100 Thieves sign Ryu, Ssumday, and Meteos

100 Thieves have added Ryu, Ssumday, and Meteos to their lineup! What does this mean for their upcoming roster?

by Daniil Volkov

The news that 100 Thieves have signed Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook, Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, and William “Meteos” Hartman first surfaced on the team’s Twitter. The trio will be lead by Neil “pr0lly” Hammad in the 2018 NA LCS season.

So… what should you expect from this team?

Pr0lly’s dream team

It seems that 100 Thieves have given Pr0lly the carte blanche for drafting his dream team because that’s exactly what he’s doing right now. Getting Ryu is the first step in that direction.

The two have already worked together in Europe on the H2K lineup. Back then, Ryu took up the in-game shot calling duties while Pr0lly provided insight into the strategic aspects of the game. 

The partnership worked and even allowed H2K to qualify for the Worlds Championship, so there’s no doubt Pr0lly will be trying to replicate this success in North America. 

As for Ssumday, most NA LCS teams would be hard-pressed to find a better top laner. Of course, he didn’t have the greatest results on Dignitas, but he consistently stood out as the best player on that team. Moreover, Ssumday has already proven his worth on KT Rolster, so he’s bound to be a great asset to the 100 Thieves lineup.

Meanwhile, Meteos is definitely the most questionable of the three recruits. In season 3, he was considered an NA LCS legend that took power farming to a whole new level and stood on par with Cloud9’s carries. But a lot has changed since then, and the jungle role now puts an emphasis on ganks and mechanically intensive plays.

Not only that, but Meteos himself made it clear that he isn’t passionate about playing competitive League of Legends. In fact, during his time on Phoenix1 Meteos was very open about not practicing as much as his teammates. Perhaps the new era of the NA LCS will reignite his fire and he will once again become a player to fear. But right now, Meteos seems like a very dodgy prospect. 

Still, if everyone brings out their A-game, 100 Thieves have a solid 3-man core on their hands. All that’s left is acquiring a strong bot lane and getting all players to work together. The last part is particularly important because Pr0lly had issues with building up synergy in his H2K days. And ultimately, even the most talented players won’t perform well if they can’t act as a single team. 

What do you think about 100 Thieves adding Ryu, Ssumday, and Meteos to their NA LCS roster? Share your opinion in the comments below!

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Daniil Volkov

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