Gen.G had an insane debut game at the World Championship, taking down the NA powerhouse of Team Solo Mid, who were seen as NA’s hope to get out of groups. Gen.G, led by Ruler quickly shut down NA’s hope of getting out of groups in such a stacked-up group with LGD, FNC, and Gen.G. Ruler performed superbly on Ezreal, finishing the game with a score of 4/1/3 and dismantling TSM completely.
TSM on the other hand picked Zilean, the pick which allowed them to excel in NA and become unbeatable. However, it had no effect against the korean powerhouse, which were able to easily shut the pick down and secure their lead. Gen.G look great going forward and one of the favorites to get out of groups easily. TSM on the other hand looked shaky and will need to fix both micro and macro issues if they want a chance to get out of groups this year.
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.