Damwon Gaming dismantled PSG Talon in one of the most one-sided matches in this Worlds. Damwon pick Syndra for ShowMaker, who took over the game from the middle lane. Another crucial pick for Damwon’s success was Nuguri in the top lane on Kennen, with whom he has performed really well during the entire year in the LCK. Nuguri’s Kennen is one of the most dangerous top lane in the World considering he always seems to find flanks to counter enemy teams.
PSG Talon has their full roster reunited following the chaotic play-in stage, however, they’re not finding any success so far. Their group is very strong, however their local dominance could be translated on the international stage as well. Hopefully, they’ll find their missing piece in the next couple of games and come back stronger, otherwise, their worlds run will end abruptly this year.
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.