LGD Gaming got a clean sweep against the LLA representatives, showing everyone how dominating LPL is on a good day. LPL’s 4th seed had poor performances during the group stages, almost being eliminated from playing, however, they turned it around towards the end. At the centerpiece of their domination in the last days alongside the domination in the series against Rainbow7 was jungler Peanut. The former SKT jungler put on his carry shoulders and took over game after game, securing leads against all types of players and adapting to the meta perfectly.
Rainbow7 have sadly finished their World Championship run this year. Even though they had some glimpses of hope, they eventually faltered to the might of LGD. LGD got a chance to qualify for the main event following this dominant win. They have to go through OPL’s representatives Legacy Esports first though.
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 begins 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.