XSET outclass 100 Thieves to book Upper Bracket Finals spot

written by PeeKay June 18, 2022 at 10:16pm
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XSET were simply too good for 100 Thieves as the former picked up a 2-0 win that sees them move to the Upper Bracket Finals. That means they are only one win away from qualifying to the coveted VCT 2022 - Stage 2 - Masters Copenhagen, while their opponents have to fight it out in the Lower Bracket.
VCT 2022 - North America - Stage 2 - Main Event VCT 2022 - North America - Stage 2 - Main Event
XSET
XSET
2
X
0
100 Thieves
100 Thieves
Upper Bracket Semi Final, Best of 3 - June 18, 2022 - 8:00PM
XSET13
Icebox
100 Thieves10
XSET13
Ascent
100 Thieves4
XSETXSET
player
Rating
ACS
K/D/A
+/-
K/D
KAST
ADR
HS%
FBSR
FB
FD
ChamberJett
1.66
324
48/21/3
+27
2.29
91.3%
194.8
19%
83%
10
2
ViperKilljoy
1.26
229
36/23/11
+13
1.57
87.6%
147.3
21%
75%
3
1
RazeSova
1.18
235
33/25/11
+8
1.32
88.4%
162.2
17%
57%
4
3
SovaOmen
1.05
197
28/26/15
+2
1.08
82.5%
134.8
21%
17%
1
5
KAY/O
0.98
185
22/29/22
-7
0.76
84.0%
112.6
17%
45%
5
6
100 Thieves100 Thieves
player
Rating
ACS
K/D/A
+/-
K/D
KAST
ADR
HS%
FBSR
FB
FD
Killjoy
1.13
231
36/31/4
+5
1.16
71.5%
141.0
28%
80%
4
1
ViperOmen
0.82
176
22/34/14
-12
0.65
62.8%
113.5
31%
50%
3
3
SageKAY/O
0.77
173
22/30/15
-8
0.73
70.1%
112.2
23%
31%
5
11
Sova
0.70
160
22/36/9
-14
0.61
60.6%
108.8
39%
20%
1
4
RazeJett
0.66
165
22/36/7
-14
0.61
61.3%
111.1
27%
50%
4
4

Icebox did start off pretty poorly for the side of XSET, with Sean "bang" Bezerra’s clutch allowing 100 Thieves to steal the bonus round as well and take an early lead. The Viper, alongside Brenden "stellar" McGrath’s Killjoy, looked really comfortable on their defense, putting up crucial multikills as they moved up to a 6-1 scoreline. A timeout from Rory "dephh" Jackson turned the tables instantly, as XSET began to apply heavy pressure on the A site and they found success, winning four consecutive A site post-plants, and rounding the half out at 6-6.

dephh and co. yet again found themselves at a disadvantage after losing the pistol and eco, but this time were much more effective with rifles in hand. There were some questions about XSET’s decision to play KAY/O over Sage, but the initiator’s value started showing as he allowed for more aggressive defensive setups which the team thrived off of. Having lost 5 out of 6 rounds now, 100 Thieves eventually scrambled together a win thanks to bang’s triple kill in his Viper’s Pit. That was not replicable, however, as XSET powered through the next two rounds on the back of Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban’s opening kills and closed out Icebox 13-10.

A much less competitive affair on Ascent was kicked off with a complete shutdown of the B site by XSET’s defense, and it was a similar story on the anti-eco. A well-timed A split put 100 Thieves on the board, but little did they know, that would be their only round for a long long time. stellar and co. were just watching the Cryocells show, as the OPer had a field day on the map, boasting a massive 354 ACS and 23 kills, and crucially picking up 5 unanswered opening kills. It might have been 100 Thieves’ pick but their opponents had all the reads and were clearly well-drilled on their retakes that saw them win seven rounds in a row and lead 10-2 at the half.

100 Thieves fans had a glimmer of hope as their team picked up the first two rounds with relative ease, and stellar's side have been capable of pulling off a comeback as they’d shown against FaZe Clan recently. But there would be no such heroics today, as XSET cleaned up the remaining few rounds with clean site hits 100 Thieves had no answers to, and sealed the map 13-4 and the series 2-0.

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