Updated on May 18, 5:01 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated scores and schedule.

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

The dust has settled after the conclusion of the Play-In Stage. The best League of Legends teams from around the globe are primed to clash in the high-stakes, double-elimination bracket at the MSI 2024 playoffs.

From May 7 to 19, the top seeds from LCK, LPL, LEC, and LCS will join four Play-In victors in a brutal battle for the coveted MSI trophy.

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The best song Riot Games Music has ever produced will give you chills

The stakes have never been higher at the Mid-Season Invitational — the winner secures a coveted spot at Worlds while the runner-up’s region gains an additional seed.

This article details the MSI 2024 playoffs format, structure, and path to victory that awaits these elite squads. Time to buckle up!

MSI 2024 playoffs dates

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Ranking all High Noon skins in League of Legends
TOURNAMENT STAGEDATES
Bracket Stage (first half)May 7-12
Bracket Stage (second half)May 14-18
FinalMay 19

The Bracket Stage draw results can be viewed here.

MSI 2024 playoffs schedule and results

May 7 (Tuesday) — Quarterfinals

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Team Liquid0 — 3Top Esports

Top Esports advances to the upper bracket semifinals.

Team Liquid drops to lower bracket round one.

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Ranking all Faerie Court skins in League of Legends: Which fairy do you fancy?

May 8 (Wednesday) — Quarterfinals

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Gen.G3 — 0Fnatic

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

Fnatic drops to lower bracket round one against Team Liquid.

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Faker’s full list of podium finishes throughout his long League of Legends career

May 9 (Thursday) — Quarterfinals

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Bilibili Gaming3 — 2PSG Talon

Bilibili Gaming advances to the upper bracket semifinals.

PSG Talon drops to lower bracket round one.

May 10 (Friday) — Quarterfinals

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
G2 Esports2 — 3T1

Read our full recap of the G2 versus T1 match here. T1 advances to the upper bracket semifinal to face Bilibili Gaming.

G2 Esports drops to lower bracket round one against PSG Talon.

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What went wrong for T1 against G2 Esports at MSI 2024? Faker explains honestly

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

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Fnatic1 — 3Team Liquid
Gen.G3 — 2Top Esports

Fnatic is eliminated. Team Liquid advances to lower bracket round two.

Gen.G advances to the upper bracket final. Top Esports drops to lower bracket round two.

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

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
G2 Esports3 — 0PSG Talon
T11 — 3Bilibili Gaming

G2 Esports advances to lower bracket round two to face Top Esports. PSG Talon is eliminated.

Bilibili Gaming advances to the upper bracket final against Gen.G. T1 drops to lower bracket round two to face Team Liquid.

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Exclusive: Does T1 have any weaknesses? Coach kkOma answers dishing out radical view

May 14 (Tuesday) — Lower bracket round 2

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
G2 Esports3 — 0Top Esports

G2 Esports advances to lower bracket round three to face the winner of T1 and Team Liquid’s lower bracket round two match.

Top Esports is eliminated.

May 15 (Wednesday) — Lower bracket round 2

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
T13 — 1Team Liquid

T1 advances to lower bracket round three to face G2 Esports for a second time this tournament.

Team Liquid is eliminated.

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Exclusive: Gen.G Kiin on what he looks for in an ideal teammate, and what he brings to the table

May 16 (Thursday) — Upper bracket final

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Bilibili Gaming1 — 3Gen.G

Gen.G advances to the Grand Finals.

Bilibili Gaming drops to the lower bracket final and will face the winner of T1 and G2 Esports’ lower bracket round 3 match.

Gen.G’s Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon shares his thoughts on the BLG series here.

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Exclusive: T1 Keria reveals the missing piece in team talks — and why everyone stands to benefit

May 17 (Friday) — Lower bracket round 3

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
T13 — 0G2 Esports
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T1 advance to the lower bracket final to face Bilibili Gaming. Faker shares his post-game thoughts here.

G2 Esports is eliminated. Read our full recap of the T1 versus G2 rematch here.

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Faker reveals what goes on in his head during meditation — and why G2 outcome was so predictable

May 18 (Saturday) — Lower bracket final

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
T10 — 0Bilibili Gaming

May 19 (Sunday) — Grand finals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8 | PST 2 a.m. | CEST 11 a.m.Gen.G
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Full list of League of Legends MSI winners throughout the years

Teams qualified for MSI 2024 Bracket Stage

LEAGUE AND QUALIFICATION PATHTEAMS QUALIFIED FOR MSI 2024 PLAYOFFS
EMEA — LEC Winter 2024 championG2 Esports
EMEA — LEC 2024 championship points
Top 4 MSI 2024 Play-In Stage
Fnatic
Korea — LCK Spring 2024 championGen.G
Korea — LCK Spring 2024 runner-up
Top 4 MSI 2024 Play-In Stage
T1
China — LPL Spring 2024 championBilibili Gaming
China — LPL Spring 2024 runner-up
Top 4 MSI 2024 Play-In Stage
Top Esports
North America — LCS Spring 2024 championTeam Liquid
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Southeast Asia/Oceania — PCS Spring 2024 champion
Top 4 MSI 2024 Play-In Stage
PSG Talon
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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