MSI 2024 schedule: Live LOL results, format, dates, teams and where to watch League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational

League of Legends’ season has reached its halfway point, which marks the beginning of its annual Mid-Season Invitational.

The best teams from the top professional leagues come together in China for a 12-team tournament to crown one champion. It’s the first of two yearly international tournaments.

The 2024 championship is much more important, since the winning team automatically punches its ticket to the World Tournament.

The Sporting News breaks down MSI’s format, dates, times, locations and more, while providing updated results.

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MSI 2024 format

Riot is maintaining the same format as last year, with two separate double-elimination stages in the tournament for 2024.

The action starts with the Play-In stage, running from May 1-5. The second seeds from the LCK, LPL, LCS and LEC will compete against the first seeds of the LLA, CBLOL, PCS and VCS. These eight squads will be broken into two best-of-three double elimination brackets.

Four teams — the winners and runner-ups of each bracket — will advance to the Bracket stage. In order to suffer an elimination, a team must lose a best-of-three series. Two lost series will eliminate the team. 

The top seeds from the LCK, LPL, LCS and LEC already earned a bye into the Bracket stage.

The remaining eight teams will be put into one best-of-five, double-elimination bracket. The same rules apply with lost games/series.

The winner of this year’s tournament will immediately earn a spot in the 2024 World Tournament, as well as giving their league another bid. The runner-up will also give their region another bid to the World Tournament, but does not lock in their position.

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MSI 2024 teams

  • LCK: No. 1 Gen.G (GEN), No. 2 T1 (T1)
  • LPL: No. 1 Bilibili Gaming (BLG), No. 2 TOP Esports (TES)
  • LEC: No. 1 G2 Esports (G2), No. 2 Fnatic (FNC)
  • LCS: No. 1 Team Liquid Honda (TL), No. 2 FlyQuest (FLY)
  • PCS: No. 1 PSG Talon (PSG)
  • CBLOL: LOUD (LLL)
  • LLA: Estral Esports (EST)
  • VCS: GAM Esports (GAM)

MSI 2024 schedule, live results, scores

The Sporting News will update this file with results during the tournament.

Stage Round Date Game Start Time (ET) Start Time (GMT)
Play-In Wed, May 1 FLY 2, PSG 1
T1 2, EST 0
4 a.m. 8 a.m.
Play-In Thurs, May 2 FNC vs. GAM
TES vs. LLL
4 a.m. 8 a.m.
Play-In Fri, May 3 TBD vs. TBD 4 a.m. 8 a.m.
Play-In Sat, May 4 TBD vs. TBD 4 a.m. 8 a.m.
Play-In Sun, May 5 TBD vs. TBD 4 a.m. 8 a.m.
Bracket TBD Tue, May 7 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Wed, May 8 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Thurs, May 9 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Fri, May 10 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Sun, May 12 TBD vs. TBD 12 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Mon, May 13 TBD vs. TBD 12 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Tue, May 14 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Wed, May 15 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Thurs, May 16 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Fri, May 17 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket TBD Sat, May 18 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.
Bracket Finals Sun, May 19 TBD vs. TBD 5 a.m. 9 a.m.

When is MSI 2024?

MSI begins on May 1 with the Play-In stage, and the Bracket stage will begin on May 7. The tournament concludes on May 19 with the Championship, scheduled at 5 a.m. ET/9 a.m. GMT

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How to watch MSI 2024

League of Legends fans can tune into MSI through lolesports.com.

Where is MSI 2024?

MSI changes locations each year as different countries get the opportunity to host the event. This year, the tournament will be held in the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in Chengdu, China.

MSI champions history

Year Team
2015 EDward Gaming
2016 SK Telecom T1
2017 SK Telecom T1
2018 Royal Never Give Up
2019 G2 Esports
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Royal Never Give Up
2022 Royal Never Give Up
2023 JD Gaming

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