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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 VietnamGAM EsportsGAM 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 
BottomDenmark Zven 
SupportCanada Vulcan 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Top
DNP
Canada Darshan 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CSpain Mithy 
CSouth Korea Reignover 
CNorway Veigar v2 
CUnited States Max Waldo 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
DAMWON Gaming
TopSouth Korea Khan 
JunglerSouth Korea Canyon 
MiddleSouth Korea ShowMaker 
BottomSouth Korea Ghost 
SupportSouth Korea BeryL 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Top
DNP
South Korea Chasy 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CSouth Korea kkOma 
CSouth Korea PoohManDu 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
DetonatioN FocusMe
TopJapan Evi 
JunglerSouth Korea Steal 
MiddleSouth Korea Aria 
BottomJapan Yutapon 
SupportJapan Kazu 
SubstitutesStaff
A88 - 9th Mid-Season_Invitational/2019 (2019)
Middle
DNP
Japan Ceros 
Main RosterStaff
A88 - 9th Mid-Season_Invitational/2019 (2019)
CSouth Korea Yang 
Main RosterSubstitutes
A88 - 9th Mid-Season_Invitational/2019 (2019)
Infinity Esports
TopUruguay Buggax 
JunglerPeru SolidSnake 
MiddleChile cody 
BottomArgentina WhiteLotus 
SupportArgentina Ackerman 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Bottom
DNP
Chile Kz 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CBrazil Von 
CEl Salvador Snok 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
İstanbul Wild Cats
TopTurkey StarScreen 
JunglerTurkey Ferret 
MiddleTurkey Serin 
BottomTurkey HolyPhoenix 
SupportTurkey Farfetch 
Staff
Z8-
CTurkey Robogod 
CTurkey Janus 
Main Roster
Z8-
C TBD 
Z8-
MAD Lions
TopTurkey Armut 
JunglerSpain Elyoya 
MiddleCzech Republic Humanoid 
BottomCzech Republic Carzzy 
SupportGermany Kaiser 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Support
DNP
Belgium Kaas 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CUnited Kingdom Mac 
CBelgium Kaas 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
paiN Gaming
TopBrazil Robo 
JunglerBrazil Cariok 
MiddleBrazil Tinowns 
BottomBrazil brTT 
SupportSouth Korea Luci 
Staff
Z8-
CBrazil Dionrray 
Main Roster
Z8-
C TBD 
Z8-
Pentanet.GG
TopAustralia BioPanther 
JunglerAustralia Pabu 
MiddleAustralia Chazz 
BottomAustralia Praedyth 
SupportNew Zealand Decoy 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Support
DNP
Australia DSN 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CAustralia UDYSOF 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
PSG Talon2
TopTaiwan Hanabi 
JunglerSouth Korea River 
MiddleTaiwan Maple 
BottomTaiwan Doggo 
SupportHong Kong Kaiwing 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Top
DNP
Hong Kong Kartis 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CSouth Korea Helper 
CSouth Korea Winged 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
Royal Never Give Up
TopChina Xiaohu 
JunglerChina Wei 
MiddleChina Cryin 
BottomChina GALA 
SupportChina Ming 
SubstitutesStaff
A11st Mid-Season_Invitational/2018 (2018)
TopChina Xiaobai 
Support
DNP
China Lele 
Main RosterStaff
A11st Mid-Season_Invitational/2018 (2018)
CTaiwan Poppy 
Main RosterSubstitutes
A11st Mid-Season_Invitational/2018 (2018)
Unicorns Of Love
TopRussia BOSS 
JunglerRussia AHaHaCiK 
MiddleRussia Nomanz 
BottomRussia Lodik 
SupportRussia SaNTaS 
SubstitutesStaff
Z8-
Bottom
DNP
France Frappii 
Main RosterStaff
Z8-
CGermany Sheepy 
CRussia Invi 
Main RosterSubstitutes
Z8-
1 April 20th - Due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the qualifying team from VietnamGAM EsportsGAM 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 Up8-0
2. Pentanet.GG2-6
3. Unicorns Of Love2-6


Group B
1. MAD Lions5-1
2. PSG Talon4-2
3. paiN Gaming2-4
4. İstanbul Wildcats1-5


Group C
1. DAMWON Gaming5-1
2. Cloud94-2
3. DetonatioN FocusMe2-4
4. Infinity Esports1-5


 Click here for more information about the Group Stage matches.

Rumble Stage[edit]

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


Show AggregateShow Individual
0-1
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
1-0
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
0-1
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
1-0
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
1-0
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
1-0
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

 Click here for detailed results of the Rumble Stage matches

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semifinals (Bo5)
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 Lions
2
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 Talon
1
Finals (Bo5)
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 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]

TotalBlue SideRed SideMatch Length (mins)
ChampionWLWRWLWRWLWRPlayed ByPlayed WithPlayed Vs.<2525-3030-3535-4040-45>45
1Kai'Sa Kai'Sa66372956%2014670%46232350%
16 (12-4)
12 (9-3)
10 (6-4)
7 (4-3)
5 (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)
116-555%2613-1350%1610-663%108-280%10-10%10-10%
2Udyr Udyr50262452%2617965%2491538%
9 (7-2)
8 (4-4)
7 (4-3)
7 (3-4)
5 (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)
74-357%2111-1052%105-550%95-456%11-0100%10-10%
3Nautilus Nautilus45222349%1510567%30121840%
10 (9-1)
10 (6-4)
6 (3-3)
5 (1-4)
4 (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)
85-363%169-756%113-827%85-363%10-10%00-00%
4Gnar Gnar41192246%23111248%1881044%
10 (7-3)
6 (4-2)
5 (2-3)
5 (1-4)
5 (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)
92-722%168-850%105-550%43-175%00-00%10-10%
5Rumble Rumble37181949%25121348%126650%
8 (5-3)
7 (4-3)
6 (4-2)
6 (4-2)
4 (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)
85-363%148-657%83-538%62-433%10-10%00-00%
81 games played46W - 35L (57%)35W - 46L (43%)14 games32 games18 games14 games1 games1 games
Click here for complete Champion Statistics table


Country Representation[edit]

#Country / RegionRepresentationPlayers
1South Korea South Korea10 / 70 (14%)Aria, BeryL, Canyon, Chasy, Ghost, Khan, Luci, River, ShowMaker, Steal
2China China7 / 70 (10%)Cryin, GALA, Lele, Ming, Wei, Xiaobai, Xiaohu
3Australia Australia6 / 70 (9%)BioPanther, Chazz, DSN, Fudge, Pabu, Praedyth
3Turkey Turkey6 / 70 (9%)Armut, Farfetch, Ferret, HolyPhoenix, Serin, StarScreen
5Russia Russia5 / 70 (7%)AHaHaCiK, BOSS, Lodik, Nomanz, SaNTaS
5Vietnam Vietnam5 / 70 (7%)Bie, Kati, Kiaya, Levi, Style
7Brazil Brazil4 / 70 (6%)brTT, Cariok, Robo, TinOwns
7Japan Japan4 / 70 (6%)Ceros, Evi, Kazu, Yutapon
9Taiwan Taiwan3 / 70 (4%)Doggo, Hanabi, Maple
10Argentina Argentina2 / 70 (3%)Ackerman, WhiteLotus
10Canada Canada2 / 70 (3%)Vulcan, ZionSpartan
10Chile Chile2 / 70 (3%)Cody, Kz
10Czech Republic Czech Republic2 / 70 (3%)Carzzy, Humanoid
10Hong Kong Hong Kong2 / 70 (3%)Kaiwing, Kartis
15Belgium Belgium1 / 70 (1%)Kaas
15Croatia Croatia1 / 70 (1%)Perkz
15Denmark Denmark1 / 70 (1%)Zven
15France France1 / 70 (1%)Frappii
15Germany Germany1 / 70 (1%)Kaiser
15New Zealand New Zealand1 / 70 (1%)Decoy
15Peru Peru1 / 70 (1%)SolidSnake
15Spain Spain1 / 70 (1%)Elyoya
15United States United States1 / 70 (1%)Blaber
15Uruguay Uruguay1 / 70 (1%)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.