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Main Event
2018 Mid-Season Invitational
Main Event
MSI2018.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
Location & Dates
Region
INT
International
Event TypeOffline
Country
Europe
AddressEU LCS Studio, Berlin
Zenith Paris - La Villette, Paris
Start Date2018-05-11
End Date2018-05-20
Broadcast
Streams
Twitch
Full List
ScheduleSpoiler-Free Schedule
Export to Google Calendar
Social Media & Links
Infobox Homepagelogo std.png

The 2018 Mid-Season Invitational is held between the first and second splits of all regions. Korea, China, Europe, and North America are invited directly to the Main Event, while all other regions must qualify through the Play-In.

Overview[]

Format[]

  • Group Stage
    • Six teams participate
      • Four directly seeded (Korea, China, Europe, and North America)
      • Two advancing teams from Play-In
    • Double Round Robin
    • Top four teams advance to Knockout Stage
  • Knockout Stage
    • Single elimination bracket
    • Winner of Group Stage chooses between 3rd and 4th place to be their semifinal opponent
    • Matches are best of five

Participants[]

Show RostersHide Rosters

Directly Seeded[]

China
Royal Never Give Uplogo square.png


 Letme


 Mlxg


 Karsa


 Xiaohu


 Uzi


 Ming


 Heart

From Play-In[]

Results[]

Group Stage[]

MSI 2018 Main Event Standings
TeamGamesStr
1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up
7 - 370%5W
2
LMS
Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
7 - 370%1W
3
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
6 - 460%1L
4
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
4 - 640%3L
5
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
4 - 640%1L
6
VN
EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVOS Esports
2 - 820%1W
1st Place Tiebreaker
LMS
Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
0
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
1
4th Place Tiebreaker
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
1
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
0

Playoffs[]

Semifinals
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
3
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
0
LMS
Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
1
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
3
Finals
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
3
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
1

Match Schedule[]

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Results|Schedule
CD|You|PST|CET|KST
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Day 1
Fri 11 MayFri 11 MayFri 11 May2018,5,11,09,00 - 2018,5,11,14,00
    
Fri 2018-05-11
Fri 2018-05-11
Fri 2018-05-11
2018,5,11,09,00
FNCFnaticlogo std.png01Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2018,5,11,10,00
EVSEVOS Esportslogo std.png01Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
2018,5,11,11,00
KZKingzone DragonXlogo std.png10Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
2018,5,11,12,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png10Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
2018,5,11,13,00
TLTeam Liquidlogo std.png01EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
2018,5,11,14,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png01Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Day 2
Sat 12 MaySat 12 MaySat 12 May2018,5,12,09,00 - 2018,5,12,14,00
    
Sat 2018-05-12
Sat 2018-05-12
Sat 2018-05-12
2018,5,12,09,00
KZKingzone DragonXlogo std.png01Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
2018,5,12,10,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png10EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
2018,5,12,11,00
TLTeam Liquidlogo std.png01Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
2018,5,12,12,00
EVSEVOS Esportslogo std.png01Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
2018,5,12,13,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png10Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2018,5,12,14,00
FNCFnaticlogo std.png10Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Day 3
Sun 13 MaySun 13 MaySun 13 May2018,5,13,09,00 - 2018,5,13,14,00
    
Sun 2018-05-13
Sun 2018-05-13
Sun 2018-05-13
2018,5,13,09,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
2018,5,13,10,00
EVSEVOS Esportslogo std.png01Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
2018,5,13,11,00
KZKingzone DragonXlogo std.png01Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
2018,5,13,12,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png10Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
2018,5,13,13,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png10EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
2018,5,13,14,00
TLTeam Liquidlogo std.png01Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Day 4
Mon 14 MayMon 14 MayMon 14 May2018,5,14,09,00 - 2018,5,14,14,00
    
Mon 2018-05-14
Mon 2018-05-14
Mon 2018-05-14
2018,5,14,09,00
KZKingzone DragonXlogo std.png01Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2018,5,14,10,00
FNCFnaticlogo std.png10Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
2018,5,14,11,00
EVSEVOS Esportslogo std.png01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
2018,5,14,12,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png10Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
2018,5,14,13,00
KZKingzone DragonXlogo std.png10EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
2018,5,14,14,00
TLTeam Liquidlogo std.png10Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Day 5
Tue 15 MayTue 15 MayTue 15 May2018,5,15,09,00 - 2018,5,15,14,00
    
Tue 2018-05-15
Tue 2018-05-15
Tue 2018-05-15
2018,5,15,09,00
FNCFnaticlogo std.png01Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
2018,5,15,10,00
EVSEVOS Esportslogo std.png01Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2018,5,15,11,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png01Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
2018,5,15,12,00
FNCFnaticlogo std.png01EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
2018,5,15,13,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png10Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
2018,5,15,14,00
TLTeam Liquidlogo std.png01Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Tiebreakers
Tue 15 MayTue 15 MayWed 16 May2018,5,15,15,00 - 2018,5,15,16,00
    
Tue 2018-05-15
Tue 2018-05-15
Wed 2018-05-16
2018,5,15,15,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png01Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2018,5,15,16,00
FNCFnaticlogo std.png10Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Semifinals
Fri 18 May - Sat 19 MayFri 18 May - Sat 19 MayFri 18 May - Sat 19 May2018,5,18,10,00 - 2018,5,19,10,00
    
Fri 2018-05-18
Fri 2018-05-18
Fri 2018-05-18
2018,5,18,10,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png30Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
Sat 2018-05-19
Sat 2018-05-19
Sat 2018-05-19
2018,5,19,10,00
FWFlash Wolveslogo std.png13Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
Patch: 8.8
[showhide]
Finals
Sun 20 MaySun 20 MaySun 20 May2018,5,20,10,00 - 2018,5,20,10,00
    
Sun 2018-05-20
Sun 2018-05-20
Sun 2018-05-20
2018,5,20,10,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.png31Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ

VODs & Match Links[]

Individual Awards[]

Player of the Series[]

Series Player KDA Champs Played
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG vs. Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngLetme 5.71 VladimirSquare.pngVladimir OrnnSquare.pngOrnn
Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW vs. Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngBdd 6.8 IreliaSquare.pngIrelia ZoeSquare.pngZoe TaliyahSquare.pngTaliyah
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG vs. Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Uzi 6.8 EzrealSquare.pngEzreal Kai'SaSquare.pngKai'Sa

Media[]

Streams[]

Articles[]

Interviews[]

Videos[]

Announcements[]

See Overview Page for announcements.

Additional Content[]

Additional Links[]

Viewership Statistics[]

Data sourced from Esports Charts. Please note that frequently Chinese viewership numbers are inflated from actual values.

Peak Viewership MSI 2018
Total 127,551,726
Without Chinese Viewers 947,861
English Streams 331,462
Chinese Streams 126,659,400
Vietnamese Streams 258,973
Korean Streams 149,513
Portuguese Streams 100,943
Russian Streams 27,053
Twitch.TV Streams 448,451
Youtube Gaming Streams 426,296
Garena Live Streams 79,997
AfreecaTV Streams 76,663
Other
Avg Concurrent Viewers 24,590,504
Total time watched 2,077,897,606

Viewership Infographics

References[]

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