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The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is Blowing Up Right Now

eSports season is in full swing, with arguably the biggest eSports event of the year going on right now. We’re talking about the 2020 League of Legends World Championship (more commonly known as LoL world championship 2020)! This is perhaps the most popular esports tournament of all time, and boy is it back and having a moment. 

What is League of Legends Worlds? 

For those of you not in the know, League of Legends Worlds is one of the longest-running and most exciting eSports tournaments in the world. It features the best of the best at the popular strategy game, League of Legends. Around since 2011, LoL worlds boasts a crazy viewership, a multi-million dollar prize, and a behemoth trophy called the Summoner’s Cup. It’s hugely popular, and the 2018 finals were watched by 99.6 million people.  

That’s crazy, right? So what do you need to know to get into it? Well, to start off, you should watch this super informative video that Riot Games created to help new viewers understand what they’re watching. It does a great job of explaining how the game is played, what to watch for, and who some of the best players in League of Legends Worlds are right now. Not up for a full four-minute vid? Here’s the short version:  

Two teams play per match. Teams are made up of four players, each playing as a unique champion. They play on a board called Summoner’s Rift. The goal is basically to protect your towers while destroying the other team’s towers. There are tons of variations in outcome thanks to surprise combat, differing strategies, and randomness. 

Who Are the Best Players and Teams at the 2020 League of Legends World Championship?  

LoL Worlds 2020 is exactly what it sounds like -- a world tournament. As such, you see the best players from China, Europe, South Korea, and North America all competing in the tournament. Here are some of the best teams in this year’s lineup. 

DAMWON Gaming - DAMWON is a Korean team that has had mixed success in the LoL World Tournament. While they have plenty of personalities, they’ve never been able to quite get over the hump and take home the trophy. They currently have the first seed from Korea, and a great player in Nuguri. Nuguri is an up-and-down player who is the master at creating side lane pressure -- an important position if DAMWON hopes to make some waves this year.  

G2 Esports - G2 is a European League of Legends world championship team. Founded in 2016, they’ve won a ton of eSports tournaments in just 4 years. Perhaps their most exciting personality is Caps, a young hotshot who has made his name by playing passionate, exciting matches. While some view him as a hot-head, Caps brings intensity and unpredictability to any match which has turned him into one of the best and brightest in the game.  

Top Esports - Top is a Chinese team that is known for all-out domination. They’re like the Yankees of LoL World Championships. While all of their players are amazing, the standout has to be Knight. He led the LoL league with 211 kills and has a crazy-high 7.2 KDA ratio. This is his first showing on the international stage though, so it’ll be interesting to see if Knight’s talents translate to the big stage.  

How to Watch the League of Legends 2020 World Championship 

This year’s LoL worlds go from September 25th to October 31st. That means it’s going on right now! You can check the LoL Worlds schedule at the LoL eSports page, find the team you like, then click on that match for a stream of the game! It’s seriously that easy. Depending where you’re located there can be a pretty significant time difference and matches may take place at, say, 3AM. That said, the excitement and dynamic performances that play out in this tourney are totally worth the late effort!