Immediately after the end of the last match of the Worlds 2020 group stage, the draw for the quarter-final pairs and the entire knockout bracket of this year’s League of Legends World Cup took place. Thus, we met the next rivals for G2 Esports and Fnatic in the fight for the world championship.
As both teams finished second in their groups, they will have to face the leaders of individual rankings in the quarter-finals. A much more difficult task is facing Fnatic, which will be undertaking Top Esports, the LPL champions, in the fight for the semi-finals. On the other hand, when it comes to G2 Esports, the situation looks better, because the first opponent of the Samurai will be Gen.G, which is only the third South Korean team.
However, one more thing is worth noting — in the upper half of the bracket, apart from Fnatic, all the teams are from China, while all the teams from South Korea will fight in the lower half with G2. This means that on the way to the final, Orange and Blacks (as long as they defeat TES, of course) will face the winner of Suning vs. JD Gaming, and if they defeat the Chinese champions, the lower-seeded teams should be less problematic, right?
G2 Esports, in turn, after a potential win against Gen.G, would take on one of the finalists of the LCK 2020 Summer edition. In practice, therefore, the only final involving teams from the same region is the European final. However, if both teams from the old region fail earlier, the team from China and South Korea will meet in the championship match.
This is the full Worlds 2020 playoff bracket:
Fnatic vs TOP Esports
Suning vs JD Gaming
Gen. G vs G2 Esports
DAMWON vs DRX
We have a three-day break from the League of Legends World Cup. The first quarter-final match is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, and it will kick-off with a match between the Korean giants DAMWON and DRX. On Friday Suning will battle JD, with Fnatic vs TOP taking place on Saturday. The last semifinalist will be decided on Sunday the 18th, in game between Gen.G. and Europe’s G2 Esports.