The Mid-Season Invitational 2024 will start on May 1 and conclude on May 19 in Chengdu, China. 

Also known as MSI 2024, the Mid-Season Invitational is the first cross-regional competition of the annual League of Legends (LoL) eSports calendar.

The MSI 2024 will be hosted at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center.

The MSI 2024 champion will directly qualify for the League of Legends World Championship 2024, guaranteeing an additional slot for its region according to a new rule for 2024. The rule will be applicable only if the winning team reaches the Playoffs in their domestic Summer Split.

Furthermore, the second best region in the final standings will also be granted an additional seed for its domestic league at LoL Worlds 2024.

Mid-Season Invitational 2024 schedule, dates and format

The Mid-Season Invitational 2024 will feature 12 teams, the winning teams from eight individual Riot Leagues Spring Splits and the runners-up from three (LCK, LPL, and LCS.)

Additionally, the winners from the LEC Winter Split have also qualified for the Play-in Stage.

The Mid-Season Invitational 2024 will be held in two stages - Play-in Stage and Bracket Stage.

The MSI 2024 Play-in Stage will be held in a double-elimination bracket from May 1-5. As per the format, eight teams have been divided into two groups. All matches will be played in a best-of-three series. 

The top two teams from each group will advance to the Bracket Stage while the bottom two teams in each group will be eliminated.

Meanwhile, the MSI 2024 Bracket Stage will take place in a double-elimination bracket from May 7-12 and 14-19. All matches will be held in a best-of-five series.

Mid-Season Invitational 2024 teams and groups

Here are the teams that have qualified for the MSI 2024 Play-In Stage.

  • Estral Esports (LLA Opening)
  • FlyQuest (LCS Spring)
  • Fnatic (LEC Points)
  • GAM Esports (VCS Spring)
  • LOUD (CBLOL Split 1)
  • PSG Talon (PCS)
  • T1 (LCK Spring)
  • Top Esports (LPL Spring)

Group A: Estral Esports, FlyQuest, PSG Talon, T1

Group B: Fnatic, GAM Esports, LOUD, Top Esports

These are the four teams that have qualified for the MSI 2024 Bracket Stage. These teams won't feature in the Play-In Stage and will compete directly in the Bracket Stage.

  • Bilibili Gaming (LPL Spring)
  • G2 Esports (LEC Spring)
  • GenG (LCK Spring)
  • Team Liquid (LCS Spring)

Mid-Season Invitational 2024 prize pool

The Mid-Season Invitational 2024 has a total prize pool of USD 250,000.

The winner of MSI 2024 will receive a cash prize of USD 50,000 while the runner-up will get USD 40,000.

The third-placed team will get USD 30,000 while the fourth-placed team will bag USD 25,000. 

MSI 2024 prize distribution 




USD 50,000


USD 40,000


USD 30,000


USD 25,000


USD 20,000


USD 15,000


USD 10,000


USD 7,500

Where to watch Mid-Season Invitational 2024 live

Live streaming of the Mid-Season Invitational 2024 will be available on LoL Esports’ YouTube and Facebook channels. MSI 2024 will also be live streamed on Riot Games’ Twitch channel.

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