It’s been a while since the last international League of Legends event, so fans of the game will be pleased to know that their desires will soon be satiated! Next up on the calendar is the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational or better known as MSI. To be held offline, the tournament will be in the beautiful country of Iceland, and features the best teams globally who will compete for prize money and points to qualify for Worlds.
Unfortunately for Vietnam, similar to the situation at Worlds 2020, they will have to sit out of this tournament due to national travel restrictions. Here are the rest of the teams competing:
- China – Royal Never Give Up
- Europe – MAD Lions
- Korea – DAMWON Gaming KIA
- North America – Cloud9
- PCS – PSG Talon
- CIS – Unicorns Of Love
- Latin America – Infinity Esports
- Turkey – Istanbul Wildcats
- Brazil – paiN Gaming
- Japan – DetonatioN FocusMe
- Oceania – Pentanet.GG
For Stage 1, the teams will be split into 3 groups based on seeding, with best-of-one matches, with the top teach from each group advancing to Stage 2. The teams will then go through a best-of-one double round robin, with the top 4 teams advancing to the final stage. Stage 3 will compromise of a single elimination bracket with best-of-five matches for all the teams involved.
Starting 6th May and finishing on the 23rd, that’s over two weeks worth of matches to catch – one heck of a month for LoL fans! And for those of you with access to eGG Network TV, you’ll be pleased to know that you can catch all the action live on your TV – the event will be streamed 6th May onwards starting at 9pm (GMT +8). You can also watch the broadcast on LoLesports.com. Make sure to follow eGG Network for all the latest news and info on your favourite esports!