2022 LCS Spring Split Betting | IMT vs. 100 Thieves Predictions & Match Analysis

Predictions for IMT vs. 100 Thieves will surely be unanimous. There’s really no other way to say it. The gap between them — at least right now — is gargantuan, and while Immortals can, at times, overperform and pull off a “miracle,” those moments have been few and far between. It pains us to say it, but they’ve only gotten worse as time went on.

That’s the most surprising thing: the fact that their talent and experience weren’t enough to “stem the bleeding.”

They’re currently on a five-game losing streak and have been one of the worst performers in North America. How in the world such a thing is even possible is beyond our comprehension, and so is the fact that they’re currently in sole possession of ninth place. Abysmal, really.

You’d think that a line-up with so many veterans and stand-out performers would be able to correct course and mount some kind of an offensive, but that has yet to happen and they’re all out of time. With nine losses to their name, their playoff hopes have been all but officially dashed.

And, well, writing such a thing feels wholly surreal. You’re telling us that a team with Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir, Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage, and Jason “WildTurtle” Tran isn’t going to make the cut? Preposterous! And yet it’s true.

There are just five games left to be played, and for Immortals to reach Top 6 they’ll not only need a boatload of luck but they’ll also have to win all five of their remaining outings. And that, in short, is almost surely not going to happen.

STILL NOT THERE YET
Even though they’re a bit better than their record would suggest, they’re still nowhere near good or consistent enough to actually challenge for a spot in the playoffs — and that isn’t going to change over the next two weeks.

It’s hard not to be disappointed with the way things panned out. They have accomplished next to nothing and have very little to look forward to. The Summer Split is still a ways off, and even though they’re all very talented and seasoned, it’s hard to really believe in their chances of ever leaving a mark.
The gap between them and their peers will only grow bigger and bigger as time goes on. We still think they’re a phenomenal team with a lot to give, but it’s become quite obvious that their best may only come in a few months’ time — if even then.

100 Thieves, on the other hand, have finally started to pick up steam and are currently playing some very respectable (may we even say impressive) League of Legends.

Took them long enough!

Back in Form

A three-game win streak is by no means a good enough reason to celebrate but it’s definitely a shift in the right direction — one that has given the defending LCS champions a much-needed boost in confidence and morale.

They’re still out of sync at times (not to mention their many individual fumbles) but they have, in all fairness, stepped up, and they’ve done so in the nick of time, too! They’re currently in sole possession of third place and are within spitting distance to Team Liquid who are in second.

GOOD, BUT FAR FROM GREAT
They haven’t exactly lit the world on fire with their eight wins and five losses, but they’ve been good enough, so they definitely deserve a bit of credit. They’re not as good or capable as we thought they’d be, but they could still get there in due time — we’re just not sure if they have enough of it, what with the playoffs being just a couple of weeks away.

Still, they’ve shored up their most egregious flaws and are currently pretty darn good if not even great — at least when the stars align and they play their absolute best League of Legends. Our only question now is: will their current level of play suffice against the likes of Cloud9 and Team Liquid? We don’t feel like it will, but a lot can change (in their favor) over the next few weeks, so we shouldn’t be counting them out just yet.

The most important thing at this point in time is for them to secure a spot in the Top 4. That way they’ll get direct seeding into the upper half of the bracket and, by proxy, a more forgiving (and, potentially, favorable) run.

Immortals are no slouch, but they’re also not a particularly stiff or threatening challenge. At their absolute peak they can definitely tango with the best teams in the LCS, but they haven’t peaked in quite a while. A team with just four wins (and a whopping nine losses) simply cannot be considered “top-tier.” There’s really no other way to say it.

It’s not going to be a field day for 100 Thieves, but they should definitely be able to best their opponents and, in doing so, solidify their spot in the playoffs.

2022 LCS Betting | IMT vs. 100 Thieves Predictions — Reasons to Watch

As already mentioned, this is by no means going to be a lopsided affair. Well, at least not if Immortals come out the gates swinging — something we do anticipate will happen. They have nothing left to lose which is why they’ll surely start throwing wild haymakers from the very moment they spawn on the Rift.

100 Thieves, however, will be more than prepared for any kind of skirmish-heavy affair. In fact, they revel in such chaotic circumstances, so fans have no reason to fret.

2022 LCS Spring Split Betting | IMT vs. 100 Thieves Predictions:
Team Liquid!
Petar Vukobrat / Author

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