League of Legends 2020 World Championship at a Glance

January 20, 2020

The League of Legends 2020 World Championship is slowly revealing key details about the biggest and most popular MOBA tournament in the world.

The League of Legends Worlds is the most important esports tournament of the year, with the largest viewership and the most dedicated player base. Not surprisingly, this is one of the few competitions that players can already bet in advance, with sharp bookmakers having already published them.

Let’s take a glance at the LoL 2020 World Championship odds, hosting venues and prize pool.

Past Winners Trail G2 Esports at Top Bookies

G2 Esports were the main favorites in 2019, but were swept in the final by the fast-rising FunPlus Phoenix. China has confirmed its status as the strongest region by defending the trophy won in 2018 by Invictus Gaming. The Europeans might have the top odds, but both Chinese teams are close behind them and will have the advantage of playing in front of their fans.

SKT and Gen.G are South Korea’s best hope at the League of Legends 2020 World Championship, with virtually identical odds. The former are the most successful LoL team in history, with five victories, but Gen.G is regarded by pundits as the South Korean team to beat in 2020. They are also likely to fight for the first place in the LCK, but competition is always incredibly strong in the peninsula.

The League of Legends Worlds Return to China

The prize pool in 2019 was a bit over $2 million, less than half of the record set for years ago in China. As the Worlds return to the Asian nation, Shanghai Stadium will be the gracious host of the tournament and teams will play in front of 55,000 people. The official prize pool for the 10th edition is yet to be announced, but there’s a good chance for a new record to be set to mark a decade of professional LoL.