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The first truly international event in any sport will be the 2020 League of Legends World Championships in Shanghai.

This event will start on September 25 and will run for five weeks until the finals are played on October 31. According to the odds at SportsBetting.com, an online sportsbook in Colorado, teams from the LPL and LCK are the favorites to win this event once again, but a European team has made the finals of the last two world championships.

Odds to Win 2020 League of Legends World Championship

(Odds courtesy of SportsBetting.com)

Top Esports +180
JD Gaming +270
DAMWON Gaming +350
G2 Esports +1100
DragonX +1700
Gen. G +1900
Fnatic +2400
Suning Gaming +2600
LGD Gaming +3300
MAD Lions +4000
Rogue +5000
Team SoloMid +5000
Team Liquid +6600
FlyQuest +10000
PSG Talon +15000
Machi Esports +15000
INTZ +30000
Unicorns of Love +30000
Rainbow 7 +40000
Papara SuperMassive +40000
V3 Esports +80000
Legacy +100000

The Champions of China

The three heavyweights entering Worlds are Top Esports, JD Gaming, and DAMWON Gaming.

Top Esports are the overall favorites after earning the LPL’s No. 1 seed with their thrilling win over JD Gaming to win the LPL Summer Split. This team has taken things to another level since bringing in JackeyLove to replace Photic in the bottom lane, as his acquisition spurred their run in the Spring Split and their win over world champions FunPlus Phoenix at the 2020 Mid-Season Cup.

Karsa has been unlocked since joining from Royal Never Give Up, giving Top Esports a world-class jungler, but the true star of the team has been mid laner