INTZ is fighting this Monday against elimination at Worlds 2020 and also not to carry the burden of having the worst Brazilian campaign in the history of the competition. The country never left the League of Legends world without any victory. So far, the intrepid have accumulated three defeats and just one more game ahead, against Team Liquid, this Monday, at 7am (Brasilia), in Shanghai, China.
Brazil has played in the Worlds six times: KaBuM (2014 and 2018), paiN Gaming (2015), INTZ (2016), Team One (2017) and Flamengo (2019). In most participations, Brazilian teams left the tournament with only one victory. Only the legendary formation of paiN Gaming managed to leave the Worlds with two triumphs over different opponents: Counter Logic Gaming and Flash Wolves. Team One also had two wins, but only over Dire Wolves.
paiN Gaming still has the best campaign in Brazilian history in the LoL worlds – Photo: Disclosure / Riot
Brazilian victories in Worlds editions
|paiN Gaming (2015)||CLG e Flash Wolves|
|INTZ (2016)||Edward Gaming|
|Team One (2017)||Dire Wolves (2x)|
|KaBuM (2018)||DetonationN FocusMe|
|Flemish (2019)||Royal Youth|
It is worth remembering that the League of Legends world cup has undergone a sudden change in the regulations as of 2017. The International Wildcard Qualifier (IWCQ) has been extinguished and all CBLoL 2nd Split champions guarantee a place at the Play-Inn (Entry Phase). Team One, Kabum and Flamengo have already competed in the tournament in this format, but none of them managed to advance to the Group Stage.
There are eight Brazilian victories in total so far in campaigns at the World Cup. Although paiN has the label of best performance, the most notable victory was INTZ, in 2016, over Edward Gaming, which at the time had the stars Clearlove and Deft. In retrospect there is still a victory over an American team, paiN over Counter Logic Gaming (CLG). INTZ’s decisive clash is also with a team from the country, Team Liquid.
Maestro, from INTZ, at Worlds 2020 – Photo: Riot Games / Disclosure
The ge follows INTZ’s departure against Team Liquid in real time on Monday. In the other group of the Entry Stage, PSG Talon finished in the lead and advanced directly to the next stage, while V3 Esports was the first eliminated from the tournament. Rainbow7 and LGD dispute the repechage of the key. Unicors of Love awaits the winner of the INTZ group recap.