Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu, coach of League of Legends side 100 Thieves, insists his team are feeling confident going into the LCS Spring Split playoffs but need to work on understanding one another better to be successful.
In the LCS Proving Grounds Spring, meanwhile, 100 Thieves Next can be backed at 3/10 to beat Winthrop University, who are 12/5 to prevail.
The Thieves lost their final regular-season match in the 2022 LCS Spring Split but nonetheless managed to secure third spot in the standings.
They won 12 of their 18 matches to book their place in the playoffs with only Team Liquid and Cloud9 finishing above them.
The performances of the team have been good enough to keep top laner Milan "Tenacity" Oleksij out of action recently too and 100 Thieves should fancy their chances of going the distance in the playoffs.
They will start in the upper bracket with a match against Cloud9 but will get a second bite at the cherry should they lose that match by dropping into the lower bracket.
And while there have been promising signs around their game recently, head coach "Reapered", who has been with 100 Thieves since April 2021, has called on the understanding between personnel to improve if they are to succeed in the playoffs.
Ahead of the playoffs, "Reapered" told Inven Global: "We're still very confident regarding our playoffs run.
"We just need to check out what we have to improve and what we have to avoid during the playoffs.
"We need to understand our team better to play better - that's where we are, so as long as we have a good practice week, we should be fine."