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2021 Mid-Season Invitational
Mid-Season Invitational 2021
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
RulebookRulebook
Location & Dates
Region
INT
International
Event TypeOffline
Country
Iceland
Start Date2021-05-06
End Date2021-05-23
Broadcast
Streams
Twitch

YouTube
Full List
ScheduleSpoiler-Free Schedule
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The 2021 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI 2021) is held between the first and second splits of all regions. The champions of each competitive region compete for the MSI title.

Overview[]

Format[]

  • 12 teams are invited
  • Stage 1 (Groups)
    • Teams are drawn into three groups based on seeding
    • Double Round Robin for Groups B and C, Quadruple Round Robin for Group A
    • Matches are best of one
    • Top two teams from each group advance to Stage 2
  • Stage 2 (Rumble)
    • Double Round Robin
    • Matches are best of one
    • Top four teams advance to Stage 3
  • Stage 3 (Knockout)
    • Single elimination bracket
    • Matches are best of five
  • Patch Information: 11.9 with GwenSquareGwen & ViegoSquareViego disabled

Prize Pool[]

  • Minimum Prize Pool $ 250,000 USD
  • VCS champions GAM Esportslogo stdGAM Esports will be given compensation, to account for them not being able to attend due to travel restrictions.[1]
  • Figures are based on the minimum guaranteed prize pool of $ 250,000 USD. A percentage of the revenue from designated in-client sales is yet to be added to this amount.

$ 250,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

PlacePrizePrize (%)Team
PlacementIcon1 1$75,00030%Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
PlacementIcon2 2$50,00020%DWG KIAlogo stdDWG KIA
PlacementIcon3 3-4$25,00010%PSG Talonlogo stdPSG Talon
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Lions
5-6$17,5007%Cloud9logo stdCloud9
Pentanet.GGlogo stdPentanet.GG
7-9$8,3253.33%Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUnicorns of Love
PaiN Gaminglogo stdpaiN Gaming
DetonatioN FocusMelogo stdDetonatioN FM
10-11$5,0002%Istanbul Wildcatslogo stdİstanbul Wildcats
INFINITYlogo stdINFINITY

Participants[]

Qualified Teams
Region Qualified via Pool Date Team Finals Result
CN
China
LPL Spring Playoffs 1 April 18 Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRoyal Never Give Up 3 - 1 FunPlus Phoenixlogo stdFPX
EU
Europe
LEC Spring Playoffs 1 April 11 MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Lions 3 - 2 Rogue (European Team)logo stdRGE
KR
Korea
LCK Spring Playoffs 1 April 10 DWG KIAlogo stdDWG KIA 3 - 0 Gen.Glogo stdGEN
NA
North America
LCS Mid-Season Showdown 2 April 11 Cloud9logo stdCloud9 3 - 2 Team Liquidlogo stdTL
APAC
PCS
PCS Spring Playoffs 2 April 18 PSG Talonlogo stdPSG Talon 3 - 0 Beyond Gaminglogo stdBYG
CIS
CIS
LCL Spring Playoffs 3 April 17 Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUnicorns of Love 3 - 1 CrowCrowdlogo stdCC
LAT
Latin America
LLA Opening Playoffs 3 April 10 INFINITYlogo stdINFINITY 3 - 2 Furious Gaminglogo stdFG
TR
Turkey
TCL Winter Playoffs 3 April 17 Istanbul Wildcatslogo stdDenizBank İstanbul Wildcats 3 - 1 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo stdFB
BR
Brazil
CBLOL Split 1 Playoffs 4 April 18 PaiN Gaminglogo stdpaiN Gaming 3 - 1 Voraxlogo stdVRX
JP
Japan
LJL Spring Playoffs 4 April 11 DetonatioN FocusMelogo stdDetonatioN FocusMe 3 - 1 V3 Esportslogo stdV3
OCE
Oceania
LCO Split 1 Playoffs 4 April 10 Pentanet.GGlogo stdPentanet.GG 3 - 1 PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo stdPCE
  • Due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the VCS champions GAM Esportslogo stdGAM Esports are unable to participate.[2]
Show RostersHide Rosters
1 Due to Unified's health issues, Doggo was loaned from Beyond Gaming for the entirety of MSI.[3]
2 Tabe will be working with the team remotely.[4]
3 Reignover will be working with the team remotely for Immigration reasons.[5]
4 Charlie will be working with the team remotely.[6]

Results[]

Stage 1 (Groups)[]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRoyal Never Give Up
8 - 0100%8W
2
OCE
Pentanet.GGlogo stdPentanet.GG
2 - 625%1L
3
CIS
Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUnicorns of Love
2 - 625%2L
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Lions
5 - 183%2W
2
APAC
PSG Talonlogo stdPSG Talon
4 - 267%1L
3
BR
PaiN Gaminglogo stdpaiN Gaming
2 - 433%1W
4
TR
Istanbul Wildcatslogo stdDenizBank İstanbul Wildcats
1 - 517%2L
Group C
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
DWG KIAlogo stdDWG KIA
5 - 183%2W
2
NA
Cloud9logo stdCloud9
4 - 267%4W
3
JP
DetonatioN FocusMelogo stdDetonatioN FocusMe
2 - 433%2L
4
LAT
INFINITYlogo stdINFINITY
1 - 517%5L
Group A Tiebreaker
CIS
Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUOL
0
OCE
Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
1

Stage 2 (Rumble)[]

Stage 2
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
DWG KIAlogo stdDWG KIA
8 - 280%1W
2
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRoyal Never Give Up
7 - 370%1L
3
APAC
PSG Talonlogo stdPSG Talon
6 - 460%2W
4
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Lions
5 - 550%1L
5
NA
Cloud9logo stdCloud9
3 - 730%1W
6
OCE
Pentanet.GGlogo stdPentanet.GG
1 - 910%2L

Stage 3 (Knockout)[]

Semifinals
KR
DWG KIAlogo stdDK
3
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
3
APAC
PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
1
Finals
KR
DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
3

Match Schedule[]

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Results|Schedule
CD|You|PST|CET|KST
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Group A
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Group B
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Group C
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Day 1
Thu 6 MayThu 6 MayThu 6 May - Fri 7 May2021,5,06,13,00 - 2021,5,06,18,00
    
Thu 2021-05-06
Thu 2021-05-06
Thu 2021-05-06
2021,5,06,13,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std10Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,06,14,00
INFINFINITYlogo std10DetonatioN FocusMelogo stdDFM
Fri 2021-05-07
2021,5,06,15,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,06,16,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUOL
2021,5,06,17,00
PNGPaiN Gaminglogo std10Istanbul Wildcatslogo stdIW
2021,5,06,18,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Day 2
Fri 7 MayFri 7 MayFri 7 May - Sat 8 May2021,5,07,13,00 - 2021,5,07,18,00
    
Fri 2021-05-07
Fri 2021-05-07
Fri 2021-05-07
2021,5,07,13,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,07,14,00
UOLUnicorns of Love.CISlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
Sat 2021-05-08
2021,5,07,15,00
INFINFINITYlogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,07,16,00
DFMDetonatioN FocusMelogo std10Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,07,17,00
IWIstanbul Wildcatslogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,07,18,00
PNGPaiN Gaminglogo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Day 3
Sat 8 MaySat 8 MaySat 8 May - Sun 9 May2021,5,08,13,00 - 2021,5,08,18,00
    
Sat 2021-05-08
Sat 2021-05-08
Sat 2021-05-08
2021,5,08,13,00
UOLUnicorns of Love.CISlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,08,14,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std10Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUOL
Sun 2021-05-09
2021,5,08,15,00
DFMDetonatioN FocusMelogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,08,16,00
INFINFINITYlogo std01Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,08,17,00
PNGPaiN Gaminglogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,08,18,00
IWIstanbul Wildcatslogo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Day 4
Sun 9 MaySun 9 MaySun 9 May - Mon 10 May2021,5,09,13,00 - 2021,5,09,18,00
    
Sun 2021-05-09
Sun 2021-05-09
Sun 2021-05-09
2021,5,09,13,00
UOLUnicorns of Love.CISlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,09,14,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUOL
Mon 2021-05-10
2021,5,09,15,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,09,16,00
UOLUnicorns of Love.CISlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,09,17,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std10Unicorns of Love.CISlogo stdUOL
2021,5,09,18,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Day 5
Mon 10 MayMon 10 MayMon 10 May - Tue 11 May2021,5,10,13,00 - 2021,5,10,18,00
    
Mon 2021-05-10
Mon 2021-05-10
Mon 2021-05-10
2021,5,10,13,00
IWIstanbul Wildcatslogo std10MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,10,14,00
PNGPaiN Gaminglogo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Tue 2021-05-11
2021,5,10,15,00
IWIstanbul Wildcatslogo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
2021,5,10,16,00
PNGPaiN Gaminglogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,10,17,00
PNGPaiN Gaminglogo std10Istanbul Wildcatslogo stdIW
2021,5,10,18,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Day 6
Tue 11 MayTue 11 MayTue 11 May - Wed 12 May2021,5,11,13,00 - 2021,5,11,18,00
    
Tue 2021-05-11
Tue 2021-05-11
Tue 2021-05-11
2021,5,11,13,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std01Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,11,14,00
INFINFINITYlogo std01DetonatioN FocusMelogo stdDFM
Wed 2021-05-12
2021,5,11,15,00
INFINFINITYlogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,11,16,00
DFMDetonatioN FocusMelogo std01Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,11,17,00
DFMDetonatioN FocusMelogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,11,18,00
INFINFINITYlogo std01Cloud9logo stdC9
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Groups Tiebreakers
Sun 9 MaySun 9 MayMon 10 May2021,5,09,19,00 - 2021,5,09,19,00
    
Sun 2021-05-09
Sun 2021-05-09
Mon 2021-05-10
2021,5,09,19,00
UOLUnicorns of Love.CISlogo std01Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Rumble Day 1
Fri 14 MayFri 14 MayFri 14 May - Sat 15 May2021,5,14,13,00 - 2021,5,14,18,00
    
Fri 2021-05-14
Fri 2021-05-14
Fri 2021-05-14
2021,5,14,13,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,14,14,00
MADMAD Lionslogo std10Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
Sat 2021-05-15
2021,5,14,15,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,14,16,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std10Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,14,17,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std10Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
2021,5,14,18,00
C9Cloud9logo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Rumble Day 2
Sat 15 MaySat 15 MaySat 15 May - Sun 16 May2021,5,15,13,00 - 2021,5,15,18,00
    
Sat 2021-05-15
Sat 2021-05-15
Sat 2021-05-15
2021,5,15,13,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,15,14,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std10Cloud9logo stdC9
Sun 2021-05-16
2021,5,15,15,00
MADMAD Lionslogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,15,16,00
C9Cloud9logo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
2021,5,15,17,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,15,18,00
MADMAD Lionslogo std10PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Rumble Day 3
Sun 16 MaySun 16 MaySun 16 May - Mon 17 May2021,5,16,13,00 - 2021,5,16,18,00
    
Sun 2021-05-16
Sun 2021-05-16
Sun 2021-05-16
2021,5,16,13,00
C9Cloud9logo std10Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
2021,5,16,14,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Mon 2021-05-17
2021,5,16,15,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std10MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,16,16,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std10Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
2021,5,16,17,00
C9Cloud9logo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,16,18,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std10MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Rumble Day 4
Mon 17 MayMon 17 MayMon 17 May - Tue 18 May2021,5,17,13,00 - 2021,5,17,18,00
    
Mon 2021-05-17
Mon 2021-05-17
Mon 2021-05-17
2021,5,17,13,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std01Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,17,14,00
MADMAD Lionslogo std01DWG KIAlogo stdDK
Tue 2021-05-18
2021,5,17,15,00
C9Cloud9logo std10Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
2021,5,17,16,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,17,17,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std10PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
2021,5,17,18,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std10Cloud9logo stdC9
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Rumble Day 5
Tue 18 MayTue 18 MayTue 18 May - Wed 19 May2021,5,18,13,00 - 2021,5,18,18,00
    
Tue 2021-05-18
Tue 2021-05-18
Tue 2021-05-18
2021,5,18,13,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std10DWG KIAlogo stdDK
2021,5,18,14,00
PGGPentanet.GGlogo std01PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Wed 2021-05-19
2021,5,18,15,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std01MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
2021,5,18,16,00
PSGPSG Talonlogo std10Cloud9logo stdC9
2021,5,18,17,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std10Pentanet.GGlogo stdPGG
2021,5,18,18,00
MADMAD Lionslogo std01Cloud9logo stdC9
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Semifinals
Fri 21 May - Sat 22 MayFri 21 May - Sat 22 MayFri 21 May - Sat 22 May2021,5,21,13,00 - 2021,5,22,13,00
    
Fri 2021-05-21
Fri 2021-05-21
Fri 2021-05-21
2021,5,21,13,00
RNGRoyal Never Give Uplogo std31PSG Talonlogo stdPSG
Sat 2021-05-22
Sat 2021-05-22
Sat 2021-05-22
2021,5,22,13,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std32MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Patch: 11.9
[showhide]
Finals
Sun 23 MaySun 23 MaySun 23 May2021,5,23,13,00 - 2021,5,23,13,00
    
Sun 2021-05-23
Sun 2021-05-23
Sun 2021-05-23
2021,5,23,13,00
DKDWG KIAlogo std23Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG

VODs & Match Links[]

Individual Awards[]

Player of the Game[]

Note: MVP awards were only assigned once per day.

   
MVP Standings
RankTimesPlayer
12MAD Lionslogo std Carzzy
12DWG KIAlogo std Khan
12Royal Never Give Uplogo std Ming
12Royal Never Give Uplogo std Xiaohu
51PSG Talonlogo std Doggo
Click for Full Standings
   
51MAD Lionslogo std Kaiser
51Cloud9logo std Perkz
51Istanbul Wildcatslogo std Serin
51Royal Never Give Uplogo std Wei
51Cloud9logo std Zven

Regional Distribution[]

Teams[]

  • Although the VCS champions GAM Esportslogo stdGAM Esports qualified to MSI 2021, they are unable to participate because of national travel restrictions related to COVID-19. [7]
BR
Brazil
CN
China
CIS
CIS
EU
Europe
JP
Japan
KR
Korea
LAT
Latin America
NA
North America
OCE
Oceania
APAC
Asia Pacific
TR
Turkey
VN
Vietnam
Qualified
111111111111
Groups
11111111111
Rumble
111111
Semifinals
1111
Finals
11
Winner
1

Players[]