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Mid-Season Invitational 2019 Play-Ins: Schedule, format, and more

Who gets to join the world’s biggest regions at MSI?

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The Mid-Season Invitational is here and it might just include the most exciting set of teams ever in the competition. But before we can get to the main stage, we’ve got a play-in stage to determine who will be joining some of the world’s top teams.

For this stage, teams from CBLOL, LCL, LJL, OPL, TCL, VCS, LLA, LST, LMS, and LCS, will compete against each other for a spot on the main stage of MSI competition.

The first round of the Play-Ins will be the Group Stage where teams are split into separate groups and play each other team in their group twice. The winners of each group will then advance to the second round where they’ll have to face off against either the LMS representative, Flash Wolves, or the North American representatives, Team Liquid. Whoever wins these second round match ups will go on to the final round where the two winning teams will go up against each other to see who joins the main tournament.

Every match of the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational play-in can be seen on the Riot Games Twitch, or Youtube channel, or on lolesports.com.

Schedule

Groups Stage

Wednesday, May 1

  • Phong Vũ Buffalo vs Bombers — 5 am ET
  • 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor vs Isurus Gaming — 6 am ET
  • Phong Vu Buffalo vs Isurus Gaming — 7 am ET
  • 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor vs Bombers — 8 am ET
  • Bombers vs Isurus Gaming — 9 am ET
  • 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor vs Phong Vũ Buffalo — 10 am ET
  • Bombers vs Phong Vũ Buffalo — 11 am ET
  • Isurus Gaming vs 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor — 12 pm ET

Thursday, May 2

  • Isurus Gaming vs Phong Vũ Buffalo — 5 am ET
  • Bombers vs 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor — 6 am ET
  • Phong Vũ Buffalo vs 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor — 7 am ET
  • Isurus Gaming vs Bombers — 8 am ET
  • MEGA Esports vs DeonatioN FocusMe — 9 am ET
  • Vega Squadron vs INTZ e-Sports Club — 10 am ET
  • Vega Squadron vs DetonatioN FocusMe — 11 am ET
  • MEGA Esports vs INTZ e-Sports Club - 12 pm ET

Sunday, May 5

  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs INTZ eSports Club — 1 am ET
  • Vega Squadron vs MEGA Esports — 2 am ET
  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs MEGA Esports — 3 am ET
  • INTZ e-Sports Club vs Vega Squadron — 4 am ET
  • INTZ e-Sports Club vs MEGA Esports — 5 am ET
  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs Vega Squadron — 6 am ET
  • INTZ e-Sports Club vs DetonatioN FocusME — 7 am ET
  • MEGA Esports vs Vega Squadron — 8 am ET

Elimination Stage

Monday, May 6

  • Team Liquid vs Phong Vũ Buffalo — 4 am ET
  • Flash Wolves vs Vega Squadron — 8 am ET

Play-In Finals

Tuesday, May 7

  • Phong Vũ Buffalo vs Vega Squadron — 6 am ET