After times of fervent speculation one of its fan base, 100 Thieves formally declared its first significant roster movement of 2019, benching veteran mid laner Choi”Huhi” Jae-hyun for newcomer Max”Soligo” Soong.
The first indications a movement was occurring came a couple of days back when the organization declared that Huhi will be playing at the group’s Academy matches that week. However, the team stayed surprisingly coy regarding the roster to its LCS matches, in a movie posted Friday titled”roster upgrade “
Now, Soligo is formally in for the group’s games against TSM and Cloud9. 100 Thieves are enormous underdogs in both games according to their underperformance this divide. It is likely that staff management decided they were not able to acquire this weekend irrespective of that five players hit on the rift, which makes it a fantastic time to experiment.
The group was expected to be a significant force after registering Huhi, together with two-time world winner Bae”Bang” Jun-sik, last offseason. However, the team stumbled on a 4-8 record through six months plagued with both mechanical errors and team-wide coordination problems. They’re still only 1 game from a tie for the last playoff spot, but nothing at the team’s play this year suggests they can really compete in the playoffs.
While Huhi was not the sole problem, he can possess some of the oddest stats because of his status in the area. He is not able to remain applicable without tools from the remainder of the group. We are going to get to see this weekend when Soligo can perform any better.