League Of Legends World Championship 2020 Main Group Event Day One: Gen.G Versus LGD Gaming

League Of Legends World Championship 2020 Main Group Event Day One: Gen.G Versus LGD Gaming
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One of the closest games at this World Championship featuring high-skill plays from both teams was between Gen.G and LGD Gaming, the fourth seed from LPL which almost skipped to qualify to this year’s main event. Gen.G took the edge though thanks to World Championship Ruler and won the game in the end. His Ashe play is marvelous, finishing with a score of 5/3/13, 422 creep kills, and 21k gold. His ultimates were on point and his orb walking in teamfights was unparalleled.

Another high impact teammate from Gen.G was Rascal in the top lane. His Volibear popped off during the entire game, holding down Langx from the enemy team to ensure that he doesn’t snowball too much. Gen.G overall looked strong together, replicating their LCK performance. While not seen as the favorites to win it all, they look quite good so far during this Worlds.

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.