Unicorns of Love qualified for the main event for the first time after missing it for years following a dominant performance against Turkish SuperMassive. The CIS squad was huge this series and during the entire play-in series, destroying all opposition. No one was seen as favorites who could take them down. They’ve only lost two games during the entire year and were on fire. Nomanz in the mid lane is an unstoppable beast and plays so well that he carries games alone sometimes. His Kassadin is so feared after his plays that it is a perma ban against new opponents every time.
TCL had a good run overall but it was not enough to get into the main event. Their top lane was a beast throughout the entire event and it’s a shame that we won’t see him anymore this year, however, his performance might make him a great acquisition for LEC or LCS teams.
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 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.