TES opened up their World Championship appearance with a very dominant win against FlyQuest. The entire team popped off with Karsa in the jungle completely stomping FlyQuest’s Santorin. Karsa finished with a score of 6/0/8 on Graves, 219 creeps, and 13.2k gold. Top Esports are seen as one of the favorites to win this World Championship so it’s no surprise that they took down NA’s second seed with ease.
FlyQuest had some early hopes for them, achieving an early lead against TES, however, it was not enough to take down the Chinese behemoth. Even after almost winning a teamfight while being 10k gold behind, FlyQuest did not falter and kept trying different opportunities to get back into the game. Knight also popped off, being seen as one of the best mid laners. His play on Akali was phenomenal and didn’t give opportunities to FlyQuest to come back into the game.
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.