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Oct 29, 2020
Oct 29, 2020

League of Legends World Championship preview

What is Worlds 2020?

League of Legends World Championship 2020 odds

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League of Legends World Championship Finals predictions

League of Legends World Championship preview

The League of Legends World Championship is the final event of the LoL esports calender where the best teams in the world gather and compete for the title of World Champions. Read on to find out more about Worlds 2020.

League of Legends World Championship 2020

It’s the final few games of the League of Legends World Championship as eight teams remain to battle it out in the Knockout stage of the tournament.

The previous Group stage was marked by a strong performance from the likes of China’s TOP Esports and JD Gaming, and South Korea’s DAMWON Gaming, Gen.G and DragonX. Teams from the western regions would perform poorly during Group stage play with none of the teams from the North American LCS managing to qualify for the Knockout stage.

This poor performance is encompassed by the fact that LCS number one seed Team SoloMid failed to win any matches in the Group stage, ending their Worlds campaign on a 0 – 6 match record, the first time in Worlds history a number one seed from a major region has done so.

Here is a breakdown of the League of Legends World Championship Finals between Suning Gaming and DAMWON Gaming.

For more information on Worlds 2020, we’ve created League of Legends World Championship guide.

League of Legends Worlds 2020 odds

The odds below represent the outright market for the League of Legends World Championship. For a full list of the markets available for League of Legends, we have a dedicated page for League of Legends Worlds 2020 odds.

League of Legends World Championship 2020 odds

Team

Odds*

TOP Esports (Eliminated)

3.26

DAMWON Gaming

3.67

JD Gaming (Eliminated)

5.50

G2 Esports (Eliminated)

7.34

Gen.G (Eliminated)

17.36

DRX (Eliminated)

20.50

Suning

21.48

Fnatic (Eliminated)

21.48

LGD Gaming (Eliminated)

21.48

Rogue (Eliminated)

80.59

MAD Lions (Eliminated)

82.77

Team SoloMid (Eliminated)

93.00

Team Liquid (Eliminated)

93.00

Unicorns of Love (Eliminated)

205.42

FlyQuest (Eliminated)

256.48

Machi Esports (Eliminated)

307.59

PSG Talon (Eliminated)

338.23

SuperMassive Esports (Eliminated)

338.23

INTZ (Eliminated)

460.89

Rainbow7 (Eliminated)

675.47

V3 Esports (Eliminated)

900.30

Legacy Esports (Eliminated)

1125.10

LoL Worlds 2020 tournament format

The Knockout stage for the League of Legends World Championship 2020 will be played in a single elimination, Best-of-Five (Bo5) format.

The teams were drawn into the bracket at random with first seed teams facing second seed teams, and with no two teams from the same group being placed in the same half of the bracket.

LoL World Championship Finals: Suning Gaming vs. DAMWON Gaming predictions

After four weeks of intense competition, the League of Legends World Championship 2020 concludes with the finals, held at the Pudong Stadium in Shanghai. Six thousand people will be in attendance to watch home team Suning Gaming take on South Korean competitors DAMWON Gaming in a best-of-five (Bo5) match.

Every year the LoL World finals features a spectacular pre-game show and this year is set to be no different, as it marks the 10th anniversary for the game. A mix of augmented reality and synchronised LED technology are being leveraged to produce the show, and with a live audience in attendance the atmosphere will undoubtedly be electric for spectators (and will add an extra layer of pressure for the teams competing).

Following three consecutive years without an LoL Champions Korea (LCK) representative in the LoL World Championship Finals, DAMWON Gaming step onto the Worlds stage as the best team from the South Korean league. DAMWON are no strangers to the World Championship, having reached the quarter-finals in 2019 before being knocked out by eventual finalists G2 Esports.

Following a disappointing end to 2019, DAMWON Gaming have been on the incline in 2020, finishing fifth in the LCK 2020 Spring Regular Season and then first in the LCK 2020 Summer Season. Their performance at Worlds 2020 has been dominant, entering the finals on a 11-2 match record - losing only to JD Gaming in the group stage and to G2 Esports in their Bo5 match (Game 2) in the semi-finals.

The semi-finals match against G2 Esports was an opportunity for DAMWON to get their revenge against the European team, and they did so in emphatic fashion by closing the series out 3-1. There’s been much discussion within the community about how dominant DAMWON Gaming have been when playing on the Blue side of Summoners Rift, for which they’ve now won 24 games in a row.

Statistically, DAMWON Gaming have been a top team at Worlds 2020 and are the better team heading into the finals. The team have averaged a +1820 Gold Difference at 15 minutes ([email protected]), a 75% Dragon control rate (DRG) and an 86% Baron control rate (BRN), making them the team with the best objective control throughout the tournament.

Their Jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu has been a focal point throughout Worlds 2020, earning +560 average Experience Difference at 10 minutes (XPD10) and +11.1 average Creep Score Difference at 10 minutes (CSD10), the highest amongst all players at the tournament.

Will Suning lift the Summoners Cup on home soil?

Home team Suning Gaming have also experienced quite a journey to the World Finals, entering the tournament as the 3rd seed from the LPL, and with a line-up that has little to no experience of competing on an international stage.

Suning finished 11th in the LPL 2020 Spring Regular Season and by no means looked like a World Championship contender. The team performed much better in the Summer Regular Season, finishing with a 12-4 match record and beating domestic opponents V5 and LGD Gaming in the playoffs, to secure their spot at Worlds.

Suning faced tournament favourites and LPL 1st seed TOP Esports in their semi-finals matchup, with the majority of analysts projecting a 3-1 score line in favour of TOP. However, very much like their quarter-finals win against LPL 2nd seed JD Gaming (3-1), the team surprised the world by beating TOP in convincing fashion, leaving no doubt that their spot in the finals is well deserved.

Going into the finals, Suning’s in-game statistics aren’t as impressive as DAMWON’s - the team have averaged a +679 [email protected], a 63% DRG and a 65% BRN. While these numbers put them in the top percentile at the tournament, DAMWON will look to exploit the weaknesses shown in these numbers. One redeeming stat that benefits Suning is their First Blood rate (FB%), which currently sits at 73%, indicating that their aggressiveness in the opening stages of a game have been fruitful.

The Money Line currently favours DAMWON Gaming by 67% to win the head-to-head match against Suning Gaming, in the LoL World Championship 2020 Final. The projected map score for the Bo5 match is 3-1, with the over/under Total Kills set at 16.5 for DAMWON and 11.5 for Suning.

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* Odds are subject to change.

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Kristian Medina
Kristian is a writer & videographer for Pinnacle Esports having studied English Language & Media at De Montfort University. He's the go-to guy when it comes to League of Legends.
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