After two consecutive years of TSM’s absence at the World Cup, they are making their comeback, making their ascent through the losing round of the 2020 League Championship Series summer playoffs, beating Cloud9 in four games. TSM fell into the bottom bracket after a landslide loss to the Golden Guardians in their first series. Cloud9 received a playoff farewell based on his regular season standings, but lost the first series to FlyQuest.
The series was relatively one-sided, with TSM having strong control over each of his wins, and Cloud9 only earned one victory for himself. Cloud9’s Missing Worlds come as a shock to LCS fans, having had the most dominant LCS season in history last spring, followed by a 9-0 in this Split’s first round robin. summer. However, a recent meltdown left them with a 4-5 second half in the division, and their playoff performances never quite matched their previous level of dominance. This is the first time that Cloud9 has lost Worlds since the creation of his organization in 2013.
TSM looked volatile in their rematch against the Golden Guardians.
but it escalated the entire time, pushing them back to keep their chances alive. They finished their bottom bracket race with a strong victory over Cloud9, leading them on a trip to the World Cup next month. TSM will continue to fight for the rankings, facing the outsiders of Team Liquid and FlyQuest. The winner of this match will then have a chance to get the first seed, facing the winner between Liquid and FlyQuest to finalize the LCS Summer Split.
This is TSM’s first World Cup trip since 2017.
missing the 2018 and 2019 seasons after replacing Yiliang “Peter” “Doublelift” Peng. With its reissue to the team this summer, the team beats the ticket to Shanghai, where they will face the best of the best. The organization has not escaped the groups since 2014, but this year it finally has another chance to do so.