Legacy Esports secured their first win of this year’s World Championship against Brazil’s INTZ. Jungler Babip on Nidalee popped off, destroying the Brazilian counterparts. He finished with a score of 9/2/5, going for a carry oriented build instead of the usual support style build. While INTZ tried to take over the game by securing early Dragons, they weren’t able to stop the Oceanic representatives in their tracks to win the game.
Mid laner Tally on Sett was also phenomenal, having great engages and stuns on multiple INTZ members. While in the past OPL didn’t have that strong performance, it has changed now. OPL looks like a top-tier region in Play-Ins who are capable of advancing to the next stage easily. Most notable performant player is in the jungler, who was usually letting their fans down. This might be the year Oceania qualifies for the Main Event and then we’ll see from there.
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 wit 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.