100 Thieves‘ success over T1 places them in the last 4 of VALORANT‘s First Strike: North America centerpiece. It had not been simple. The group clawed their back from a 9-3 shortage on Haven.
After falling back 9-3 in the initial fifty percent, 100 Thieves revealed a lot of durabilities to find back and also win the very first map. As well as while they’re self-confidence took a hit, group captain Spencer “Hiko” Martin states it was essential to stay gathered.
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” Anytime you go down that big, I think it’s very important to stay in it,” Hiko told Dot Esports. “We definitely were not confident [after the first half]. I think that’s a reason why we went down super big early on. But nobody gave up, everyone still remained calm.
The group had to place the circumstance in point of view. Hiko states they recognized if T1 might win 9 rounds when assaulting Haven, they might do it as well. They neglected the initial fifty percent also prevailed over a resurgence as well as took place.
A large part of staying reasonable fell upon the shoulders of the group’s 3 veterinarians, according to Hiko. Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella had a rough beginning, yet made a total turn-around and also completed the suit with a game-high 23 frags. The group captain additionally applauded IGL Joshua “steel” Nissan for not allowing the stress of shedding impact his telephone calls.
“I know how taxing it is as an in-game leader, when you’re losing a lot of rounds and you think you’re making the right calls,” Hiko said. “You can very easily fall into the trap of ‘Oh, is it me?’ But steel’s able to come in each round with a clear mind.”
In one particularly essential round, both nitr0 as well as steel held down Haven’s garage as well as C website on their very own. That play placed 100 Thieves within one round and also aided them to draw away for the remainder of the suit.
Prior to this tournament, 100T has been finding themselves getting eliminated from the competition early. In the NSG Tournament Qualifier and the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown, the team finished at around 5th-8th place, while they finished 13th-16th in both the FaZe Clan Invitational and the PAX Arena Invitational.
The 2nd round on Bind is equally as close, yet 100 Thieves had the ability to win 13-10 and also finish the move. 100 Thieves handles Sentinels in tomorrow’s semifinals match, while Team Envy will certainly take on versus TSM.