2019 Mid-Season Invitational

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2019 Mid-Season Invitational
MSI 2019.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
RulebookRulebook
Sponsor(s)Mastercard
Alienware
Secretlab
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
Address
Vietnam

Taiwan
Start Date2019-05-01
End Date2019-05-19
Broadcast
Streams
Twitch
Full List
Results
WinnerG2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
SecondTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
ThirdInvictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1

The 2019 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI 2019) is held between the first and second splits of all regions. The champions of each competitive region compete for the MSI title. Teams from China, Europe, and Korea are invited directly to the Main Event, while teams from other regions must qualify through the Play-In.

Overview

Format

Prize Pool

  • Minimum Prize Pool $ 1,000,000 USD (Approximately € 850,000 EUR)
  • In the event that a tie cannot be broken between Play-In teams, prize pool money is averaged

$ 1,000,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

PlacePrizePrize (%)Team
PlacementIcon1.png 1$400,00040%G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
PlacementIcon2.png 2$200,00020%Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$100,00010%Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1
5$50,0005%Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
6$50,0005%Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo
7$25,0002.5%Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVega Squadron
8-9$15,0001.5%1907 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo std.png1907 Fenerbahçe
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FM
10$12,5001.25%MEGAlogo std.pngMEGA
11-12$11,2501.13%Bomberslogo std.pngBombers
Isurus Gaminglogo std.pngIsurus Gaming
13$10,0001%INTZ e-Sportslogo std1.pngINTZ e-Sports

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 Spring Playoffs
N/A April 21 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming 3 - 0 JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG
EU
Europe

LEC Spring Playoffs
N/A April 14 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 3 - 0 Origenlogo std.pngOG
KR
Korea

LCK Spring Playoffs
N/A April 13 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 3 - 0 Griffinlogo std.pngGRF
Play-In Round 2 Seeds
NA
North America

LCS Spring Playoffs
N/A April 13 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 3 - 2 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
LMS
Taiwan/HK/Macao

LMS Spring Playoffs
N/A April 20 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves 3 - 0 MAD Teamlogo std.pngMAD
Play-In Round 1 Seeds
CIS
CIS

LCL Spring Playoffs
1 April 14 Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVega Squadron 3 - 1 Elements Pro Gaminglogo std.pngEPG
SEA
Southeast Asia

LST Spring
1 April 21 MEGAlogo std.pngMEGA 3 - 0 Team Empire (Malaysian Team)logo std.pngEMP
TR
Turkey

TCL Winter Playoffs
1 April 13 1907 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo std.png1907 Fenerbahçe 3 - 0 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSUP
VN
Vietnam

VCS Spring Playoffs
1 April 13 Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo 3 - 1 EVOS Esportslogo std.pngEVS
BR
Brazil

CBLOL Summer Playoffs
2 April 13 INTZ e-Sportslogo std1.pngINTZ e-Sports 3 - 2 Flamengo eSportslogo std.pngFLA
JP
Japan

LJL Spring Playoffs
2 April 13 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe 3 - 0 Unsold Stuff Gaminglogo std.pngUSG
LAT
Latin America

LLA Opening Playoffs
2 April 20 Isurus Gaminglogo std.pngIsurus Gaming 3 - 1 Rainbow7logo std.pngR7
OCE
Oceania

OPL Split 1 Playoffs
2 April 6 Bomberslogo std.pngBombers 3 - 0 ORDERlogo std.pngORD

Results

Play-In

Group Stage (Round 1)

Legend
Advances to Knockout Stage
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group A
TeamGames
1Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo4 - 267%
21907 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo std.png1907 Fenerbahçe4 - 267%
3Bomberslogo std.pngBombers2 - 433%
3Isurus Gaminglogo std.pngIsurus Gaming2 - 433%
Legend
Advances to Knockout Stage
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group B
TeamGames
1Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVega Squadron5 - 183%
2DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe4 - 267%
3MEGAlogo std.pngMEGA2 - 433%
4INTZ e-Sportslogo std1.pngINTZ e-Sports1 - 517%

Round 2

Qualifiers

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event

Group Stage

Legend
Playoff Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
MSI 2019 Main Event Standings
TeamGames
1Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming9 - 190%
2SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T17 - 370%
3G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports5 - 550%
4Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid4 - 640%
5Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves3 - 730%
6Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo2 - 820%

Playoffs

Semifinals
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
1
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
3
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
2
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
3
Finals
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
0
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
3

 Click here for more information about the Main Event.

Media

Announcements

Viewership Statistics

Data sourced from Esports Charts. Stats excluding Chinese platforms

Peak Viewership
Total 1 704 326
English Streams 460 373
Vietnamese Streams 374 856
Korean Streams 436 672
Portuguese Streams 98 907
YouTube Streams 684 847
Twitch.TV Streams 786 866
Other
Total Time Watched 43 799 752 Hours
Avg Concurrent Viewers 521 426


Additional Content

Locations & Broadcast

Streams

Broadcast Talent

  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png James "Dash" Patterson – Analysis Host
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png "Rivington" Bisland III – Interviewer
  • LEC logo small.png Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere – Interviewer
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png Clayton "CaptainFlowers" Raines – Play-by-Play Caster
  • LEC logo small.png Daniel "Drakos" – Play-by-Play Caster
  • LEC logo small.png Aaron "Medic" Chamberlain – Play-by-Play Caster
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png Julian "Pastrytime" Carr – Play-by-Play Caster
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png David "Phreak" Turley – Play-by-Play Caster
  • LEC logo small.png Trevor "Quickshot" Henry – Play-by-Play Caster
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png Isaac "Azael" Cummings-Bentley – Color Caster
  • LEC logo small.png Indiana "Froskurinn" Black – Color Caster
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png Sam "Kobe" Hartman-Kenzler – Color Caster
  • LCK logo small.png Chris "PapaSmithy" Smith – Color Caster
  • OPL logo small.png Jake "Spawn" Tiberi – Color Caster
  • LEC logo small.png Andrew "Vedius" Day – Color Caster
  • LEC logo small.png Martin "Deficio" Lynge – Analyst
  • LCS 2019 Logo Small.png Mark "MarkZ" Zimmerman – Analyst
  • LPL 2017 logo.png Barento "Raz" Mohammed – Analyst

Venues

Play-In Stage Group Stage Knock-out Stage

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Taipei, Taiwan
GG Stadium (VCS Studio) National Convention Center Heping Basketball Gymnasium
Capacity - 120 Capacity - 3,700 Capacity - 6,958
GG Stadium.jpg Vietnam National Convention Center.jpg Taiepi Heping Basketball Gymnasium.jpg
The Crescent Mall - 6th floor, No. 101 Tôn Dật Tiên St., Tân Phú Ward, Dist. 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Gate 1, Thăng Long Avenue, Mễ Trì Ward, Nam Từ Liêm Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam No. 28, Dunnan St. Ln. 76, Daan Dist., Taipei, Taiwan

References