Rogue had an insane debut game against the PCS, destroying them in a 30-minute game without dying a single time. At the centerpiece of this action was Inspired on Evelynn, a champion that came to define the meta coming into this Worlds. Seen as one of the weakest third seeds compared to LCK and LPL, Rogue showed everyone that they are worthy of that seed. No one seemed to be able to answer to them from PSG Talon, slowly getting choked out from the get-to in the early game.
PSG Talon had an insane play-in stage, seen as one of the favorites to take it all, however that was due to having an arguably better mid jungle duo from another team. Due to quarantine issues, their main mdi and jungle was able to join them during the main event with the community joking around that PSG would look for a way to hold onto the duo from the play-in.
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.