A couple of weeks ago we announced a number of changes to the LEC Summer Schedule as well as a number of roster updates, well with little more than a week to go before the start of the LOL LEC 2020 event, things are starting to hot up nicely.
However, plans to host the League of Legends LEC Summer Finals 2020 in Malmo, Sweden this year have had to be shelved due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at the moment, organisers have revealed in a press release that they are “exploring other options” for the event and that they hope to have more details on what replacement they may have in store within the next few weeks.
More positive is the news that from the first week of the LOL LEC 2020, the production team will be conducting the show from their LEC Studio in Berlin, initially operating with a small crew, all adhering to the latest health and safety guidance, with a view to incorporating more crew returning over the forthcoming weeks.
Teams however will still contest the LOL LEC 2020 tournament remotely.
LEC Standings – Spring 2020 Review
Earlier in the year, the LEC Spring 2020 tournament began on January 24, running through until April 19. The ten franchise teams competing in the league battled it out across those weeks to decide who would be the Spring Split winner.
In the end, G2 Esports quality shone through. Not only did the team win the initial Group Phase of the tournament with a superb 15-3 record, two better than second and third-placed Fnatic and Origen, but they then overcame an early setback in the playoffs to claim the victory.
That shock defeat, a 3-2 loss in the Semifinals to MAD Lions, saw G2 drop into the Loser’s Bracket Round 3, where they defeated Origen to move into the Loser’s Final. Here they would once again face MAD Lions, where they gained revenge for their semifinal defeat thanks to a 3-1 victory.
In the final, they renewed acquaintances with old adversaries Fnatic, but were too strong in the end, running away with a comprehensive 3-0 victory.
G2 Esports star man was Kankos, who earned 7 MVP awards to be named the MVP player of the tournament, just pipping team mate Perkz who earned six. Razork from Misfits Gaming earned the prize for Rookie of the Split, whilst Mac of MAD Lions was named the Coach of the Split. Jankos, Perkz and team mate Mikyx were named in the 1st All-Pro team for the tournament alongside Rekkles of Fnatic and Alphari of Origen.
G2 Esports would have qualified for the Mid Season Invitational had it been held, but instead had to be satisfied with an €80,000 prize, plus 90 points in the LEC Championships, which will determine the four teams to make it through to the World Championships later in the year.
With a further 140 points available for the winner of the LOL LEC 2020 Summer event up for grabs, plus 100 for the second-placed team, there is still all to play for when the season gets underway on June 12.