All you need to know about League of Legends Worlds Championship 2020

The League of Legends World Championship is right around the corner, the tournament’s main event kicks off on October 3rd teams from the international landscape will face off in the Worlds play-in stage with the final four spots in the group stage on the line. The play-in stage kicks off on Sept. 25, one week before the Worlds group stage begins.Riot Games unveiled the teams competing in each group at the League of Legends World Championship, plus the play-in groups.

Unlike Valve who have postponed The International indefinitely due to Covid, Riot seems to move forward. Pparticipating teams have started the bootcamp in Shanghai.

Prize Pool

The total prize pool is yet to be announced. We expect a larger prize pool this year, so the allocation of prize money has been changed. Looking to create a more equitable structure Riot has reduced the amount given to the first-place team.

Riot blogged “We’ve slightly modified the intended new structure to account for the VCS teams who are unable to attend. We will be paying out more than 100% of the prize pool this year, to create a more equitable structure, the first-place prize will be reduced and allocated to the other finishers to better distribute the Worlds prize pool,” Riot said in the article.

VCS teams-Team Flash and GAM Esports would have represented Vietnam at the tournament, but will instead have to watch from home, but due to Covid-19 travel restrictions will not be able to make it to the tournament.

How the play -in stage and Group stage work

The play-in stage features 10 League of Legends teams split into two groups of five. Groups will play a single round-robin, and the teams with the best records will advance to the group stage. The third and fourth place teams in each play-in group will then play a best-of-five series, and the winner will play a second series against the team with the second best record from the group. The team that comes out on top after all that will go on to the group stage, and the losers will be eliminated.

Play-In Group A

· Team Liquid (LCS)

· MAD Lions (LEC)

· Legacy Esports (OPL)

· Papara SuperMassive (TCL)

· INTZ Esports (CBLOL)

Play-In Group B

· LGD Gaming (LPL)

· PSG Talon (PCS)

· V3 Esports (LJL)

· Unicorns of Love (LCL)

· Rainbow7 (LLA)

Four teams will make it out of play-ins in total, feeding into the group stage. Twelve teams have already qualified for groups, divided into four groups of three teams. Each group has one open slot for a play-in survivor. The two teams with the best records in each group will advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. The teams then qualify for the group stage.

The teams already qualified for the group stage are as follows:

Group A

· G2 Esports (LEC)

· Suning (LPL)

· Machi Esports (PCS)

Group B

· Damwon Gaming (LCK)

· JD Gaming (LPL)

· Rogue (LEC)

Group C

· Team SoloMid (LCS)

· Fnatic (LEC)

· Gen.G (LCK)

Group D

· Top Esports (LPL)

· DragonX (LCK)

· FlyQuest (LCS)

Faker Fails to Qualify

For the second time in three years, the super star player of LoL from South Korea, Faker will not be seen during League of Legends’ showpiece event, the 2020 World Championship. The superstar midlaner and his T1 side were crushed 3-0 in the LCK gauntlet finals by first seed Gen.G.

PS:Play-ins begin Sept. 25, and the group stage begins Oct. 3.