Learn up on the North American Worlds representatives.
The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is right around the corner, with players and fans gearing up for it. As the pinnacle of LoL competition, its the event everyone has their eyes on. This year, the LCS has three teams that will go to Worlds and face off against teams from the LPL, LCK and LEC, among many others. These teams are Team SoloMid (“TSM”), Team Liquid (“TL”) and FlyQuest (“FLY”). Notably missing is Cloud9, who narrowly missed out on attending due to a disappointing Summer Split performance. The groups are drawn and the teams are ready, so its time to check in on how these teams look and how they may do when they hit the Rift.
Claiming the #1 seed after an incredible playoff run is TSM. To be honest, not many expected TSM to take the title coming into the split, but they defied all expectations and reclaimed the LCS throne. And quite a journey it was. They ended fourth at the end of the Summer Split and, once in playoffs, immediately suffered a 3-0 loss to Golden Guardians. This was a worrying sign, but TSM bounced back quickly. The squad went on to beat the Golden Guardians, then Cloud9 and Team Liquid, then finally brought down FlyQuest. This solidified them as, undoubtedly, the best team in NA.
When talking about TSM, the first name that comes to mind is Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg. A world-class mid laner in his own right, Bjergsen has been a huge catalyst for his team’s success. He’s singlehandedly carried many games this year and is on top of his game. Along with him is Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, another NA star who is no stranger to success and the World’s stage. Despite having a terribly rough split in Spring, Doublelift looked fantastic in playoffs and especially in the Finals. If he’s finally back to his peak form, this team has multiple carry threats, and that’s without even mentioning Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik, who also is TSM’s carry-style top with unique counter picks and a certain flair.
TSM is returning to Worlds after a few years of not attending ready to prove themselves. They’re seeded into Group C versus Fnatic and Gen.G, with the last group member yet to be decided from the Play-In stage. Honestly, this isn’t too bad for them. Though they had a really good playoffs run, Fnatic was shaky in the regular season and could be exploited. Meanwhile, Gen.G is definitely a weaker LCK team who TSM should be able to beat. This could be the year that Doublelift finally makes it out of groups, but don’t expect them to go much further than quarterfinals with the competition floating around this year.
Next up is FlyQuest, taking NA’s second seed. Like TSM, FlyQuest was a bit of an enigma themselves coming into the 2020 season. They were a middle of the pack team before, but this year they made appearances in both Finals and…
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