League Worlds 2020: Play-in stage scores, standings, and results

The four top teams will qualify for the group stage of the tournament.

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The 2020 League of Legends World Championship kicks off with the play-in stage on Sept. 25, bringing together 10 teams, two groups, and four subsequent qualifiers. 

A total of 10 regions will be represented in the play-ins, including the fourth seeds from China’s LPL and Europe’s LEC, the third seed from North America’s LCS, the second seed from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South East Asia’s PCS, and the first seeds from Brazil’s CBLOL, CIS’ LCL, Japan’s LJL, Latin America’s LLA, Oceania’s OPL, and Turkey’s TCL.

Each group will play a single round-robin, with the first-place teams advancing straight to the group stage. The third and fourth place teams in each play-in group will then play a best-of-five series. The winner of that matchup will play a second best-of-five against the second-place team from the opposing group, while the loser will be eliminated from the tournament. 

China’s LGD Gaming, Europe’s MAD Lions, and North America’s Team Liquid are the favorites of the play-ins. 

Here are the scores, standings, and results for the play-ins at Worlds 2020.

Play-in group stage

Group A

PositionTeamWinsLosses
1Team Liquid41
2Legacy32
3Supermassive22
4MAD Lions23
5INTZ Esports14

Group A: Matches (Sept. 25 to 30)

MAD Lions10INTZ
Legacy10INTZ
Liquid10MAD Lions
INTZ01SuperMassive
SuperMassive10MAD Lions
Liquid10Legacy
SuperMassive01Liquid
MAD Lions01Legacy
INTZ10Liquid
Legacy10SuperMassive
MAD Lions10INTZ
Liquid10Legacy

Group B

PositionTeamWinsLosses
1PSG Talon41
2Unicorns of Love32
3Rainbow722
4LGD23
5V314

Group B: Matches (Sept. 25 to 30)

Talon10Rainbow7
LGD01Talon
Rainbow701V3
V301Unicorns
LGD01Rainbow7
Unicorns10Talon
V301LGD
Rainbow710Unicorns
Talon10V3
Unicorns10LGD
Talon10Unicorns
LGD10V3

Play-in knockout stage

Matches one and two (Sept. 29)

Rainbow703LGD Gaming
SuperMassive32MAD Lions

Matches three and four (Sept. 30)

Legacy03LGD Gaming
Unicorns of Love30SuperMassive