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Mid-Season Invitational 2021

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[e][h]Mid-Season Invitational 2021
League Information
Series:
Mid-Season Invitational MSI
Organizer:
Game Version:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Iceland Reykjavík
Format:
Round-Robin & Single-Elimination
Number of Teams:
11
Prize Pool:
$250,000 USD
Start Date:
2021-05-06
End Date:
2021-05-23
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Chronology

The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) features the winners from 12 individual Riot leagues spring splits competing in the 6th annual tournament. In this year, it is headed to Reykjavík - the capital of Iceland.[1] The games will be played at the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena, where the historic “Match of the Century” 1972 World Chess Championship was held.

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage - May 6th - 11th, 2021
    • Eleven teams are split into one group of three and two groups of four teams
    • Group A will play in a Quadruple Round-Robin format
    • Group B & C will play in a Double Round-Robin format
    • Top two teams per group advance to the next stage
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
    • All matches are Bo1
    • The groups draw was announced on March 31st, 2021[2]
Note: Due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the qualifying team from Vietnam GAM Esports GAM Esports will unfortunately not be able to participate.[3] Despite having to continue with one less team, the format of the tournament will not change. VCS was slated to start in Group A along with the teams from the LPL (China), LCL (CIS), and LCO (Oceania). This group begins the tournament with the remaining 3 teams and the top 2 will advance to the next stage of the competition as originally planned. Groups B and C will remain unaffected.
  • Rumble Stage - May 14th - 18th, 2021
    • Six remaining teams play in another Double Round-Robin format
    • Top four teams advance to Knockout Stage
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
    • All matches are Bo1
  • Knockout Stage - May 21st - 23rd, 2021
    • The first place team of Rumble Stage will choose to face either the third or fourth place team
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo5
  • Patch Information
    • Viego Viego and Gwen Gwen are disabled for this tournament 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.[4]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Desk Host:
    • Belgium Sjokz (Eefje Depoortere)
  • Interviewers:
    • France Bulii (Laure Valée)
    • United States Dash (James Patterson)
  • Color Caster and Analysts:
    • Canada Azael (Isaac Cummings Bentley)
    • United Kingdom Caedrel (Marc Robert Lamont)
    • Netherlands Chronicler (Maurits Jan Meeusen)
    • United States Ender (Christy Frierson)
    • United States Kobe (Sam Hartman-Kenzler)
    • United States Lyric (Jordan Corby)
    • Canada Raz (Barento Mohammed)
    • United Kingdom Vedius (Andrew Day)
    • United States Wolf (Wolf Schröder)

Prize Pool[edit]

Participating Teams[edit]

Cloud9
TopAustralia Fudge
JunglerUnited States Blaber
MiddleCroatia Perkz
BotDenmark Zven
SupportCanada Vulcan
SubstitutesStaff
Top
DNP
Canada Darshan
Main RosterStaff
CSpain Mithy
CSouth Korea Reignover
CNorway Veigar v2
CUnited States Max Waldo
Main RosterSubstitutes
DAMWON Gaming
TopSouth Korea Khan
JunglerSouth Korea Canyon
MiddleSouth Korea ShowMaker
BotSouth Korea Ghost
SupportSouth Korea BeryL
SubstitutesStaff
Top
DNP
South Korea Chasy
Main RosterStaff
CSouth Korea kkOma
CSouth Korea PoohManDu
Main RosterSubstitutes
DetonatioN FocusMe
TopJapan Evi
JunglerSouth Korea Steal
MiddleSouth Korea Aria
BotJapan Yutapon
SupportJapan Kazu
SubstitutesStaff
HA8 - 9th Mid-Season_Invitational/2019 (2019)
Middle
DNP
Japan Ceros
Main RosterStaff
HA8 - 9th Mid-Season_Invitational/2019 (2019)
CSouth Korea Yang
Main RosterSubstitutes
HA8 - 9th Mid-Season_Invitational/2019 (2019)
Infinity Esports
TopUruguay Buggax
JunglerPeru SolidSnake
MiddleChile cody
BotArgentina WhiteLotus
SupportArgentina Ackerman
SubstitutesStaff
Bot
DNP
Chile Kz
Main RosterStaff
CBrazil Von
CEl Salvador Snok
Main RosterSubstitutes
MAD Lions
TopTurkey Armut
JunglerSpain Elyoya
MiddleCzechia Humanoid
BotCzechia Carzzy
SupportGermany Kaiser
SubstitutesStaff
Support
DNP
Belgium Kaas
Main RosterStaff
CUnited Kingdom Mac
CBelgium Kaas
Main RosterSubstitutes
Pentanet.GG
TopAustralia BioPanther
JunglerAustralia Pabu
MiddleAustralia Chazz
BotAustralia Praedyth
SupportNew Zealand Decoy
SubstitutesStaff
Support
DNP
Australia DSN
Main RosterStaff
CAustralia UDYSOF
Main RosterSubstitutes
PSG Talon2
TopTaiwan Hanabi
JunglerSouth Korea River
MiddleTaiwan Maple
BotTaiwan Doggo
SupportHong Kong Kaiwing
SubstitutesStaff
Top
DNP
Hong Kong Kartis
Main RosterStaff
CSouth Korea Helper
CSouth Korea Winged
Main RosterSubstitutes
Royal Never Give Up
TopChina Xiaohu
JunglerChina Wei
MiddleChina Cryin
BotChina GALA
SupportChina Ming
SubstitutesStaff
AA1st Mid-Season_Invitational/2018 (2018)
TopChina Xiaobai
Support
DNP
China Lele
Main RosterStaff
AA1st Mid-Season_Invitational/2018 (2018)
CTaiwan Poppy
Main RosterSubstitutes
AA1st Mid-Season_Invitational/2018 (2018)
Unicorns Of Love
TopRussia BOSS
JunglerRussia AHaHaCiK
MiddleRussia Nomanz
BotRussia Lodik
SupportRussia SaNTaS
SubstitutesStaff
Bot
DNP
France Frappii
Main RosterStaff
CGermany Sheepy
CRussia Invi
Main RosterSubstitutes
1 April 20th - Due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the qualifying team from Vietnam GAM Esports GAM Esports will unfortunately not be able to participate.[3]
2 April 25th - Hong Kong Unified cannot attend due to a personal health issue, Taiwan Doggo is loaned from Beyond GamingBeyond Gaming for stand-in.[5]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
1.Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up8-0
2.Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG Pentanet.GG2-6
3.Unicorns Of LoveUnicorns Of Love Unicorns Of Love2-6


Group B
1.MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions5-1
2.PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon4-2
3.paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN Gaming2-4
4.İstanbul Wildcatsİstanbul Wildcats İstanbul Wildcats1-5


Group C
1.DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming5-1
2.Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud94-2
3.DetonatioN FocusMeDetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN FocusMe2-4
4.Infinity EsportsInfinity Esports Infinity Esports1-5


 Click here for more information about the Group Stage matches.

Rumble Stage[edit]

Rumble Stage
1.MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions2-0
1.Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up2-0
3.DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming1-1
4.PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon1-1
5.Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud90-2
5.Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG Pentanet.GG0-2
1.Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up4-0
2.DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming▲13-1
2.MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions▼13-1
4.PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon2-2
5.Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud90-4
5.Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG Pentanet.GG0-4
1.Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up5-1
2.DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming5-1
3.PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon▲14-2
4.MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions▼23-3
5.Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud91-5
6.Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG Pentanet.GG▼10-6
1.DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming▲17-1
2.Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up▼16-2
3.MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions▲14-4
3.PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon4-4
5.Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud92-6
6.Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG Pentanet.GG1-7
1.DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming8-2
2.Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up7-3
3.PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon6-4
4.MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions▼15-5
5.Cloud9Cloud9 Cloud93-7
6.Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG Pentanet.GG1-9


Show AggregateShow Individual
Cloud9Cloud90-1
May 16
0-1
May 14
1-0
May 16
0-1
May 15
1-0
May 17
0-2
0-1, 0-1
1-1
0-1, 1-0
1-1
1-0, 0-1
0-2
0-1, 0-1
1-1
1-0, 0-1
DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming1-0
May 15
1-0
May 16
1-0
May 18
1-0
May 17
0-1
May 14
2-0
1-0, 1-0
2-0
1-0, 1-0
2-0
1-0, 1-0
2-0
1-0, 1-0
0-2
0-1, 0-1
MAD LionsMAD Lions0-1
May 18
0-1
May 17
1-0
May 14
1-0
May 15
0-1
May 15
1-1
0-1, 1-0
0-2
0-1, 0-1
2-0
1-0, 1-0
1-1
1-0, 0-1
1-1
0-1, 1-0
Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG1-0
May 17
0-1
May 15
0-1
May 17
0-1
May 18
0-1
May 15
1-1
1-0, 0-1
0-2
0-1, 0-1
0-2
0-1, 0-1
0-2
0-1, 0-1
0-2
0-1, 0-1
PSG TalonPSG Talon1-0
May 18
0-1
May 14
1-0
May 16
1-0
May 14
0-1
May 17
2-0
1-0, 1-0
0-2
0-1, 0-1
1-1
1-0, 0-1
2-0
1-0, 1-0
1-1
0-1, 1-0
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up1-0
May 14
1-0
May 18
0-1
May 18
1-0
May 16
0-1
May 16
1-1
1-0, 0-1
2-0
1-0, 1-0
1-1
0-1, 1-0
2-0
1-0, 1-0
1-1
0-1, 1-0
Cloud9Cloud9DAMWON GamingDAMWON GamingMAD LionsMAD LionsPentanet.GGPentanet.GGPSG TalonPSG TalonRoyal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up

 Click here for detailed results of the Rumble Stage matches

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semifinals (Bo5)
DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming
3
May 22, 2021 - 13:00 GMT
Ornn Rumble Yone Varus Tahm Kench
Jayce Udyr Zoe Kai'Sa Rell
25:48
Gnar Udyr Viktor Kai'Sa Nautilus
Lee Sin Volibear Sylas Xayah Braum
31:47
Gnar Rumble Jayce Varus Nautilus
Wukong Udyr Orianna Kai'Sa Leona
34:42
Lee Sin Rumble Sylas Tristana Rell
Gnar Udyr Viktor Kai'Sa Leona
22:26
Jayce Rumble Zoe Tristana Alistar
Gnar Udyr Sylas Kai'Sa Leona
23:40
MVP of the 2nd game was Carzzy.
MAD LionsMAD Lions MAD Lions
2
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up
3
May 21, 2021 - 13:00 GMT
Lee Sin Morgana Orianna Tristana Braum
Gnar Udyr Azir Kai'Sa Leona
46:55
Gnar Morgana Viktor Kai'Sa Braum
Nocturne Udyr Sylas Tristana Nautilus
29:11
Lee Sin Morgana Orianna Kai'Sa Braum
Aatrox Udyr Viktor Tristana Nautilus
22:55
Gnar Morgana Orianna Kai'Sa Nautilus
Gangplank Udyr Sylas Tristana Rell
35:57
MVP of the 2nd game was Doggo.
PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG Talon
1
Finals (Bo5)
DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming
2
May 23, 2021 - 13:00 GMT
Sion Morgana Akali Tristana Leona
Gragas Udyr Lucian Kai'Sa Nautilus
39:10
Lee Sin Morgana Xerath Tristana Leona
Jayce Udyr Orianna Kai'Sa Rell
29:35
Nocturne Morgana Syndra Jinx Thresh
Gnar Udyr Ryze Kai'Sa Leona
34:18
Aatrox Nidalee Renekton Tristana Rell
Gragas Udyr Ryze Kai'Sa Leona
29:27
Aatrox Rumble Jayce Varus Tahm Kench
Gragas Udyr Nocturne Kai'Sa Leona
27:17
MVP of the 2nd game was Khan.
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up
3

Additional Data[edit]

Streams[edit]

LanguageEnglish SpeakingChinaSouth KoreaRussiaTurkeyBrazilSpanish SpeakingChileMexicoJapanTaiwanThailandVietnamFranceGermanyItalySpainPoland
Streams


















Viewership Statistics[edit]

Viewership Stats
Peak Viewers 1 839 876
Average Viewers 711 465
Hours Watched 61 185 964

Statistics[edit]

PicksBlue SideRed SideBansPicks & Bans
ChampionWLWR%TWLWRWLWR%T%TPlayed ByPlayed WithPlayed Vs.
1Kai'Sa Kai'Sa66372956.06%81.48%2014670.00%46232350.00%78.64%7390.12%
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up16 (12-4)DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming12 (9-3)MAD LionsMAD Lions10 (6-4)PSG TalonPSG Talon7 (4-3)Unicorns Of LoveUnicorns Of Love5 (1-4)
Nautilus 29 (15-14)Udyr 24 (13-11)Gnar 23 (10-13)Leona 20 (14-6)Morgana 14 (10-4)
Tristana 31 (16-15)Rumble 21 (15-6)Udyr 20 (11-9)Lee Sin 15 (6-9)Xayah 13 (8-5)
2Udyr Udyr50262452.00%61.73%2617965.38%2491537.50%2733.33%7795.06%
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up9 (7-2)PSG TalonPSG Talon8 (4-4)DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming7 (4-3)MAD LionsMAD Lions7 (3-4)Cloud9Cloud95 (2-3)
Kai'Sa 24 (13-11)Tristana 14 (5-9)Viktor 14 (4-10)Gnar 13 (6-7)Leona 12 (6-6)
Kai'Sa 20 (9-11)Morgana 19 (7-12)Rumble 17 (10-7)Nautilus 15 (10-5)Lee Sin 15 (6-9)
3Nautilus Nautilus45222348.89%55.56%1510566.67%30121840.00%2024.69%6580.25%
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up10 (9-1)DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming10 (6-4)MAD LionsMAD Lions6 (3-3)Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG5 (1-4)PSG TalonPSG Talon4 (2-2)
Kai'Sa 29 (15-14)Udyr 11 (7-4)Gnar 11 (5-6)Rumble 11 (5-6)Morgana 10 (5-5)
Leona 16 (8-8)Tristana 15 (9-6)Udyr 15 (5-10)Gnar 11 (7-4)Kai'Sa 11 (4-7)
4Gnar Gnar41192246.34%50.62%23111247.83%1881044.44%2632.10%6782.72%
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up10 (7-3)DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming6 (4-2)MAD LionsMAD Lions5 (2-3)PSG TalonPSG Talon5 (1-4)Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG5 (1-4)
Kai'Sa 23 (10-13)Udyr 13 (6-7)Nautilus 11 (5-6)Leona 10 (5-5)Rumble 9 (5-4)
Kai'Sa 13 (6-7)Udyr 12 (5-7)Tristana 12 (4-8)Nautilus 11 (4-7)Lee Sin 11 (3-8)
5Rumble Rumble37181948.65%45.68%25121348.00%126650.00%2429.63%6175.31%
DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming8 (5-3)MAD LionsMAD Lions7 (4-3)PSG TalonPSG Talon6 (4-2)Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up6 (4-2)Pentanet.GGPentanet.GG4 (0-4)
Nautilus 11 (5-6)Kai'Sa 9 (6-3)Gnar 9 (5-4)Jayce 9 (2-7)Leona 8 (5-3)
Kai'Sa 21 (6-15)Udyr 17 (7-10)Leona 12 (5-7)Morgana 11 (6-5)Nautilus 10 (3-7)
81 games played46W - 35L (56.79%)35W - 46L (43.21%)
Click here for complete statistics table

Pentakills[edit]

Date Stage Team Vs. Champion Player KDA VOD
2021-05-23 Knockout Stage DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Tristana Bottom South Korea Ghost 10/1/4 VOD

Country Representation[edit]

#Country / RegionRepresentationPlayers
1South Korea South Korea9 / 56 (16%)Aria, BeryL, Canyon, Ghost, Khan, Luci, River, ShowMaker, Steal
2China China6 / 56 (11%)Cryin, GALA, Ming, Wei, Xiaobai, Xiaohu
2Turkey Turkey6 / 56 (11%)Armut, Farfetch, Ferret, HolyPhoenix, Serin, StarScreen
4Australia Australia5 / 56 (9%)BioPanther, Chazz, Fudge, Pabu, Praedyth
4Russia Russia5 / 56 (9%)AHaHaCiK, BOSS, Lodik, Nomanz, SaNTaS
6Brazil Brazil4 / 56 (7%)brTT, CarioK, Robo, Tinowns
7Japan Japan3 / 56 (5%)Evi, Kazu, Yutapon
7Taiwan Taiwan3 / 56 (5%)Doggo, Hanabi, Maple
9Argentina Argentina2 / 56 (4%)Ackerman, WhiteLotus
9Czech Republic Czechia2 / 56 (4%)Carzzy, Humanoid
11Canada Canada1 / 56 (2%)Vulcan
11Chile Chile1 / 56 (2%)cody
11Croatia Croatia1 / 56 (2%)Perkz
11Denmark Denmark1 / 56 (2%)Zven
11Germany Germany1 / 56 (2%)Kaiser
11Hong Kong Hong Kong1 / 56 (2%)Kaiwing
11New Zealand New Zealand1 / 56 (2%)Decoy
11Peru Peru1 / 56 (2%)SolidSnake
11Spain Spain1 / 56 (2%)Elyoya
11United States United States1 / 56 (2%)Blaber
11Uruguay Uruguay1 / 56 (2%)Buggax

Additional content[edit]

Announcements[edit]

Official Song[edit]

More Additional Content[edit]

References[edit]

  1. LoLEsports Staff (2021-03-01). "MSI 2021 is Heading to Reykjavik, Iceland" (in English SpeakingEnglish). Riot Games.
  2. Lol Esports Staff (2021-03-30). "MSI 2021: Group Draw and Prize Updates" (in English Speaking English). Riot Games.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tom Martell, Director of Operations (2021-04-20). "MSI 2021: Teams Update" (in English SpeakingEnglish). Riot Games.
  4. Summoner's Rift Team (2020-08-19). "/dev: Balancing for Pro Play" (in English SpeakingEnglish). Riot Games.
  5. PSG Talon (2021-04-25). "Update regarding our roster heading into MSI" (in English Speaking English). Twitter.com.