Six Teams Left in the Mid-Season Invitational 

There are 6 teams left in MSI. We break down the next matches while recapping how the teams got here.

The first international League of Legends event of the year, the Mid-Season Invitational, has been underway for a couple of weeks now, and the original 12 teams have been whittled down to 6. There are only six matches left to decide who will take home the title of Mid-Season Invitational Champions, and you won’t want to miss a single game as the best in the world go head to head. 

Bilibili Gaming vs G2 Esports

When: Tuesday, May 16th – 8 AM ET

Odds: Bilibili Gaming (-385) vs G2 Esports (+270), Spread: Bilibilig Gaming (-1.5) 

Bilibili Gaming came to the tournament as China’s second-seed team. They quickly flew through the Play-In stage of the tournament, taking down Movistar R7 and Golden Guardians, which qualified them for the main bracket stage where they faced off against Cloud9, taking them pretty handily winning via a clean 3-0 sweep. In the second round, they lost just as quickly to JDG Intel Esports Club in a 3-0 series that sent them to the losers bracket.

Awaiting them is G2 Esports, who also made it to the bracket stage after an impressive run through the Play-In stage. They took down LOUD and PSG Talon en route to the Bracket Stage. They were immediately sent to the loser’s bracket by Gen.G Esports after a brutal 3-1 match. G2 was able to stay alive, however, taking down fellow LEC representative MAD Lions in a dominant 3-0 match. 

Gen.G Esports vs Cloud9 

When: Wednesday, May 17th – 8 AM ET

Odds: Gen.G (-3300) vs Cloud9 (+1300), Spread: Gen.G (-2.5)

Gen.G Esports comes into this one as a massive favorite and for a good reason. They came into the tournament as the LCK’s top seed and showed fans why as they dismantled G2 Esports in front of a European home crowd. Despite losing to T1 in the next round, it was a tough 3-2 match. Gen.G Esports. Don’t let the loss fool you. They’re still one of the best teams in the tournament.

Cloud9 entered as the LCS’s top seed. Their MSI run started with an absolutely brutal loss to Bilibili Gaming 0-3. Their 3-1 win last week over fellow LCS representative Golden Guardians, while impressive, hasn’t shown anything that wasn’t shown domestically at the LCS. While no one thinks Cloud9 can win this match, however, another embarrassing loss will leave North American fans with a bitter taste in their mouth. 

T1 vs JDG Intel Esports Club

When: Thursday, May 18th – 8 AM ET

Odds: T1 (-135) vs JDG Intel Esports Club (+105): Spread: T1 (-1.5)

T1 is the most famous brand in League of Legends Esports and for good reason. The team is the most successful franchise in the world, along with the fact they have the best player to compete playing in the middle lane, Faker. After massive wins over MAD Lions and Gen.G Esports, T1 has their eyes set on finals which they will qualify for if they can win their next match.

JDG Intel Esports Club is also hungry for a finals appearance after having a dominant year in China’s LPL. For the past few years, China and Korea have battled to be the best region in League of Legends Esports, and on Thursday, the next chapter in that battle will be written. You won’t want to miss it when these two teams load up on the rift.