Original article by: Dot Esports
Team WE had an impressive performance by reaching the finals.
The League of Legends team and 2020 LPL summer champions Top Esports have grabbed the title of the Demacia Cup yesterday.
Top Esports have capped their 2020 year by hoisting the cup after they finished runner-ups of the LPL spring, summer as champions and after they ended their journey at the World Championship in semifinals in October.
The team entered the tournament with almost the same roster as during the LPL 2020 season and World Championship, expect for support player Wang “Zhuo” Xu-Zhuo.
While Zhuo gathered much attention by playing for the first time with Top Esports, the highlight was put on midlaner Zhuo “knight” Ding, who earned the MVP title.
The Demacia Cup was the last official esports tournament of the Chinese League scene this year. It gathered 20 Chinese teams, including all 17 LPL teams and the Top Three teams of the academy league (LDL) to compete.
Top Esports automatically qualified to the quarterfinals due to their participation to the World Championship and rolled though the tournament by dropping only one game to ViCi Gaming in the semifinal match. They faced off against Team WE in the final match, and won it all with an impressive 3-0 score.
TOP 5 Plays, Demacia Championship Finals— LPL (@lplenglish) December 28, 2020
5. knight's Vayne
4. knight's Zoe
3. Shanks's Orianna
2. 369's Malphite
1. knight's Vayne pic.twitter.com/EqZwmPEGFy
On the other side, Team WE had to go through the group stage to qualify to the playoffs. They ended in first place of their group over teams including Invictus Gaming and Royal Never Give Up.
They faced off against LPL spring champions JD Gaming in the semifinals and won with a 3-2 score, almost ending their journey at that point. The roster, which only switched a few players after the LPL ended, showed promise ahead of the upcoming season.
It wasn’t the case for Suning, however. The World Championships runner-ups had a disappointing performance, losing their only match of the tournament to ViCi Gaming with their new botlane made of Jinjiao and ON. Although they automatically qualified for the quarterfinals, they fell short with a match lost 3 to 0. The Demacia Cup’s finals can be watched here in replay.