Source: David Lee for Riot Games When Top Esports and Suning faced off in the semifinals of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship, it ensured that for the third year in a row a Chinese team would be vying to win Worlds like Invictus Gaming and FunPlux PhoeniX had done the previous two seasons of LoL esports. Now that DAMWON Gaming has solidified its position in the 2020 Worlds Finals after beating G2 Esports, let’s see which of the two League of Legends Pro League teams is more likely to win the all-Chinese semi-final and qualify for the grand finale. Top Esports Top Esports entered the knockout stage after a 5-1 1st place in Group D and were placed against Fnatic, who was the second seed in Group C.TES entered the 2020 Worlds in as a favorite, but its group stage dominance was overtaken by the clinical nature of DAMWON Gaming. DAMWON Gaming went 6-0 in Group B and established themselves as the best team at the 2020 Worlds, a truth that became more evident when TES struggled with Fnatic, falling 0-2 before winning the quarterfinal. final between the two teams in the first reverse sweep in the history of the knockout stage of the world championship. Top Esports was exposed by Fnatic primarily in the bottom lane. AD wear Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo more than held his individually, but the support of former world champion Liang “yuyanjia” Jia-Yuan’s rookie was exposed by Fnatic bot lane veteran of AD wear Martin “Rekkles” Larsson and support Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov, setting a record in Game 2 of the series by becoming the first player to die 5 times before 15 minutes of a Worlds game has elapsed. Despite struggling in the quarter-finals, Top Esports reached the semi-finals against Suning every moment, claiming him for the championship he was scheduled to lead at the event. However, Suning exceeded pre-event expectations. and will certainly prove to be a tougher opponent than initially envisioned based on his status as the third seed in China’s League of Legends Pro League. Suning When LGD was disappointing in the Worlds play-in 2020 and failed to escape At the group stage of the main event, the question arose as to whether the LPL deserved 4 World Seeds. JD Gaming and Top Esports had fought at the top of the body pile at the end of the spring and summer offseason in China, but like G2 Esports and Fnatic, it has been questioned whether the rest of the region topped its top two teams. was up to the task. Suning responded to those expectations with a resounding yes by making Group A a much more competitive group than expected at the 2020 Worlds. After securing the first seed of Group A on G2 Esports, Suning faced off against JD Gaming, second seed. series of the LPL, and proved superior by beating the spring champion of China 3-1. Former Flash Wolves backer Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh will be looking to make his first World Cup final after a long international career, and will face his former Flash Wolves teammate in the TES Hung “Karsa” Hao- Hsuan. The story between the two players is a testament to a greater dynamic present in the series – TES is the paper favorite in the best-of-five series, but Suning has the familiarity and tools to dethrone the King of China. Bottom Line Whatever the outcome of this series, it’s impossible to call Suning’s Worlds 2020 anything but success. The team far exceeded expectations of a third seed in the LPL and established themselves as a true top-notch team as opposed to their best dark horse scenario before the start of the event. Ultimately, however, Top Esports will win and face DAMWON Gaming in the 2020 Worlds Grand Final. Suning has been outstanding, especially in the case of SwordArt and jungler Lê “SofM” Quang Duy, but unless full and Total Collapse TES simply has too much firepower. Karsa has been excellent all through the tournament and is one of the few junglers at the 2020 Worlds to show he can keep up with the pace set up by SofM, and the individual talent of the rest of the TES roster should be enough to make up for it. the gap between yuyanjia and SwordArt. Top Esports are far from perfect at the 2020 Worlds, so look for Suning to take a match but no more as TES hits his ticket to the final against DAMWON Gaming in a 3-1 victory. For more information and content on LoL Esports, visit our section dedicated to League of Legends! Find full schedules, brackets and more for your favorite esports at Juked.gg! .