Let's take a look at how these two teams match up.
100 Thieves vs. TSM
100 Thieves and TSM have faced off six times in 2021 so far, including the LCS Lock-In. They've split those matches 3-3, though TSM won a best-of-five, giving them a two-game edge. However, 100 Thieves have won the most recent two meetings of the teams, on July 11 and June 11.
100 Thieves' summer record is a single win better than TSM's. They've moved up from fourth place to first place, where TSM only climbed from second place. That said, 100 Thieves lost their last game (versus Immortals, the LCS' seventh-place team) while TSM has won their last two.
Our TrackLoL Team Rating puts 100 Thieves ahead at 2,306 and TSM at 2,019. This means that compared to the average professional League of Legends team, 100 Thieves performs better than TSM based on statistics related to how teams win games.
Vie.bet, our betting sponsor, has 100 Thieves at 1.7 and TSM at 2.05 (at the time of publication), reflecting the perception of 100 Thieves as the stronger team currently.
At the time of publication, the community was nearly 2:1 for 100 Thieves. Have you placed your prediction yet? Head on over to our predictions page or the match page. to vote for which team you think will take home the win!
100T has played around with their roster a little bit this year, where TSM has remained remarkedly steadfast.
100 Thieves played with three different midlaners over the course of the year, Felix "Abbedagge" Braun, Tanner "Damonte" Damonte, and Tommy "ryOma" Le. Abbedagge is currently their active mid laner; Damonte competes with Counter Logic Gaming, while ry0ma is playing with 100 Thieves Academy.
Keep your eyes on mid as the biggest difference between the two squads may be in their mid players. Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage on TSM leads his team with a 3.9 KDA, but Abbedagge outpaces him with a 4.8. Could it be because Abbeddage has only played 24 games with 100 Thieves versus PowerOfEvil's 64 with TSM this year?
Significantly, Abbeddage has 57% kill participation with his team. So if you want to follow the action, he's the player on 100 Thieves to prioritize!
In trying to feel out what the final standings will look like in the LCS, we must consider who these teams have left to face (other than each other).
TSM's last two matches of the season should be easier match-ups than 100 Thieves. TSM will face the last-place team, Counter Logic Gaming, on Saturday and then end their regular season with the sixth-place squad, Dignitas.
100 Thieves' road is a little tougher with ninth-place Golden Guardians and, significantly, third-place Evil Geniuses on Sunday. Evil Geniuses do have a path finish in second place if they can win their remaining matches to put them to 29-16 and one of 100 Thieves or TSM loses all three of their remaining matches.
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