MSI 2017: Play-In Stage - Round 1 [Apr 28th - May 1st]

Posted on at 11:00 AM by Aznbeat
[EDIT 5/1 - Updated with VODs now that Round 1 has completed. Round 2 starts May 3rd.]

The 2017 Mid-season Invitational kicks off  with the the Play-In Stage Round 1!
Continue reading for streams and more information. MSI 2017 Play-In R1 runs April 28th through May 1st.

( Please be aware that this post WILL BE UPDATED as the action continues throughout the week. VODs and any other pertinent info will be posted once available! )

Table of Contents


MSI 2017: Play-In Stage Round 1

At MSI 2017, 13 teams will participate across multiple stages. Eight regions will compete in the Play-In stage, and three teams will advance from the Play-In Stage to face-off against CN, EU, and KR in the Group Stage. The Group Stage will stay the same as it was in 2016 with 6 teams participating in a Best-Of 1 double round robin. As with last year, the top four teams will advance to the Bo5 Knockout Stage. MSI 2017 will be played on patch 7.8.

Dates:

  • Play-In Stage
    • Round 1 Dates: April 28 - May 1 
    • Round 2 Dates: May 3 - 4
    • Round 3 Dates: May 6
  • Group Stage
    • Dates: May 10-14
  • Knockout Stage
    • Dates: May 19-21

MSI Qualified Teams:

Fourteen teams have qualified for MSI 2017, here are the teams for each region:

Group Stage Bye
  • LCK - SK Telecom T1
  • EU LCS - G2 Esports
  • LPL - [Finals happen 4/29, RNG vs. WE]
Play-In Stage Round 2 Bye
  • LMS -  Flash Wolves
  • NA LCS - Team SoloMid
Play-In Stage
  • TCL - Super Massive Esports
  • OPL - Dire Wolves
  • GPL - GIGABYTE Marines
  • LLN - Lyon Gaming
  • LCL - Virtus.pro
  • CLS - Isurus Gaming
  • CBLOL - RED Canids
  • LJL - Rampage

Of the thirteen MSI qualified teams, only a total of TEN will be playing in the  play-in stage. Of the ten teams in the play-in stage, only eight start in round one with two additional teams added in round two.

Play-In Stage Format

Eight teams partipating in round 1 of the play-in stage. NA and LMS will join starting round 2. LPL, EU LCS, and LCK will join the fray in the Group Stage.

Full format breakdown:

Stream:

Schedule:

Day 1 - April 28th - Beginning at 11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET


RED Canids [CBLOL] vs. Dire Wolves [OPL]
11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET 
[VOD]

SuperMassive eSports [TCL] vs. Rampage [LJL]
12:00 PM PST // 20:00 CET 
[VOD]

RED Canids [CBLOL] vs. Rampage [LJL]

1:00 PM PST // 21:00 CET 
[VOD]

SuperMassive eSports [TCL] vs. Dire Wolves [OPL]
2:00 PM PST // 22:00 CET 
[VOD]

Dire Wolves [OPL] vs. Rampage [LJL]
3:00 PM PST // 23:00 CET 
[VOD]

SuperMassive eSports [TCL] vs. RED Canids [CBLOL]
4:00 PM PST // 0:00 CET 
[VOD]


Day 2 - April 29th - Beginning at 11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET


Virtus.pro [LCL] vs. Lyon Gaming [LLN]
11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET 
[VOD]

GIGABYTE Marines [GPL] vs. Isurus Gaming [CLS]
12:00 PM PST // 20:00 CET 
[VOD]

Virtus.pro [LCL] vs. Isurus Gaming [CLS]
1:00 PM PST // 21:00 CET 
[VOD]

GIGABYTE Marines [GPL]vs. Lyon Gaming [LLN]
2:00 PM PST // 22:00 CET 
[VOD]

Lyon Gaming [LLN] vs. Isurus Gaming [CLS]
3:00 PM PST // 23:00 CET 
[VOD]

GIGABYTE Marines [GPL] vs. Virtus.pro [LCL]
4:00 PM PST // 0:00 CET 
[VOD]


Day 3 - April 30th - Beginning at 11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET


Rampage [LJL] vs. RED Canids [CBLOL]
11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET 
[VOD]

Dire Wolves [OPL] vs. SuperMassive eSports [TCL]
12:00 PM PST // 20:00 CET 
[VOD]

Rampage [LJL] vs. SuperMassive eSports [TCL]
1:00 PM PST // 21:00 CET 
[VOD]

Dire Wolves [OPL] vs. RED Canids [CBLOL]
2:00 PM PST // 22:00 CET 
[VOD]

RED Canids [CBLOL] vs. SuperMassive eSports [TCL]
3:00 PM PST // 23:00 CET 
[VOD]

Rampage [LJL] vs. Dire Wolves [OPL]
4:00 PM PST // 0:00 CET 
[VOD]


Day 4 - May 1st - Beginning at 11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET


Isurus Gaming [CLS] vs. Virtus.pro [LCL]
11:00 AM PST // 19:00 CET 
[VOD]

Lyon Gaming [LLN] vs. GIGABYTE Marines [GPL]
12:00 PM PST // 20:00 CET 
[VOD]

Isurus Gaming [CLS] vs. GIGABYTE Marines [GPL]
1:00 PM PST // 21:00 CET 
[VOD]

Lyon Gaming [LLN] vs. Virtus.pro [LCL]
2:00 PM PST // 22:00 CET 
[VOD]

Virtus.pro [LCL] vs. GIGABYTE Marines [GPL]
3:00 PM PST // 23:00 CET 
[VOD]

Isurus Gaming [CLS] vs. Lyon Gaming [LLN]
4:00 PM PST // 0:00 CET 
[VOD]


MSI 2017 in-game content is now available, including new icons, the legacy Conqueror Karma and more!  Conqueror Karma, bundles, the fandom contest, returning legacy skins, & more through May 24th.
Also be sure to grab your regions MSI 2017 SUMMONER ICON for 1 IP during the event and keep an eye out for Pentakills and Baron steals to enjoy increased chances of legendary and esports skins in mystery gifts.

The MSI 2017 Capsules are now available in the shop for 600 RP each. These capsules will be available several throughout MSI 2017 and include three skin shards and an increased chance at gemstones. See the previous MSI 2017 In-Game content announcement post for more info and availability times -

A new 2017 MSI TEE is also now available in the Riot Merch store for 25$:


As always, feel free to check LoLesports.com for more information, VODs, and advanced scheduling!

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