MAD Lions opened up the 2020 World Championship with a win against Brazilia’s INTZ. Everyone on MAD Lions popped off with the best performing player being in the bottom lane Carrzy on Jhin. He finished the game with 277 cs, a scoreline of 5/0/8 and 14.7K gold. His ultimate and positioning were crucial in MAD’s first win of the World Championship.
However, they had a lot of mistakes so going forward they should fix them if they want a shot against better teams. INTZ on the other hand looked quite poor with their play level being much lower compared to previous Brazilian representatives. If both teams play like this against other Play-In teams, then they’ll most likely be knocked out before the main event begins. INTZ needs to heavily improve their drafting phase alongside their shotcalling issues while MAD needs to fix their over-diving and aggressive playstyle.
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.