We’re only a few days away from the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), our first League of Legends international competition, and Riot Games has already released its full event schedule.

A total of 11 qualifying teams from the LoL European Championship (LEC), LoL Championship Series (LCS), LoL Champions Korea (LCK), LoL Pro League (LPL), and other leagues will participate in the tournament for a chance at the US$250,000 base prize pool and an additional team slot for their region at the 2021 World Championship (Worlds).

The 2021 MSI will take place at Reykjavík, Iceland, which means viewers from Southeast Asia will have to get used to a nocturnal body clock for about two weeks.



Here is the full 2021 MSI schedule, with times converted especially for SEA viewers. Note that all times are in GMT+8.

Credit: LoL Esports/Riot Games

Group Stage Day 1

May 6 (Thursday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – DWG KIA vs Cloud9
  • 10:00 p.m. – Infinity Esports vs DetonatioN FocusMe
  • 11:00 p.m. – Royal Never Give Up vs Pentanet.GG

May 7 (Friday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – Pentanet.GG vs Unicorns of Love
  • 1:00 a.m. – Istanbul Wildcats vs paiN Gaming
  • 2:00 a.m. – MAD Lions vs PSG Talon

Group Stage Day 2

May 7 (Friday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – Pentanet.GG vs Royal Never Give Up
  • 10:00 p.m. – Unicorns of Love vs Royal Never Give Up
  • 11:00 p.m. – Infinity Esports vs. DWG KIA

May 8 (Saturday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – DetonatioN FocusMe vs Cloud9
  • 1:00 a.m. – fastPay Wildcats vs MAD Lions
  • 2:00 a.m. – paiN Gaming vs PSG Talon

Group Stage Day 3

May 8 (Saturday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – Royal Never Give Up vs Unicorns of Love
  • 10:00 p.m. – Unicorns of Love vs Pentanet.GG
  • 11:00 p.m. – DWG KIA vs DetonatioN FocusMe

May 9 (Sunday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – Cloud9 vs Infinity Esports
  • 1:00 a.m. – MAD Lions vs paiN Gaming
  • 2:00 a.m. – PSG Talon vs fastPay Wildcats

Group Stage Day 4

May 9 (Sunday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – Unicorns of Love vs Royal Never Give Up
  • 10:00 p.m. – Unicorns of Love vs Pentanet.GG
  • 11:00 p.m. – Royal Never Give Up vs Pentanet.GG

May 10 (Monday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – Royal Never Give Up vs Unicorns of Love
  • 1:00 a.m. – Pentanet.GG vs Unicorns of Love
  • 2:00 a.m. – Pentanet.GG vs Royal Never Give Up

Group Stage Day 5

May 10 (Monday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – MAD Lions vs fastPay Wildcats
  • 10:00 p.m. – PSG Talon vs paiN Gaming
  • 11:00 p.m. fastPay Wildcats vs PSG Talon

May 11 (Tuesday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – paiN Gaming vs MAD Lions
  • 1:00 a.m. – paiN Gaming vs fastPay Wildcats
  • 2:00 a.m. – PSG Talon vs MAD Lions

Group Stage Day 6

May 11 ( Tuesday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – Cloud9 vs DWG KIA
  • 10:00 p.m. – Detonation FocusMe vs Infinity Esports
  • 11:00 p.m. – DWG KIA vs Infinity Esports

May 12 (Wednesday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – Cloud9 vs DetonatioN FocusMe
  • 1:00 a.m. – DetonatioN FocusMe vs DWG KIA
  • 2:00 a.m. – Infinity Esports vs Cloud9

Credit: LoL Esports

Rumble Stage Day 1

May 14 (Friday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 10:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 11:00 p.m. – TBD

May 15 (Saturday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 1:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 2:00 a.m. – TBD

Rumble Stage Day 2

May 15 (Saturday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 10:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 11:00 p.m. – TBD

May 16 (Sunday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 1:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 2:00 a.m. – TBD

Rumble Stage Day 3

May 16 (Sunday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 10:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 11:00 p.m. – TBD

May 17 (Monday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 1:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 2:00 a.m. – TBD

Rumble Stage Day 4

May 17 (Tuesday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 10:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 11:00 p.m. – TBD

May 18 (Wednesday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 1:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 2:00 a.m. – TBD

Rumble Stage Day 5

May 18 (Wednesday)

  • 9:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 10:00 p.m. – TBD
  • 11:00 p.m. – TBD

May 19 (Thursday)

  • 12:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 1:00 a.m. – TBD
  • 2:00 a.m. – TBD

League of Legends, MSI 2019, G2 Esports
Credit: Aloysius Low/ONE Esports

Knockout Stage – Semifinals Day 1

May 21 (Friday)

  • 8:00 p.m. – TBD

Knockout Stage – Semifinals Day 2

May 22 (Saturday)

  • 8:00 p.m. – TBD

League of Legends, MSI, Royal Never Give Up
Credit: Riot Games

Knockout Stage – Finals Day

May 23 (Sunday)

  • 8:00 p.m. – TBD

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READ MORE: All teams that have qualified for the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational