The viewership for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship has continued to rise to impressive numbers throughout this year’s exciting group stage.
Top Esports’ huge win over DRX today managed to rack up a whopping 1.7 million viewer peak and was the most viewed match of day three, according to Esports Charts. The day also had just over one million average viewers and over seven million hours watched.
This match was a battle between two of the best teams at Worlds and the two top squads in Group D. There was plenty at stake. TES were fighting to remain dominant over their group, while DRX’s goal was to keep Korea’s undefeated streak alive and dethrone one of the tournament favorites.
As hyped as this matchup was, this was actually only the fourth-highest peak viewership that Worlds 2020 has seen. LGD Gaming’s match against Gen.G on Oct. 3 garnered a peak viewership of 1.8 million people, which is the highest peak of the tournament so far.
TES outplayed DRX starting from the draft phase to secure a clean win against the Korean seed. Top Esports looked prepared, picking confidently the Nocturne mid to counter the Twisted Fate from the opposing team. Knight, regarded as one of the best players during this year’s World Championship popped off on the unconventional pick, shutting down all split push attempts and dismantling DRX.
He finished with a score of 5/3/5, 266 creep kills and 13.3k gold. However, he wasn’t the only strong member on TES. JackeeyLove in the bottom lane was a huge factor on Senna, being very aggressive from the get-go and ensuring TOP keep snowballing. His pressure was immense and he kept stacking souls really fast. He became monstrous in the mid-game and helped TES secure objective after objective. DRX will need to evaluate this game carefully if they want a shot at getting out of groups as a first seed.
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.