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Mid Season Invitational

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May 1 - May 19th, 2024
Chengdu, China

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The LoL Mid-Season Invitational sees the best LoL teams from around the world compete at the first international event on the LoL Esports calendar, starting on May 1, 2024.

This year's Mid-Season Invitational features a "Become the Unknown" theme, meaning anything is possible! With powerhouse teams and underdogs putting their ultimate skills to the test, the stakes are higher than ever before, especially with a LoL Worlds slot on the line.

Looking to get in on the action? We've got League of Legends fans covered with some insider betting tips, details on all 12 teams competing, and the full MSI format!

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MSI History

We'll quickly dive into the MSI tournament's history to better understand how it has evolved into the behemoth of an esports tournament it is today.

MSI 2023 betting: 2015 MSI

The Mid-Season Invitational is an annual League of Legends premier tournament organized and run by Riot Games. It was first held in 2015, and since then, it has become one of the most prestigious events in the LoL competitive scene. The tournament brings together the top-performing teams from various regional leagues to compete against each other.

The first-ever MSI event was held in Tallahassee, Florida, and featured only six teams worldwide. These teams included EDward Gaming, SK Telecom T1, Fnatic, ahq Esports Club, Team SoloMid, and Beşiktaş e-Sports Club. T1 came out on top, beating EDward Gaming in the close grand finals.

MSI typically takes place in April or May of every year and has been hosted in tons of different cities from across the globe, ranging from Brazil to Germany, bringing excitement to LoL fans from around the world as the competition becomes fiercer with each passing year.

MSI 2024 will take place at Chengdu, China, with twelve teams competing. It kicks off on May 1, 2024 as the halfway point between each's regions first and second seasonal splits. It ends on May 19 with the Grand Final.

MSI 2024: Format

MSI 2024 format

MSI 2024: Format

The Mid-Season Invitational for League of Legends has two stages: the Play-In Stage (aka the Group Stage) and the Bracket Stage. Unlike last year, there will be twelve teams competing instead of thirteen.

The Play-In stage begins with the second seed from LECLCKLPL, and LCS, as well as the top seed from LLA, CBLOL, PCS, and VCS, for eight teams.

The top four teams from the Play-Ins will join the four major region champions for eight teams in the Bracket Stage.

Play-In Stage: May 1 - 5

  • Eight teams are divided into two groups
  • Double-elimination bracket, all matches are Bo3 (a minimum of two matches will be played a day)
  • The top two teams from each group advance to the Bracket Stage draw
  • The bottom 2 teams from each group are eliminated

Bracket Stage: May 7 - 12, May 14 - 19

  • Eight teams play in another double-elimination bracket
  • All matches, including the all-important final match, are Bo5

A new rule for MSI 2024 is that the winning team earns a direct qualification to 2024 LoL Worlds, guaranteeing a slot for their region.

MSI 2023: Venue

MSI 2024 venue - Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center

MSI 2024: Venue

While MSI 2023 was hosted at the Copper Box Arena in London, MSI 2024 takes the teams across the globe to Chengdu, China, specifically the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center.

Tickets have completely sold out, but there will be region-specific live-streams to accommodate all fans who want to watch the action online. There will be many official broadcasts, as well as partners streaming the event - check out the official Liquidpedia page for the complete list.

MSI 2024: Prize Pool

The Mid-Season Invitation 2024 prize pool stands at $250K, which will be split amongst all twelve competing teams.

Regardless of their overall qualification, every participating team will get a slice of the overall prize money. We have listed a rough, bare minimum estimate of how this money could be divided below.

  • 1st) $50,000
  • 2nd) $40,000
  • 3rd) $30,000
  • 4th) $25,000
  • 5th - 6th) $20,000
  • 7th - 8th) $15,000
  • 9th - 10th) $10,000
  • 11th - 12th) $7,500

MSI 2023: Teams

Twelve teams are competing in the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational. There will be two teams, the winning teams and runner-ups, from the major Riot Games regions (LPL, LEC, LCS, LCK), for eight teams in total. MSI 2023 winners JD Gaming missed out on their chance to qualify this year.

The remaining four regional leagues, LLA, CBLOL, PCS, and VCS, each get one slot for their region.

Here are all the teams competing in MSI 2024, including their qualifications.

Play-In Stage Teams

  • Fnatic (LEC championship points)
  • T1 (LCK Spring runner-up)
  • Top Esports
  • FlyQuest
  • LOUD (CBLOL Split 1 winner)
  • PSG Talon (PCS Spring winner)
  • Estral Esports (LLA Opening Season winner)
  • GAM Esports (VCS Spring 2024 winner)

Bracket Stage Teams

The Bracket Stage teams qualify through their performance in their Spring Split, with the top teams from the four main regions getting a slot.

  • G2 Esports (LEC Winter Split winner)
  • Gen.G (LCK Spring Split winner)
  • Billibilli Gaming (LPL Spring Split winner)
  • Team Liquid (LCS Spring Split winner)

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MSI Betting Guide

MSI 2023 betting

There are many factors to consider when betting on LoL esports, like MSI or even the LoL World Championship, but don't worry. We're here to walk you through some simple tips and tricks to help you get started with MSI betting - baby steps!

Watch VODs and Old Streams

Gain an edge over other MSI bettors by watching old streams and researching before hedging your bets. You can figure out which teams excel against others, their global ranking, and which strategies they employ. Trust us - this will level up your betting game and increase your success rate so you can start raking in the winnings.

Meta Research

As with all MOBA games, the meta is constantly changing, and as such, certain League champions and items are stronger than others. Play the game yourself, look at tier lists and do your research to learn what the current meta is!

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FAQs about MSI betting

MSI 2023 betting

Is MSI betting legal?

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How can I watch MSI games?

All MSI matches will be streamed on the official Riot Games Twitch channel, so you can bet while keeping an eye on the action - live!

What are the current MSI standings?

MSI match results and standings can be found at our dedicated LoL Mid season Invitational 2024 event overview. It'll be updated daily to reflect all upcoming schedule, match results, and standings updates.

Who were the previous MSI winners?

JD Gaming were the winners of MSI 2023, with Bilibili Gaming as the runners-up. Interestingly, JD Gaming missed out on the chance to quality in their regions Spring Split, so it's all up in air for who could win MSI 2024!