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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 (Südkorea)|
|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 - PCS
- Vietnam - VCS
- Commonwealth of Independent States - LCL
- Brazil - CBLOL
- Latin America - LLA
- Japan - LJL
- Oceania - LCO
- Turkey - TCL
Based on the region's recent international successes, the 12 teams will be sorted into 4 pools, which will then form 3 groups for the group stage.
After a double round robin (best-of-1) in the group stage, the top 2 teams in each group qualify for the Rumble Stage.
The six remaining teams will play a double round robin (best-of-1). The top 4 teams in the Rumble Stage play in the Knockout Stage.
The winner of the Rumble Stage can choose between 3rd and 4th place of the Rumble Stage as an opponent for the semi-finals. The second semi-final game results automatically accordingly.
It is being played best-of-5 in the Knockout Stage, the winners of the semi-finals then compete in the final.