The race for the title is well underway in this Sumonners War Championship (SWC 2020) and the preliminary phases are now complete. Before thinking about the world final which will bring together the 8 best competitors from around the world and offer $210,000 in cash prize money, there are several mandatory stages.
No straight passes are granted, all players must go through the preliminary qualification phases. No one is safe from surprises and the list of competitors has already shrunk considerably. The Sumonners War Fields have never been so competitive! In the end, there is only one place on the roof of the world. 😉
After our competition guide where you can find the calendar, the format and the rules, we take a look at the qualifications for the preliminary phases of the SWC 2020. They took place online and without any spectators. The entire competition will follow the same route due to the current health situation.
Results of the preliminary phases Europe
8 European players have qualified for the SWC 2020 European Cup. In a double-elimination system where each player had the right to a joker, the French Rosith and Chene managed to win their ticket. Together with Germany, France is the country that sends the most representatives to the next stage. Of course, the counters will be reset to zero and everyone will start on an equal footing.
- Winner bracket qualifiers: XNIGHTX96 (Germany), Chene (France), Zerpolita (Spain) and Obabo (Sweden).
- Qualified for the Looser bracket: Ismoo (Germany), Seiishizo (Netherlands), Rosith (France) and Viilipytty (Finland).
Rosith got particularly hot. He was already at the world championships last year. After reaching the semi-finals, this year his adventure almost ended early. He lost his first match against Seiishizo and had to pull up the whole loser bracket. By a twist of fate, by pulling up this one, he eliminated two other Frenchmen involved in the competition for good. Sapyn and UN4RM3ED fought well but will have to try again next year.
As for Chene, he made a clear round on his side. Thanks to two narrow 2-1 victories in the winner bracket, he secured a direct qualification for the SWC European Cup 2020. Until then, both players and fans will have to wait. The European Cup does not start until 7 November. The wait will be long, but our French people will have the opportunity to train. In this respect, we will have to be wary of Obabo in particular. For many observers, Swedish is the man to beat. He has a very good ladder ranking and a larger than average fan base. In fact, he is one of the only regular Sumonners War streamers.
Results of the preliminary phases America
- Winner Bracket: Kenballer (USA) Raigeki (Canada), Heves (Canada), Trokamoo (USA).
- Looser Bracket: DRMZJOSEPH (Canada), Popopanda (USA), Jmak (Canada) and Tree (USA).
The Americas region will be represented by 4 Americans and 4 Canadians. Igores, the only Brazilian representative did not manage to create a surprise. Yet, there was a big one. Reigning world champion Thompsin will not be there to defend his title.
Indeed, he stopped in the preliminary stages and left the field open to players who were a little less well-known. Kenballer is thus the beautiful story of this region. He went from being an almost anonymous player to a player who qualified for the regional cup. It will take place on October 24th and the American will try to continue to write his history.
Results of the preliminary phases Asia
The Asian region is a little peculiar. For these preliminary qualification phases for SWC 2020, the continent is divided into several small sub-regions. The competition is therefore even denser there, each with 8 competitors. This is not necessarily surprising since mobile gaming is very popular in this part of the world.
- Korea: Charmi and Skit;
- Japan : Shiki and Tanaka Tsubasa ;
- SEA and AU: 02Loveo (Thailand) and Xere (Vietnam) ;
- Taiwan and Hong Kong: Mr.Chung (Hong Kong) and Gaia (Taiwan).
As a reminder, China will also have its representative at the SWC 2020, but it has its own qualifying tournament. This one starts only on October 23rd, so we'll have to wait and find out more about it.
The best monsters/composers of the SWC 2020 preliminary phases
These preliminary phases held many surprises in store for us concerning the monsters used and the compositions chosen by the players. Indeed, some monsters came out of the shadows and revealed their talents to the eyes of all.
Let's take a look at the most used monsters and their runage. Several players were surprised during these preliminary phases of the SWC 2020!
|Josephine||Josephine is one of the MVPs for these preliminary phases of SWC 2020 thanks to the various skills she possesses. It is mainly her skill 3 that made the difference by making her play quickly to provoke all the enemies. |
She runes in Violent / Vengeance in VIT/PV%/PV%.
|Ganymede||Ganymede, a monster much appreciated by Summoners War players, has skills that can sometimes be surprising in competition. |
For example, it can pause the target's skills to the maximum and lower the attack gauge of all enemies to zero.
It runes to Violent / Energy in VIT/PV%/PV%.
|Hator||Hator is very strong in supporting the allied team. It allows to reduce the attack gauge and to put the enemies to sleep. |
It runes to Violent / Focus to VIT/PV%/PV%.
|Vigor||Vigor is extremely strong in his second awakening form because he plays the role of a big nuker. Indeed, it reduces defence and inflicts heavy damage. |
It runes to Violent / Blade in VIT/DCC/PV%.
|Anavel||Anavel is a monster that plays the supporting role to perfection. It reduces the defence of allies as well as their attack speed. |
It runes in Violent / Will in VIT/PV%/ATQ%.
|Artamiel||Artamiel is an excellent healer with a proven track record in these SWC 2020s.|
He runes in Despair / Guardian in VIT/DCC/DEF%.
|Chiwu||Chiwu allows you to remove the beneficial effects of all enemies and their attack gauge. |
It runes to Despair / Focus in VIT/PV%/PV%.
|Vivachel||Extremely rare monster, it is common to see it in SWC, it plays the role of support and healer. |
It is one in Violent / Will in VIT/PV%/PV%.
|Molly||Molly is certainly the revelation of this SWC 2020, thanks to her skills. She can remove the harmful effects of an allied target and apply a shield. Molly restores VPs every turn to the one with the lowest ratio. |
She runes in Violent / Will in VIT/PV%/PV%.
The preliminary phases of the SWC 2020 are now complete and some nice surprises have been observed. We continue to cover the event to keep you informed about the rest of the competition!
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