The PCS winner Machi Esports are set to do battle in the group stage of Worlds 2020.
Our previews for the League of Legends World Championship have covered all the play-in teams, so now it’s time to move on to the teams in the group stage. The only team not from a major region, Machi Esports comes into Worlds 2020 as the top seed from the PCS. So let’s learn a bit more about how they got here and what to expect out of them during Worlds 2020.
2020 was fairly successful for Machi in the new PCS, after initially failing to get into the new league they were later selected to replace former LMS powerhouse G-Rex. During the Spring Split Machi went 15-3 during the round robin and held the top seed for the playoffs. They won their first best-of-five series before falling in the championship 3-2 to PSG Talon to finish the split in second.
During the Summer Split they went 13-5 during the regular season and again qualified for the playoffs as the fourth seed. They won their first two playoff series before again falling to PSG Talon in the semi-finals, dropping them to the lower bracket.
There, Machi swept J Team in a best of five to get a rematch with PSG Talon in the PCS Finals. The third time was the charm as Machi went on to sweep them as well to earn the top seed for Worlds 2020 out of the PCS.