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League of Legends Worlds 2020: All teams, start date, more

Published: 9/Sep/2020 13:28 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 15:37

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has confirmed that the 2020 League of Legends World Championship will still be taking be place after recent concerns, sharing more details on the massive end-of-season event’s location, format, schedule, teams, and more.

The World Championship or “Worlds” is League of Legends’ most prestigious tournament, as top teams from each region gather together annually in hopes of lifting the Summoner’s Cup.

Although there were concerns for Worlds 2020, after the cancellation of the Mid-Season Invitational, Riot has now shared an update with League fans and revealed the event is still scheduled for China.

summoners cup in front of crowd
Riot Games
LPL teams will be looking to retain the Summoner’s Cup for a third year in a row on home soil.

LoL Worlds 2020 location

While China is still going to host the 2020 World Championship, each stage of the competition will no longer be held in different cities.

Instead, the LoL esports tournament will exclusively take place in Shanghai, with the finals at the new Pudong Soccer Stadium.

“Hosting the event in a single city will reduce travel throughout the tournament and give us the ability to more closely control the show environment,” Riot explained in their latest blog post.

It is still unclear if fans will be able to attend the event but Riot has confirmed that they will still be looking to improve on the “virtual fan experience” for 2020.

“From the Elder Dragon in 2017 to last year’s Holonet technology with True Damage, we’ve always tried to innovate on the viewer experience and we are incredibly excited for this year’s show,” they added.

When does League Worlds 2020 start?

Worlds 2020 will kick-off on September 25, bringing fans over a month of top tier League of Legends action before coming to a close on October 31 with the grand finals.

Riot also announced some changes for Worlds in the following years. They revealed that it would be returning to China for a full tour “as originally intended” in 2021, and pushing back North America’s chance to host until 2022.

Along with the update, the devs also released a teaser trailer for the upcoming event:

LoL Worlds Format change

Due to Vietnamese teams dropping out, only 22 teams will participate, rather than the original 24. To accommodate this change, the play-in stage has been reduced to 10 teams, instead of 12.

These 10 teams will play in two groups of five, with the top team advancing to groups and the bottom eliminated. Third and Fourth in each group will play a decider, with the winner facing the Second-placed team in the group. The winner of that match will also advance to the group stage of Worlds.

To balance the number of teams, it was decided that the third seed from the LCK would automatically advance to the group stage.

All qualified teams for Worlds 2020

As we get closer to the final event of the year, regional playoffs are underway and teams are starting to secure their spots for Worlds 2020.

Following the cancelation of the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational, it was revealed that even more slots were up for grabs, with Regions like Europe now receiving four slots instead of three.

As many of these playoffs are still ongoing, there are still some more teams expected to qualify for Worlds 2020. Here are all of the teams that have qualified for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship so far.

Major Regions

LCS (North America)

  • TSM (1st seed)
  • FlyQuest (2nd seed)
  • Team Liquid (3rd seed)

LEC (Europe)

  • G2 Esports (1st seed)
  • Fnatic (2nd seed)
  • Rogue (3rd seed)
  • MAD Lions (4th seed)

LPL (China)

  • Top Esports (1st seed)
  • JD Gaming (2nd seed)
  • Suning (3rd seed)
  • LGD Gaming (4th seed)

LCK (South Korea)

  • Damwon Gaming (1st seed)
  • DRX (2nd seed)
  • Gen.G (3rd seed)

Minor Regions

VCS (Vietnam)

All Vietnamese teams have pulled out of Worlds 2020, citing issues with returning from China due to the global health crisis. Their two seeds will be forfeited.

LLA (Latin America)

  • Rainbow7

PCS (TW/HK/MC/SEA)

  • Machi Esports (1st seed)
  • PSG Talon (2nd seed)

OPL (Oceania)

  • Legacy Esports

CBLOL (Brazil)

  • INTZ

LCL (Russia)

  • Unicorns of Love

LJL (Japan)

  • V3 Esports

TCL (Turkey)

  • Papara SuperMassive
Call of Duty

How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:37

by Daniel Cleary

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Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the massive $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch the action live.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting one of their biggest Warzone showdowns yet in the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

the haunting of verdansk teaser
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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23, with the action getting underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now live in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is also expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that the full list of competitors will be shared before the event starts.