Group Stage: the eleven teams have been divided into two groups of 4 and one group of 3, that is because the qualifying team from VietnamGAM “EsportsGAM” Esports will unfortunately not be able to participate due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
The two groups composed of 4 teams will battle against each other in a Best of one Double Round Robin, while the group of three teams will face each other in a Best of one Quadruple Round Robin.
Rumble Stage: the top two teams of each group will advance to the next stage where they will battle in a Best of one Double Round Robin.
Knockout Stage: The top four teams of the previous stage will face off in a Best of five series to determine who is the best team this year so far!
2021 MSI Schedule – Group Stage
May 6 (3:00pm CET)
Match 1 – DWG KIA vs Cloud9 Match 2 – Infinity Esports vs DetonatioN FocusMe Match 3 – Royal Never Give Up vs Pentanet.GG Match 4 – Pentanet.gg vs Unicorns of Love Match 5 – İstanbul Wild Cats vs paiN Gaming Match 6 – MAD Lions vs PSG Talon
May 7 (3:00pm CET)
Match 1 – Pentanet.GG vs Royal Never Give Up Match 2 – Unicorns of Love vs Royal Never Give Up Match 3 – Infinity Esports vs DWG KIA Match 4 – DetonatioN FocusMe vs Cloud9 Match 5 – İstanbul Wild Cats vs MAD Lions Match 6 – paiN Gaming vs PSG Talon
May 8 (3:00pm CET)
Match 1 – Royal Never Give Up vs Unicorns of Love Match 2 – Unicorns of Love vs Pentanet.GG Match 3 – DWG KIA vs DetonatioN FocusMe Match 4 – Cloud9 vs Infinity Esports Match 5 – MAD Lions vs paiN Gaming Match 6 – PSG Talon vs İstanbul Wild Cats
Group A – May 9 (3:00pm CET)
Match 1 – Unicorns of Love vs Royal Never Give Up Match 2 – Unicorns of Love vs Pentanet.GG Match 3 – Royal Never Give up vs Pentanet.GG Match 4 – Royal Never Give up vs Unicorns of Love Match 5 – Pentanet.GG vs Unicorns of Love Match 6 – Pentanet.GG vs Royal Never Give Up
Group B – May 10 (3:00pm CET)
Match 1 – MAD Lions vs İstanbul Wild Cats Match 2 – PSG Talon vs paiN Gaming Match 3 – İstanbul Wild Cats vs PSG Talon Match 4 – paiN Gaming vs MAD Lions Match 5 – paiN Gaming vs İstanbul Wild Cats Match 6 – PSG Talon vs MAD Lions
Group C – May 11 (3:00pm CET) Match 1 – Cloud9 vs DWG KIA Match 2 – DetonatioN FocusMe vs Infinity Esports Match 3 – DWG KIA vs Infinity Esports Match 4 – Cloud9 vs DetonatioN FocusMe Match 5 – DetonatioN FocusMe vs DWG KIA Match 6 – Infinity Esports vs Cloud9
Who will win?
In the first half of 2021, there were several surprises in some regions, new teams and rookies established themselves as the strongest and in others dynasties consolidated their position even more!
This MSI will be the testing ground to see who could be a viable contender to lift the 2021 Worlds Trophy. The epic battle between the historic teams and the new contenders for League of Legends’ most prestigious title will begin next week!
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