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Everything You Need to Know For MSI 2022


We know that the 2022 League of Legends World Championship should take place in North America this year. Mexico City, Toronto and New York are going to be the main hubs for the big event.

But before we take a look at October, let’s check in and see what events we’ve still got to look forward to before then. The one that jumps out is the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. What information have we got for the tournament already and which teams will compete? Let’s check out all the info we have thus far!

When is the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational?

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will  take place between May 10 and May 29. The announcement has officially been made by Riot through their Twitter so we can get excited for all the MSI coverage! 

MSI 2022 Groups 

Group A

1. T16 - 0
2. Buffalo Saigon4 - 2
3. DetonatioN FocusMe

1 - 5

3. Team Aze

1 - 5

Group B

1. RNG6 - 0
2. FastPay WildCats3 - 3
2.PSG Talon2 - 4
2. Red Canids1 - 5

Group C

1. G2 Esports8 - 0
2.Evil Geniuses4 - 4
3. ORDER0 - 8

MSI 2022 Format

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational format is very easy to understand. 11 teams will compete in four different phases of the tournament. 

Group Phase - May 10-15

Three groups will be made, two of four and one of three teams. These teams will play a double-round-robin with each match being a best-of-one. The top two teams of each group will move onto the next phase. 

Tuesday, May 10 ~ 4 AM EST | Day 1 

T1vs.Saigon Buffalo Esports1 - 0
Team Azevs.DetonatioN FocusMe0 - 1
ORDERvs.G2 Esports0 - 1
Evil Geniusesvs.G2 Esports0 - 1
fastpay WildCatsvs.Royal Never Give Up0 - 1
RED Kalungavs.

PSG Talon

1 - 0

Wednesday, May 11 ~ 4 AM EST | Day 2 

G2 Esportsvs.Evil Geniuses1 - 0
Evil Geniusesvs.ORDER1 - 0
DetonatioN FocusMevs.Buffalo Saigon Esports0 - 1
Team Azevs.T10 - 1
fastPay Wildcatsvs.RED Kalunga1 - 0
Royal Never Give Upvs.PSG Talon1 - 0

Thursday, May 12 ~ 4 AM EST | Day 3

ORDERvs.Evil Geniuses0 - 1
G2 Esportsvs.ORDER1 - 0
PSG Talonvs.fastPay Wildcats1 - 0
Royal Never Give Upvs.RED Kalunga1 - 0
Saigon Buffalovs.Team Aze1 - 0
T1vs.DetonatioN FocusMe1 - 0

Friday, May 13 ~ 2 AM EST | Day 4

PSG Talonvs.RED Kalunga1 - 0
Royal Never Give Upvs.fastPay Wildcats1 - 0
fastPay Wildcatsvs.PSG Talon0 - 1
RED Kalungavs.Royal Never Give Up0 - 1
RED Kalungavs.fastPay Wildcats1 - 0
PSG Talonvs.Royal Never Give Up0 - 1 

Saturday, May 14 ~ 2 AM EST | Day 5

Evil Geniusesvs.G2 Esports0 - 1
Evil Geniusesvs.ORDER1 - 0
G2 Esportsvs.ORDER1 - 0
G2 Esportsvs.Evil Geniuses1 - 0
ORDERvs.Evil Geniuses0 - 1
ORDERvs.G2 Esports0 - 1
fastPay Wildcatsvs. Royal Never Give Up0 - 1
Royal Never Give Upvs. PSG Talon1 - 0
Royal Never Give Upvs. RED Kalunga1 - 0

Sunday, May 15 ~ 2 AM EST | Day 6

Team Azevs.Saigon Buffalo Esports0 - 1
DetonatioN FocusMevs.T10 - 1
Saigon Buffalo Esportsvs.DetonatioN FocusMe1 - 0
T1vs.Team Aze

1 - 0

DetonatioN FocusMevs.Team Aze0 - 1
Saigon Buffalo Esportsvs.T10 - 1

Rumble Phase - May 20-24

The remaining six teams will play in a double-round-robin once more. This phase will also be played in best-of-one series. The 2 teams with the least points will be eliminated and the top four teams move onto the final phase, which is the knockout stage. 

Day 1 - Friday, May 20 @ 4 AM EST

Team 1ScoreTeam 2Score
T10G2 Esports1
Evil Geniuses0Royal Never Give Up1
PSG Talon1Saigon Buffalo0
G2 Esports1Royal Never Give Up0
Saigon Buffalo0Evil Geniuses1
PSG Talon



Day 2 - Saturday, May 21 @ 4 AM EST

Team 1ScoreTeam 2Score
G2 Esports


Evil Geniuses0
Royal Never Give Up1

PSG Talon

T11Saigon Buffalo0
PSG Talon0Evil Geniuses1
Royal Never Give Up1T10
Saigon Buffalo0G2 Esports1

Day 3 - Sunday, May 22 @ 4 AM EST

Team 1ScoreTeam 2Score
Evil Geniuses0T11
G2 Esports0PSG Talon1
Royal Never Give UP1Saigon Buffalo0
T11PSG Talon0
Royal Never Give Up0G2 Esports1
Evil Geniuses1Saigon Buffalo0

Day 4 - Monday, May 23 @ 4 AM EST

Team 1ScoreTeam 2Score
PSG Talon1G2 Esports0
T10Evil Geniuses1
Saigon Buffalo0Royal Never Give Up1
G2 Esports0T11
Saigon Buffalo1PSG Talon0
Royal Never Give Up1Evil Geniuses0

Day 5 - Tuesday, May 24 @ 2 AM EST

Team 1ScoreTeam 2Score
G2 Esports0

Saigon Buffalo

Evil Geniuses1PSG Talon0
Saigon Buffalo0T11
PSG Talon0Royal Never Give Up1
Evil Geniuses0G2 Esports1
T11Royal Never Give Up0

Final Standings After Rumble Stage

1Royal Never Give Up8 - 2
2T17 - 3
3G2 Esports5 - 5
Evil Geniuses5 - 5
5PSG Talon3 - 7
6Saigon Buffalo2 - 8

Knockout Phase - May 27-29 

The final four teams will compete in the knockout stage of the tournament. Here they play a single elimination bracket and best-of-five matches. The final two teams will be going to the finals which will be played out on May 29, 2022. 

Semi Final 1 - Friday, May 27 @ 4 AM EST

Royal Never Give Upvs.Evil Geniuses

Semi Final 2 - Saturday, May 28 @ 4 AM EST


G2 Esports

Finals - Sunday, May 29 @ 4 AM EST


Which Teams Will Compete at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational.

MSI usually encompasses the top teams of every single region. Last year, Riot also took out the play-in stage of the event, meaning every single team from every region got to show off their stuff. There were quite a few exciting match-ups like DAMWON KIA against DetonatioN FocusMe.

The 2022 Mid-Season invitational should invite all winners from the various League of Legends regions once more. Hopefully we will finally get to see the VCS compete at an international tournament again.

RegionTeamRegular Split Record


LCSEvil Genius10-9
LJLDetonatioN FocusMe19-2


Red Canids11-7
LLATeam Aze10-5
TCLfastPay Wildcats14-4


PSG Talon16-2
VCSSaigon Buffalo6-6

LCL To Miss MSI 2022

The LCL was unable to play out their 2022 Spring Split and will therefore not send a representative to the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. This doesn't come as a with the current political situation in the world and all the sanctions being put on Russia and restrictions teams from the region face. 

LPL To Play Remotely At MSI 2022

The LPL representative will have to stay home for this year's Mid-Season Invitational. Thanks to the region's close proximity to Korea, though, they'll be able to compete either from their team facility or the LPL Arena in Shanghai, China. So we will still get to see the LPL representative, but not in-person at this year's event due to strict COVID-19 regulations when re-entering China and a tight Summer schedule due to the Asia Games and Worlds. 

Which Patch is the MSI Patch? 

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will be played on League of Legends Patch 12.8. Both Patch 12.7 and Patch 12.8 have been working towards the big event with multiple high elo and pro-play oriented changes. 

The next Patch 12.9 will be geared towards solo queue once more with the 2022 World Championship starting in October. 

Will Renata Glasc and Zeri be Disabled?

Last year, both Gwen and Viego were disabled for the Mid-Season Invitational, due to the New Champions and VGUs must be enabled for playoffs in all four of the top regions in order to be playable at the next international tournament policy. Zeri and Renata Glasc were released pretty early in the year, so we do think that they’ll be playable during the event.

Zeri has been pretty popular in pro play. She has seen play in all regions and on multiple lanes as well, making her a pretty cool pick to see on the international stage as well.

Where Will MSI 2022 Take Place?

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will be held in Busan, South Korea. In a recent stream the T1 CEO Joe Marsh was talking to LS and accidentally revealed the location of the event. 

“Hopefully, I’m in Busan, because they’re coming during MSI… I’m hoping I’m in Busan”.

This has been confirmed by Riot Games as well through their Twitter. This is the first time the country is hosting MSI and the first esports event since the World Championship in 2018.