Fnatic took down TSM in the first match of the seventh day of the World Championship. The European behemoth easily defeated LCS’s first seed in a very dominating match. Selfmade took over the game with his Evelynn pick, stomping away the TSM roster on a constant basis. Other notable performance was from the bottom lane from Rekkles and Hyllisang. The duo is one of the best duo from Europe and performed really well so far.
TSM looked quite poor after their LCS performances. They weren’t able to contest any game against any member of their group. After taking LCS’s first seed, the NA representative wasn’t able to perform well on the international stage. Going forward, they should reassess their coaching staff for their poor drafts. TSM had plenty of opportunities to outdraft and win games, but due to a poor composition they kept losing game after game.
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.