The 2020 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals wrapped up today, and the numbers are in. Only 230 Pick’em players will head into the semifinals with heads held high, having accurately predicted all of the main event’s matches so far.
For each World Championship, Riot Games allows fans to lock in their bracket predictions for a chance to win huge prizes. The task has proved itself to be challenging over the years, however. Only a single person out of millions correctly guessed last year’s outcome and earned all five ultimate skins as their reward.
For this year’s tournament, a total of 3,050 people accurately predicted all group-stage matches. Following the first half of quarterfinals, that number dropped to a mere 574. But only 230 fans successfully predicted the outcome of the weekend, which saw Top Esports reverse sweep Fnatic and G2 Esports defeat Gen.G in a clean 3-0 recently.
The 2020 Season World Championship (Worlds 2020) is the conclusion of the 2020 League of Legends esports season. The tournament is held in Shanghai, China. The tournament began with Play-In stages on Sep. 25 and will conclude on Oct. 31 with the finals between two teams which would be arguably the best in the World.
The Main-Event stage began on Oct. 3 and will feature the best 16 teams in the World. 8 out of them will advance to the knockout stage where they’ll have a shot at advancing forward.
The format for qualification in North America and Europe changed this year, with teams only being able to qualify directly through the LCS Summer Playoffs and LEC Summer Playoffs, respectively. Seeding Changes: China and Europe both receive one extra seed for a total of four, while the PCS is given two seeds, compared to a combined four for the LMS and Southeast Asia in 2019. In summary, one main event seed previously held by the LMS is given to Europe, and the play-in seed previously held by Southeast Asia is given to China.
Due to Vietnamese teams being unable to participate, the Play-In format was heavily adjusted, and the region’s Main Event spot was given to Korea’s 3rd seed. If Vietnamese teams had been allowed to participate, Team Flash would have played in the Main Event and GAM Esports would have played in the Play-In.
Stay tuned for more World Championship coverage as the 22 teams battle around the World for a title of a World Champion and a share of more than one million prize money.