Worlds 2020 play-ins day three recap – The group B decider

by | Sep 27, 2020 | Esports, League of Legends | 0 comments

ON FACEBOOK

EDITORS PICK

Riot may make these adjustments to the Worlds 2024 format

Riot may make these adjustments to the Worlds 2024 format

Worlds 2023 is drawing to a close. A winner will be chosen, offseason roster moves will escalate, and League of Legends season 14 will commence, paving the path for Worlds 2024. Worlds 2023 is unique in that Riot Games changed the format for the first time in history....

The best duelists on Valorant map Sunset

The best duelists on Valorant map Sunset

In this article, let's take a look at the best Duelist on the new map Sunset. Duelists are the most important people in any agent group because they lead the charge. These agents are very important for getting those all-important entry frags because they have skills...

T1 Zeus: from shadows to Worlds Finals MVP

T1 Zeus: from shadows to Worlds Finals MVP

When it came to League of Legends, T1's journey in 2023 was full of ups and downs. But Choi "Zeus" woo-je, the team's top laner, never gave up. A lot of bad things happened this year. The worst was when T1 midlaner Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok hurt his wrist during the...

The third day of the Worlds 2020 play-ins has recently concluded. This day featured the remaining round robin games of teams from group B. Furthermore, this day decides which team from group B will go directly to the group stage. The second to fourth place teams after today will have to continue competing for the remaining spots in the group stage. Continue reading this recap to learn about what happened in the day’s matches.

V3 Esports vs LGD Gaming

Kicking off the final day of the group B round robin are the LJL’s V3 Esports and the LPL’s LGD Gaming. LGD entered this game winless, having lost all the games they played so far. Because of this, LGD needed to win this game to keep their hopes of advancing alive. Early into this game, a skirmish erupted for control of the top-side scuttle crab. LGD secured the scuttle crab, but their jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-ho’s succeeding pathing gave V3 the game’s first dragon. Afterwards, V3 secured the rift herald because of intelligent rotations and minion wave control. First blood happened eleven minutes into the game after LGD’s top-laner Xie “Langx” Zhen-Ying solo-killed V3’s top-laner Shirou “Paz” Sasaki. Afterwards, LGD countered V3’s rift herald play by using Bard’s Tempered Fate on their own turret.

The game’s first big fight happened over the infernal drake. LGD responded to V3’s attempt in time to get a takedown and for Peanut to steal the dragon. Another dragon fight would be a pivotal turning point in the game. LGD tried to respond to V3’s dragon attempt again. However, V3 played this fight better this time. They managed to secure the ocean drake and get two takedowns on LGD without losing anyone. LGD struck back while setting up another dragon. Their mid-laner Su “xiye” Han-Wei got a triple kill which lead to LGD taking the dragon uncontested. The game continued to snowball in LGD’s favor after they aced V3 for the baron. Afterwards, they managed to break into V3’s base, giving them the opportunity to secure the ocean soul afterwards. From here, they closed out the game to keep their world’s dream alive.

Rainbow7 vs Unicorns Of Love

The second game of the day was between the LLA’s Rainbow7 and the LCL’s Unicorns Of Love. R7 took first blood after performing a coordinated four-man dive in the bot lane. A fight that began in the bot lane eleven minutes into the game became an important tempo shift. UOL engaged onto R7, but the timely arrival of R7’s jungler Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas turned things around. Josedeodo assassinated UOL’s bot-laner and R7’s bot-laner Francisco “Leza” Jara survived and picked up a kill. Soon afterwards, R7 mid-laner Tomás “Aloned” Díaz came to the party too and helped R7 secure a third kill. R7 properly utilized their earned advantage by converting taking down UOL’s turrets and taking a dragon.

Next, R7 outplayed UOL in a fight that broke out near UOL’s bottom quadrant jungle. R7 aced UOL while losing only one member, putting the kill score at ten to one. Following this, R7 continued to apply pressure onto UOL by taking more of their turrets and pushing them back. R7’s lead extended to ten-thousand by the twenty-minute mark and they were able to take the baron buff with little casualties. UOL tried to surprise R7 by attempting a play deep inside R7’s jungle. They were able to takedown Leza, but the rest of the R7 squad arrived in force to takedown four members of UOL. From here onwards, R7 relentlessly beat UOL repeatedly in fights. It wasn’t soon before long that R7’s massive gold lead and item advantage were too much for UOL. In the end, R7 cruised over UOL to win in dominant fashion.

PSG Talon vs V3 Esports

The PCS’ PSG Talon and the LJL’s V3 Esports played in the day’s third match. This game featured the return of PSG’s starting bot-laner Wong “Unified” Chun Kit. PSG’s loaned jungler Hsiao “Kongyue” Jen-Tso drew first blood in a mid lane gank. The PCS’ representatives lead was thinned after they overcommitted to a dive in the top lane. Here, V3 were able to turn things around and get two takedowns to punish PSG. The game was on relatively even ground until a fight in the bottom lane. V3 initiated onto PSG and took three kills, but PSG’s remaining players took down four V3 players. Soon after, PSG also took the ocean drake and extended their lead to three-thousand gold.

V3 continued to fight back and took down a member of PSG in the mid lane. However, PSG took advantage of V3 recalling to base to secure the rift herald. Later on, a fight for the third dragon of the game ended with V3 getting aced. Soon after taking their third dragon of the game, PSG then took the baron to add insult to injury. With the baron buff, PSG decimated V3 in two mid lane fights to break into V3’s base. Following this, PSG then aced V3 in one final fight to secure the win and tentatively take the first seed in group B.

Unicorns Of Love vs LGD Gaming

The Worlds 2020 play-ins third day’s fourth game was between the Unicorns Of Love and LGD Gaming. If UOL won this game, they would force a tiebreaker with PSG for first place in the group. Meanwhile, LGD winning this game guaranteed them a spot in round 2 of the play-ins. LGD seized the advantage early on in the game by getting two kills. Both their solo laners would get solo kills to extend their kill score to four, but a timely rotation by UOL helped them get two revenge kills. To counter LGD’s aggression, UOL’s bot-laner Ilya “Gadget” Makavchuk started roaming around the map. His smart rotations on Twitch helped him get four kills, bringing UOL the lead. In addition to Gadget’s proactivity, UOL were also able to convert their kills into objectives by securing multiple dragons.

UOL’s lead grew even larger in a fight for the infernal drake. The LCL champions took down two members of LGD then seized the drake to be one drake away from getting the dragon soul. Afterwards, it seemed like LGD was growing desperate. They picked a fight with UOL near the blue side red buff that resulted in them getting aced. The next big fight occurred over UOL’s dragon soul point. LGD desperately tried to take the dragon, but UOL managed to secure it to receive the infernal soul. Afterwards, LGD tried to disengage but a flank from Gadget decimated them. Next, UOL beatdown LGD again near the baron pit and then took the baron buff. After this, UOL marched into LGD’s base to force the tiebreaker for first.

First Tiebreaker: Unicorns Of Love vs PSG Talon

With a guaranteed spot in groups on the line, Unicorns Of Love and PSG Talon faced off in the fifth match of the day in the Worlds 2020 play-ins’ third day. The game started out in UOL’s favor after smart early rotations resulted in them securing the rift herald. Following this, UOL secured the first turret in just a little over nine minutes into the game. UOL’s focus on getting turret plates and razing PSG’s turrets helped them get an early two-thousand gold lead. However, an overeager engage by UOL in the bot lane was punished by PSG as they took down four unicorns.

Next, PSG seized the baron, took down two unicorns, and then got an ocean drake. Later into the game, PSG’s support Ling “Kaiwing” Kai Wing came up big with a massive flash engage with his Rakan. This gave PSG the opening they needed to ace UOL, get the first seed, and guarantee themselves a direct spot in the group stage.

Second Tiebreaker: LGD Gaming vs V3 Esports

LGD Gaming and V3 Esports faced off in the final game of the day. The second tiebreaker. Whichever team won this game would live on to fight another day in Worlds; the loser would be eliminated from the tournament. LGD got off to a hot start in this game. They were able to secure first blood against V3. Afterwards, a fight that broke off near the mid lane ended with them getting four kills that put the kill score five to zero. However, there were moments that LGD’s over-aggression was punished by V3, who seized the opportunity to close the kill score gap.

A fight for what would be LGD’s third drake resulted in them taking down four members of V3. LGD then took this chance to also secure the baron buff. With their massive advantage LGD kept looking for fights against V3. The climactic fight happened in the bot lane. Here, LGD took down three members of V3. Soon afterwards, LGD then pushed their way into V3’s base to close out the game. With their victory here against V3, LGD will continue to fight in round two of the Worlds 2020 play-ins.


This wraps up the recap of the third day of the Worlds 2020 play-ins. For information on the Worlds 2020 match schedule, go here. Read the recap of day two here.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

CATEGORIES

LATEST POSTS

Adjust your Valorant sensitivity settings and DPI

Adjust your Valorant sensitivity settings and DPI

Personal preference governs your VALORANT sensitivity settings, but there are a few things to keep in mind, such as mouse sensitivity and dots per inch (DPI). Precision is important in VALORANT. You'll have trouble correctly clicking or tapping on your opponents'...

Esports Coaches – What do they do?

Esports Coaches – What do they do?

Every great athlete or team has a top-notch coach at their side. This holds true for a variety of situations that frequently include individuals striving for greatness in their particular industry. It is not much different in the realm of eSports. In general, eSports...

Riot may make these adjustments to the Worlds 2024 format

Riot may make these adjustments to the Worlds 2024 format

Worlds 2023 is drawing to a close. A winner will be chosen, offseason roster moves will escalate, and League of Legends season 14 will commence, paving the path for Worlds 2024. Worlds 2023 is unique in that Riot Games changed the format for the first time in history....