The competitions in major regions have not yet come to an end, but the first representatives at Worlds 2020 were identified.
In the LPL region, after a 3-0 victory over Suning Esports, Top Esports officially claimed the ticket and entered the final for the second time in a row this season. This is a worthy achievement for TES after the quality personnel addition. They have a “monster” Knight in the mid lane, “super sniper” JackeyLove, “a rocky rock” 369 top lane and especially “clever” Karsa in the Jungle position.
Many people wonder why SofM was not recruited by the top teams in the LPL while his talents and abilities are not inferior to Karsa. However, what the Chinese Taipei player is better off than SofM is his experience in international tournaments when being at Worlds five times.
- 2015: Quarterfinals (FW)
- 2016: Top 16 (FW)
- 2017: Top 16 (FW)
- 2018: Quarterfinals (RNG)
- 2019: Top 16 (RNG)
- 2020:? (TES)
Karsa has accomplished a feat that no Asian League of Legends player has achieved with the sixth time attending Worlds. Hopefully, Karsa will hit the championship after a number of years with the current promise team.
Less than a day before Karsa, another North American player has accomplished the same achievement, reaching the Worlds six times in a row. This was Team Liquid’s midlaner Jensen, one of the best and most popular midlaners in the NA so far.
Even though they no longer have Doublelift, the TL’s lineup was not too much affected, and still helped them return stronger after poor Spring. The years that Jensen went to the Worlds were the same as Karsa:
- 2015: Top 16 (C9)
- 2016: Quarterfinals (C9)
- 2017: Quarterfinals (C9)
- 2018: Semi-final (C9)
- 2019: Top 16 (TL)
- 2020:? (TL)
Up to now, on the international stage, North American teams have not been overestimated, particularly after the disappointing performance of TL at Worlds 2019. Perhaps, in this year’s Worlds, TL will potentially make a difference with a new ADC and Jungler.
Until now, no tournament is completed in the four main regions of the world. LPL, LCK, LEC, LCS will have to complete the Playoffs and Regional Qualifiers (LPL and LCK) in order to find representatives to participate in Worlds 2020.