100 Thieves roll over Mythic, take the fast-track to IEM New York semi-finals

100 Thieves have secured their spot in the IEM New York semifinals with a dominating victory over North American squad Mythic.

The Aussie side secured a win in their final match against Mythic in a convincing 2–0 series. At times the Australians looked to be having fun with their match, with unorthodox gun purchases coming into play as they swept their North American opponents.

On the outset, the two squads share a similar map pool, with Vertigo being Mythic’s pick. 100 Thieves have shown to be more than capable on the map throughout this event and following a strong CT half, the Aussies led 10–5 at the half break.

Justin “Jks” Savage had a superstar performance on the map and prevented Mythic from keeping the game competitive. A clutch round from Jks to secure match point spelt out the inevitable loss for the North American side (16–8).

Inferno was the pick of 100 Thieves, who took the lead early on their T-side. 

At times throughout the map, the Aussies looked mortal, allowing rounds to end up in 2v2 or 1v2 situations, but overall the team outclassed Mythic. Another 10–5 first half set up the Thieves for an expected win, as they transitioned to the CT-side of play. 

Both Aaron “AZR” Ward and Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai looked sharp as they dismantled the T-side of Mythic from the pistol round. Mythic were not given breathing room as the boys ploughed on for a 16–9 win and an overall series victory.

The win places the Thieves first in their group with a 4–1 record. As a result of a tie in the group, the Aussies will advance to the semi-finals due to the head to head matchup against Liquid.  

Despite recent news from 100 Thieves and their departure from the CS:GO landscape, this squad will play out the rest of IEM New York and look to land themselves in yet another final, following their ESL Pro League triumphs.

The Aussies have managed to avoid favourites, Furia, Evil Geniuses, and Team Liquid, all of whom are on the other side of the bracket. They will need to secure a victory against the winner of the New England Whalers and Team One match in order to make the finals.

Should the Thieves fall short at any point, there are fifth and third place matches in order to distribute RMR points which, should the team stick together, will be important to maintaining a position at the next upcoming CS:GO Major Championship.


100 Thieves play their semi-final match on Sunday, October 18, at 6am AEDT.

You can catch the action live on the ESL Twitch channel.

PhotographyESL
ProducerJosh Swift
Ash Whyte
Ash Whyte
Ash 'Shhlee' Whyte is all about Counter-Strike and its stories. While he did look at playing League of Legends at some point, he soon opted to specailise in CS after being told Shyvana top was apparently not 'viable' and that Bronze was not a 'good' rank.

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