For the final pick of their first game of the 2023 LCS Spring Split, 100 Thieves locked in Azir—a champion that Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg could maneuver to make game-changing plays as he has done for the past decade. But there was one glaring issue: the draft had finished and 100T had seemingly not locked in a support, now venturing onto the Rift to play against the team that cost the org the LCS Championship last year, Cloud9.
Yet this was entirely calculated by the team. Instead of sitting back and falling victim to the power of the opposing Ashe and Heimerdinger bot lane, they sought to counter it unconventionally with Azir in the support role. This would be the first impression that the team’s newest support player and Academy prospect, Alan “Busio” Cwalina, would make not only on the rest of the competition in the LCS but to fans around the world.