Team FunPlus Phoenix set up for the beginning of the first game of the League of Legends (LOL) World Championship Finals in Paris, France. Picture: Reuters/Johanna Geron
Team FunPlus Phoenix set up for the beginning of the first game of the League of Legends (LOL) World Championship Finals in Paris, France. Picture: Reuters/Johanna Geron

LPL finale: FunPlus Phoenix, Oh My God squander chances to play in semi-finals

By Field Level Media Time of article published Apr 21, 2020

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FunPlus Phoenix lost their final match in the China's League of Legends Pro League on Monday, dropping into third place and missing out on a direct advance to the semifinals.

Top Esports (11-5) swept FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 to finish in fourth place. FunPlus Phoenix (12-4) tied with JD Gaming but lost the season tiebreaker to fall into third.

Champion Invictus Gaming and JD Gaming moved to the semifinals, with Top Esports and Fun Plus Phoenix advancing to the quarterfinals.

Team WE (8-8) posted a 2-1 win, beating Oh My God (7-9) in a winner-take-all showdown for the eighth and final playoff spot. Rogue Warriors (7-9) defeated LGD Gaming (5-11) by a 2-1 margin.

The single-elimination playoffs will be best-of-five matches. They begin Wednesday when Team WE meets eStar (11-5) in the first of two first-round matches. Edward Gaming (9-7) will play Royal Never Give Up (8-8) on Thursday.

The finals are scheduled for May 2. The winner qualifies for 2020 Mid-Season Invitational.

League of Legends Pro League (LPL) final season standings, with win-loss records and game-winning percentage:

1. Invictus Gaming, 14-2, 72 percent

2. JD Gaming, 12-4, 72 percent

3. FunPlus Phoenix, 12-4, 68 percent

4. Top Esports, 11-5, 62 percent

5. eStar, 11-5, 62 percent

6. EDward Gaming, 9-7, 56 percent

7. Royal Never Give Up, 8-8, 53 percent

8. Team WE, 8-8, 49 percent

--Playoff cutline--

9. Vici Gaming, 7-9, 49 percent

10. Bilibili Gaming, 7-9, 48 percent

11. Suning, 7-9, 46 percent

12. Oh My God, 7-9, 45 percent

13. Rogue Warriors, 7-9, 45 percent

14. Dominus Esports, 6-10, 40 percent

15. LGD Gaming, 5-11, 39 percent

16. LNG Esports, 5-11, 37 percent

17. Victory Five, 0-16, 3 percent

Field Level Media

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