The busy offseason continues as 100 Thieves announce more changes coming to their League of Legends Championship Series roster. Former member William “Meteos” Hartman has made a return to the organization, while top laner Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho rejoins the team after spending a few months with the Academy roster. These additions come alongside the departures of jungler Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider and mid laner Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook.
American jungler William “Meteos” Hartman first joined 100 Thieves in November of 2017 as part of their first ever LCS roster. During his tenure with the organization, the team finished second in the North American LCS 2018 Spring Split. He began the following Summer season with 100 Thieves, though was traded to FlyQuest Academy for Andy "AnDa" Hoang in July of 2018. Meteos led FlyQuest Academy to a 3-4th place finish in the North American Academy League.
Meteos then joined OpTic Gaming ahead of the 2019 LCS season. The team saw minimal success throughout the year, finishing in 7-8th place in Spring and later 5-6th in Summer. Meteos now makes a return to 100 Thieves, replacing jungler Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider. Amazing recently announced that he will be exploring other options for his future after playing only one season with 100 Thieves.
Taking over the top lane is Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, who returns to 100 Thieves’ starting LCS lineup after a brief stint with the organization’s Academy team. Ssumday first signed with 100 Thieves in 2017, joining their first ever lineup alongside Meteos. The team’s inaugural season saw them finish second and fourth in the 2018 Spring and Summer Splits. They made their first ever World Championship appearance that year, though were eliminated in the group stage, having been seeded into the same group as eventual finalists Fnatic and Invictus Gaming.
100 Thieves were not as successful as the 2019 season kicked off, and Ssumday was benched in favor of Academy top laner Aaron “FakeGod” Lee prior to the last week of the Spring Split. The team ended up finishing in last place for the Spring season. Ssumday was placed on the starting roster heading into the Summer Split, though was eventually replaced by FakeGod entirely. Ssumday was placed on the 100 Thieves Academy roster, aiding them in a victory in the LCS Academy League Summer play-offs. With Ssumday's return to 100 Thieves’ top lane, it is safe to assume FakeGod will also be rejoining the Academy team.
More changes are expected to come the way of 100 Thieves as rumors circulate of AD carry Bae “Bang” Jun-sik moving to Evil Geniuses. The team has not yet announced a starting mid laner for the upcoming season. The new 100 Thieves roster will debut in 2020.