Mid-Season InvitationalThe Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is held between the first and second splits of the regular League of Legends competitive season, with the leading teams out of each regional league competing for the title. The top teams from China (LPL), Europe (LEC), and South Korea (LCK) after the first split earn a direct bid to the Main Event, while teams from the other 10 regions must qualify through the Play-In for the remaining three spots.
China’s Edward Gaming dismantled the competition to secure the championship during the inaugural tournament in 2015, and the region went on to claim another title in 2018 with Royal Never Give Up (RNG). South Korea has also captured two MSI titles with SK Telecom T1, while Europe has been crowned champion once with G2 Esports.
Seven countries -- the United States, China, Brazil, Germany, France, Vietnam and Taiwan -- have hosted the Mid-Season Invitational.
2020 MSI - Based on the modeling of our external risk advisors plus input from health authorities, local governments, regional leagues and teams, travel experts, and other stakeholders, we have made the difficult decision to not hold MSI in 2020.
- Host Countries: Vietnam, Taiwan
- Top Placement: 1st - G2 Esports (LEC), 2nd - Team Liquid (LCS), 3rd - Invictus Gaming (LPL)
- Host Countries: Germany, France
- Top Placement: 1st RNG (LPL), 2nd Kingzone DragonX (LCK), 3rd Fnatic (LEC)
- Host Country: Brazil
- Top Placement: 1st SK Telecom 1 (LCK), 2nd G2 Esports (LEC), 3rd Flash Wolves (LMS)
- Host Country: China
- Top Placement: 1st SK Telecom T1 (LCK), 2nd CLG (LCS), 3rd RNG (LPL)
- Host Country: USA
- Top Placement: 1st EDward Gaming (LPL), 2nd SK Telecom T1 (LCK), 3rd Fnatic (LEC)