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MSI Overview

A brief overview of some stats, from the teams who has qualified for the Mid Season Invitational.
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On wednesday May 4th the Mid Season Invitational (MSI) begins, and during my research for a video I came across some stats. The video never ended up happening, so I thought I'd share my stats in an article instead. 

MSI has 6 teams competing again eachother. Éach of the "invited" teams is there because they won their region's playoff, and get to represent them at this tournament. 

From the NA LCS we have Counter Logic Gaming

From the LMS we have Flash Wolves.

From the EU LCS we have G2 Esports.

From the LPL we have Royal Never Give Up.

From the LCK we have SK Telecom.

Finally a spot is given to the winner of the International Wildcard Invitational which this year was the turkish team SuperMassive. 

CLG

CLG was founded in april 2010, and have been a part of all six seasons of League of Legends. Their more recent merits include winning two consecutive splits in the NA LCS, this one and the last, which qualified them for the 2015 World Championship.

CLG qualified through the NA LCS, which is played in the format of BO1 Double Round Robin. The top six teams qualify for playoffs, with the top two teams given a bye to the semi's, and all games are BO5. CLG finished 2nd in the regular split with a 13-5 record. In the Semifinals they faced off against Team Liquid who they beat 3-2, and then in the finals they reclaimed their title with a 3-2 victory over TSM.

CLG has played a total of 28 games this season. 

This is their roster, with their champ pool and win rates this split:

Darshan (TOP)  g w %   Xmithie (JNG) g w %   Huhi (MID) g w %   Stixxay (ADC) g w %   Aphromoo (SUP) g w %
Ekko 5 3 60   Elise 7 5 71   Leblank 6 4 66,66667   Lucian 8 5 62,5   Bard 8 6 75
Poppy 4 4 100   Reksai 6 4 67   Corki 5 4 80   Caitlyn 6 5 83,33333   Morgana 7 5 71,42857
Fiora 4 4 100   Nidalee 5 4 80   Ryze 4 2 50   Ezreal 5 4 80   Braum 5 2 40
Jax 3 2 67   Gragas 3 2 67   Twisted Fate 3 2 66,66667   Kalista 5 3 60   Soraka 3 3 100
Ryze 3 1 33   Kindred 3 2 67   Ekko 2 2 100   Tristana 2 1 50   Alistar 2 2 100
Gangplank 2 1 50   Udyr 2 2 100   Lissandra 2 1 50   Ashe 1 0 0   Janna 1 0 0
Graves 2 2 100   Graves 1 0 0   Anivia 1 1 100   Corki 1 1 100   Lulu 1 1 100
Gnar 1 1 100   Poppy 1 0 0   Azir 1 1 100             Trundle 1 0 0
Maokai 1 0 0             Lulu 1 1 100                    
Pantheon 1 1 100             Viktor 1 0 0                    
Trundle 1 0 0             Zed 1 1 100                    
Yasuo 1 0 0             Zilean 1 0 0                    

Flash Wolves

Flash Wolves first got their start back in 2013, and have been a top three teams in all the regional splits they have participated in, and finally won this years Spring playoffs. They qualified for the World Championship for the first time last year in Season 5 and ended their run in the quarter finals.

Flash Wolves qualfied by winning the LMS. LMS is played as a double round robin BO2, with the top four teams qualifying for playoffs. A 2-0 win gives you 3 points while a 1-1 draw gives each team 1 point. Flash Wolves finished the regular split in 2nd place with a record of 9 wins, 2 ties and 3 losses. In the playoff gauntlet they beat Machi in the semi's 3-0 and AHQ in the finals also 3-0. 

Flash Wolves has played a total of 34 games. 

This is their roster, with their champ pool and win rates this split:

MMD (TOP) g w %   Karsa (JNG) g w %   Maple (MID) g w %   NL (ADC) g w %   Swordart  (SUP) g w %
Poppy 5 5 100   Elise 13 10 76,92308   Gangplank 7 6 85,71429   Ezreal 12 9 75   Thresh  13 11 84,61538
Lulu 4 2 50   Kindred 6 4 66,66667   Zed 6 5 83,33333   Kalista 6 6 100   Alistar 9 8 88,88889
Nautilus 4 2 50   Lee Sin 6 4 66,66667   Leblanc 4 3 75   Corki 5 5 100   Trundle 3 3 100
Maokai  3 3 100   Nidalee 4 3 75   Ryze 4 3 75   Lucian 5 5 100   Braum 3 2 66,66667
Ekko 3 3 100   Gragas 2 2 100   Azir 3 2 66,66667   Caitlyn 1 1 100   Morgana 3 1 33,33333
Graves 1 1 100   Graves 2 2 100   Quinn 3 3 100   Sivir 1 0 0   Poppy 3 1 33,33333
Gangplank 1 0 0   Rengar 1 0 0   Nautilus 2 2 100                    
  5                 Lulu 2 1 50                    
                    Varus 1 1 100                    
Rhins (TOP) g w %             Ahri 1 0 0                    
Trundle 3 3 100             Ezreal 1 0 0                    
Malphite 2 2 100                                        
Nautilus 2 2 100                                        
Poppy 2 1 50                                        
Fiora 1 1 100                                        
Maokai 1 1 100                                        
Lissandra 1 0 0                                        
Tahm Kench 1 0 0                                        

G2 Esports

G2 was founded by Ocelot back in February 2014. They finally qualified for the LCS this split, and managed to turn their rookie split into a 1st place finish.

The EU LCS is played in a similar format as the NA LCS, with a double round robin BO1 and the top six teams go to playoffs. The top two teams get a bye to the semifinals. G2 finished their first split in first place with a 15-3 record. In the semifinals they beat out the reigning champions Fnatic 3-1 and in the finals they also beat their opponents, Origen, 3-1. 

G2 has played a total of 26 games. 

This is their roster, with their champ pool and win rates this split:

Kikis (TOP) g w %   Trick (JNG) g w %   Perkz (MID) g w %   Emperor (ADC) g w %   Hybrid (SUP) g w %
Poppy 5 4 80   Graves 10 8 80   Lissandra 4 4 100   Lucian 11 9 81,81818   Braum 10 8 80
Ekko 3 3 100   Nidalee 6 5 83,33333   LeBlanc 3 3 100   Kalista 6 5 83,33333   Thresh 6 5 83,33333
Malphite 3 2 66,66667   Gragas 3 3 100   Ryze 3 2 66,66667   Ezreal 4 3 75   Bard 3 3 100
Nautilus 3 2 66,66667   Kindred 2 2 100   Zed 3 2 66,66667   Sivir 4 3 75   Trundle 3 2 66,66667
Trundle 3 2 66,66667   Lee Sin 2 2 100   Ahri 3 2 66,66667   Caitlyn 1 1 100   Janna 2 2 100
Fiora 2 2 100   Elise 1 1 100   Azir 2 2 100             Alistar 2 1 50
Rammus 2 2 100   Rumble 1 0 0   Corki 2 2 100                    
Tahm Kench 2 2 100   Udyr 1 0 0   Lulu 2 2 100                    
Maokai 1 1 100             Viktor 2 1 50                    
Shen 1 1 100             Gangplank 1 1 100                    
Lulu 1 0 0             Twisted Fate 1 0 0                    

Royal Never Give Up

RNG traces all the way back to 2012, and reached the finals of the world championship in season 3 and 4. This split was their first LPL title though.

The LPL is played with two divisions of 6 teams. Each teams plays a Double Round Robin BO3 against the teams in their own divison, and a Single Round Robin BO3 against the teams in the other division. Top four in each divison qualifies for the playoff, with the winners getting a bye to the semifinals and the second place getting a bye to the quarter finals. RNG finished the regular split first in their division with a 13-3 record. In the semifinals they beat WE 3-2 and took out EDG in the finals with a 3-1 victory. 

RNG has played a total of 47 games. 

This is their roster, with their champ pool and win rates this split:

Looper (TOP) g w %   Mlxg (JNG) g w %   Xiaohu (MID) g w %   Wuxx (ADC) g w %   Mata (SUP) g w %
Poppy 13 10 76,92308   Graves 13 10 76,92308   LeBlanc 11 9 81,818182   Lucian 8 6 75   Alistar 17 14 82,35294
Ekko 7 5 71,42857   Nidalee 10 7 70   Azir 10 6 60   Kalista 5 4 80   Braum 11 6 54,54545
Maokai 7 5 71,42857   Kindred 7 6 85,71429   Lissandra 6 3 50   Tristana 4 4 100   Trundle 8 5 62,5
Nautlius 5 3 60   Ekko 4 4 100   Varus 5 3 60   Ezreal 3 2 66,66667   Thresh 6 5 83,33333
Quinn 4 3 75   Gragas 4 4 100   Lulu 3 3 100   Vayne 2 1 50   Poppy 2 1 50
Lissandra 3 2 66,66667   Elise 3 0 0   Corki 3 2 66,666667   Miss Fortune 2 1 50   Bard 1 1 100
Trundle 3 2 66,66667   Lee Sin 2 1 50   Ryze 2 2 100   Jhin 2 1 50          
Tahm Kench 2 1 50   Reksai 2 0 0   Ezreal 1 1 100   Kogmaw 1 1 100   Leyn (SUP) g w %
Rammus 1 1 100             Kassadin 1 1 100   Twitch 1 1 100   Thresh  1 1 100
                    Viktor 1 1 100   Corki 1 0 0   Braum  1 1 100
LetMe (TOP) g w %   Insec (JNG) g w %   Zed 1 1 100                    
Nautilus 1 1 100   Gragas 1 1 100   Quinn 1 0 0   Namei (ADC) g w %          
Trundle 1 1 100   Master Yi 1 1 100             Sivir 9 8 88,88889          
                    Sask (MID) g w %   Lucian 5 3 60          
                    Ekko 1 1 100   Kalista 2 1 50          
                    Fizz 1 1 100   Ashe 1 1 100          
                              Ezreal 1 0 0          

SKT

While SKT the esports organisations goes all the way back to 2002, they first entered the League scene in 2012. They won both of the world championships that they qualified for in season 3 and season 5, and this split was their 5th LCK and Champions title.

LCK is played as a Double Round Robin BO3 with the top five teams going to playoffs. SKT finished the regular split in 3rd place with a 12-6 record. In the playoff gauntlet, they first beat Jin Air 3-1, then KT Rolster 3-0 before taking on the ROX Tigers in the finals. They were able to win 3-1 in the finals and qualify for MSI. 

SKT has played a total of 52 games. 

This is their roster, with their champ pool and win rates this split:

Duke (TOP) g w %   Blank (JNG) g w %   Faker (MID) g w %   Bang (ADC) g w %   Wolf (SUP) g w %
Maokai 12 10 83,33333   Kindred 10 9 90   Lulu 10 7 70   Lucian 16 10 62,5   Alistar 17 11 64,70588
Poppy 11 6 54,54545   Graves 10 6 60   Corki 6 5 83,33333   Sivir 12 10 83,33333   Trundle 13 10 76,92308
Fiora 5 3 60   Elise 6 4 66,66667   Azir 6 4 66,66667   Ezreal 10 6 60   Braum 10 5 50
Gangplank 4 3 75   Gragas 4 2 50   Lissandra 6 3 50   Kalista 7 6 85,71429   Tahm Kench 7 5 71,42857
Tahm Kench 4 2 50   Nidalee 4 2 50   Zilean 3 3 100   Corki 3 1 33,33333   Thresh 4 4 100
Trundle 4 2 50   Lee Sin 1 1 100   Twisted Fate 3 3 100   Miss Fortune 2 1 50   Bard 1 0 0
Ekko 3 2 66,66667             Karma 3 2 66,66667   Tristana 1 1 100          
Gnar 2 2 100   Bengi (JNG) g w %   Viktor 3 2 66,66667   Vayne 1 0 0          
Gragas 2 2 100   Elise 5 5 100   Cassiopeia 2 2 100                    
Nautilus 2 1 50   Reksai  4 3 75   Gangplank 2 1 50                    
Quinn 2 1 50   Graves 3 2 66,66667   Ekko 1 1 100                    
Rammus 1 1 100   Udyr 2 0 0   Vel Koz 1 1 100                    
          Lee Sin 1 1 100   Fizz 1 1 100                    
          Evelynn 1 0 0   Ezreal 1 0 0                    
          Rumble 1 0 0   Jayce 1 0 0                    
                    Quinn 1 0 0                    
                    Zed 1 0 0                    
                                               
                    Scout (MID) g w %                    
                    Lulu 1 0 0                    

SuperMassive

SuperMassive was created in the beginning of 2016 and competed in the Turkish Champions League Winter, where they finished first and got a spot in the IWCI.

The IWCI is the top teams from the remaining regions playing a Round Robin BO1 group stage, with the top four teams going to the BO5 bracket play. SuperMassive finished first in the group stage together with Hard Random and INTZ e-sports. They won over them in the tie-breaker match to get the first place seed. In the semifinal they won 3-0 against Saigon Jokers, before meeting Hard Random again in the final, taking the longest straw again with a 3-1 win. 

They have played a total of 46 games this split. 

This is their roster, with their champ pool and win rates this split:

Thaldrin (TOP) g w %   Stomaged (JNG) g w %   Naru (MID) g w %   Achuu (ADC) g w %   Dumbledoge (SUP) g w %
Maokai 8 6 75   Graves 10 9 90   Leblanc 11 8 72,72727   Lucian 20 14 70   Poppy 16 11 68,75
Ekko 4 4 100   Gragas 10 8 80   Azir 8 6 75   Ezreal 15 11 73,33333   Bard 15 10 66,66667
Fiora 4 2 50   Elise 10 7 70   Lissandra 6 5 83,33333   Kalista 6 4 66,66667   Elise 4 3 75
Graves 3 3 100   Kindred 8 5 62,5   Corki 6 3 50   Caitlyn 2 1 50   Alistar 4 2 50
Nautilus 3 3 100   Reksai 2 2 100   Lulu 4 3 75   Jhin 1 1 100   Thresh 3 3 100
Poppy 3 2 66,66667   Lee Sin 2 0 0   Orianna 4 3 75   Miss Fortune 1 1 100   Janna 1 1 100
Malphite 2 1 50   Rumble 2 0 0   Viktor 2 2 100   Sivir 1 0 0   Morgana 1 1 100
Trundle 2 1 50   Mundo 1 1 100   Quinn 2 1 50             Braum 1 1 100
Lissandra 1 1 100   Sejuani 1 0 0   Ahri 2 1 50             Trundle 1 0 0
Shen 1 1 100             Karma 1 0 0                    
Tahm Kench 1 0 0                                        
Rammus 1 0 0                                        
                                               
fabulous (TOP) g w %                                        
Graves 2 2 100                                        
Maokai 2 2 100                                        
Fizz 2 2 100                                        
Malphite 1 1 100                                        
Karma 1 1 100                                        
Gragas 1 0 0                                        
Shen 1 0 0                                        
Ryze 1 0 0                                        
Quinn 1 0 0                                        
Trundle 1 0 0                                        

These are the six teams competing at the MSI this year. I hope this gives a bit of an overview on the teams participating. Enjoy the tournament. 

A shoutout to Esportspedia and Oracle’s Elixir for information on the teams and stats about the players.

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