world 2020

Riot Games is preparing to hold the Draw Show right before the start of the League of Legends World Championship. The show will consist of games between 22 teams to determine who will play each other in the opening stages of this year’s Worlds.

Four teams each from the LEC and the LPL and three teams from each the LCS and LCK will take part in the show. Additionally, Play-Ins teams from several regions such as LCL, CBLOL, LLA, LJL, OPL, and TCL will participate in draws. The teams competing are below:

LPL: China

  • First seed – Top Esports
  • Second seed – JD Gaming
  • Third seed – Suning
  • Fourth seed – LGD Gaming

LCK: Korea

  • First seed – DAMWON Gaming
  • Second seed – DRX
  • Third seed – Gen.G

LCS: North America

  • First seed – Team SoloMid
  • Second seed – FlyQuest
  • Third seed – Team Liquid

LEC: Europe

  • First seed – G2 Esports
  • Second seed – Fnatic
  • Third seed – Rogue
  • Fourth seed – MAD Lions

PCS: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Southeast Asia

  • First seed – Machi Esports
  • Second seed – PSG Talon

CBLOL: Brazil

  • First seed – INTZ

LCL: Commonwealth of Independent States

  • First seed – Unicorns of Love

LJL: Japan

  • First seed – V3 Esports

LLA: Latin America

  • First seed – Rainbow7

OPL: Oceania

  • First seed – Legacy Esports

TCL: Turkey

  • First seed – Papara SuperMassive

What happened to VCS?

Unfortunately, Vietnam won’t be participating in Worlds this year due to safety issues regarding COVID-19. Riot had to make adjustments to the Worlds Play-In schedule to accommodate for the sudden change. There will be ten Play-Ins teams separated into two groups of five. Each group will participate in a single-match round-robin format resulting in the first-place teams moving on to the group stage. The last-place team will be eliminated from the series.

Riot Games Draw Show

Source: Riot Games

Riot Games Draw Show

Source: Riot Games

Fans can tune in to the Riot Games Draw Show through the official lol esports channel on Tuesday, September 15 at 8PM CST and 5AM PT. The Draw Show will also be conducted by LPL stars Gao “WeiXiao” Xue-Cheng, Liu “Mlxg” Shi-Yu, and Ming “Clearlove” Kai.

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