LoL: 100 Thieves vs Edward Gaming – Worlds 2021 Group Stage Recap

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LoL: 100 Thieves vs Edward Gaming – Worlds 2021 Group Stage Recap

Edward Gaming needed to live up to expectations here and beat 100T, lest they give over first place in Group B to T1.


100 Thieves vs Edward Gaming

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

The two previous games for 100T were rough today but they came out swinging in the final game of their tournament run. Closer started it off by ganking bottom, where 100T picked up two kills right off the bat, including the First Blood. Two minutes later, at six minutes, 100T sent four players to the bot lane this time to kill both Viper and Scout again. While a 2v2 around the mid lane went in favor of EDG, Closer helped Abbedagge snag a kill on Scout. Shortly after that, 100T punished Jiejie by killing him after he took Rift Herald too.

It was the early game 100T needed. With this lead, they looked great heading into the mid game and continued to apply pressure across the map. The first real team fight broke out in the mid lane at 19 minutes. Here, 100T cut down three from EDG while only giving over one kill. This was huge, as it showed 100T could beat EDG at their own game, team fighting. Post-20 minutes, the game slowed down a bit while the teams farmed and postured around Baron.

However, it was the bottom river that saw the next team fight. Posturing around the dragon, EDG looked to put an end to the 100T dragon stacking. They almost caught out FBI but he snuck away as Ssumday and Closer dove into their team and eviscerated the LPL champions. With four from EDG dead, 100T took their third dragon, a tower and, most importantly, Baron Nashor. 100T couldn't do lethal damage with the Baron, so the teams next met at the Mountain Soul dragon for 100T. Once again, Ssumday's Kennen found a massive Kennen engage and 100T destroyed EDG. After claiming the dragon, 100T ran down mid, killed the last two standing EDG members and ended the game.

Losing this game, EDG lost their hold on first place in the group and lost the tiebreaker opportunity against T1.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: 100T-EDG
  • Time: 35:26
  • Kills: 21-4
  • Turrets: 9-3
  • Gold: 68.2k-56.2k
  • Dragons: 4-1
  • Barons: 1-0