Updated on May 9, 11:17 p.m. (GMT+8): Clarified terminology of brackets.

Updated on May 9, 9:09 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated scores and schedule.

This year’s Mid-Season Invitational (MSI 2024) is changing things up again.

Last year, the annual international tournament already underwent major format changes by adding more teams, increasing the number of major region representatives from LCS, LEC, LCK, and LPL to two each.

At the same time, its format changed to a Play-In Stage and Bracket Stage, adopting a double elimination format for the first time in LoL esports history.

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This year, Riot Games adds even more stakes — the winner of MSI qualifies for Worlds 2024. The second place winner secures an additional seed for their region.

Here’s everything you need to know about MSI, including its schedule, results, standings, format, teams, and where to watch the tournament.

What is the Mid Season Invitational 2024 (MSI 2024)?

MSI is an annual League of Legends esports tournament organized by Riot Games. It’s the first international competition in the League of Legends esports calendar year.

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MSI 2024 takes place May 1 to 19, 2024 in Chengdu, China at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center. It is played on League of Legends patch 14.8.

MSI 2024 format

There are two stages: Play-In Stage and Bracket Stage.

The Play-In Stage takes place May 1-5, followed by the Bracket Stage, from May 7-19. Read a detailed explainer here.

TOURNAMENT STAGEDATES
Play-In StageMay 1-5
Bracket Stage (first half)May 7-12
Bracket Stage (second half)May 14-18
FinalMay 19

MSI 2024 schedule, results, standings

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Matches start at 4 p.m. GMT+8 | 1 a.m. PT | 9 a.m. CET daily.

Play-In Stage results

May 1 (Wednesday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
FlyQuest2 — 1PSG Talon
T12 — 0Estral Esports
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May 2 (Thursday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Fnatic2 — 0GAM Esports
Top Esports2 — 0LOUD

May 3 (Friday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
T12 – 0FlyQuest
Fnatic1 – 2Top Esports

T1 and Top Esports advance to the Bracket Stage.

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May 4 (Saturday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Estral Esports0 — 2PSG Talon
GAM Esports2 — 1LOUD

Estral Esports and LOUD are eliminated.

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May 5 (Sunday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
FlyQuest0 — 2PSG Talon
Fnatic2 — 0GAM Esports

FlyQuest and GAM Esports are eliminated. PSG Talon and Fnatic advance to the Bracket Stage. The draw results can be viewed here.

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Bracket Stage schedule and results

May 7 (Tuesday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Team Liquid0 — 3Top Esports

Top Esports advances to the upper bracket semifinal.

Team Liquid drops to lower bracket round one.

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May 8 (Wednesday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Gen.G3 — 0Fnatic

Gen.G advances to the upper bracket semifinal to face Top Esports.

Fnatic drops to lower bracket round one against Team Liquid.

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May 9 (Thursday)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Bilibili Gaming3 — 2PSG Talon

Bilibili Gaming advances to the upper bracket semifinal.

PSG Talon drops to lower bracket round one.

May 10 (Friday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
G2 Esports5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.T1

May 11 (Saturday) — Lower bracket round one and Upper bracket semifinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Fnatic12 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 9 p.m. | CEST 6 a.m.Team Liquid
Gen.G5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.Top Esports

May 12 (Sunday) — Lower bracket round one and Upper bracket semifinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD12 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 9 p.m. | CEST 6 a.m.PSG Talon
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.Bilibili Gaming

May 14 (Tuesday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.TBD

May 15 (Wednesday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.TBD

May 16 (Thursday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.TBD

May 17 (Friday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.TBD

May 18 (Saturday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.TBD

May 19 (Sunday) — Grand finals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.TBD

Teams competing at MSI 2024

LEAGUE AND QUALIFICATION PATHTEAMS QUALIFIED FOR MSI 2024
EMEA — LEC Winter 2024 championG2 Esports
EMEA — LEC 2024 championship pointsFnatic
Korea — LCK Spring 2024 championGen.G
Korea — LCK Spring 2024 runner-upT1
China — LPL Spring 2024 championBilibili Gaming
China — LPL Spring 2024 runner-upTop Esports
North America — LCS Spring 2024 championTeam Liquid
North America — LCS Spring 2024 runner-upFlyQuest
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Southeast Asia/Oceania — PCS Spring 2024 championPSG Talon
Vietnam — VCS Spring 2024 championGAM Esports
Brazil — CBLOL Split 1 2024 championLOUD
Latin America — LLA Opening Season 2024 championEstral Esports
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: (L-R) Sergen "BrokenBlade" Celik, Rasmus "Caps" Winther and Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle of G2 Esports pose backstage before the start of the League of Legends - Mid-Season Invitational Bracket Stage on May 9 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
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Where to watch MSI

Boasting higher stakes than ever before, the mid-year tournament is an exciting event for League of Legends esports fans. Watch it live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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