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

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

On Day One of the Worlds 2021 Group Stage, could 100T shake up Group B with an upset win over EDG?

Edward Gaming vs 100 Thieves

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

The early game for these two teams was surprisingly uneventful. Even though there were some heavy trades in the lanes, the first 10 minutes didn't see a single kill. At the 10 minute mark, however, EDG made the first big play by taking the Rift Herald and using it to knock some plates off the top tower. At the same time, 100T looked bottom, diving between towers to pick up First Blood. But they traded a kill back so it wasn't too big a play.

Once this blood was shed, EDG was vengeful and made their presence known. Jiejie visited both the mid and bottom lanes within the next two minutes, getting 100T laners in both places killed. At 14 minutes, EDG propelled further ahead when they outplayed a team fight to win it two-for-one in kills, leading to an Infernal Drake secure right after. A one-for-one trade at 17 minutes gave hope that 100T might scale up enough to find a way back in but the gap widened again as Scout solo killed Abbedagge in the side lane.

Now past 20 minutes, the game seemed to have slipped far out of 100T's grasp. Though they tried to force plays, they couldn't make engages stick or outplay EDG enough to get gold back. While the game slowed down for a few minutes, 100T couldn't capitalize on the opportunity. The inevitable team fight happened at 26 minutes, where Jiejie dominated and picked up a Quadra Kill, and EDG Ace'd 100T. They secured the Baron off of this, and cracked open the 100T base too. All EDG need from here was to win one last fight four-for-one and blast 100T's Nexus.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: EDG-100T
  • Time: 28:24
  • Kills: 19-6
  • Turrets: 9-1
  • Gold: 60.1k-44.6k
  • Dragons: 3-0
  • Barons: 1-0
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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