DRX came into the World Championship with a huge expectation from them. Led by a veteran Deft in the bottom lane, two second-time players in Doran and Chovy alongside two rookies, DRX had a lot to go through to reach the World Championship. One of the most outstanding rookies was Pyosik, who destroyed UOL with his Nidalee pick.
Pyosik took over the early game, finishing with a score of 13/1/6, 255 creep kills, and 15.4k gold. He went for an offensive style-carry build to ensure that he keeps the snowball going. While Nidalee’s have been criticized for not going for utility-style builds to ensure that the carries get their carrier to get a better time, Pyosik popped off huge with a carry build. UOL played really well during the play-in stage, however, after qualifying for the group stage, they’ll need to show up even better if they want a chance.
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.