MSI 2017 - Play-In Stage 1

Mid-Season Invitational 2017 - Play-In Stage 1

By Riot Games
Rio de Janeiro
The 2017 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is a tournament being hosted by Riot Games between the Spring and Summer splits of the 2017 League season. It will feature the Spring's winners from 13 regions, including South Korea, North America, Europe, China, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, Brazil, Latin America North, Latin America South, Turkey, Oceania, CIS/Russia, Japan and Southeast Asia. The MSI will take place between the 28th of April to 21st of May, with the Play-In Stage at the CBLoL Studio, Sao Paulo and the Group and Knockout Stages at Rio Arena, Rio de Janeiro Brazil. The event will not be replacing All-stars, which will instead be played following 2017 Worlds.

MSI 2017 Play-In Stage 2 :

MSI 2017 Play-Off Stage :
America/Sao Paulo (UTC-02:00)
1st $ 250,000
2nd $ 100,000
3rd-4th $ 50,000
13 teams are invited.
South Korea - Winner of 2017 LCK Spring
North America - Winner of 2017 NA LCS Spring
Europe - Winner of 2017 EU LCS Spring
China - Winner of 2017 LPL Spring
TW/HK/MO - Winner of 2017 LMS Spring
Brazil - Winner of CBLoL 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs
LatAm Norte - Winner of 2017 LLN Opening Cup
LatAm Sur - Winner of 2017 LAS Spring
Turkey - Winner of 2017 TCL Winter
CIS/Russia - Winner of 2017 LCL Spring
Oceania - Winner of 2017 OPL Split 1
Japan - Winner of 2017 LJL Spring
Southeast Asia - Winner of 2017 GPL Spring

Teams are seeded based on their results from the past 2 years of Worlds and MSI. (Results)
South Korea, China and Europe are auto-seeded to the Group Stage.
The rest of the regions will start in the Play-In Stage, with North America and TW/HK/MO teams starting in Round 2.
The top 4 finishers of the tournament will get the top seeds for the 2017 World Championship Group Stage.
Highest Wildcard Region finisher gets a promotion to Worlds Group Stage with an additional seed in the Play-In stage