Yoo Sang-ook 
South Korea
Free Agent
Struggles yet again
October 17, 2018
Ryu ended Wednesday's loss to iG with a 2/5/5 KDA as Lissandra.
Ryu struggled in yet another game during the group stages, hurting 100 Thieves' chances against iG. He was involved in seven of 12 kills, tying for the second-lowest kill participation in the loss. His two kills were the second highest on the team, while his five assists tied him with Ssumday for the third-highest total. Ryu also tied for the team-high death total, giving away five of his team's 21 deaths.
Four assists, four deaths
October 17, 2018
Ryu finished Wednesday's loss to Fnatic with a 0/4/4 KDA as Lissandra.
Ryu was unable to stop the Fnatic onslaught during the opening game of Wednesday's slate. He was involved in all four 100 Thieves kills, tying for the team-high kill participation. He was able to secure no kills himself, but did lead the team with four assists during the loss. Ryu also tied for the team-high death total, giving away four of his sides' 14 deaths.
Bounces back from Thursday's loss
October 12, 2018
Ryu ended Friday's win over G-Rex with a 4/2/5 KDA as LeBlanc.
Ryu bounced back from Thursday's awful performance to help 100 Thieves grab their first win of Worlds 2018. Ryu was involved in only nine of 23 kills, the lowest kill participation on the team. His four kills were the third-highest total, while his five assists were the team low. The most important part of the game was that Ryu died only twice, a major improvement from the opening game against Fnatic.
Crushed by Caps
October 11, 2018
Ryu ended Thursday's loss to Fnatic with a 0/5/0 KDA as Syndra.
Ryu was outplayed throughout the game by his opposing mid laner in Caps on Thursday. Ryu wasn't involved in 100 Thieves' lone kill, giving away a team-high five deaths in the loss. He was crushed by Caps in lane, giving away multiple solo kills that allowed the Fnatic mid laner to snowball and take over the game.
Decent showing despite loss at the hands of TSM
September 11, 2018
Ryu earned a series KDA of 10/10/21 during his team's 3-2 series loss at the hands of TSM.
Despite having a couple of decent showings against TSM, Ryu found himself constantly outclassed in the middle lane. After starting things off with a strong showing on Syndra, Ryu found himself focused down in lane, unable to build a meaningful advantage for himself or anyone else on his team. Time and again he found himself either picking strictly to win lane, or falling behind, making him have a minimal impact in the remainder of the game. Try as he might in the final two games of the series, when things really mattered, Ryu fell behind. Finding only a single kill in the last two games of the series, Ryu's inability to get things going cost his team. As a result, 100 Thieves was defeated 3-2 at the hands of TSM.
Ramps up in victory
August 27, 2018
Ryu earned a series KDA of 17/4/22 during his team's sweep over FlyQuest.
Throughout his team's entire series against FlyQuest, Ryu had a strong performance that ultimately net his team a victory. Dominating lane in every game of the series, he was able to easily shut down his opponents and bring his team into the driver's seat. Constantly roaming, he extended his lead across the rest of the map, allowing all of 100 Thieves to pick up advantages over the enemy team. He kept up his performance for the full three-game series, dominating everyone in his path. Averaging just over a single death a game, his positioning was on point, allowing him to deal the maximum damage possible in skirmishes while still remaining alive. His excellent performance was crucial to his team's 3-0 sweep over FlyQuest.
Deathless in victory
August 13, 2018
Ryu earned a 4/0/8 KDA on Zoe during his team's victory over Echo Fox on Saturday.
Throughout his recent performances, Ryu has been instrumental to his team's victory, dominating his lane opponents time and again. His game against Echo Fox was no different as he stormed into the game on one of his best champions and made short work of his opponents. After finding a lead in lane, he quickly grouped with his team to begin dominating in skirmishes. Constantly hitting his crowd control, he skirted the line of playing safe and dealing damage. This paid off, allowing him to deal huge amounts of damage while still keeping himself out of the enemies reach. After dominating several teamfights, he allowed his team to pick up a 29-minute victory in the game.
Deathless through victory
August 6, 2018
Ryu finished his team's victory over GGS with a 3/0/6 KDA on Zoe.
Ryu had an extremely impressive showing during his team's victory over GGS. From the very start of the game, he made it clear that he was the stronger of the two team's mid laners. Roaming to pick up several assists early on, he brought his team a welcome advantage. As the game progressed he didn't slow down, participating in all but one of his team's kills. Showing his expertise on Zoe, he was able to land his crowd control on key targets while dealing huge amounts of damage from a range. His strong play allowed 100T to win several teamfights after claiming Baron, resulting in a 33-minute win.
Unable to close things out against Liquid
August 5, 2018
Ryu earned a 2/1/3 KDA on Zoe during his team's loss against Liquid.
Although he was able to start things off well against Liquid, Ryu was ultimately not able to close things out against Liquid. As he found a lead for himself, the rest of his team did not focus on getting objectives or anything that translated to map control. As Liquid began to mount a comeback he could not find the picks his team needed to control meaningful objectives, giving the enemy team a way back into things. As a result, Liquid claimed back-to-back teamfight victories. Try as he might, Ryu could not stop them, allowing the enemy team to close out the game in 43 minutes.
Deathless in victory
July 31, 2018
Ryu earned a 3/0/4 KDA on Zoe during his team's victory over CLG on Sunday.
Throughout the entire game against CLG, Ryu had a strong performance. He started off slow, finding himself simply outfarming and holding his own in lane. This was a fine strategy as the rest of his team was falling behind, as it allowed 100T to buy time for the later stages of the game. As the game progressed, he was able to continue keeping himself in the game by farming despite being behind. In skirmishes, he began dealing huge amounts of damage, bringing his team the edge they needed to succeed. After winning back-to-back fights, he was able to push alongside the rest of his team to claim a 37-minute victory.
Fantastic flanks
July 22, 2018
Ryu finished off 100 Thieves' Saturday win over Echo Fox 2/1/7.
Taking Vladimir to the bottom lane, Ryu was one half of 100 Thieves' only winning lane early on, thanks to finding the team's first kill in the 2-vs-2. Later in the game is where Ryu really shined, however. Between his Teleport Summoner Spell and Predator mastery, Ryu pulled off beautiful flanks, landing huge combos onto multiple members of Echo Fox to take teamfights even when down a man. Ryu was arguably the biggest factor in 100 Thieves' teamfight victories in the late game.
Miserable play results in loss
July 9, 2018
Ryu earned a 2/7/8 KDA on Taliyah during his team's defeat against G2 on Thursday.
Throughout his team's defeat against G2, Ryu had an extremely poor performance. Playing Taliyah in the bottom lane, he was quickly shown to be outclassed. After dying twice before the 10-minute mark, Ryu was never able to recover. Trying to roam to get back into the game, he simply found himself caught out, giving up any hope of a win in the process. As he died, the rest of his team fell shortly after, giving G2 the room they needed to control the rest of the map. Although 100T had a few teamfight showings that seemed as though they might be able to come back, Ryu lacked the damage his team needed to bring things into their favor. He was able to step things up towards the end of the game, beginning to help his team, but it was too little too late. After a poor performance for the majority of the game, Ryu was unable to help his team win a teamfight, allowing G2 to close things out in 45 minutes.
Tries to take back the game
July 7, 2018
2/2/2 was Ryu's KDA as 100 Thieves fell to Fnatic on Saturday.
On Zoe against Caps' Lucian, Ryu had an understandably rough early game, falling behind in CS as he was shoved in. Things only got worse for Ryu when a 2-vs-2 in the mid lane gave two kills over to his counterpart. However, Ryu still managed to have an impact (albeit less than Cody Sun) in some of the later fights, putting out good damage to give his team a shot from behind. Ultimately, however, the game ended just after he was picked off after walking too far up the lane.
Performed well in bottom lane duo with Meteos
July 1, 2018
Ryu earned a 4/5/13 KDA on Morgana in 100 Thieves' victory against Clutch Gaming on Saturday.
100 Thieves' gold funnel strategy moved Ryu into the bottom lane with Meteos' Tahm Kench. Ryu was losing in the CS race but made up for it by winning the early skirmishes. While 100 Thieves got control of the mid game, one failure to secure Baron almost lost it the game. Luckily Ryu and crew were able to protect its Nexus and slowly regain control, finally blowing up CG's Nexus in a little over 51 minutes.
Elusive mid lane play
June 24, 2018
Ryu managed a 3/3/13 KDA when 100 Thieves took down FlyQuest on Saturday.
On Lissandra for this contest, Ryu kept himself alive often while raking up some solid plays for this team. Early on, FlyQuest tried to make the mid lane a focus with ganks, but he eluded them each time and allowed Ssumday the chance to keep farming his way into a monster. Then once teamfights broke out, Ryu was there to lend a helping hand as 100 Thieves did whatever they wanted in this win.
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