Only Three Thousand Participants Predicted This Year’s Group Stage Pick’Ems In League Of Legends

Only Three Thousand Participants Predicted This Year’s Group Stage Pick’Ems In League Of Legends
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With the conclusion of the 2020 League of LegendsWorld Championship group stage, only 3,050 Pick’em participants can say they accurately predicted the final standings of all 16 teams.

This represents only 0.095 percent of the total 3.2 million participants. This number is a bit higher compared to 2019, where just over 2,600 participants successfully predicted the group placements.

This year’s number correlates with the fact that there were some powerhouse teams in each group that many expected to advance to the quarterfinals. There were only a couple of dark horses like Machi Esports, Rogue, and PSG Talon—-who were unable to make it out of groups.

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If any of these 3,050 people get the remaining knockout picks correct, they will have a chance to win an Alienware Battlestation. The PC is used by pros to play their matches on-stage and a select few have a chance to win one for themselves.

But even if you don’t have a perfect Pick’Em score, go ahead and choose the picks for knockout stage. You’ll be able to win other in-game items such as Essence, Chests, Summoner Icons, or Emotes based on accumulated points.

The 2020 Season World Championship (Worlds 2020) is the conclusion of the 2020League 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.

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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.