The first clash between Europe and North America was explosive with both teams popping off early on. However, Fnatic’s play early on allowed them to get a small lead, which they were able to convert it to a higher lead later on. Selfmade’s Evelynn was huge in the jungle, a pick which will most likely get banned away going forward. He finished the game with a score of 4/1/4, 254 creep kills, and 13k gold. Another huge player from Fnatic which popped off was Nemesis on Lucian. He became famous for the pick after debuting the Muramana – Essence Reaver build in LEC.
Team Solo Mid played well early on, but weren’t able to convert their power into mid-game. They got outplayed by Fnatic quite hard and eventually fell to the might of LEC. Only Broken Blade in the top lane on Camille looked quite well from TSM with the rest of the team looking quite poor.
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.