JD Gaming destroyed Rogue in their first clash, showing everyone why they were considered as one of the contenders for this year’s World Championship title. LPL’s second seed also known as the Summer Split champions popped off on all lanes, especially top lane. Zoom has been regarded as one of the best top laners to come into this tournament so it’s great to see him pop off. His Renekton was a joy to watch, finishing the game with a 7/4/4 score, 269 cs and 14.7k gold.
On the other hand, Rogue’s Finn looked quite poor, he was exposed quite hard by Zoom, falling behind in the early laning phase and continuing as the game went by. The rest of Rogue looked much weaker as well compared to JDG members. Going forward, they’ll need to adjust their drafting phase alongside fix some in-game mistakes if they want to make it out of groups.
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.