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[edit]

Format[edit]

Venues[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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:

LocalEuro
PlacePrizePrize (%)Team
PlacementIcon1.png 1$527,650€448,502.5038.5%Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
PlacementIcon2.png 2$267,251€227,163.3519.5%Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$133,626€113,582.109.75%Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
5$68,526€58,247.105%Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
6$68,526€58,247.105%EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVOS Esports
7-8$34,263€29,123.552.5%SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive
GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports
9-10$20,558€17,474.301.5%Rainbow7logo std.pngRainbow7
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports
11$17,132€14,562.201.25%Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves
12-13$15,418€13,105.301.12%Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers
Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming
14$13,705€11,649.251%PENTAGRAMlogo 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[edit]

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 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 Spring Playoffs
N/A April 8 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 3 - 0 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
KR
Korea

LCK Spring Playoffs
N/A April 14 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX 3 - 1 Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
NA
North America

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 Spring Playoffs
N/A April 22 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves 3 - 0 G-Rexlogo std.pngGRX
VN
Vietnam

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 Split 1 Playoffs
1 April 7 KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports 3 - 2 Vivo Keydlogo std.pngVK
CIS
CIS

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 Opening Playoffs
1 April 21 Rainbow7logo std.pngRainbow7 3 - 1 Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngINF
TR
Turkey

TCL Winter Playoffs
1 April 22 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive eSports 3 - 1 Royal Banditslogo std.pngRBE
JP
Japan

LJL Spring Playoffs
2 April 14 PENTAGRAMlogo std.pngPENTAGRAM 3 - 0 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDFM
LAS
Latin America South

CLS Opening Playoffs
2 April 14 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers 3 - 2 Rebirth eSportslogo std.pngRBT
OCE
Oceania

OPL Split 1 Playoffs
2 March 31 Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves 3 - 2 Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.pngCHF
SEA
Southeast Asia

GPL Spring Playoffs
2 April 1 Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming 3 - 1 Klhlogo std.pngKLH

Results[edit]

Play-In[edit]

Group Stage (Round 1)[edit]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1
CIS
GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports
5 - 183%2W
2
LAT
Rainbow7logo std.pngRainbow7
3 - 350%1L
3
SEA
Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming
2 - 433%1W
4
LAT
Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers
2 - 433%3L
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
TR
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive eSports
5 - 183%1L
2
BR
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports
4 - 267%3W
3
OCE
Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves
2 - 433%3L
4
JP
PENTAGRAMlogo std.pngPENTAGRAM
1 - 517%1W

Round 2[edit]

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[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

MSI 2018 Main Event Standings
TeamGamesStr
1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up
7 - 370%5W
2
LMS
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
7 - 370%1W
3
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
6 - 460%1L
4
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
4 - 640%3L
5
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
4 - 640%1L
6
VN
EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVOS Esports
2 - 820%1W
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[edit]

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[edit]

Streams[edit]

Articles & Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Announcements[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Additional Links[edit]

Viewership Statistics[edit]

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[edit]