Damwon start play-ins 2-0 at the League of Legends World Championship

DAMWON competes at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship. Provided by Riot Games

South Korean squad DAMWON Gaming emerged unbeaten from its opening day of group play Thursday, the only team to do so on Day 2 of the play-in stage of the League of Legends World Championship in Berlin.

DAMWON opened the day beating top-seeded Turkish team Royal Youth before besting top-seeded Brazilian squad Flamengo eSports later in the day.

Flamengo rounded out Group D play by beating Royal Youth to finish the day 1-1. Royal Youth reside at the bottom of the group at 0-2.

Group C saw the three teams go 1-1, with Hong Kong Attitude beating Thailand's MEGA, MEGA then beating Vietnamese/American squad Lowkey Esports, and Lowkey then getting the better of Hong Kong Attitude to close out the day.

The double-round-robin play-in stage has two more days remaining, with Groups A and B competing Friday and Groups C and D back in action Saturday.

The top two teams per group advance to Round 2, with the first-place teams from the group stage each facing a second-place team in best-of-five matches. The winners advance to the Main Event, which begins Oct. 12.

The Group Stage will include 16 teams again divided into four groups playing best-of-one matches in a double round-robin format. The top two teams from each group then advance to the Knockout Stage, which will be a single-elimination bracket.

While first-place teams will be pitted against second-place teams, no two teams from the same group can be placed in the same half of the bracket for the best-of-five matches.

--Field Level Media