LGD Gaming popped off once again, sweeping Legacy Esports in the second knock-out stage of the play-in stage, securing the main event spot during this year’s World Championship. Their win was very dominant and reminiscent of their LPL days. Peanut was huge the entire series and was facilitated by his aggressive mid lane. OPL on the other hand had a good run, but it wasn’t enough to deal with the LPL behemoth. They tried and almost succeeded at qualifying for the first time at the World Championship, however, they were wildly unsuccessful.
LGD qualified for the main event following a shaky start. Their last Worlds was in 2015, where they were seen as favorites but after some internal drama the team failed to get out of groups. They were seen as one of the biggest disappointments that year after their all-year round dominating performance.
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.