Three-peat: TSM sweep 100 Thieves 2-0 in VCT Challengers 2
100 Thieves cannot overcome the TSM boogymen.
TSM continues to live rent-free in the heads of 100 Thieves, beating them for the third time in a row on Saturday during the group stage of VCT Challengers 2. TSM has now won the last three meetings between the two squads, after defeating 100 Thieves in both the upper and lower brackets of the first open qualifier for Stage Two.
The series opened on Split, picked by 100 Thieves. The team has seen great success on the map since forming their new roster. That didn’t carry over in this match, however, as TSM fought 100 Thieves hard in the first half to take an 8-4 lead. 100 Thieves kept things close when they switched to defense, with Split traditionally favoring defenders, but it was TSM who clutched out the necessary attacking rounds, winning 13-10. Playing Astra, gMd was the difference-maker for TSM. He finished the first map with a 1.64 K/D and 23 kills, as he was able to hold down sites for his team and turn fights in his team’s favor.