LoL esports fans will not have to wait long for the first LAN event of the year. Champions from across the globe will compete in the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational.

Every competitive League of Legends region learned their fate for the upcoming MSI 2021 event in Reykjavík, Iceland. Twelve teams will compete in a brand-new format for Riots second biggest League of Legends tournament.

Prior to the draw, all twelve major regions were separated into pools based on previous performances internationally. Here is how the pools shaped out:

  • #1: LEC (Europe), LPL (China), LCK (South Korea)
  • #2: LCS (North America), VCS (Vietnam), PCS (Southeast Asia)
  • #3: TCL (Turkey), LCL (CIS), LLA( LATAM)
  • #4: LJL( Japan), CBLOL (Brazil), LCO (Oceania)

Teams learned their fate in MSI Group Draw

Riots Director of Global Operations Tom Martell oversaw the group draw using software to randomly draw the teams into competitive groups. Teams from pool one were all drawn into three separate groups.

MSI group draw. Image courtesy of https://lolesports.com/article/msi-2021-group-draw-and-prize-updates/bltf3aff06c2db95be5
MSI Group draw, Image courtesy of LoL Esports

Who will be playing at MSI 2021?

At the time of writing this article, all of the competitive regions are currently hosting their split playoffs. The winner from each of these tournaments will be slotted into their already determined group for MSI. Here are the regions that will be represented at MSI and their potential representatives:

LCK (South Korea)

  • Damwon Gaming Kia

LPL (China)

  • Royal Never Give Up

LEC (Europe)

  • Mad Lions

LCS (North America)

  • Cloud9

VCS ( Vietnam)

  • GAM Esports

PCS (Southeast Asia)

  • PSG Talon

TCL (Turkey)

  • Istanbul Wildcats

LCL (CIS)

  • Unicorns of Love

LLA (LATAM)

  • Infinity Esports

LJL (Japan)

  • DetonatioN FM

CBLOL (Brazil)

  • paiN Gaming

LCO (Oceania)

  • Pentanet.GG

All regions and their representatives will be updated on this article as the playoffs shape up. Stayed tuned to Epsorts.GG for the latest League of Legends news and updates.

Jordan Marney -

Jordan Marney

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Jordan "Marn" Marney is an esports journalist from across the pond. Marn specialises in telling stories about League of Legends and Call of Duty. Marn has been a passionate esports fan since 2014 and has written for publications Unikrn, Esports Network, ESTNN and The United Stand.