So, in Stage 2 Playoffs, 100T sadly went out against Sen/Envy, but they werent stomped, at all, which means that it definitely could've just been a bad day, and that 100T still has a lot of potential. Obviously, no excuses, bc they have to be consistent to be the NA representatives, which they werent on that day. as a 100T fan, i truly believe that 100T can make it to berlin and Champions, and maybe even surpass Sentinels.
BUT, and i say BUT, because this is the silver lining that has to happen, and which most people dont think about, the silver lining is that they HAVE to adapt to the meta. Specifically Nitro, i dont think steel should be blamed too much for their losses. they just failed to close it out against envy which were really close matches. but the reason why i say nitro, is think about it like this: if nitro played astra and actually took the time to grind with her in ranked and become better with her, then they could've won haven and even bind, if they showed up. nitro still playing omen is a huge downfall, omen just isnt in the meta anymore.
all in all, i think that 100T has a huge chance to do great in Stage 3, provided that they 1. stay on top of the meta and 2. have consistent performances and dont have 'bad days' like they did against sentinels and then failing to close it out against envy