Suning destroyed Team Liquid in their first clash during this year’s World Championship. Mid laner Angel on Galio popped off, roaming around the map once he got his level 6 ultimate. He was too strong for TL to handle, who were used to poor mid laners from the play-in stage. Another honorable mention goes to SofM who farmed on Nidalee really well and snowballed the game. His performance helped Angel dominate so much.

Liquid looked quite poor, being outplayed in all lanes and their performance wasn’t even close to their play-in performance. Liquid needs to look at their mistakes this game to ensure they get a shot at getting out of groups this year. Tactical has been a huge player for Liquid and they should focus more efforts into snowballing him in the games. He has been one of the most promising rookies so far during this tournament.

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.