2018 Mid-Season Invitational

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2018 Mid-Season Invitational
MSI2018.png
League Information
Organizer: Riot Games
Event Type: Offline
Country Europe Europe
Start Date: 2018-05-03
End Date: 2018-05-20
Links: Website
Stream: English Twitch
Results
Winner: Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG
Second: Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
Third: Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves
The 2018 Mid-Season Invitational is held between the first and second splits of all regions.

Overview

Format

  • Play-In
    • Ten teams participate
    • Two teams advance
  • Main Event
    • Six teams participate
  • Patch Information: v8.8

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:

Place Prize (%) Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1 38.5% $ 527,650 € 448,502.5 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
Silver.png 2 19.5% $ 267,251 € 227,163.35 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
SF.png 3-4 9.75% $ 133,626 € 113,582.1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves
5-6 5% $ 68,526 € 58,247.1 Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
EVOS Esportslogo std.png EVOS Esports
7-8 2.5% $ 34,263 € 29,123.55 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSports
GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports
9-10 1.5% $ 20,558 € 17,474.3 Rainbow7logo std.png Rainbow7
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports
11 1.25% $ 17,132 € 14,562.2 Dire Wolveslogo std.png Dire Wolves
12-13 1.12% $ 15,418 € 13,105.3 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamers
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png Ascension Gaming
14 1% $ 13,705 € 11,649.25 PENTAGRAMlogo std.png PENTAGRAM
Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on May 21, 2018, as follows:
  • $ 1 US Dollars = € 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
News Label - China.png China LPL 2017 logo.png LPL Spring Playoffs N/A April 28 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up 3 - 1 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
News Label - Europe.png Europe EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS Spring Playoffs N/A April 8 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 3 - 0 G2 Esportslogo std.png G2
News Label - Korea.png Korea LCK logo small.png LCK Spring Playoffs N/A April 14 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 3 - 1 Freecslogo std.png AFs
News Label - North America.png North America NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS Spring Playoffs N/A April 8 Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 3 - 0 100 Thieveslogo std.png 100
Play-In Round 2 Seeds
News Label - Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.png Taiwan/HK/Macao LMS 2016 logo.pngLMS Spring Playoffs N/A April 22 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves 3 - 0 G-Rexlogo std.png GRX
News Label - Vietnam.png Vietnam VCS logo 2018.png VCS Spring Playoffs N/A April 7 EVOS Esportslogo std.png EVOS Esports 3 - 2 MESlogo std.png GAM
Play-In Round 1 Seeds
News Label - Brazil.png Brazil CBLOL 2017 Logo.png CBLOL Summer Playoffs 1 April 7 KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports 3 - 2 Vivo Keydlogo std.png VK
News Label - CIS.png CIS 2017 LCL.png LCL Spring Playoffs 1 April 1 GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports 3 - 0 RoX (2014 CIS Team)logo std.png RoX
News Label - Latin America North.png Latin America North LLN.png LLN Opening Playoffs 1 April 21 Rainbow7logo std.png Rainbow7 3 - 1 Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png INF
News Label - Turkey.png Turkey TCL 2015 logo small.png TCL Winter Playoffs 1 April 22 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSports 3 - 1 Royal Banditslogo std.png RBE
News Label - Japan.png Japan LJL 2016 logo.png LJL Spring Playoffs 2 April 14 PENTAGRAMlogo std.png PENTAGRAM 3 - 0 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DFM
News Label - Latin America South.png Latin America South 2017 CLS logo.png CLS Opening Playoffs 2 April 14 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamers 3 - 2 Rebirth eSportslogo std.png RBT
News Label - Oceania.png Oceania OPL logo small.png OPL Split 1 Playoffs 2 March 31 Dire Wolveslogo std.png Dire Wolves 3 - 2 Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.png CHF
News Label - SEA.png Southeast Asia GPL logo small.png GPL Spring Playoffs 2 April 1 Ascension Gaminglogo std.png Ascension Gaming 3 - 1 Klhlogo std.png KLH

Results

Play-In

Group Stage (Round 1)

Group A
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1 GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports 5 - 1 83%
2 Rainbow7logo std.png Rainbow7 3 - 3 50%
3 Ascension Gaminglogo std.png Ascension Gaming 2 - 4 33%
3 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamers 2 - 4 33%
Group B
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSports 5 - 1 83%
2 KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports 4 - 2 67%
3 Dire Wolveslogo std.png Dire Wolves 2 - 4 33%
4 PENTAGRAMlogo std.png PENTAGRAM 1 - 5 17%
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png GG.CISlogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Rainbow7logo std.png Overall
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 2 2 - 4
GG.CISlogo std.png 1 - 1 2 - 0 2 - 0 5 - 1
Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png 1 - 1 0 - 2 1 - 1 2 - 4
Rainbow7logo std.png 2 - 0 0 - 2 1 - 1 3 - 3
Dire Wolveslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png PENTAGRAMlogo std.png SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png Overall
Dire Wolveslogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 2 2 - 4
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png 1 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 1 4 - 2
PENTAGRAMlogo std.png 1 - 1 0 - 2 0 - 2 1 - 5
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 0 5 - 1

Round 2

  Qualifier #1
     
   EVOS Esportslogo std.png EVOS
3
   SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SUP 1
  Qualifier #2
     
   Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png FW
3
   GG.CISlogo std.png GMB 0

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event

Group Stage

Rankings
Legend
Playoff Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up 7 - 3 70%
2 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves 7 - 3 70%
3 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 6 - 4 60%
4 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 4 - 6 40%
5 Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 4 - 6 40%
6 EVOS Esportslogo std.png EVOS Esports 2 - 8 20%
EVOS Esportslogo std.png Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Fnaticlogo std.png Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Team Liquidlogo std.png Overall
EVOS Esportslogo std.png 0 - 2 1 - 1 0 - 2 0 - 2 1 - 1 2 - 8
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 1 1 - 1 7 - 3
Fnaticlogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 2 1 - 1 4 - 6
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png 2 - 0 0 - 2 1 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 0 6 - 4
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 1 1 - 1 7 - 3
Team Liquidlogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 2 1 - 1 4 - 6
  1st Place Tiebreaker
     
   Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png FW 0
   Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG 1
  4th Place Tiebreaker
     
   Fnaticlogo std.png FNC 1
   Team Liquidlogo std.png TL 0

Playoffs

  Semifinals Finals
             
  Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG 3
  Fnaticlogo std.png FNC 0
  Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG 3
  Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ 1
  Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png FW 1
  Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ 3

 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