Machi Esports took down Team Liquid in their first World Championship clash this year. The squad led by Mission performed really well, taking down LCS’s third seed convincingly. Jensen was a huge non-factor this game, finishing the game with 0/3/0 and a poor creep score per minute. Mission on the other hand performed really well on Syndra, shutting down the entire Liquid squad and being a huge crowd control monster in teamfights.
Other Machi Esports members performed really well, completely shutting down the dominant Liquid which advanced to Group Stage with huge expectations. While this is their first clash this Worlds, it sets a poor precedent for NA to lose against the wildcard team in the group considering they have to take down G2 Esports and Suning to advance to the knockout stage. Jensen will have to step it up next games to pop-off and win the group stage games.
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.