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.
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
- Royal Never Give Up
- Mad Lions
LCS (North America)
VCS ( Vietnam)
- GAM Esports
PCS (Southeast Asia)
- PSG Talon
- Istanbul Wildcats
- Unicorns of Love
- Infinity Esports
- DetonatioN FM
- paiN Gaming