Everything You Need to Know For MSI 2022

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All You Need To Know About MSI 2022


The 2022 League of Legends World Championship is expected to take place in North America. The main hubs of the event will be New York, Toronto, and Mexico City.

But before we take a look at October, let’s check in and see what events we’ve still got to look forward to before then. The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational is the one that stands out. How much information do we have about the tournament and who will be competing? Let’s check out all the info we have thus far!

When is the 2022 Mid Season Invitational scheduled?

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will  take place between May 10 and May 29. Riot announced the news via Twitter. This means we can all get excited about all the MSI coverage! 

MSI 2022 Groups 

Group A

Standings Team Record
1.  T1 2 – 0
2.  DetonatioN FocusMe 1 – 1
2.  Esports Proalo Saigon

1 – 1

4.  Team Aze

0 – 2

Group B

Standings Team Record
1.  RNG 2 – 0
2.  Red Canids 1 – 1
2. FastPay WildCats 1 – 1
4.  PSG Talon 0 – 2

Group C

Standings Team Record
1.  G2 Esports 3 – 0
2. Evil Geniuses 1 – 2
3.  ORDER 0 – 2

MSI 2022 Format

It is easy to comprehend the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational format. Four different phases will see 11 teams competing. 

Group Phase – May 10-15

There will be three groups, one for each of the four teams and one for each of the three. These teams will play in a double round-robin, with each match being best-of-one. The two top teams from each group will advance to the next phase. 

Day 1| Day 1 

T1 vs. Saigon Esports Proalo Esports 1 – 0
Team Aze vs. DetonatioN FocusMe 0 – 1
ORDER vs. G2 Esports 0 – 1
Evil Geniuses vs. G2 Esports 0 – 1
Fast WildCats vs. Royal Never Give Up 0 – 1
RED Kalunga vs.

PSG Talon

1 – 0

Wednesday, May 11 ~ 4 AM EST | Day 2 

G2 Esports vs. Evil Geniuses 1 – 0
Evil Geniuses vs. ORDER 1 – 0
DetonatioN FocusMe vs. Esports Proalo Saigon Esports 0 – 1
Team Aze vs. T1 0 – 1
fastPay Wildcats vs. RED Kalunga 1 – 0
Royal Never Give Up vs. PSG Talon 1 – 0

Day 3| Day 3

ORDER vs. Evil Geniuses
G2 Esports vs. ORDER
PSG Talon vs. fastPay Wildcats
Royal Never Give Up vs. RED Kalunga
Saigon Esports Proalo vs. Team Aze
T1 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe

Friday, May 13, 2 AM EST, Day 4.| Day 4

PSG Talon vs. RED Kalunga
Royal Never Give Up vs. fastPay Wildcats
fastPay Wildcats vs. PSG Talon
RED Kalunga vs. Royal Never Give Up
RED Kalunga vs. fastPay Wildcats
PSG Talon vs. Royal Never Give Up

day 5| Day 5

Evil Geniuses vs. G2 Esports
Evil Geniuses vs. ORDER
G2 Esports vs. ORDER
G2 Esports vs. Evil Geniuses
ORDER vs. Evil Geniuses
ORDER vs. G2 Esports

Sunday, May 15, 2 AM EST | Day 6

Team Aze vs. Saigon Esports Proalo Esports
DetonatioN FocusMe vs. T1
Saigon Esports Proalo Esports vs. DetonatioN FocusMe
T1 vs. Team Aze
DetonatioN FocusMe vs. Team Aze
Saigon Esports Proalo Esports vs. T1

Rumble Phase, May 18-22

The six remaining teams will then play in a second round-robin. The final phase will also take place in best-of-1 series. The 2 teams with the fewest points will be eliminated. The top four teams advance to the knockout phase. 

Knockout Phase: May 27-29 

The knockout stage is where the four final teams will be competing. These teams will compete in the knockout stage of the tournament. The final two teams are going to the finals on May 29, 2022.

RNG is the MSI Champion

RNG beat T1 in 5 rounds of the final. RNG was victorious in the first round and the third, while T1 prevailed in the second- and fourth rounds. RNG won because of T1’s draft at the end, as well as their bans. RNG drafting Gwen instead of T1 banning her. Faker picking Ahri, despite her low winrate, and RNG selecting Lissandra… it all went wrong. 

These are the Teams That Will Compete in the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational.

MSI often includes the top teams in every region. Riot won the play-in stage last year. This meant that every team in every region was able to showcase their skills. There were many thrilling match-ups such as DAMWON KIA against DetonatioN FocusMe.

All League of Legends region winners should be invited to the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. We may finally see the VCS competing at an international tournament.

Region Team Regular Split Record


LCK T1 18-0
LEC G2 11-7
LCS Evil genius 10-9
LJL DetonatioN FocusMe 19-2


Red Canids 11-7
LLA Team Aze 10-5
TCL fastPay Wildcats 14-4


PSG Talon 16-2
LCO ORER 11-10
VCS Saigon Esports Proalo 6-6

LCL To Miss MSI2022

The LCL could not be used Play their 2022 Spring Split Therefore, they will not send a representative for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. This decision is not made due to the current political situation and the restriction teams from Russia that face sanctions. 

LPL to Play Remotely at MSI 2022

The LPL representative must be present Stay home to attend this year’s Mid Season Invitational. Thanks to the region’s close proximity to Korea, though, they’ll be able to compete either from their team facility or the LPL Arena in Shanghai, China. The LPL representative will still be available to us, however we won’t have the opportunity to see him in person at the event this year due to COVID-19 regulations and tight Summer schedules due to the Asia Games & Worlds. 

What Patch is the MSI Patch? 

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational is played on League of Legends Patch 12.8. Both Patch 12.7 & Patch 12.8 are working towards the big event, with many high-elo and proplay-oriented changes. 

With the 2022 World Champion starting in October, Patch 12.9 will once again be geared towards single queue. 

Renata Glasc, Zeri will be disabled

Gwen, Viego and Viego were both disabled last year at the Mid-Season Invitational. Due to the To be eligible for the next international tournament, new champions and VGUs must have been enabled in each of the four top regions. policy. Zeri Renata Glasc were released pretty early in the year, so we do think that they’ll be playable during the event.

Zeri is very popular in pro-play. Zeri has played in pro play in all areas and on multiple lanes. This makes her a great choice to perform on the international stage.

Where will MSI 2022 take place?

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will be held in Busan, South Korea. T1 CEO Joe Marsh accidentally revealed the location of an event in a stream he was streaming to LS. 

“Hopefully, I’m in Busan, because they’re coming during MSI… I’m hoping I’m in Busan”.

Riot Games also confirmed the news via their Twitter. This will be the first time that the country hosts MSI, and the first esports tournament since 2018. 

Author: Eric Pomeroy
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