Worlds 2020: 3 Word Game and MVP of Rainbow7 vs. LGD Gaming

Photo by Yicun Liu/Riot Games.
Photo by Yicun Liu/Riot Games. /

We break down the first knockout series of the Worlds 2020 play-ins, as LGD eliminated Rainbow7.

LGD Gaming has struggled mightily during the play-in stage of Worlds 2020, losing several games in shocking upsets. One of those upsets came against the Latin America representative, Rainbow7, who also became their first opponent in the knockout round. Let’s break down what happened in this meeting and who was the MVP of the series.

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*The winning team is in bold

Game 1: Rainbow7 vs. LGD – Oh hi Mark

The story of Game 1 was unquestionably LGD’s support, who made beautiful engage after engage on Rakan. He ended the game with an 0/0/13 scoreline and participation on 13 of 14 kills.

Game 2: Rainbow7 vs. LGD – Pick after pick

The game was fairly close for the first 15 minutes or so, with LGD holding a slight gold lead. However, several picks on R7 players in the LGD jungle ultimately cost them the game.

Game 3: LGD vs. Rainbow7 – Overextended then over

This was probably the most frustrating game for LLA fans because Rainbow7 were actually ahead (slightly) with a team that should outscale (Orianna plus Kayle and Senna), but they repeatedly got caught in the side lanes overextending for objectives. LGD was quick to collapse and start fights with their long-range initiation (Ornn, Jhin, Leona) and end the series.

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MVP of the Series

Ling “Mark” Xu (LGD Gaming, Support)

The MVP of Game 1, for sure, Mark turned in two solid Leona games (1/1/4 in Game 2 and 2/1/10 in Game 3) to help propel LGD to the next round. While Peanut and xiye also had standout performances, unfortunately they also had a big problem getting picked out in Game 3 that nearly prolonged the series.