This Week In Esports [April 25th - May 1st]

Posted on at 10:01 AM by woops
With MSI just around the corner, we're back with another edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for more on final standings of various region's playoffs, team/player news, VODs, and more!

Mid-Season Invitational 2016

The 2016 Mid-Season Invitational is upon us! The event will be held from May 4th-15th in Shanghai, China. All the participating teams have been qualified for MSI by placing first in their respective regions/placing first in the IWCI.

Our locked in line up is:
  • Flash Wolves from LMS
  • Counter Logic Gaming from NA LCS
  • G2 Esports from EU LCS
  • Royal Never Give Up from the LPL
  • SKTelecom T1 from the LCK
  • SuperMassive, who won the International Wildcard Invitational

Individual regional spotlight videos:
More information on the event can be found here:
Remember that Riot will also be offering limited-time deals to celebrate MSI 2016! This includes Summoner Icons, Esports Bundles. Mystery Gift Bonuses, and Legacy Content!

You can also keep up with the action in-client by switching to the MSI 2016 tab on the left side of the screen:

Current Standings:

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Sunday, May 1st and, as always, VODs can be found here. [The below is catching up slightly!]

[Korea] LCK:

The playoffs for the LCK have just finished last weekend, SKTelecom T1 beat ROX Tigers in a best of five series 3-1 taking first place in the LCK 2016 Spring Split, also qualifying them for MSI 2016!

Here's a look at the final playoff bracket:

[China] LPL:

The playoffs for the LPL have just completed last weekend, Royal Never Give Up defeated Edward Gaming 3-1 in a best of 5 series, allowing them to claim first place in the LPL 2016 Spring Split and compete at MSI 2016!

The Third Place match was also completed on April 18th with Team World Elite coming out 3-0 against Qiao Gu Reapers in a best of 5 series.

Here's a look at the final playoff bracket:

Team, Player, Event & Organization News




  • [REMINDERRiot has announced the location for the 2016 World Championship!
    • 2016 World Championship will be held across North America September 29th - October 29th
      • Group Stage: September 29-October 2 + October 6-9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA
      • Quarterfinals: October 13-16 at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
      • Semifinals: October 21-22 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
      • Finals: October 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

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