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
2023 JD Gaming LPL (China) Bilibili Gaming LPL (China)
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)

Number of MSI Titles by Region

  • LPL (China): 5x MSI Winner
  • LCK (South Korea): 2x MSI Winner
  • LEC (Europe): 1x MSI Winner

Teams with most MSI Titles

3x MSI Winner

  • Royal Never Give Up

2x MSI Winner

  • T1 (before: SK Telecom T1)

1x MSI Winner

  • Edward Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • JD Gaming

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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