FaZe may have defeated 100 Thieves earlier in the 2022 North American VCT Last Chance Qualifier, but that defeat had no impact on 100T’s performance today as they maintained their remarkable progress through the lower bracket.

100T is currently on the verge of becoming VCT Champions after to a 3-0 victory over FaZe, which secured the team a coveted position in the LCQ grand finals. Since their appearance in Stage Two Challengers, this team has been widely watched by players for their potential. They now move on to face The Guard, bringing together two teams that have dominated their respective halves of the bracket.

FaZe had an early lead after the pistol round on 100T’s choice of Icebox, and POISED attempted to give his side a head start with a one-vs-two clutch retake in the first full buy round. In a swift retort, 100T took advantage of FaZe’s team-wide site switches and provided a wealth of information to the team trying a miracle comeback from the lower bracket to reach the championship match.

As FaZe continued to put pressure on them until the very final round, 100T requested a timeout to reorganize at 9-9. After this break, Asuna and Bang seemed to regain their momentum, forming a team that proceeded to surprise the FaZe players with precise precision. This chemistry worked well since 100T won the opening map 13-10.

In order to guarantee they had complete control as soon as the pistol round, FaZe decided to bring the series to Breeze for map two. They did this by introducing a Jett and Cypher duo. By responding 100T at B site in the first half, FaZe managed to keep the scores close between the two sides. However, it was Asuna who, with a crucial Classic right-click, increased 100T’s advantage while diverting FaZe’s attention.

Sites that FaZe tried to penetrate as a group were unsuccessful, leaving them wide open for the members of 100T to wait inside. With a clean half, Flyuh prevented 100T from tearing through FaZe and gave his side some breathing room, but FaZe just couldn’t get going in the second. Derrek and Will secured Breeze by a score of 13-6, ensuring that 100T would advance to match point with a two-versus-three lead against A site.

The penultimate stop before the LCQ championship match was Ascent. On 100T, FaZe battled a lot to find the right angles, and when they did, their bullets missed their target. Bang provided 100T with solid cover on A site, which turned around multiple engagements that seemed to be going the team’s way during the first half.

By the time the series’ decisive half arrived, 100T just needed three more rounds to win. FaZe thoroughly observed almost every area of the map, and 100T once more seemed to be in their opponents’ thoughts. FaZe’s final timeout at the 100T match point could not help them change their fortune, and a crushing 13-3 defeat put an end to their LCQ journey.

With a spot in VCT Champions 2022 on the line, 100T are now moving on to the North American LCQ grand finals. However, in order to get there, they’ll have to defeat The Guard, a team that they have avoided throughout their LCQ run but that has a similar sense of the significance of the final series.

Beginning tomorrow, August 14, at 3 p.m. CT, are the North American LCQ finals.