2018 Mid-Season Invitational

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2018 Mid-Season Invitational
MSI2018.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
CountryEurope Europe
Start Date2018-05-03
End Date2018-05-20
Broadcast
Streams
Twitch
Full List
Results
WinnerRoyal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
SecondKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
ThirdFnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves

The 2018 Mid-Season Invitational is held between the first and second splits of all regions.

Overview

Format

Venues

  • Play-In/Group Stage – Riot European Studios, Am Studio 20D, Studio K/L, 12489 Berlin - Adlershof, Germany
  • Semifinals/Finals – Le Zénith, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France (previously hosted All-Star Paris 2014)

Prize Pool

  • Minimum Prize Pool $ 1,000,000 USD (Approximately € 850,000 EUR)
    • $ 250,000 (Approximately € 212,500 EUR) contribution from tournament organizer
    • 25% of the sales from Conqueror Varus & 2018 Conqueror Ward skins is additionally added
    • Prize money from digital sales guaranteed to be at least $ 750,000 USD (Approximately € 637,500 EUR)
    • Prize Pool to be concluded on May 20 23:59 Pacific Time
  • In the event that a tie cannot be broken between Play-In teams, prize pool money is averaged
  • On May 3, the prize pool reached $ 970,880 USD (Approximately € 825,248 EUR)
  • On May 11, the prize pool reached $ 1,255,128 USD (Approximately € 1,066,859 EUR)
  • Final prize pool: $ 1,370,520 USD (Approximately € 1,164,942 EUR)

$ 1,370,520 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

PlacePrizePrize (%)≈Prize (EUR)Team
PlacementIcon1.png 1$527,65038.5%€448,502.50Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
PlacementIcon2.png 2$267,25119.5%€227,163.35Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$133,6269.75%€113,582.10Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
5$68,5265%€58,247.10Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
6$68,5265%€58,247.10EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVOS Esports
7-8$34,2632.5%€29,123.55SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive
GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports
9-10$20,5581.5%€17,474.30Rainbow7logo std.pngRainbow7
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports
11$17,1321.25%€14,562.20Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves
12-13$15,4181.12%€13,105.30Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers
Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming
14$13,7051%€11,649.25PENTAGRAMlogo std.pngPENTAGRAM

Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on May 21, 2018, as follows:

  • $ 1 US Dollar = € 0.85 Euros

Participants

For qualification timelines, refer to the Play-In Prospective Participant Timeline and the Main Event Prospective Participant Timeline.

Qualified Teams
Main Event Seeds
Region Qualified via Pool Date Team Finals Result
CN
China
LPL 2017 logo.png LPL Spring Playoffs N/A April 28 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 3 - 1 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
EU
Europe
EU LCS 2018 Logo.png EU LCS Spring Playoffs N/A April 8 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 3 - 0 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
KR
Korea
LCK logo small.png LCK Spring Playoffs N/A April 14 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX 3 - 1 Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
NA
North America
NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS Spring Playoffs N/A April 8 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 3 - 0 100 Thieveslogo std.png100
Play-In Round 2 Seeds
LMS
Taiwan/HK/Macao
LMS 2016 logo.pngLMS Spring Playoffs N/A April 22 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves 3 - 0 G-Rexlogo std.pngGRX
VN
Vietnam
VCS logo 2018.png VCS Spring Playoffs N/A April 7 EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVOS Esports 3 - 2 MESlogo std.pngGAM
Play-In Round 1 Seeds
BR
Brazil
CBLOL 2017 Logo.png CBLOL Summer Playoffs 1 April 7 KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports 3 - 2 Vivo Keydlogo std.pngVK
CIS
CIS
2017 LCL.png LCL Spring Playoffs 1 April 1 GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports 3 - 0 RoX (2014 CIS Team)logo std.pngRoX
LAN
Latin America North
LLN.png LLN Opening Playoffs 1 April 21 Rainbow7logo std.pngRainbow7 3 - 1 Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngINF
TR
Turkey
TCL 2019 logo small.png TCL Winter Playoffs 1 April 22 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive eSports 3 - 1 Royal Banditslogo std.pngRBE
JP
Japan
LJL 2016 logo.png LJL Spring Playoffs 2 April 14 PENTAGRAMlogo std.pngPENTAGRAM 3 - 0 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDFM
LAS
Latin America South
2017 CLS logo.png CLS Opening Playoffs 2 April 14 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers 3 - 2 Rebirth eSportslogo std.pngRBT
OCE
Oceania
OPL logo small.png OPL Split 1 Playoffs 2 March 31 Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves 3 - 2 Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.pngCHF
SEA
Southeast Asia
GPL logo small.png GPL Spring Playoffs 2 April 1 Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming 3 - 1 Klhlogo std.pngKLH

Results

Play-In

Group Stage (Round 1)

Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group A
TeamGames
1GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports5 - 183%
2Rainbow7logo std.pngRainbow73 - 350%
3Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming2 - 433%
4Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers2 - 433%
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group B
TeamGames
1SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive eSports5 - 183%
2KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports4 - 267%
3Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves2 - 433%
4PENTAGRAMlogo std.pngPENTAGRAM1 - 517%

Round 2

Match 1
EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
3
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSUP
1
Match 2
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
3
GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB
0

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event

Group Stage

Legend
Playoff Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
MSI 2018 Main Event Standings
TeamGames
1Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up7 - 370%
2Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves7 - 370%
3Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX6 - 460%
4Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic4 - 640%
5Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid4 - 640%
6EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVOS Esports2 - 820%
1st Place Tiebreaker
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
0
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
1
4th Place Tiebreaker
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
1
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
0

Playoffs

Semifinals
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
3
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
0
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
1
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
3
Finals
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
3
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
1

 Click here for more information about the Main Event.

Media

Streams

Articles & Videos

Interviews

Announcements

Additional Content

Additional Links

Viewership Statistics

Data sourced from Esports Charts. Please note that frequently Chinese viewership numbers are inflated from actual values.

Peak Viewership MSI 2018
Total 127,551,726
Without Chinese Viewers 947,861
English Streams 331,462
Chinese Streams 126,659,400
Vietnamese Streams 258,973
Korean Streams 149,513
Portuguese Streams 100,943
Russian Streams 27,053
Twitch.TV Streams 448,451
Youtube Gaming Streams 426,296
Garena Live Streams 79,997
AfreecaTV Streams 76,663
Other
Avg Concurrent Viewers 24,590,504
Total time watched 2,077,897,606

Viewership Infographics

References