Team Liquid climb to first place in their Worlds play-in group following decisive win against SuperMassive

Tactical has been popping off during his first World Championship.

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Team Liquid are now in first place of Group A at the 2020 League of Legends World Championship play-in stage following a dominant victory over Papara SuperMassive today.

The entire Liquid team played well in this match, but rookie ADC Tactical, who’s competing in his first World Championship, performed phenomenally. His moves and plays on Twitch will surely force enemy teams to ban it out if they want to stand a chance against Liquid.

Liquid prioritized Shen and Rakan in their draft. These champs are two strong picks in the current meta that are terrorizing both the solo queue and competitive environment. Both Impact and CoreJJ took over the game with their engages and map pressure, with Impact going for a utility-oriented build instead of the usual Shen tank build. He picked up Knight’s Vow and Locket of the Iron Solari to enable Tactical to carry with his Twitch.

Following a fight around the Baron, Liquid wiped SUP and continued their dominance, winning teamfight after teamfight before finishing the game through the top lane.

Liquid will face INTZ later on today for a chance to secure the last win in their group and qualify for the main event, which will begin later this week on Oct. 3. INTZ are currently in last place, so Liquid’s win against them is most likely guaranteed considering how well the third NA seed has been playing.