Regardless of shedding the primary map one-sidedly and trailing closely within the second, 100 Thieves rallied again to stun the favorites out of EMEA in Gambit, changing into the primary group at VCT Masters Three Berlin to qualify for the playoffs.
100 Thieves broke out their go-to triple initiator composition on Ascent, a map chosen by Gambit. Gambit elected to play aggressively, however 100 Thieves came prepared for that kind of style and selected to let Gambit take mid management earlier than swooping in and pinching the EMEA prime seed. Some heroic playmaking from Gambit gamers, particularly d3ffo on Jett, stored the primary half shut, with Gambit main 7-5 at halftime.
100T’s power buys didn’t do the NA squad any favors in opposition to one of many event’s greatest defensive groups, and even once they may purchase, they misplaced to a bonus to fall behind 11-5. Gambit shut out 100T within the second half, taking Ascent 13-5.
Extra d3ffo heroics handed the Icebox pistol spherical to Gambit, who additionally received the primary gun spherical and actually put the stress on 100T. The robust defensive group had an equally harmful assault: well-timed, decisive, and arduous to foretell. Gambit jumped out to a 6-1 lead earlier than a 100T timeout and constructed a 9-3 lead on assault earlier than halftime. Sheydos and nAts two-manned the retake on the pistol spherical, however 100T adopted up by getting spikes down and holding on in post-plants to remain alive, slowly placing collectively a comeback. 100T have been down 10-3, however tied it at 11-11, used the Viper ult to bully onto the B web site to make it 12-11 earlier than a basic Hiko clutch clinched the comeback on Icebox to ship the sequence to map three.
On Cut up, 100T began on protection, and their aggressiveness pressured Gambit to make vegetation beneath duress or undermanned. Gambit nonetheless took a handful of rounds simply from profitable gunfights, however 100 Thieves ended up profitable in a few 1v1 eventualities because of LAN veterans nitr0 and metal. A stellar half from the NA duelist Asuna on Jett (17 kills with the agent) produced a 9-3 100T lead at halftime. Regardless of taking the pistol spherical, 100T nonetheless needed to deal with a stalwart Gambit protection, however one other late Hiko clutch supplied the mandatory momentum for 100T to lastly drag themselves over the end line.
100 Thieves’ win was a shock contemplating how the sequence began, with map one and the primary half of map two each going decisively in Gambit’s favor. It seemed like Gambit have been going to dominate their second straight sequence after crushing Japan’s Crazy Raccoon of their event opener, shedding just one spherical in every of their maps. After having no days off between sequence, Gambit will now have three days off whereas they wait on their opponents, which would be the winner of Havan Liberty vs. Loopy Raccoon. 100T, after defeating Havan Liberty on day one, are by means of to the quarterfinals.
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