SHANGHAI, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese E-sports team LGD Gaming beat Australian team Legacy Esports 3-0 to advance into the Group Stage of 2020 League of Legends World Championship (S10) here on Wednesday.
The ITTF added that the player lists may still change due to current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem
Moises Lima Magalhaes of Luneng could have netted the winner in the 83rd minute, but his powerful long shot was denied by the left bar after hitting Zhang Jinliang of R&F.
Following reigning world champion Liu Shiwen's withdrawal due to an injury, her compatriot and current world No. 1 Chen Meng enters the action and expects a tough challenge from the closest rival Mima Ito from Japan.
The Spaniard will next take on 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who beat Slovakia's world number 102 Andrej Martin 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.
The Organizing Committee will be co-chaired by Gou Zhongwen, minister of China's State General Administration of Sport and Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing. Deputy minister of China's State General Administration of Sport Du Zhaocai, who is also a FIFA council member, has been named as the executive chairman.
Flamengo entered the match with only three regular starters, having reported 16 positive coronavirus cases in their first-team squad last week. Head coach Domenec Torrent was also absent from the touchline at Allianz Parque because of the virus.
Despite the loss, Shanghai is still secure atop the Suzhou division.
"In fact, we're still waiting for legal guidelines to run the games," Dortmund's sports director Michael Zorc complained.
Since the other three Chinese (LPL) teams Suning, JD Gaming, Top Esports have already been categorized into A, B and D groups in advance, LGD will compete in Group C automatically according to the S10 regulation to avoid repetition of two teams from the same region.
In Tuesday's other action, Shanghai smashed Hebei 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-7), Tianjin beat Yunnan 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-13), Liaoning defeated Guangdong 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15), and Zhejiang crushed Sichuan 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16). Enditem