MSI 2017 Details & In-Game Content - Conqueror Karma, Summoner Icons, and more!

Posted on at 10:45 AM by Moobeat
With the 2017 Midseason Invitational kicking off on April 28th, a new batch of in-game content is headed our way including Conqueror Karma & the Conqueror Ward skin, summoner icons, bundles and more! The legacy Challenger and Esports team skins have also temporarily returned to the shop.
Continue reading for more information, including event and promotion details!

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One Will Reign | 2017 Mid-Season Invitational

Get hyped for MSI with One Will Reign:

"The champions are preparing for battle. Thirteen teams will enter, but only one will reign. Tune in when the battle begins on April 28th at lolesports.com

Music: The Hex Core mk-2 (instrumental edit)"

MSI 2017 Hits the Rift

MSI 2017 Hits the Rift Info Page - details on in-game promotions, skin releases, icon contest, and more:
"With the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational just around the corner, check out everything we have coming out to celebrate the upcoming battle of the regions! The festivities will kick off on April 24, 2017 and here’s everything you need to know to be a part of the epic clash of the regions:

A NEW SKIN CONQUERS THE RIFT 
We previously announced that the Challenger skin would contribute to the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational prize pool just like Championship Zed for the World Championship. As we explained in our PBE post, we took this opportunity to rethink the skin line that normally launches for start of season, and created something we think fits much better with MSI 2017. With this redesign we’ll also be renaming the line to “Conqueror” — a title more evocative of the regional clash at the Mid-Season Invitational each year — and the single victor that it crowns.

For the Conqueror skin line, we chose an esports-resonant champion based on pro play rates at Worlds to give us enough time to create a high-quality skin. Similarly, the Championship skin launching at Worlds will use top play rates from MSI. For both of these skin lines, we also consider other factors like how well the champion fits the skin’s aesthetic and champion usage among all players. 
Conqueror Karma will be available in the store from April 24, 2017 through May 24, 2017 23:59 PT for 975 RP. 25% of the total sales from Conquer Karma and Conqueror ward skin sales will be contributed to the MSI 207 prize pool. 
SPECIAL EDITION CONQUEROR KARMA

During MSI 2017 only, players can unlock the MSI 2017 Conqueror Karma Bundle to raise the stakes of the prize pool and get more exclusives. To pay tribute to our players that are supporting esports, the MSI 2017 Conqueror Karma Bundle includes content that will not be coming back to the store. The additional content includes the Conqueror Ward (not exclusive) and an exclusive Conqueror Karma Summoner Icon and loading screen border. While Conqueror Karma will return during Worlds and MSI each year, the loading screen border and icon are meant to commemorate players who were playing and watching during the event, so they will not return to the store. You’ll be able to pick up the MSI 2017 Conqueror Karma Bundle for 1616 RP (2208 RP if you need the champion) from April 24, 2017 through May 24, 2017 23:59 PT
Conqueror Karma Bundle 
  • CONQUEROR KARMA 
  • KARMA (50% OFF) 
  • CONQUEROR WARD 
  • CONQUEROR KARMA ICON (1RP)  
Players that purchase the skin and ward skin separately rather than through the bundle will still be granted the Conqueror Karma Icon and special loading screen border after the conclusion of the event to make sure that no one misses out by mistake! Make sure to pick up the full bundle to get the icon and border right away! 
MSI 2017 FANDOM CONTEST 
We’re bringing the rivalry to the Rift, where players will be able to represent their region in the MSI 2017 Fandom Contest. The region with the highest percentage of players equipping their MSI 2017 icon and playing games will dominate the leaderboard and unlock rewards for all players participating. Both the region who wins the contest along with the region whose team wins MSI 2017 will receive an MSI 2017 winner’s icon and a three-day IP boost. Your region’s icon will be available in the store for 1 IP, alongside 250 RP Tier 2 icons for all global regions that come with a temporary emote usable during the event from April 24, 2017 - May 21, 2017 11:59 PT. All regional icons, either for IP or RP, contribute to the MSI Fandom Battle. 
You can check in on the leaderboard weekly to see what region comes out on top, either on the MSI 2017 broadcast or on this article. Updates will go live: 
MSI 2017 CAPSULES 
On MSI 2017 broadcast days, don’t miss out on an event-exclusive loot container that’s packed with valuable surprises: the MSI Capsule. For 600 RP, you are guaranteed:  
  • AN ESPORTS SKIN SHARD (SCORE ONE FOR AN SKT, SSW, TPA, FNATIC, OR CHALLENGER SKIN, WHICH ARE ALL LEGACY) 
  • TWO SKIN SHARDS
As a small bonus, we’re also increasing the gemstone drop rate by 50%, with a rare chance to obtain up to three gemstones per capsule.

Available:
April 27 11:00 PT - April 30 23:59 PT
May 3 11:00 PT - May 6 23:59 PT
May 10 11:00 PT - May 14 23:59 PT
May 18 11:00 PT - May 21 23:59 PT  
GET HYPE FOR PENTAKILLS AND BARON STEALS 
We’re bringing back the Pentakill and Baron Steal Mystery Gifting Trigger during MSI 2017. Every time one of the two triggers occurs, you’ll see a graphic pop up under the scoreboard, signalling that the chance for Legendary and esports skins has increased in all mystery gifts. This chance can stack up to four times and resets back to one at 23:59 PT on the last broadcast day of the stage: 
  • PLAY-IN STAGE ROUND 1
    • April 27 - May 1 Triggers reset April 30 23:59 PT
  • PLAY-IN STAGE ROUNDS 2-3
    • May 3 - May 6 Triggers reset May 6 23:59 PT
  • GROUP STAGE
    • May 10 - May 14 Triggers reset May 14 23:59 PT
  • KNOCKOUT STAGE
    • May 18 - May 22 Triggers reset May 22 23:59 PT

BUNDLES AND LEGACY 
Esports Legacy skins will come out of the vault for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone again! The skins will be available individually or in the following discounted bundles: 
  • CHALLENGER NIDALEE (Available, not discounted)
  • CHALLENGER AHRI (Available, not discounted) 
30% off Championship Team Skins
  • FNATIC TEAM BUNDLE
    • 2625 RP or 5309 RP (if you need the champions)
  • TPA TEAM BUNDLE 
    • 2625 RP or 5001 RP (if you need the champions)
  • SKT T1 2013 TEAM BUNDLE
    • 3073 RP or 6012 RP (if you need the champions)
  • SSW TEAM BUNDLE 
    • 2940 RP or 5654 RP (if you need the champions)
  • SKT T1 2015 TEAM BUNDLE
    • 4092 RP or 7345 RP (if you need the champions)
50% off 2017 MSI Esports Mega Bundle

  • 2017 MSI ESPORTS MEGA BUNDLE
    • 11940 RP or 22750 RP (if you need the champions)

 
FAQ

Will future purchases of Conqueror Karma contribute to esports this year (i.e., during Worlds)?

No, only during MSI 2017 from April 24, 2017 through May 24, 2017 23:59 PT will Conqueror Karma contribute to the prize pool. 
Does the Pentakill and Baron Steal trigger affect Hextech Chests or the MSI Capsule?
No it does not, only mystery gifts.
Do both the IP and RP icons contribute to the contest?
Yes! Any MSI 2017 regional icon contributes points for your region 
Can I use my old MSI icons to contribute to the contest?
No, only MSI 2017 icons will count toward the contest 
Can I contribute to other regions’ leaderboards?
Yes, you can contribute points to whichever region whose icon you’re wearing, but only your home region’s icon will be free in the store. If you support the winning region, regardless of whether or not you’re on that server, you will receive the rewards! 
Is there a limit on how many MSI Capsules I can purchase?
You can purchase 25 capsules per day on each day that it is available, and the purchase limit is not shared with other Hextech Chests 
How does the MSI prize pool work?
The MSI prize pool is made up of a base of $250,000, coupled with 25% of the total sale of Conqueror Karma and ward skins, which is guaranteed to be at least $750,000, for a total prize pool of at least $1 million. 
Here’s how it’s broken down by team placement at MSI 2017: 
CHAMPION: 40%
2ND PLACE: 20%
3RD/4TH PLACE: 10% EACH
5TH/6TH PLACE: 5% EACH
7TH PLACE: 2.5%
8TH/9TH PLACE: 1.5% EACH
10TH/11TH PLACE: 1.25% EACH
12TH/13TH PLACE: 1% EACH"

MSI 2017 Event Details

Need more details on the actual MSI 2017 event? Check out the article below for who is playing, when, and where:
"First time watching an international esports event or want a quick recap of the changes coming to the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational? 
Here’s your guide to the upcoming tournament in Brazil:

What is the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational? 
The 2017 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is an international League of Legends tournament. Starting this year, all 13 regions will participate by sending their most recent split champion (Spring Split or Split 1) to face off against other regional champions to prove who is the strongest region. 
MSI travels to different host regions and this year it will be taking place in Brazil. Previous tournaments took place in China and North America. 
Who is playing at MSI 2017? 
Here’s the following teams, regional leagues, and regions that will be competing at MSI 2017: 
  • CBLOL’s Red Canids - Brazil
  • TBD (LPL Finals on 4/29) - China
  • LCL’s Virtus.pro - Commonwealth of Independent States
  • EU LCS's G2 Esports - Europe
  • LJL’s Rampage - Japan
  • LCK's SK Telecom T1 - Korea
  • LLN’s Lyon Gaming - Latin America North
  • CLS’s Isurus Gaming - Latin America South
  • NA LCS's TSM - North America
  • OPL’s Dire Wolves - Oceania
  • GPL’s Marines Esports - Southeast Asia
  • LMS's Flash Wolves - Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
  • TCL's SuperMassive eSports - Turkey 
What are they playing for? 
The MSI Champion title, trophy, medals, prize pool, and the regional glory that comes with victory on the global stage. 
As we previously announced, 25% of the total sales from the Conqueror Karma and the Conqueror ward skin will contribute the MSI 2017 prize pool from April 24-May 24. 
The MSI prize pool is made up of a base of $250,000, coupled with 25% of the total sale of Conqueror Karma and ward skins, which is guaranteed to be at least $750,000, for a total prize pool of at least $1 million. 
Here’s how it’s broken down by team placement at MSI 2017:  
  • Champion: 40%
  • 2nd Place: 20%
  • 3rd/4th Place: 10% each
  • 5th/6th Place: 5% each
  • 7th Place: 2.5%
  • 8th/9th Place: 1.5% each
  • 10th/11th Place: 1.25% each
  • 12th/13th Place: 1% each 
As with last year, the results of MSI will impact where regions are seeded for the 2017 World Championship. Learn more about regional seeding at Worlds 2017 here
What’s the format of MSI 2017? 
The tournament has three different phases: 
  • Play-In Stage
  • Group Stage
  • Knockout Stage  
Play-In Stage 
The brand-new stage takes place at the CBLOL Studio starting on April 28. Ten teams will will participate in the Play-In including: 
  • CBLOL’s Red Canids - Brazil (BR)
  • LCL’s Virtus.pro - Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • LJL’s Rampage - Japan (JPN)
  • LLN’s Lyon Gaming - Latin America North (LAN)
  • CLS’s Isurus Gaming - Latin America South (LAS)
  • NA LCS's TSM - North America (NA) - Round 1 bye, starts in Round 2
  • OPL’s Dire Wolves - Oceania (OCE)
  • GPL’s Marines Esports (GPL Finals on 4/16) - Southeast Asia (SEA)
  • LMS's Flash Wolves - Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau (LMS) - Round 1 bye, starts in Round 2
  • TCL's SuperMassive eSports - Turkey (TUR)
Group Stage 
Three teams from the Play-In Stage will advance to take on the most recent champions from Europe, China, and Korea. The format remains the same as last year with the six teams competing in a Best of 1 double round robin which means every team will play each other twice. 
Knockout Stage 
As with last year, the top four teams from the Group Stage will advance to a Best of 5 bracket. 
When is MSI happening? How can I watch? 
Play-In Stage 
  • Round 1 Dates: April 28 - May 1
  • Round 2 Dates: May 3 - 4
  • Round 3 Dates: May 6 
    • Location: CBLOL Studio in São Paulo, Brazil.
Group Stage 
  • Dates: May 10-14 
    • Location: Jeunesse Arena (formerly Rio Arena) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Knockout Stage 
  • Dates: May 19-21 
    • Location: Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro 
The MSI 2017 broadcast begins at 11:00 AM PT each day and will be streamed on Lolesports
What are the rules for MSI 2017? 
We’ve been working closely with all the regional leagues in advance of MSI 2017 to give them time to understand and comply with the ruleset. If you’d like to review the official language in the ruleset, read the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational rules here
How can I support my region at MSI? 
Learn more about how you can support your region and all the in-game content that will be available here
Stay tuned to Lolesports to see who will reign at MSI 2017. The battle begins with opening match of the Play-In Stage, where Brazil’s Red Canids taking on Oceania's Dire Wolves on Friday, April 28 at 11:00 AM PT."

Conqueror Karma Preview

Conqueror Karma



Conqueror Ward Skin

Along with the new Karma skin, a new Conqueror Ward skin is also available for individual purchase or in bundles!

Conqueror Ward

640 RP

New Summoner Icons

Conqueror Karma summoner icon is also available, given out as part of the MSI 2017 bundle or after the event for those who purchase the Conqueror Karma and Conqueror Ward skin during event.
 

New MSI Content -  Regional Summoner Icons, Emotes

In addition to Conqueror Karma, a slew of Mid-Season Invitational cosmetic content is hitting the Rift soon- including summoner icons and in-game remotes


Your region's icon are available for 1 IP in the store and 250 RP for other regions - includes temporary emote. See this post for (or above) for more info! 

Here's a static preview of the temporary MSI 2017 in-game emotes - 13 total and one for each region.
         

We also have in-game regional base banners which are typically showcased on the event stream:
         

Returning Legacy Content

All World Championship team skins + Challenger Ahri and Challenger Nidalee have also returned to the shop for a limited time!

SKT T1 2015 Team Skins


Samsung White Team Skins



SKT T1 2013 Team Skins



TPA Team Skins



FNATIC Team Skins



Challenger Ahri

975 RP (Legacy)


Challenger Nidalee

975 RP (Legacy)


MSI 2017 Login Theme

Finally, a new MSI 2017 login screen theme was also added, look for it to be enabled around the start of the event!

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Look for more on MSI as it kicks on April 28th!

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