in a while, 100 Thieves is looking like a true unit and is beating one team after the other on great coordination and understanding of the meta. 100 Thieves is looking to be without much weakness, so TSM will have to bring a high individual level to win.
For TSM to win, it will have to keep up the individual strength and ability to make stuff happen in the early game. TSM is at an 11-4 record so far this split and is by all means competitive enough to go all the way for the trophy. With rivals Cloud9 and Team Liquid just behind in the standings, TSM’s biggest rival this split seems to be 100 Thieves. TSM has beaten 100 Thieves twice this year and only lost onc,e but this time the Thieves will be stronger than before.
The key matchup for fantasy players looking to win big this week will likely be in the mid lane, where Abbedagge has been the consistent force that 100 Thieves has needed for a long time. The same goes for TSM mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage, who has arguably been the best player on his team so far. The two German mid laners have very similar champion pools, so it should be an exciting battle.
Whoever gets the lead in the mid lane is likely to put his team in a very favorable position. There’s still a chance that either team can make a difference through the bot lane, but everything will likely come down to execution around objectives and ultimately team fights.
The players to get a potential snowball going will be the two junglers. 100 Thieves jungler Can “Closer” Çelik currently has an edge over Mingyi “Spica” Lu according to most stats. Closer has the superior KDA so far and has died fewer times. Closer also has better kill participation, but he isn’t getting as many first bloods as Spica. In general, this jungle matchup can turn out bloody as neither jungler seems afraid of carrying.
For Clout Fantasy players, it will be hard to choose between Closer and Spica. Based on individual stats, Closer may be the safer choice and likely the one to score the most fantasy points. In the mid lane, PowerOfEvil has proven to be a true carry and will be able to harvest a good chunk of fantasy points if he is put on a comfortable champion pick.
100 Thieves roster:
With an eight-game winning streak ahead of this week, 100 Thieves will be favored to win any matchup the team is given. This also goes for this match against TSM, where 100 Thieves is rightfully expected to win. With two easier opponents to start out the week, there’s a real possibility that 100 Thieves will have won 10 games in a row when entering Summoner’s Rift against TSM. The whole TSM squad will obviously do anything to ruin that streak, but it will be a tough task. If TSM can get a comfortable draft and a good early game, then we might be looking at an upset. If anyone can take down 100 Thieves right now it may be TSM, but the odds are against them.