LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

The stage is set, and the spotlight is on the 2020 World Championship Finals. League of Legend’s 22 best teams from 11 regions qualified for the biggest LoL tournament of the year, but only two remain standing: China’s Suning and South Korea’s DAMWON Gaming. Finals will take place at the Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai, where thousands of fans will see the next League of Legends 2020 World Champions lift the Summoner’s Cup in triumph. 

As the finalists prepare for battle in the LoL World Championship Finals on 31 October, let’s meet the teams and have a look at the betting markets for this explosive match. 

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS RECAP

Europe’s Fnatic couldn’t take the heat and dropped out of the competition in the quarter-finals, losing 3-2 to Top Esports who went on to suffer a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Suning in the semi-finals. 

DAMWON Gaming made swift work of DRX in the quarter-finals, winning 3-0, and kept the streak going with a 3-1 victory against G2 Esports in the semis. JD Gaming and Gen.G both left the World Championship tournament in the quarter-finals with scores of 1-3 and 0-3, respectively. 

In summary, DRX, JD Gaming, Fnatic and Gen.G now hold 5th-8th places in the World Championship, while G2 and Top Esports stand at third and fourth-place. Suning and DAMWON Gaming move on to the 2020 World Championship Finals. 

MEET THE TEAMS

DAMWON GAMING

DAMWON are a professional esports team from South Korea, formed in 2017 after signing the full MiraGe Gaming roster. Unfortunately, old talent was not enough to push newcomers DAMWON to victory immediately. The team did not see their first LCK title until 5 September, in the 2020 LCK Summer Finals, after significant changes to the roster over the last three years. Led by coach Lee “Zefa” Jae-min, five outstanding laners are ready to risk it all.

ADC Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun and Support Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee – the only player who survived the MiraGe roster wipe – are heading down to BOT lane. TOP and MID lanes are entrusted to Jang “Naguri” Ha-gwon and Heo “Showmaker” Su, respectively, while Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu is left to roam the Jungle. 

SUNING 

Suning are a League of Legends team from China, previously known as T.Bear Gaming and Suning Gaming. The team was formed in 2016 with the aim of conquering the 2017 LSPL Spring Season. And that they did, winning the playoffs with a 3-0 sweep over Young Miracles. Suning is coached by Kwon “Helper” Yeong-jae, who previously drilled Gen.G, a South Korean team that also made it to the 2020 World Championship.

Bot lane is spearheaded by ADC Tang “huanfeng” Huanfeng and Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh as huanfeng’s Support. Chen “Bin” Zebin is taking TOP lane, and the world’s seventh-best player, Xiang “Angel” Tao is going to spread his wings once more at MID. The Jungle will be Lê “SofM” Quang Duy’s playground, the first-ever Vietnamese player to qualify for both the World Championship and the MSI Finals. 

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS FORMAT

The 2020 World Championship Finals will be played in a best-of-five format, set to begin at 11:00 CEST/BTS+1 on Saturday, 31 October. The winners of the tournament will be crowned as 2020 World Champions and receive 25% of the prize pool; they’ll also work with Riot Games to immortalise their glory with a set of unique World Champion Skins.

WHERE TO WATCH THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Tune in to watch the League of Legends 2020 World Championship Finals online, streamed live on the League of Legends Esports platform

The World Championship tournament schedule, standings and vods are available on the LoL Esports hub. To check out the current matches, click WATCH. Past standings and skirmishes can be viewed through the VODS tab. 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS BETTING

Are you ready to wager on the biggest esports event of the year? Check out the latest, top-tier odds for the World Championship Finals and back your favourites to take the enemy Nexus!

DAMWON Gaming, at 4/9 (1.45), are favoured to win Saturday’s match against China’s Suning, who are at 17/10 (2.7) to stand their ground and claim the coveted title of Champions. 

Make your pick and boost your betslip with wagers on the team To Slay The First Dragon, with DAMWON at 5/8 (1.63) and Suning at 9/8 (2.13) to do so in the first game. Think that this year’s finalists have what it takes to secure a World Championship Pentakill? Try and predict the Largest Multi Kill in the Finals, at 23/1 (24.00) and 11/1 (12.00) for a Pentakill and Quadrakill, respectively. 

Although this is the year’s last crowning matchup, the action is far from over. Be sure to come back for more League of Legends news, event previews and tournaments at top-tier betting odds. 

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS

Out of the world’s 22 best League of Legends teams, only eight remain standing. Over the next four days, each of the top eight will have one more chance to power through to the semi-finals in the 2020 World Championship Playoffs. Every move counts; one misstep and the Summoner’s Cup is out of their grasp! 

Let’s see who got knocked out in the Group Stage and which teams solidified their place in the running for the champion’s crown. 

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP STAGE RECAP

In Group A, Team Liquid fought valiantly, but their 3-3 (Win-Loss) record was not enough to trump EU’s G2 Esports and China’s Suning, who finished the run at 4-2. Machi Esports did not make the cut, leaving the competition with a score of 1-5. 

Group B’s DAMWON Gaming from Korea showed no mercy to their foes, sweeping the Rift with five wins and just one loss each. JD Gaming came in second at 4-2, leaving PSG Talon and Rogue trailing in the dust. 

League of Legends fans from all over the world locked their eyes on the matches in Group C, where some of the strongest LoL teams staked their claim at the title of World Champions. Gen.G and Fnatic stood their ground and wowed the crowds, finishing strong at 5-1 and 4-2, respectively. Like Team Liquid in Group A, LGD Gaming were cut loose at 3-3. North America’s favourites Team SoloMid topped the charts, but not in the way their fanbase hoped. TSM left the competition with an unprecedented, crushing loss streak of 0-6. Ouch!

In an interesting turn of events, teams in Group D finished with identical standings as Group C. China’s Top Esports and Korea’s DRX moved to the playoffs with scores of 5-1 and 4-2, while NA’s Flyquest were knocked out at 3-3. Arguably the best-named team around — Unicorns of Love — ended their impressive run with a demoralising score of 0-6, keeping TSM company in their anguish. 

Here is the final list of competitors for the World Championship Playoffs, sorted by region:

China: JD Gaming, Suning and Top Esports

Europe: Fnatic and G2 Esports.

Korea: DAMWON Gaming, DRX, and Gen.G Esports.

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS FORMAT

Representing only three regions in the World Championship Playoffs, the top eight teams knuckle down to take control of their lanes and push through to the semi-finals in four best-of-five matchups. 

Playoffs: 

  • Single elimination bracket. 
  • All matches are Bo5.
  • Winners of each match proceed to the semi-finals.

The World Championship Playoffs begin on Thursday, 15 October, with DAMWON Gaming up against compatriots DRX as the first Playoffs skirmish. The matches will run through 18 October, wrapping up the semi-finals qualifiers with Gen.G against G2 Esports. Each matchup begins at 12:00 CEST/BTS+1. 

SCHEDULE 

Playoffs: 15-18 October.

Semi-finals: 24-25 October. 

Finals: 31 October.

WHERE TO WATCH THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Tune in and watch the League of Legends 2020 World Championship Playoffs online, streamed live on the League of Legends Esports platform. 

The tournament schedule, standings and vods are available on the LoL Esports platform. To check out the current matches, click WATCH. Past standings and skirmishes can be viewed through the VODS tab. 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS BETTING

This action-packed weekend kicks off with DAMWON Gaming, at 1/7 (1.14) to win, facing DRX (previously DragonX) at 47/10 (5.40) to fight back. 

The second brawl on Friday, 16 October, will see Suning Gaming at 6/5 (2.20) to crush JD Gaming, at 13/20 (1.65) to evade defeat. 

Top Esports will try their luck, at 1/8 (1.12) against Europe’s Fnatic on 17 October, who are at 5/1 (6.00) to level the enemy Nexus to the ground. 

The last Playoffs clash will be on 18 October, between Gen.G at 19/25 (1.76) to triumph and G2 Esports at 21/20 (2.05) to defend against the onslaught. 

If you’re interested in betting on the 2020 World Championship Playoffs matches, we’ve got you covered at EnergyBet with our League of Legends betting markets. Check out the latest, top-tier odds for this season’s action-packed matchups and back your favourites to take the Nexus!

Be sure to come back for more, we’ll be keeping you up to date with League of Legends World Championship standings and the next, rip-roaring LoL events at stellar betting odds.

*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.



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