Six teams, a different format but the same level of excitement and competition. The winner of the MSS goes to Iceland!
Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends inaugural mid-season showdown will begin this Saturday. The showdown will continue through the finals weekend at the Los Angeles Greek Theater on April 10-11.
The event will not have a live audience and Riot Games says it will have a strict adherence to COVID protocols. This includes testing of players before arrival and separation on-site for finalist teams.
Which teams are playing in the mid-season showdown?
The six teams in the mid-season showdown are as follows:
- Team SoloMid
- Team Liquid
- Evil Geniuses
What is the format of the Mid-Season showdown?
The mid-season playoff counts as its own LCS title. The top six teams with the best regular-season records qualify for the mid-season showdown.
The first four seeds make up the upper bracket. The fifth and sixth seed teams will start in the lower bracket. The showdown uses a double-elimination format.
The LCS champion will receive an award in an on-stage ceremony. The winner also proceeds to qualify for the global Mid-Season Invitational in May in Reykjavik, Iceland. The mid-seasonal invitational takes place from May 6-23, 2021.
MSS sees return of ads in-game
Food delivery platform Grubhub is the sponsor of the mid-season showdown. Grubhub and Red Bull will get branded banners on the map. The Baron will see a Red Bull banner, the first branded banner in the pit.
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