MSI 2022 news
by Ciaran Jackman in
eSports Betting News

The anticipation for the 2024 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is palpable, as Riot Games has announced the opening matchups for the play-in stage, promising intense clashes between underdog candidates and seasoned titans.

Among the matchups, the defending LoL World Champions, T1, will take on Estral Esports, marking the start of what promises to be an exhilarating tournament at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center in China.

Estral Esports faces an uphill battle, with most of their lineup having limited international experience.

For instance, former FlyQuest jungler Brandon “Josedeodo” Joel Villegas has only attended Worlds 2020 with Rainbow7, while Cristian “Cody” Sebastián Quispe Yampara and Gabriel “Ackerman” Aparicio have seen action in MSI and Worlds in 2021.

On the other hand, T1 arrives with the weight of their recent World Championship win and a determination to redeem their loss to Gen.G in the LCK grand final.

In another matchup, FlyQuest will clash with PSG Talon, while Top Esports and LOUD will go head-to-head.

Fnatic, meanwhile, will face off against GAM Esports, setting the stage for an electrifying start to the tournament.

Expectations are high for the major region representatives to advance to the second round of the upper bracket.

If predictions hold, FlyQuest could potentially meet T1, while Fnatic may challenge one of China’s top teams, Top Esports.

However, the inclusion of a lower bracket offers a second chance for teams that stumble in the initial rounds, adding an extra layer of excitement and narrative to the event.

MSI 2024 introduces significant format changes, requiring second-seeded teams from major regions to navigate the play-in stage.

With powerhouses like Top Esports and T1 in the mix, the play-in bracket promises to be one of the most action-packed in LoL history.

As MSI approaches on May 1 in Chengdu, China, fans eagerly await the unfolding drama and excitement as teams vie for glory on the international stage.

    Group A

  • T1
  • Estral Esports
  • FlyQuest
  • PSG Talon

    Group B

  • Top Esports
  • LOUD
  • Fnatic
  • GAM Esports

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