Team Liquid pulled off the unthinkable, taking down Suning in one of the most unexpected matches during this year’s World Championship. Jensen was huge this game on Sett alongside Impact on Malphite. Liquid’s superior draft allowed them to have a favorable early game, which snowballed their mid-game and ensured that they got their core items earlier. Suning was seen as the dominant force in Group A and this defeat was a huge surprise to everyone.
Another player who popped off was Tactical. He played superbly on Jhin. He finished the game with a 10/2/8 score, 301 creep kills, and 16k gold. He is one of the most promising rookies, worthy of replacing Doublelift in Team Liquid. His performance so far during this year was amazing alongside his growth as a player. He might be one of the hottest free agents if he will go for it in the offseason with teams from multiple regions looking to acquire him.
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.