MSI 2019

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2019 Mid-Season Invitational
MSI 2019.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
RulebookRulebook
Sponsor(s)Mastercard
State Farm
Alienware
Secretlab
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
Address Vietnam
Taiwan
Start Date2019-05-01
End Date2019-05-19
Broadcast
Streams Twitch
Full List
Social Media & Links
Infobox Homepagelogo std.png
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[edit]

Format[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

  • Minimum Prize Pool $ 250,000 USD (Approximately € 212,500 EUR)
  • In the event that a tie cannot be broken between Play-In teams, prize pool money is averaged

$ 250,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

PlacePrizePrize (%)Team
PlacementIcon1.png 1$100,00040%G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
PlacementIcon2.png 2$50,00020%Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$25,00010%Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1
5$12,5005%Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
6$12,5005%Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo
7$6,2502.5%Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVega Squadron
8-9$3,7501.5%1907 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo std.png1907 Fenerbahçe
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FM
10-12$2,917.501.167%Bomberslogo std.pngBombers
Isuruslogo std.pngIsurus
MEGAlogo std.pngMEGA
13$2,5001%INTZlogo std.pngINTZ

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 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 Split 1 Playoffs 2 April 13 INTZlogo std.pngINTZ 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 Isuruslogo std.pngIsurus 3 - 1 Rainbow7logo std.pngR7
OCE
Oceania
OPL Split 1 Playoffs 2 April 6 Bomberslogo std.pngBombers 3 - 0 ORDERlogo std.pngORD

Results[edit]

Play-In[edit]

Group Stage (Round 1)[edit]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1
VN
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo
4 - 267%1L
2
TR
1907 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo std.png1907 Fenerbahçe
4 - 267%2W
3
OCE
Bomberslogo std.pngBombers
2 - 433%2L
3
LAT
Isuruslogo std.pngIsurus
2 - 433%1W
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
CIS
Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVega Squadron
5 - 183%1L
2
JP
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe
4 - 267%1W
3
SEA
MEGAlogo std.pngMEGA
2 - 433%1W
4
BR
INTZlogo std.pngINTZ
1 - 517%1L

Round 2[edit]

Qualifiers
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
3
VN
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPVB
0
LMS
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
3
CIS
Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVEG
1
VN
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPVB
3
CIS
Vega Squadronlogo std.pngVEG
2

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

MSI 2019 Main Event Standings
TeamGamesStr
1
CN
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
9 - 190%1L
2
KR
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1
7 - 370%4W
3
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
5 - 550%3L
4
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
4 - 640%1W
5
LMS
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
3 - 730%1W
6
VN
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo
2 - 820%1L

Playoffs[edit]

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

 Click here for more information about the Main Event.

Media[edit]

Announcements[edit]

Viewership Statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Locations & Broadcast[edit]

Streams[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

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

Venues[edit]

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[edit]