LGD Gaming took down Fnatic in the first Round Robin of the League of Legends World Championship 2020. The driving force of the LPL’s 4 seed was mid lane Xiye on Ekko who popped off and secured a good early lead for LGD. Fnatic couldn’t do anything and Nemesis fell further behind on Syndra due to this. As the game went by, LGD started redeeming themselves after their poor play-in performance. They kept popping off everywhere on the map with Fnatic unable to respond to their plays.
After constant intensive battles, LGD took the lead and pushed Fnatic into their base. While Fnatic was busy defending their base, LGD took all objectives and ensured the flow of the game went into their favor. Soon after, they took the Baron and kept pushing Fnatic in eventually winning team fight after teamfight and winning the game against Fnatic.
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.