100 Thieves have signed Felix “Abbedagge” Braun as the new mid laner for their League of Legends roster on Monday, thanks in large part to Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho’s new status as a resident of North America.
Abbedagge, a German player, began his professional League of Legends career in 2017 on Mysterious Monkeys. He is most known for his time on FC Schalke 04 Esports, a team that has been consistently near the top of the League of Legends European Championship league. Abbedagge also played on Team Vitality’s Academy roster and Turkish team Royal Youth. Royal Youth won Rift Rivals in 2018 and placed second at the Turkish Competitive League’s summer tournament. During that time, he competed alongside Can “Closer” Çelik and Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek who now are with 100 Thieves. Closer recently joined the team from Golden Guardians as the new import jungler for 100 Thieves. Freeze stepped back from competitive play to become the Assistant Coach for the team alongside Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu.
Abbedagge revives 100 Thieves’ lackluster mid lane presence
100 Thieves fell from greatness after the 2018 World Championship, which saw William “Meteos” Hartman and Cody “Cody Sun” Sun leave the roster. The mid lane presence 100 Thieves once had with Yoo “Ryu” Sang-Wook faded away after he became an assistant coach for the team. These shifts led to a slew of rotating players on the roster, with more than 20 different players coming and going throughout the years. Despite replacements in every role possible, 100 Thieves’ results stayed roughly the same.
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However, now that Ssumday no longer takes up an import slot, 100 Thieves are free from a problem that plagued them since 2018. While other organizations, like Cloud9, Team Liquid and TSM, have all gotten away with more imports thanks to the grandfather system, Ssumday joined the League Championship Series the year after the current system was put in place. But now that Abbedagge has joined the team, it is unclear what role Tanner “Damonte” Damonte or Tommy “ry0ma” Le will play for 100 Thieves.