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The Worlds 2020 groups draw show recently concluded and the twenty-two best teams participating this year have been sorted. The Worlds 2020 groups sorts the twenty-two participating teams into play-ins and the group stage.

Play-Ins Teams

The play-ins feature ten teams divided into two groups. These teams include the lowest seeded teams from major regions and the best teams from minor regions. The top four teams of the play-ins will move on to compete in Worlds 2020 groups.

The North American LCS’s 3rd seed Team Liquid and the European LEC’s 4th seed MAD Lions headlines the group A teams. Joining them are Oceania’s Legacy Esports, Turkey’s Papara SuperMassive, and Brazil’s INTZ. Meanwhile, the Chinese LPL’s LGD Gaming and the Asian-Pacific PCS’ PSG Talon headlines the group B teams. Following them are the LJL’s V3 Esports, the LCL’s Unicorns of Love, and LLA’s Rainbow 7.

Group Stage Teams

Worlds 2020’s group stage features the twelve best teams from League of Legends’ major regions divided into four groups. These twelve teams are divided into three pools. The pool 1 teams include G2 Esports, Top Esports, Team SoloMid, and Damwon Gaming. Each of these teams won their respective region’s summer playoffs. Following this is pool 2, which features the LPL’s second and third seeds, the LEC’s second seed, and the LCK’s second seed. These teams are JD Gaming, Suning, Fnatic, and DRX, respectively. Last but not least, pool 3 features the LEC’s and the LCK’s third seed, the LCS’ second seed, and the PCS’ first seed. The pool 3 teams are Rogue, Gen.G, FlyQuest, and Machi Esports.

Group A

Headlining group A is G2 Esports, the current reigning kings of European League of Legends. Joining them are Suning, the LPL’s third seed, and Machi Esports, the PCS summer champions. Despite a shaky regular season in summer, G2 bounced back during playoffs to win their fourth consecutive LEC championship. G2 cannot afford to let their guard down even though they may be in an easier group. Historically, they’ve underperformed against the LPL teams and their aggression. Because of this, Suning poses a threat to G2’s hopes of finishing their group in first place.

Group B

Next up is group B, which is probably Worlds 2020’s group of death. This group features Korean champions Damwon Gaming, Chinese runners-up JD Gaming, and Europe’s third place team Rogue. Damwon Gaming and JD Gaming look to be the early favorites in this group because both teams feature many star players. Damwon has a solid core trio with top-laner Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon, jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu, and mid-laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su. Meanwhile, JD Gaming features one of the best junglers in the world at the moment Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok alongside high impact support Zuo “LvMao” Ming-hao. Despite being the underdogs coming into this group, Rogue have shown that they are also a force to be reckoned with after they finished the LEC summer regular season in first place.

Group C

The following group features many prominent bottom lane players. Group C has TSM, Fnatic, and Gen.G who each have notable marksmen in Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, and Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, respectively. Expect the performance of each team’s bot lane to have a significant impact in this group’s results. Additionally, this group will also feature the first time that the LCS’ star mid-laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg faces off against one of the LCK’s best mid-laners in Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seung. Bjergsen did a lot of work carrying TSM during the LCS summer playoffs towards their championship. It will be interesting to see if he can perform well enough to finally carry TSM out of groups.

Group D

Finally, group D features the reigning LPL summer champions Top Esports. Joining them are the second-placers of the LCK and LCS, DRX and FlyQuest. Because they finished first in what is currently the world’s most competitive region, Top Esports are expected to win first seed in this group. Top Esports has two of the world’s best carries at the moment, featuring the world’s best mid-laner at the moment Zhuo “knight” Ding joined by former world-champion marksman Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-bo. Moreover, the team has fantastic support in the form of world-class Taiwanese jungler Hung “Karsa” Hao-hsuan. Among the other teams currently in the group, DRX is expected to take second place because they also feature world-class carries. Playing for DRX is Griffin’s former star mid-laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon alongside veteran Korean marksman Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu. How well these two players perform will greatly impact DRX’s standings in group D.


That wraps it up for the Worlds 2020 groups draw results. Which teams do you think will make it all the way to the play-offs?

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