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Mid-Season Invitational heads to Shanghai
BY eSports Team - February 21, 2016

Get ready to see how the regional champions stack up against each other at our international showdown in China. The 2016 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is heading to the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on May 4-15.

At our first major international event in China since 2013’s All-Star Game, we will see some of the top teams in the world representing their regions over two weeks of play. Blending the ultra-modern with the traditional, Shanghai is an electric urban backdrop for the exciting, cross-regional clashes at MSI 2016.

After last year’s MSI, we wanted to see more region vs. region matches, so we’ve decided to expand the Group Stage on May 4-8 to a double round-robin format, meaning twice as many games. After Group Stage, we move to the Best-of-5 (Bo5) Semifinals and Finals on May 13-15. At the end of the tournament, one team will walk away with the title of MSI Champion

DETAILS

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

Dates:

- May 4-8:  Group Stage
- May 13-15: Knockout Stage

Format:

- Group Stage - Double round-robin
- Knockout Stage - Bo5, single elimination bracket

Participating teams: Spring split winners from NA LCS, EU LCS, LPL, LCK, and LMS, plus a wildcard slot to be determined at the International Wild Card Invitational on April 16-23 in Mexico City.

Ticket information: We’ll share more information about tickets in the coming weeks on Lolesports.

Which region will become our next MSI champion? Catch up on all the Spring Split action to follow the journey of top teams fighting for a chance to represent their region at MSI 2016.