LGD Gaming got stomped in their first game of play-in by PSG Talon. PSG popped off with their substitute players once again. Kongyue popped off on Graves once again, finishing the game deathless with a score of 3/0/7, 308 cs, and 15.2k gold. His mid lane partner from ahq got a score of 7/0/7 on Orianna, stomping everyone with his mid lane plays.
LGD on the other hand looked pretty poor, getting destroyed in every lane. Mid laner xiye who was dominant in LPL finished the game with a score of 0/4/0, not doing anything throughout the entire game. LGD was seen as one of the favorites to get out of Groups, however their performance leaves a lot to be desired. If they don’t improve going forward then they might be the first team to be eliminated as a major region from this year’s World Championship. They would be making history.
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.