100 Thieves is more than just an esports organization for Ssumday – it’s a “family”
This is Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho’s fifth year as 100 Thieves. League of Legends player, but the 26-year-old remains loyal to the organization which, according to an interview with Nerd Street, has allowed him to grow as a person and a player.
Ssumday feels at home in North America, and that’s mostly thanks to 100 Thieves’ competitive approach and healthy relationship with its players, the top laner explained.
The Korean-born player said he wanted to return to his country after his freshman year in NA, but 100T changed his mind. “When 100 Thieves said they wanted me too, I chose to stay in North America,” he said. Ssumday added that he quickly felt at home in his new organization and was grateful for it. “It was just like a family and not a business.”
For Ssumday, being part of the Los Angeles-based organization means more than just competing in the LCS. It’s also a fantastic place to grow as an individual, which he treasures very much. “100 Thieves is the one who really helped me a lot both as a player and as a person outside the game. I trust them because they took care of me and they trust me,” said said Ssumday. This gratitude makes him “want to keep giving it back” for as long as he can.
Ssumday has been a key part of 100T’s success in the LCS over the years, making two appearances at Worlds. He also played a pivotal role in 100T securing their first and only LCS title in the 2021 LCS Championship.
This year, Ssumday will continue to help his team on the international stage at Worlds 2022, which begins on September 29.