The 2020 League of Legends World Champions has been crowned. After a wild month of competition, a Korean team has reclaimed the League of Legends‘ throne. The 2020 League of Legends world championship was held in Shanghai, China at the Pudong Football Stadium.
The 2020 playoffs was a year of heartbreak for North America, as all NA LCS teams were eliminated in the group stage. The League of Legends finals bracket saw 3 LCK (Korea), 3 LPL (Chinese), and 2 LEC (Europe) teams competing to be the 2020 League of Legends World Champions. During this year’s finals, players were isolated in a bubble to avoid any Covid 19 issues.
Throughout the finals bracket, teams competed in a best of 5 to advance to the next. Surprisingly, Yone was disabled during the League of Legends final. The quarter-finals saw three of the top contenders for the summoners cup eliminated included previous world champions, Fnatic.
In the Semifinals, Suning upset Top Esports. to advance to the finals. On the other side of the ladder, DAMWON Gaming defeated G2 Esports.
Earlier this morning in the Pudong Football Stadium, DAMWON Gaming took on Suning. The finals were played in front of a live crowd and the stadium was surprisingly packed. After an electric opening combining the different world themes, the world’s finals were underway.
DAMWON Gaming and Suning appeared to be evenly matched in the first game. Both teams broke the record for most Baron’s and Dragons taken in a single finals game. The first game showed Suning’s weakness, jungle control. This weakness would prove to be their downfall in the series.
In the second match, Suning shocked the world by picking Rengar and Fiora against Evelyn and Ornn. During the match, Suning showed why Fiora can be scary against tanks. In the match, she shredded Ornn and earned a Penta Kill and the win for Suning.
After a shocking upset, Suning looked to show the world that comfort picks could defeat meta picks. To no one’s surprise, Suning put up a fight but fell in defeat after multiple bad fights.
In the fourth and final match, Suning went back to meta picks but the psychological damage had already been done.
During the final game, Suning crumbled under the pressure, after multiple bad fights around the dragon, Suning was emotionally defeated. The fighting spirit the team had shown during the first three games disappeared. The professional team started to play like they were silver solo-queue players. In the shortest game of the series, DAMWON Gaming shattered Suning’s hopes and dreams.
This means the next championship skins will be for DAMWON Gaming. We will most likely see a special skin for Ornn, Graves, and Pantheon.