Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Worlds 2023 LoL fans seated in front of the Swiss stage scene.
Photo by Colin Young-Wolff via Riot Games

Riot updates team slot allocation for LoL’s new international event, MSI, and Worlds

Welcome to a world of five regions.

In today’s sweeping developer update, Riot Games has given exciting updates on how many slots will be provided to teams from across the globe for League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational, the World Championship, and the new international event being added to the start of the year.

Recommended Videos

According to Riot, the professional League scene could move to five total regions worldwide as soon as 2025, featuring Americas, EMEA, LCK, LPL, and APAC. To accommodate for the new changes, team slots at all three upcoming events will be adjusted with some implications for qualification.

New international event slots in LoL Esports
More regions—and one more event, too. Image via Riot Games

For example, Riot plans to send five teams to the new unnamed international event with only one slot for each region. Since every major esports league will be following a unified split schedule in 2025, this could mean that the winner of the 2025 Winter Split will attend this new tournament.

Across the world, every region will play through three different splits, with three total international events. MSI, on the other hand, will be giving out two slots for each region with 10 teams in total, while Worlds will see 17 teams at the tournament, including the MSI champion, a slot given to the second-best performing region at MSI, and three slots per region afterward.

With the global landscape changing for League, players, coaching staffs, and fans will have to adjust to a drastically different format for the game they call home. There are massive changes to specific leagues on the way, such as the LCS, CBLOL, and LLA combining to form the Americas League.

Overall, fans should expect a ton of changes heading into 2025 and plenty of ways to enjoy the competition when these new teams collide on stage for the first time, especially at the new international event in the first quarter of the year.

Dot Esports is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Tyler Esguerra
Tyler Esguerra
Lead League of Legends writer for Dot Esports. Forever an LCS supporter, AD carry main, with more than five years in the industry. Sometimes I like clicking heads in Call of Duty or VALORANT. Creator of the Critical Strike Podcast.