TCL’s Papara SuperMassive took down Europe’s fourth seed in a dominating best-of-five series with a 3-2 score. The series was intense and featured high skill plays from star player in the top lane Armut. He was the dominating factor in TCL’s wins and was clearly seen as the better top lane. MAD fell quite hard after a dominating LEC Spring and Summer Split. They weren’t able to win the decisive match to ensure that they go forward. It’s unclear whether this is due to on-stage jitters or some other issues, but Europe’s fourth seed looked weak and unprepared.
Top laner Orome felt underwhelming and unprepared, he was getting outplayed by most top laners in play-ins and did not look as strong as other LEC top laners. TCL will have a tough challenge ahead, they’ll face the CIS Unicorns of Love who looked even more dominant. The winner will advance to main event.
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.