League of Legends Is Heading Into Playoffs!
League of Legends esports head for Europe and MENA, Maximilian ‘MAXtheX’ Schmidt ensures that while the league is delighted to welcome players coming back to the studio, safety is still the highest priority because of the Pandemic. There will be only two teams competing on each day of the Playoffs, it is now easy to cautiously host players alongside Riot staff and the team which is responsible for broadcast. This means however that online play will come back to post-Playoffs for the Summer Split, as should all ten teams gathering into the studio “poses a very high risk and challenge.”
Check out the awesome and amazing final lineup for the 2021 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational that has been prepared following the completion of Spring Playoffs all over the world. The best team from each region will go to Iceland to play not only for the famous MSI trophy but to also get its particular region an additional spot at this year’s Worlds in China, which is going to be awesome and every gaming fan is super excited for, you can check out the League of Legends odds from here.
The top-seeded countries of Europe (LEC), Korea (LCK), and China (LPL), a mix of debutants, previous MSI winners, and world champions will head each and every one of the three groups.
Let’s talk about Group A, Royal Never Give Up will serve the LPL and is back at MSI to replicate its triumphant run of 2018 – a victory that resulted in the now-iconic memory of former botlaner Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao with the golden trophy.
RNG is now without Uzi after his departure last year from the gaming world, but after an exciting run through the loser’s section of the LPL Spring Playoffs – which concluded in a 3-1 win over FunPlus Phoenix in the final – it will be complete of trust that it can match T1 (formerly SK Telecom T1) as the tournament’s only two-time champion.
Now Group B, the LEC’s MAD Lions will view to put up a greater fight than it operated at its last international event, Worlds 2020. While it worked out with a whimper in Shanghai, it will be attending to take the fight to the world’s most awesome once again with an upgraded roster and a lot of confidence.
In Group C, the world champions DWG KIA will go and fly the flag for the LCK and head to Iceland as favorites. The Korean team will go head to head with a stacked group that also highlights North America’s best team, Cloud9.
Sadly, which is another mishap for the Vietnamese League of Legends, the VCS’ GAM Esports has been pushed out of MSI because of the travel restrictions. This means Group A will only include three teams, but two teams will progress as planned.
Check out the complete groups for MSI 2021 are:
- Royal Never Give Up (LPL)
- Unicorns of Love (LCL)
- Pentanet.GG (LCO)
- GAM Esports (VCS) – not attending due to travel restrictions
- MAD Lions (LEC)
- PSG Talon (PCS)
- Istanbul Wildcats (TCL)
- paiN Gaming (CBLOL)
- DWG KIA (LCK)
- Cloud9 (LCS)
- Infinity Esports (LLA)
- DetonatioN FocusMe (LJL)
What do you think the big three will win this year’s trophy, or could an underdog from a smaller region cause a huge upset? We’ll get to know and find out more on May 6 when the game gets started in Iceland. How awesome it is going to be? Which team are you going to support in this world-class event?