The series began with a surprise pick from Fnatic. They picked Singed for Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau in the first game, who popped off on the champion and was the unexpected pick which caught TES off guard. He had huge presence in teamfights, with Fnatic taking the first game easily following a teamfight near the Baron.
In the next couple of games, Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan took the game in his own hands with his infamous Lee Sin and Nidalee picks. His mechanical prowess and superior map play allowed TES to win the third and fourth game with ease, putting the series at match point for both teams.
The fifth match was intense for both teams, but TES looked much more focused. The pressure got to them and Karsa ensured that his team had an early lead. After a first blood in the middle lane, the hope was slowly fading away for EU fans. Karsa kept focusing Nemesis in the middle lane, forcing his flash or getting a kill during every gank.
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.