League of Legends MSI Mid-Season Invitational starts next week!

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It's time for the best League of Legends players from around the world to once again showcase their talent on the grand stage during the MSI Mid-Season Invitational.

The event kicks off in just a few days' time and, like most top-level League of Legends competitions, is set to be an unmissable event. Emanating from Busan, South Korea, the MSI Mid-Season Invitational will feature eleven of the best teams from regions across the globe.

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'Take Notes' is the tagline for this years event!

Through three phases - and almost 20 days of play - the tournament will eventually crown one winner to take home the MSI Championship trophy.

Who's taking part?

If you're keen to know which teams will be taking part in the event when it starts on Tuesday, 10 May, we've got you covered. The eleven participants - and the region they are representing - are;

  • Royal Never Give Up - LPL (China)
  • T1 - LCK (Korea)
  • G2 Esports - LEC (Europe)
  • Evil Geniuses - LCS (North America)
  • PSG. Talon Esports - PCS (SouthEast Asia)
  • RED Canids Kalunga - CBLOL (Brazil)
  • DetonatioN FocusMe - LJL (Japan)
  • Team Aze - LLA (Latin America)
  • ORDER - LCO (Oceania)
  • fastPay Wildcats - TCL (Turkey)
  • Saigon Buffalo Esports - VCS (Vietnam)

Tournament Format

The MSI Mid-Season Invitational will take place over three stages. There is an initial group stage with two groups of four teams and one of three.


Teams that finish in the top two within each group will move on to the Rumble Stage. This is where all six teams will place a best-of-one double round-robin.

Finally, the top four teams will progress to the Knockout Stage which will use a best-of-five single-elimination format. This then leaves us with the top two teams to compete for the MSI title!

If you want to keep up with the action, you can watch the entire tournament live over at lolesports.com

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