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League of Legends: Worlds 2020 Play-In Stage Groups Drawn

League of Legends: Worlds 2020 Play-In Stage Groups Drawn
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A spicy EU vs NA encounter will happen almost immediately at Worlds 2020 as Team Liquid and MAD Lions have been drawn together in Group A of the Play-In Stage. Elsewhere, Unicorns of Love will take on LGD Gaming in Group B.

League of Legends: Worlds 2020 Play-In Stage Groups Drawn

With the League of Legends World Championship starting in just ten days, it was time to find out the composition of the groups.

The withdrawal of the Vietnamese teams due to travel restrictions surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen the format change, with there now being two groups of five.

You can see full details of the new format, and the teams that will participate in Worlds, below.

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Worlds 2020: Play-In Stage Groups

Group A

Group B

Team Liquid (LCS)

LGD Gaming (LPL)

MAD Lions (LEC)

PSG Talon (PCS)

Legacy Esports (OPL)

V3 Esports (LJL)

Papara SuperMassive (TCL)

Unicorns of Love (LCL)

INTZ (CBLOL)

Rainbow7 (LLA)

As a summary:

  • The top team from each group advances to the Main Event.
  • The 2nd-4th placed teams will contest the Knockout Stage.
  • Knockout Stages are best-of-five.
  • 3rd place faces 4th place from the same group.
  • The winners of these matches face the 2nd place team from the opposite group.
  • The winners of these two matches advance to the Main Event.

The first match of the League of Legends World Championship 2020 gets under way on Friday, September 25 at 10 AM CET / 1 AM PDT

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Header image: Riot Games

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