With the conclusion of the 2022 League of Legends Championship Series spring playoffs, all 11 slots for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational have been filled. The yearly tournament brings together the champions from every single region across the world as they fight to determine the strongest team at the year’s halfway point, and it begins on May 10.
The tournament, which will take place in Busan, South Korea this year, also usually has some sort of Worlds implications. The regions that place well typically get either bonus slots at Worlds or better seeding, and this is especially true for the Wild Card regions.
The 11 qualified MSI 2022 teams
- North America’s League of Legends Championship Series: Evil Geniuses
- Europe’s League of Legends European Championship: G2 Esports
- South Korea’s League of Legends Champions Korea: T1
- China’s League of Legends Pro League: Royal Never Give Up
- The Pacific’s Pacific Championship Series: PSG Talon
- Vietnam’s Vietnam Championship Series: Saigon Buffalo
- Turkey’s Turkish Championship League: fastPay Wildcats
- Latin America’s Liga Latinoamérica: Team Aze
- Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends: RED Canids
- Japan’s League of Legends Japan League: DetonatioN FocusMe
- Oceania’s League of Legends Circuit Oceania: ORDER
There is normally a 12th team, but Russia’s League of Legends Continental League spring season was cut short due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result, the region will not send a team to compete. It’s also worth noting that while Saigon Buffalo will represent the VCS, GAM Esports were actually the league’s champions. However, due to previous obligations concerning the team’s participation in the SEA Games.
Finally, due to the ongoing pandemic and schedule constraints, the LPL representatives, RNG, will compete remotely from China for the entire tournament.
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