The top 4 teams from each region in the Spring 2020 season will face off against each other at the new Mid-Season Cup 2020 tournament, replacing the 2020 Mid- Season Invitational Tournament (MSI – 2020).
Mid-Season 2020 replaces the Spring 2020 season
On the evening of April 24, Riot Games announced that it would cancel the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational for the Covid-19 epidemic.
Accordingly, Riot Games’ head of global esports, John Needham, has announced this news on the official homepage of League of Legends. Previously, the Mid-Season 2020 Invitational Tournament was expected to be moved to July. However, because the situation of Covid-19 is still complicated in Los Angele, USA (where the MSI 2020 is expected), so this plan had to be canceled to “ensure health and safety” for the players.
Because of the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational tournament being canceled due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, however, Riot Games has plans to replace this tournament to help the international arena of League of Legends come back to life. by the 2020 Mid-Season Cup tournament.
Unlike the annual MSI, the Mid-Season Cup 2020 (LCK vs LPL) is a friendly one, many consider it a test of the strength of the teams before the race to the 2020 World Championship summer season. But this is still a clash of two major regions in the world, where all of the League of Legend superstars are China and South Korea. So let’s take a look at the most expected things of this season.
The clash between T1 and FunPlus Phoenix
After dividing the group, many people are looking forward to a dramatic confrontation between the great team T1 and the defending champion FunPlus Phoenix.
According to the South Korean Support, Invictus Gaming’s Southwind Support on the Livestream, the table of the Chinese-Korean War has been split. Invictus Gaming – will be in Group A with JD Gaming, Gen.G, and DragonX. And Group B will be of T1, Damwon Gaming, Top Esports, and FunPlus Phoenix.
In Group B, the mid lane battle will be extremely attractive when this group converges the top stars in the mid-Faker and Doinb are already familiar with the LoL community, while Knight and Showmaker are rising stars in this position. Even Knight did not appear to be inferior to Doinb in this position. Besides, the 1v1 confrontation between Faker and Doinb is also something that fans of both have been waiting for long, and they want to occur in the Mid-Season Cup 2020 Tournament.
Top Esports with Knight and Jackeylove duo – Mid-Season 2020
After winning the World Championship with Invictus Gaming, Jackeylove is considered the brightest star in the next generation of the Chinese region, so Chinese fans have high expectations for this young talent. In the mid lane, Knight is also one of the best individuals in the LPL tournament with the ability to carry a very strong team. The duo once surprised both the LPL in the 2v5 phase to wipe out opponents in the last LPL final.
After Doinb’s name, the match between Faker and Knight, Teddy, and Jackeylove is something to look forward to in the Mid-Season Cup 2020 Tournament. Because LPL fans put a lot of hope in these 2 boys who are under 20 years old, expect them to have a lot of experience when playing in a strong area like LCK.
Recreate the legendary Zed vs Zed match between Faker and Ryu
As expected of a friendly tournament, in the Mid-Season Cup 2020 Tournament for teams that qualify for the knockout stage (bo5), the first game of each match will be the hidden selection format. This increases the entertainment a lot, viewers can completely hope to see the legendary match like Zed vs Zed in the year between Faker and Ryu.