DAMWON Gaming bags 2020 League of Legends World Championship. DAMWON Gaming of South Korea beat China’s Suning 3-1 to win the 2020 League of Legends World Championship on Saturday in front of 6,000 fans at Shanghai, China ‘s newly opened Pudong Stadium.
After a month of competition among 22 of the best teams in the world in a quarantined bubble setting in Shanghai, the South Korean No. 1 seed outlasted the rest of the competition to hoist the Summoner’s Cup in the 10th iteration of the world’s most watched esports event, with last year’s final bringing in more than 100 million viewers worldwide.
As one of the favourites, DAMWON Gaming started their tournament and reached the final by amassing a 34-3 record in the tournament going into the clash against Suning. During the group stage, DWG finished first in their pool en route to a dominant bracket stage performance, steamrolling fellow South Korean side DRX 3-0 in the quarterfinals before crushing in the semifinals Europe’s top seed, G2 Esports. In the decisive Game 4 victory over G2, DAMWON recorded the quickest victory in world championship history with a time of 19 minutes and 3 seconds.
Riot Games, the creator of the game, is hosting the League of Legends World Championship. The World Championship Final has been a global phenomenon since 2011, with the inaugural seasonal championship in Jönköping, Sweden, selling out stadiums and arenas from Beijing National Stadium in Beijing to Staples Center in Los Angeles. Although no fans were permitted in attendance for the tournament before the last match, a lottery was held for more than 3 million hopefuls in China to select 6,000 socially distanced fans to attend the finale in Shanghai.