2020 League of Legends World Championship
Date: September 25 - October 31
Play-In, Groups, Quarterfinals and Semifinals Venue: Shanghai Media Tech Studio
Finals Venue: Pudong Football Stadium
Regions Represented: 11
Where to Watch: twitch.tv/riotgames
2020 League of Legends World Championship Breakdown
Year after year, the League of Legends World Championship is the most watched, most talked about event on the worldwide esports calendar.
Teams from across the globe compete for the world title, which comes with millions of dollars and the ability to call the Summoner’s Cup, the 70-pound holy grail of gaming, theirs.
China, Japan and Europe, based on past performance, have four teams representing them at this year’s world championship. North America and Korea each have three representatives.
The final qualifying team in each region (with the exception of Korea) has to participate in the 10-team play-in stage, which started on Friday, September 25. Those teams face off against each other for a chance to enter the group stage.
The group stage consists of 16 teams across four different groups, which play against one another to try and move up the standings. The top two teams from each group then advance to the quarterfinals of a knockout, best-of-five tournament to determine who takes home the World Championship.
2020 League of Legends World Championship Betting
This year’s favorite to win Worlds, according to UK bookmaker Bet365, is Top Esport (TES). TES, a Chinese team, comes in at 7/4 or +175. Their odds give them a 36.4% implied probability of winning the Summoner’s Cup. TES is led by 19-year old AD Carry Yu Wen-Bo AKA "JackeyLove", who won a world title with Invictus in 2018.
Korea’s DAMWON Gaming (DWG) is the second favorite at this year’s event at 13/5, or +260. Those odds give them a 27.8% chance of winning it all.
No North American team has ever won the LoL World Championship, and even advancing past the group stage is often seen as a win for those squads. This year, Team SoloMid (TSM) and Team Liquid are the two favorites to win Worlds from NA, both at 80/1 (1.2% implied probability).
Yiliang “Peter” Peng, or as he’s more commonly referred “Doublelift”, is often acknowledged as the best AD Carry in NA, and one of the best in the world. He previously played for Team Liquid before moving over to TSM this year.
Liquid, NA’s play-in stage participant, won its opening match in the stage against MAD Lions on Friday.
NA’s other representative, FlyQuest, is currently 200/1 to win Worlds.
2020 League of Legends World Championship Odds
|Team||Odds (UK Format)||Odds (US Format)||Winnings from $10 Wager|
|Unicorns of Love||175/1||+17500||$1,750|
*Odds via Bet365