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MSI 2024: Schedule, Format, Teams & Location

News 22-04-2024 14:22

The Mid-Season Invitational 2024 is getting closer! Here you can find anything you need to know about one of the biggest tournaments in League of Legends esport. Qualified Teams, Schedule or the new format. You name it, we got it.

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MSI 2024 will be hype! | © Riot Games

The Mid-Season Invitational is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. It is basically a little teaser for the World Championship as multiple teams from all over the world battle for the title and the qualification to the 2024 World Championship.

MSI is sticking with the double elimination format from last year, but there will be even more teams competing.

MSI 2024: Location

MSI 2024 will be held in Chengdu, China. It will be the first time for a global LoL esports esports event to happen in that city. 

We will need to be a bit more patient for more information regarding tickets.

MSI 2024: Qualified Teams

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G2 was the first team to qualify. | © Riot Games

Qualified for Bracket Stage

3 out of the 4 Major Regions have a team qualified for the Bracket Stage at this Point. Gen.G for Korea, G2 Esports for EMEA and Team Liquid for North America. The last team is the LPL representative from China and will be decided by the LPL 2024 Spring Championship. 

  • LEC: G2 Esports
  • LCK: Gen.G
  • LCS: Team Liquid
  • LPL: Bilibili Gaming 

Qualified for Play-In Stage

These are the teams that have qualified for the Play-In Stage. 4 of them will be able to move onto the next part of the tournament. 

  • LLA: Estral Esports
  • LEC: Fnatic
  • LCK: T1 
  • PCS: PSG Talon
  • VCS: GAM Esports
  • LPL: Top Esports
  • LCS: FlyQuest

MSI 2024: Format

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Everybody loves Double-Elimination. | © Riot Games

MSI will use the beloved double-elimination format.

The first stage of MSI will be play ins. That means that the 8 teams will be divided into two groups. The winner of those groups and the winner of the losers bracket will move on into the Bracket Stage.

The Bracket Stage consists of those who have qualified through winning their regional Spring Split tournament and those who have moved up from the Play-In Stage. LCK has secured two Bracket Stage spots due to winning the League of Legends Worlds Championship in 2022.

If you want some more in-depth info on how double elimination works check out the article here:

MSI 2024: Schedule

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"Become The Unknown" is the slogan for this years MSI. | © Riot Games

The Mid-Season Invitational in 2024 will last from May 1 until May 19, 2024. The event will be separated into a Play-In Stage, a Bracket Stage and the Finals.

Play-In Stage Schedule

Play Ins will be happening from May 1 until May 5. A total of eight teams will compete with four moving on to join the teams already qualified for the main stage. 

Group A

Round 1
Team 1Team 2Score
T1 (LCK)Estral Esports (LLA)TBD

FlyQuest (LCS)


Group B

Round 1
Team 1Team 2Score
Top Esports (LPL)LOUD (CBLoL)TBD
Fnatic (LEC)GAM Esports (VCS)TBD

Main Stage Schedule

Bracket stage will last from May 5 until May 19 with a short break on May 13. Four teams from the main regions have already qualified for the tournament, while the remaining teams from the Play-In Stage will also be part of this event. This is when the winner of MSI 2024 gets decided. 

MSI 2024: Stream

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Can't wait for this event! | © Riot Games

If you can't make it to Chengdu, China for the event you can still watch the whole tournament from the comfort of your home. You can always watch it on Riot's own esports website or on YouTube/Twitch.

This is everything we know so far! We will be sure to update this as more information comes out so feel free to check it out from time to time.

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