South Korea’s DAMWON Gaming defeated China’s Suning 3-1 to assert the 2020 League of Legends World Championship on Saturday in entrance of 6,000 followers on the newly opened Pudong Stadium in Shanghai, China.
After a month of competitors amongst 22 of the perfect groups on the planet in a quarantined bubble setting in Shanghai, the South Korean No. 1 seed outlasted the remainder of the competitors to hoist the Summoner’s Cup within the tenth iteration of the world’s most watched esports occasion, with final 12 months’s last bringing in additional than 100 million viewers worldwide.
DAMWON Gaming started their event as one of many favorites and entered the ultimate by amassing a 34-3 document within the event heading into the conflict towards Suning. DWG completed first of their pool through the group stage en path to a dominant bracket stage efficiency, steamrolling fellow South Korean aspect DRX 3-0 within the quarterfinals earlier than crushing Europe’s high seed, G2 Esports, within the semifinals. Within the decisive Recreation 4 victory over G2, DAMWON recorded the quickest victory in world championship historical past with a time of 19 minutes and three seconds.
The League of Legends World Championship is hosted by Riot Video games, the developer of the sport. Since 2011, with the inaugural seasonal championship in Jönköping, Sweden, the world championship last has turn out to be a worldwide phenomenon, promoting out stadiums and arenas from Beijing’s Beijing Nationwide Stadium to Staples Middle in Los Angeles. Though no followers had been permitted in attendance for the event earlier than the final match, a lottery was held for greater than 3 million hopefuls in China to pick 6,000 socially distanced followers to attend the finale in Shanghai.