The Mid-Season Invitational is one of the two biggest events in the League of Legends competitive calendar, bringing together the best teams from around the world to compete for a large cash sum and an international title.
The event is being held in Vietnam and Taiwan from May 1 to 19—and it’s set to be even bigger and better than ever before with the return of international giants like SK Telecom T1 and G2 Esports.
Here’s everything you need to know about MSI 2019.
Just like with all major League events, MSI will be streamed on Twitch in multiple languages.
The play-in and group stage will take place in Vietnam, while the knockout round and finals will be held in Taiwan.
The play-in stage will be played at the GG Stadium (the VCS studio) in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The group stage will take place at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam. The knockout round and beyond will be played at the Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan.
Thirteen teams from across the globe will be taking part in the event either in the play-in or group stage. The LPL, LEC, and LCK teams will be placed directly into the group stage, while the LMS and LCS teams will have to fight their way into that stage through the second round of the play-in format. All of the Wildcard teams will be placed into round one of the play-in stage.
Alongside a shiny international title for the winning team, at least $1 million will be on offer to split between everyone competing. This prize pool will also increase through sales of Conqueror Alistar, which is set to release before the event takes place.
The exact schedule for the event hasn’t been released at this time. This article will be updated when it becomes available.