Suning got a very-hard fought win against Machi Esports. Machi, a team which was seen as rather weak heading into the group stage played really well and almost took down Suning, G2 Esports, two of the strongest opponents during this Worlds. Even if they’re eliminated, their performance was really good and this should be expected from teams who are put directly into the main stage. Their brother region team of PSG Talon also put up a huge show, however, their fate is most likely doomed in a group with Damwon Gaming.
Suning look really great so far, people were underestimating China’s third seed, but they’ve popped off. They have a god in the jungle, SofM who plays really well and is able to coordinate his team perfectly. Even if Suning get eliminated, SofM put a huge mark on himself for the offseason. He will be one of the most sought free agents for 2021.
The 2020 Season World Championship (Worlds 2020) is the conclusion of the 2020 League of Legends esports season. The tournament is held in Shanghai, China. The tournament began with Play-In stages on Sep. 25 and will conclude on Oct. 31 with the finals between two teams which would be arguably the best in the World.
The Main-Event stage began on Oct. 3 and will feature the best 16 teams in the World. 8 out of them will advance to the knockout stage where they’ll have a shot at advancing forward.
The format for qualification in North America and Europe changed this year, with teams only being able to qualify directly through the LCS Summer Playoffs and LEC Summer Playoffs, respectively. Seeding Changes: China and Europe both receive one extra seed for a total of four, while the PCS is given two seeds, compared to a combined four for the LMS and Southeast Asia in 2019. In summary, one main event seed previously held by the LMS is given to Europe, and the play-in seed previously held by Southeast Asia is given to China.
Due to Vietnamese teams being unable to participate, the Play-In format was heavily adjusted, and the region’s Main Event spot was given to Korea’s 3rd seed. If Vietnamese teams had been allowed to participate, Team Flash would have played in the Main Event and GAM Esports would have played in the Play-In.
Stay tuned for more World Championship coverage as the 22 teams battle around the World for a title of a World Champion and a share of more than one million prize money.