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 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 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.