The 2020 League of Legends World Championship was full of exciting plays and memorable highlights to the point that it’s near-impossible to pick a list that everyone will agree on. Still, here are Stropse’s top 10 Highlights from Worlds 2020.
10. Wack-A-Mole in the Dragon Pit
Traveling all the way back to the Play-In Stage, Legacy’s impact on Worlds 2020 should not be forgotten. They were the most successful team in the history of Oceania, and their success makes the unfortunate news of the Oceanic Pro League’s cancellation hurt even more. Their wild play in the dragon pit against SuperMassive will be a fond memory of Legacy’s 2020 run.
9. Perkz Deals 10K Damage in One Fight
The statistic was so crazy, even the casters thought it was a mistake. The fight was more indicative of just how insane this game was, and the fact that Luka “Perkz” Perković was able to deal that amount of damage in one fight shows that. G2 Esports and Suning gave fans a banger for the ages, and Perkz’s 10k damage highlights that.
8. Ghost Snipes Wunder With the Insane Prediction
Eventual World Champion Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun was one of the most consistent players in Worlds 2020. He was a staple in the bottom lane for DAMWON, carrying games at times, giving his teammates room to carry at others. He’s the unsung hero of DAMWON, and he was an integral part in winning the championship. His arrow against Wunder shows just how screwed in he was this tournament.
7. Mikyx’s Giga-Brain Ward
Not all great plays need to be flashy, and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle’s ward against Suning shows that. Most of us probably thought we’d only see a ward like this in solo queue, but the G2 Esports support brought out the galaxy brain strategy on the Worlds stage, of all places.
6. Nuguri’s Flank
It wouldn’t be a top 10 list without a play from Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon. The top laner is a highlight machine, and his Kennan flank adds one more play to his countless list of highlights. Nuguri’s Kennan is incredibly strong, and teams would later learn to ban the champion away from him.
5. Spica’s 9-Man Sleep
Oh boy. LCS fans will remember this play for a long, long time. In what turned out to be Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg’s last tournament as a player, Team SoloMid jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu managed to put all five members of Gen.G to sleep while his four teammates took a nap as well. Spica’s nine-man sleep will certainly go down in the North American history books.
4. Huanfeng in the Base
If you didn’t know what team Jhin was on for a solid minute, it’s okay: neither did most people. Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng’s flank was equally as crazy as it was intelligent. The Chinese rookie has been a shining star for Suning, and fans can expect more Huanfeng highlights in the future.
3. The Bin Barrel Heard ‘Round Europe
The other Suning rookie made some highlight-reel plays himself. Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin secured Suning’s first place finish in Group A with a single barrel. G2 fans felt the damage just as much as the players did, and it hurt badly.
2. G2 Hold Off Suning and Go Base to Base
The two matchups between Suning and G2 sure gave fans a lot of highlights to remember. In what seems like a miracle play, the G2 members were able to hold off Suning’s siege of their nexus, go base-to-base, and end the game all in the span of 60 seconds.
1. The First Penta Kill In Worlds Finals History Secured by Bin, the Rookie
Despite losing to DAMWON in the finals, fans will surely remember Suning’s miracle run through Worlds 2020. Capping off Suning’s incredible tournament, the rookie made history by securing the first ever penta kill in Worlds Finals history. If Bin’s making plays like this during his first year as a pro, one can only imagine what sort of plays he’ll be making in the future.