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!
- If you are interested in watching MSI on a big screen, be sure to pick up the perfect television.
MSI 2022 Groups
|1.||T1||2 – 0|
|2.||DetonatioN FocusMe||1 – 1|
|2.||Esports Proalo Saigon||
1 – 1
0 – 2
|1.||RNG||2 – 0|
|2.||Red Canids||1 – 1|
|2.||FastPay WildCats||1 – 1|
|4.||PSG Talon||0 – 2|
|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.
MSI 2022 is heading to South Korea!
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) March 30, 2022
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|
|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
|PSG Talon||vs.||fastPay Wildcats|
|Royal Never Give Up||vs.||RED Kalunga|
|Saigon Esports Proalo||vs.||Team Aze|
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|
|G2 Esports||vs.||Evil Geniuses|
Sunday, May 15, 2 AM EST | Day 6
|Team Aze||vs.||Saigon Esports Proalo Esports|
|Saigon Esports Proalo Esports||vs.||DetonatioN FocusMe|
|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|
|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.