The first international event of the League of Legends calendar, the prestigious Mid-Season Invitational, is starting on the 6th of May. The annual mid-year League of Legends event is back, after a season off due to ongoing travel restrictions.
- Mid-Season Invitational 2021 action begins on Thursday, the 6th of May.
- Cloud9, reigning Worlds champs DWG face off in Icelandic opener.
- Extra World Championship slot on the line for winning LoL region.
G2 Esports currently stand as defending MSI champions.
All 11 confirmed teams participating in MSI 2021 are:
- Royal Never Give Up (LPL Spring 2021 – China)
- Unicorns of Love (LCL Spring 2021 – CIS)
- Pentanet.GG (LCO Split 1 – OCE)
- MAD Lions (LEC Spring 2021 – EU)
- PSG Talon (PCS Spring 2021 – Asia)
- İstanbul Wildcats (TCL Winter 2021 – Turkey)
- paiN Gaming (CBLOL 2021 Split 1 – Brazil)
- DWG KIA (LCK Spring 2021 – South Korea)
- Cloud9 (LCS Spring 2021 – NA)
- Infinity Esports (LLA Opening 2021 – SA)
- DetonatioN FocusMe (LJL Spring 2021 – Japan)
MSI will take place at the Laugardalshöll indoor sports arena in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is also the location for the VCT Stage 2 Masters, which begins directly after MSI.
The MSI 2021 official stream is here.