The winners of the Spring Split from 9 regions take part in the Mid-Season Invitational Event (MSI). The MSI is the second most important international tournament after Worlds. In this post you will find an overview of all MSI winners.
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List of all MSI Champions and Runner-Ups
|Season||Winner||Region Winner||Runner-Up||Region Runner-Up|
|2022||Royal Never Give Up||LPL (China)||T1||LCK (South Korea)|
|2021||Royal Never Give Up||LPL (China)||DWG KIA||LCK (South Korea)|
|2019||G2 Esports||LEC (Europe)||Team Liquid||LCS (North America)|
|2018||Royal Never Give Up||LPL (China)||Kingzone DragonX||LCK (South Korea)|
|2017||SK Telecom T1||LCK (South Korea)||G2 Esports||LEC (Europe)|
|2016||SK Telecom T1||LCK (South Korea)||Counter Logic Gaming||LCS (North America)|
|2015||Edward Gaming||LPL (China)||SK Telecom T1||LCK (South Korea)|
The Spring Split Winners of these Regions Qualify for MSI:
- Europe - LEC
- North America - LCS
- South Korea - LCK
- China - LPL
- Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/South East Asia/Oceania - PCS
- Vietnam - VCS
- Brazil - CBLOL
- Latin America - LLA
- Japan - LJL
Stage 1 (Play-In)
Eight teams participate in the Play-In Stage, where the teams are drawn into two double elimination brackets (best-of-5). Of the eight teams, three teams qualify for Stage 2 of MSI.
Stage 2 (Bracket)
Here again eight teams participate. While five teams qualified directly via the spring split, the remaining three teams result from the play-in stage.
The MSI winner will be determined in a double elimination bracket (best-of-5).
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