League Of Legends World Championship 2020 Play-In Stage Day One: PSG Talon Vs Rainbow7

League Of Legends World Championship 2020 Play-In Stage Day One: PSG Talon Vs Rainbow7
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PSG Talon won their first game of the World Championship against  Rainbow7, even while playing with 3 substitute players. PSG’s substite jungler Konguye popped off on Ekko, securing a scoreline of 13/1/8 throughout the entire game. His pressure was insane and other PSG members capitalized off that pressure to secure leads in their lanes. Rainbow7 on the other hand looked quite weak, being unable to contest any objectives and slowly losing tower after tower.

PSG came to this year’s Worlds with a strong win after three core members couldn’t make it in time due to restrictions regarding COVID-19. However, there’s a small issue if they qualify for the Main Event. They’ll loose three of their members who are playing currently for them, which could be a big hit to the morale of the team. It would be unfortunate if they played worse with their core members compared to three subs, but until then they need to keep winning a couple of games.

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 wit 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.