Riot has finalized the Mid-Season Invitational play-in stage, with the eight minor representatives being split over two groups. Teams were put into higher and lower-seeded pools before the draw based on their region’s international performance in the last two years.
Group A features Turkish powerhouse 1907 Fenerbahçe, Vietnam’s Phong Vũ Buffalo, LATAM’s Isurus Gaming and Oceania’s Bombers.
In Group B, SEA’s MEGA, CIS’ Vega Squadron, Japan’s DetonatioN FocusMe and Brazil’s INTZ e-Sports will fight it out for a chance to make it to the group stage.
|Group A||Group B|
|1907 Fenerbahçe (TR)||MEGA (SEA)|
|Phong Vũ Buffalo (VN)||Vega Squadron (CIS)|
|Isurus Gaming (LATAM)||DetonatioN FocusMe (JP)|
|Bombers (OCE)||INTZ e-Sports (BR)|
The winner from Group A will play against Team Liquid while Group B’s winner will have to go up against Flash Wolves for a spot at the group stage. The losers of the play-in knockout matches will have one last chance to qualify in an elimination match to join Invictus Gaming, G2 Esports and SK Telecom T1 at the group stage.
The Mid-Season Invitational starts on May 1.