LoL: 100 Thieves vs DetonatioN FocusMe – Worlds 2021 Group Stage Recap

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LoL: 100 Thieves vs DetonatioN FocusMe – Worlds 2021 Group Stage Recap

With no stakes on the line, this game was a match for pride as the two teams waited for the inevitable end of the Worlds 2021 run.

100 Thieves vs DetonatioN FocusMe

A screenshot from the 2021 World Championship Main Event Group Stage broadcast, showing the champion drafts between 100 Thieves and DetonatioN FocusMe with a shot of 100T and DFM on the Worlds 2021 stage above.

Despite not being a high-stakes match, this was a wild game. It started off with Ssumday and Closer diving Evi top, but Evi outplaying them to get First Blood, though he did die right after to make it a one-for-one. A skirmish bot lane, with members Teleporting in from both sides, resulted in a two-for-one in favor of 100T. However, Aria on his Twisted Fate absolutely took over the early game. He was all over the map, roaming everywhere to grab quite a few kills for himself. DFM was constantly finding picks and taking objectives afterward, with 100T struggling to keep up with the pressure.

In the mid game, DFM kept it up, finding isolated members and locking them down with so much CC to kill them. Eventually, at 29 minutes, DFM forced a team fight in the 100T jungle, where they went up two kills without losing anyone. So they went to Baron but fumbled the play there, losing out on a couple of kills and not securing the buff either.  The next Baron attempt was more fruitful though, and they claimed it at 33 minutes. Right after this, DFM looked on the cusp of victory when they won a team fight four-for-two, got Soul point and exposed an Inhibitor.

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Backdoors and broken hearts

Desperate, 100T tried to rush Baron, but couldn't do it quick enough and had to leave, meaning DFM got their second buff. When 100T went to claim Ocean Soul, DFM tried to rush the base but 100T backed in time and mounted a defense. They crucially killed four members and stalled the game more. At 48 minutes, the third Baron spawned and DFM baited 100T in. When 100T showed up though, DFM's Aria and Evi Teleported towards the 100T base and tried to backdoor the Nexus. The Nexus HP dropped, but not to zero, as 100T sprinted back in time to save it. DFM had their moment to shine but it disappeared in an instant, as 100T Ace'd them, and with such long death timers, they could only watch as 100T ran straight down mid and ended the game.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: 100T-DFM
  • Time: 49:15
  • Kills: 20-22
  • Turrets: 7-9
  • Gold: 85.6k-87.5k
  • Dragons: 4-3
  • Barons: 0-2
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Brandon is a writer and editor for ESTNN with a passion for esports. He writes about League of Legends and esports generally, providing analysis and commentary on both. He is a founding member of Niagara University Esports, while being the previous mid laner and Head Coach for the NU Esports LoL team as well. Twitter @GhandiLoL