The 2020 KeSPA Cup, hosted by parent organization Korea e-Sports Association, is well underway with exciting LCK matches each day. The top Korean League of Legends esports teams are competing in the last major tournament of 2020 to see who ends at the top.
2020 KeSPA Cup
All ten LCK teams joined the event which consists of a round-robin group stage that ends with a single-elimination knockout playoff stage. Although it started on December 21, competition has been fierce as teams relentlessly struggle to win. After all, many teams hold new rosters and want to test how successful they are in an official event. Even the 2020 League of Legends World Champion, DAMWON Gaming, saw some roster changes to test out.
2020 KeSPA Teams
- DAMWON Gaming
- Liiv SANDBOX
- Nongshim RedForce
- Afreeca Freecs
- Group B
- Hanwha Life Esports
- KT Rolster
- Fredit BRION
— Korea e-Sports Association (KeSPA) (@KeSPAen) December 18, 2020
Esports in LCK
Viewable on YouTube, the 2020 KeSPA Cup is the next iteration of premier League of Legends esports competition in Korea. Arguably the strongest region in the League of Legends ecosystem, teams who succeed in this event will likely continue to dominate elsewhere.
One thing that may surprise League of Legends esports fans are the projected teams to win. Although every LCK team is a force to reckon with, some rosters showed more promise than others at the 2020 KeSPA Cup. Bookmakers had Gen.G, T1 and DAMWON Gaming starting as the top contenders to win KeSPA Cup. At the moment. DAMWON is the main favorite with an implied probability of lifting the trophy of 42% according to esportsbettingtop.
As of this writing, DAMWON Gaming leads the lineup at a 4-0 score in Group A. Even with Group B matches showing KT Rolster as the leader, DAMWON secured a semifinal spot and looks to hit the finals too.
The sixth annual KeSPA Cup is live for fans to see who the strongest LCK team is right now. Even with DAMWON Gaming winning Worlds 2020 and leading the event right now, anything can change in Korean League of Legends esports. The tournament continues through the holidays and finalizes on January 2 to crown Korea’s next big team.
Written by Justin Amin
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