LoL Worlds 2020 Winner: South Korea’s DAMWON Gaming
South Korean and LCK team DAMWON (DWG) defeated Chinese team Suning Gaming 3-1 to claim the 2020 League of Legends (LoL) World Championship at Shanghai Pudong Stadium. All in all, DWG finished the biggest LoL event in Shanghai with a 34-3 record.
For the last two seasons, the LCK failed to enter the Worlds finals. Not since the legendary team Samsung Galaxy won the title in 2017. But this year, DWG gave the region the momentum and victory it needed. DWG posted an impressive record of 51-8 from the start of the Summer Split all the way to the most-anticipated Worlds final. The halfway point of the season already proved that DWG is the strongest LoL team in South Korea and one of the best in the world.
“[DWG] seemed like a bunch of rookies who played through relying on their mechanics in 2019…This year, they were able to learn more about the game, so they also became very smart about the game. That’s why they won Worlds,” the team’s head coach Lee “Zefa” Jae-min said in a post-tournament interview.
Words 2020 Grand Finals Recap
Damwon Gaming was the favorite from the start and a heavy contender on most LoL betting sites, but Suning Gaming had been surprising everyone with consistent plays and upsets by defeating other powerhouse teams like Top Esports, JDG, and G2 Esports. Suning was the dark horse in Worlds 2020, to say the least.
The first map saw a tight team battle between the two. DWG managed to secure themselves a 22-minute Infernal Soul, but Suning didn’t make their victory easy by dragging the game. DWG closed out the map in a teamfight.
The second map featured some of the biggest highlights in the grand finals. Here, Suning equalized the tally 1-1 after SofM locked in a Rengar in the jungle and Bin picked up the first-ever Pentakill in the tournament.
DWG’s teamfighting skills were enough to intimidate Suning in the next set of games. DWG easily won crucial fights around the neutral objectives in maps three and four to clinch the World Championship.
DAMWON Gaming Worlds 2020 Roster
- Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon (장하권) – Top Laner
- Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu (김건부) – Jungler
- Heo “ShowMaker” Su (허수) – Mid Laner
- Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun (장용준) – Bot Laner
- Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee (조건희) – Support
- Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) – Sub/Top
- Sin “Nuclear” Jeong-hyeon (신정현) – Sub/Bot
- Ryu “Hoit” Ho-seong (류호성) – Sub/Sup