JD Gaming is the 2020 LPL Spring Split champion
JDG took down Top Esports to claim its first-ever LPL title. It was a hard-fought battle between two young organizations that are looking to start their legacy in the LPL. JDG took the series in game five with a stellar performance from top laner Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran, support Zuo “LvMao” Ming-Hao, and MVP jungler Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok. Kanavi made history as the first split MVP to win the championship title in the same split.
JD Gaming versus Top Esports, a skill matchup
Fans expected the LPL finals to be a clean 3-0. Instead, it was an action-packed five-game series. All five games were a constant back and forth between the two teams. Each game in the series had one moment or play that turned the entire game on its head.
The win conditions for both teams were clear. TES had to play a clean game with no mistakes and JDG had to follow the lead of Kanavi and Zoom. Unfortunately for TES, the team made several mistakes that would end up costing them the series. TES had a difficult time getting in position during team fights. JDG waited patiently for those mistakes and punished TES consistently.