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!

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LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP STAGE

The League of Legends World Championship is in full swing! A week of back-to-back skirmishes left 16 best League of Legends teams standing on the Rift, ready to fight on for the 2020 Summoner’s Cup in the Main Event. Let’s see who made the cut and preview some of the upcoming World Championship Group Stage matches. 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-IN RECAP

Round One of the 2020 World Championship seeded out the weak links rather quickly! INTZ and V3 Esports were knocked out of the running, both with a final Win-Loss ratio of 1-3. Team Liquid and PSG Talon came out on top of their Play-In groups with nearly-clean sweeps, both teams finished the first round at 3-1 and move on to the Group Stage. 

Legacy Esports, SuperMassive, MAD Lions, Rainbow 7, Unicorns of Love and LGD Gaming all qualified for a second shot at the Group Stage qualifiers in Round Two. LGD Gaming and Unicorns of Love showed us exactly what we love about competitive esports: top-tier gameplay and awe-inspiring wins. Both teams earned their Group Stage spots with scores of 3-0 in the Finals of Play-In Round Two. 

Here is the final list of competitors for the World Championship Group Stage, including the direct seeds, and their respective group placement. 

WHO MADE IT?

Group A: G2 Esports, Machi Esports, Suning and Team Liquid.

Group B: DAMWON Gaming, JD Gaming, PSG Talon and Rogue.

Group C: Fnatic, Gen.G Esports, LGD Gaming and Team SoloMid.

Group D: DRX, FlyQuest, Top Esports and Unicorns of Love.

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP STAGE FORMAT

The world’s best professional League of Legends teams have made it to the Main Event. Representing North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Korea, China and CIS are 16 LoL teams — ready to storm the Rift in full force! Only eight Playoffs sports are up for grabs, a single click can make it or break it for League’s top talent. 

Group Stage — Main Event: 

  • The four teams from the Play-In stage will join the 12 direct seeds in the Main Event. 
  • All 16 teams are divided into four groups, based on seeding, and play Double Round Robin. 
  • All matches are Bo1.
  • The top two teams in each group advance to the Playoffs.
  • The bottom two teams in each group are eliminated. 

Playoffs: 

  • Single elimination bracket. 
  • All matches are Bo5.

Group Stage matchups begin on Saturday, 3 October, and run through to 11 October. Top Esports and FlyQuest are kicking off the Main Event at 10:00 CEST/BTS+1, followed by four more matches on Saturday. 

SCHEDULE 

Group Stage: 3-6 October and 8-11 October.

Playoffs: 15-18 October and 24-25 October. 

Finals: 31 October.

WHERE TO WATCH THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP STAGE BETTING

When the stakes are so high, you can expect nothing but jaw-dropping action! Here are the weekend’s matchups you wouldn’t want to miss:

At 20/33 (1.61) to wow their fans, Fnatic go up against NA rivals Team SoloMid, who are at 13/10 (2.30) to take the win on 3 October.

On Sunday, G2 Esports stand as favourites to win at 7/11 (1.64) against Suning Gaming, at 5/4 (2.25) to turn the tides.

If you’re interested in betting on the 2020 World Championship Group Stage 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!

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LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

It all comes down to this. The crowning League of Legends event of the year — the 2020 World Championship — is about to take off! The 22 best LoL teams from all regions meet at the Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai, China to reach the summit of pro play and raise the Summoner’s Cup in victory. The event spans an entire month, beginning on 25 September and concluding in an explosive finale on 31 October. Our favourite LoL teams spent the year battling for a handful of qualifiers into the World Championship, let’s see who made the final cut!

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

Due to the current state of world affairs, and the cancellation of several major LoL events, the seeding format saw a handful of changes across the regions. In Europe and North America, qualifiers were up for grabs solely in the LCS and LEC Summer Playoffs. After the shutdown of this year’s Mid-Season Invitational, both Europe and China received one extra seed for a total of four. The seeds for PCS (SE Asia) were reduced to two, as opposed to last year’s four seeds after the merger between LMS (Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) and PCS. The two ‘extra’ seeds from last year’s LMS and PCS merger are the ones handed over to Europe and China this year. VCS (Vietnam) is out of the running due to travel restrictions, handing over their Main Event spot to Korea’s third seed. 

WHO MADE IT?

China: Top Esports, JD Gaming, Suning and LGD Gaming. 

Europe: G2 Esports, Fnatic, Rogue and MAD Lions.

North America: Team SoloMid, FlyQuest and Team Liquid.

Southeast Asia: Machi Esports and PSG Talon.

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

Other regions: INTZ (Brazil), Unicorns of Love (CIS), V3 Esports (Japan), Rainbow7 (Latam), Legacy Esports (Oceania) and Papara SuperMassive (Turkey). 

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

The 2020 World Championship is split into two major stages: Play-In and the Group Stage (Main Event), with the Play-In broken further down into two rounds. Only the teams who qualified for the Group Stage are competing for the ultimate prize, those who were seeded into Play-In have yet to prove their worth! 

Play-In Round One:

  • Two groups of five teams play in a Single Round Robin format. 
  • All matches are Bo1. 
  • Top teams advance to the Group Stage.
  • The second, third and fourth in each group advance to Round Two.
  • The last team in each group is eliminated.

Play-In Round Two: 

  • Only six teams from the original 10 make it to Round Two, retaining the two groups.
  • All matches are Bo5. 
  • The third and fourth-placed teams from the same group in Round One will face one another. The winner then competes against the second-placed team from the other group.
  • Two winners advance to the Group Stage.
  • The four losing teams will be eliminated. 

Group Stage — Main Event: 

  • The four teams from the Play-In stage will join the 12 direct seeds in the Main Event. 
  • All 16 teams are divided into four groups, based on seeding, and play Double Round Robin. 
  • All matches are Bo1.
  • The top two teams in each group advance to the Playoffs.
  • The bottom two teams in each group are eliminated. 

Playoffs: 

  • Single elimination bracket. 
  • All matches are Bo5.

Round One is kicking off on 25 September with PSG Talon vs Rainbow7 as the first match of the Play-In stage. Followed by INTZ e-Sports vs Legacy eSports, LGD Gaming vs PSG Talon and MAD Lions vs Team Liquid. The Play-In stretches for another three arduous days of back-to-back skirmishes. Round Two will begin on Tuesday, 29 September, after all Round One matches have been played. 

SCHEDULE 

Play-In Round One: 25-28 September.

Play-In Round Two: 29-30 September.

Group Stage: 3-6 October and 8-11 October.

Playoffs: 15-18 October and 24-25 October. 

Finals: 31 October.

WHERE TO WATCH THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING

The Play-In rounds may not be all that we — as fans — hoped for, but we’re still in for some jaw-dropping action from the very first day!

On 26 September, MAD Lions Madrid are roaring for a win, at 3/8 (1.38), in their bout with SuperMassive eSports, at 2 (3.00) to crush their foes on the Rift.

Rainbow7 stand at 7/9 (1.78) to win against V3 Esports, who are at 34/33 (2.03) to reach the end of the rainbow and claim that sweet victory. 

Want to see if the tides of fortune can be turned? Come back for more backbreaking Play-In matchups on 27-28 September to see who makes it, and who doesn’t, to the long-awaited Main Event. 

If you’re interested in betting on this massive League of Legends event, we’ve got you covered at EnergyBet with our 2020 World Championship 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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