The Mid Season Invitational 2019 from League of Legends is just around the corner. There is only a little more than a week to start the tournament. The best teams of the different regions of Riot Games will face each other for the title of champion. This morning the raffle of groups of the clubs that will have to participate in the Play-In (previous phase) of MSI .
was held. some teams have to participate in this Play-In . It will be the clubs whose regions have performed worse in the MSI in previous editions. This preliminary phase will be played in the city of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) between 1 and May 7 . Only the best of each group can advance to the next round . The Play-In will face all the teams in each group twice the best of a map.
Group A is the "Group of Death"
The eight teams that are on the Play-In have been divided into two groups and so Only two of them will go round. The draw has brought together the three teams that, a priori are stronger in Group A . 1907 Fenerbahçe (Turkey), Phong Vũ Buffalo (Vietnam) and Bombers (Oceania) will fight for the first place in a group in which Isurus Gaming (Latin America) will have it very difficult.
For its part, Group B gathers somewhat weaker teams. It consists of MEGA (Southeast Asia), INTZ e-Sports (Brazil), Vega Squadron (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Detonation FocusMe (Japan). One of them will advance to the next round to face a high-class rival.
Team Liquid and Flash Wolves wait in the second round
The champion of North America, Team Liquid and the champion of the LMS, Flash Wolves are classified directly for the ] second round . The first-placed Group A will face Team Liquid and the group B winner will face the Taiwanese team in matches of the best of five. This second round will be played in the city of Hanoi (Vietnam) between 10 and May 14 .
The also known as group round grants three places for the main event . The two winning teams of the table advance directly to the next phase . By contrast, the losers will have a second chance to reach the playoffs . Se will face each other in another Bo5 that will give the last place for Taipei (Taiwan), where the last phase will be played between 17 and the May 19 .
There have been directly classified Invictus Gaming (China), G2 Esports (Europe) and SK Telecom T1 ( South Korea). The champions of the main regions of League of Legends already have their place in the main event which will crown the best in the world. The MSI will distribute, at least, 1,000,000 dollars in prizes.