Worlds 2020 Play-In: Three Word Game and MVPs of Day 4

Madrid, Spain - October 26: --- during Worlds 2019 Quarterfinals at Palacio Vistalegre on October 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
Madrid, Spain - October 26: --- during Worlds 2019 Quarterfinals at Palacio Vistalegre on October 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games) /

Day 4 of the play-in stage for Worlds 2020 has come to a close so let’s recap all the action.

Worlds 2020 now moves on from the group stage to the knock-out portion of the play-in stage. All the teams in Group A finished their games in Day 4, with Team Liquid qualifying for the group stage and INTZ being eliminated from the tournament.

Before we move on to the best-of-five matches tomorrow, we take a look back at the last games of play-ins on Day 4.

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*The winning team is in bold

SuperMassive vs. Team Liquid – Thank Mr. Broxah

Broxah came out of the gates hot today, going 4/1/13 in game one of Day 4 on Graves.

MAD Lions vs. Legacy Esports – The deer hunt

Lillia did not look good in the first three games of Day 4, but none of them were as bad as Shad0w’s performance in this game. He went 1/7/7 and got absolutely destroyed by Babip’s Graves.

INTZ vs. Team Liquid – According to plan?

This was INTZ’s only win in the play-in stage and also caused a tie with MAD Lions for last place in Group A. That forced a tiebreaker where the loser would be eliminated, making many question if maybe Team Liquid let INTZ win to make life harder for the EU representative at play-ins.

Legacy Esports vs. SuperMassive – Oceania is Legit

The OPL’s representative went 4-1 in the play-in stage, earning them a tie for first place in Group A, so they were guaranteed at least the second-seed going into the knockouts. They earned a tiebreaker game against Team Liquid, with a chance to automatically qualify for the group stage.

MAD Lions vs. INTZ – INTZ! to INT-zzzzzzzz

INTZ had the MAD Lions on the ropes, way ahead of them with a scaling, poke-heavy comp and well on their way to knocking out the LEC’s fourth-seed. Then, inexplicably, they began engaging relentlessly, throwing away their lead, and losing a game they should have won.

Team Liquid vs. Legacy Esports – Ban Broxah’s Graves

That would be my advice to every team that faces TL for the rest of the tournament. Broxah went 8/0/9 on the Outlaw in his second game today, carrying Team Liquid in the early game and securing them the #1 seed for Group A.

MVPs of Day 1

James “Tally” Shute (Legacy Esports, Mid)

For a guy who was rated one of the worst mid laners at Worlds 2020, Tally sure didn’t look like it today. He had two very good games on Sett and Galio followed by a fairly lackluster performance in the tiebreaker match.

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Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság (MAD Lions, ADC)

It was an up-and-down day for just about everyone on the MAD Lions today, except for Carzzy. He played decently well in their loss to Legacy (8/5/5 on Ezreal) and then balled out again on the Prodigal Explorer in the tiebreaker match (3/1/6).

Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen (Team Liquid, Jungle)

Two games on Graves, a combined 12/1/22 scoreline, Broxah was on fire today. We’ll just ignore that Lillia game against INTZ though.