TES outplayed DRX starting from the draft phase to secure a clean win against the Korean seed. Top Esports looked prepared, picking confidently the Nocturne mid to counter the Twisted Fate from the opposing team. Knight, regarded as one of the best players during this year’s World Championship popped off on the unconventional pick, shutting down all split push attempts and dismantling DRX.
He finished with a score of 5/3/5, 266 creep kills and 13.3k gold. However, he wasn’t the only strong member on TES. JackeeyLove in the bottom lane was a huge factor on Senna, being very aggressive from the get-go and ensuring TOP keep snowballing. His pressure was immense and he kept stacking souls really fast. He became monstrous in the mid-game and helped TES secure objective after objective. DRX will need to evaluate this game carefully if they want a shot at getting out of groups as a first seed.
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.