MSI Chengdu 2024: League of Legends Tournament Returns to China

MSI Chengdu 2024: League of Legends Tournament Returns to China

2. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The highly anticipated Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) of League of Legends is set to make a grand return to China in 2024. Scheduled from May 1st to May 9th, MSI Chengdu 2024 will take place at the Chengdu Financial City Performing Arts Center.

Historic Venue

Marking the second MSI event to be held in mainland China, MSI Chengdu 2024 will be hosted in Chengdu for the first time ever. Riot Games has announced that, similar to the VCT Pacific in Korea, each stage of the MSI 2024 will welcome the presence of fans.

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Photo by Colin Young-Wolff via Riot Games

Format Changes and Regional Impact

Significant changes in the tournament format are also in store. The winner of the 2024 edition will secure a guaranteed spot in the 2024 World Championship in London, thereby granting their region an additional slot in the competition. Additionally, the runner-up team will also earn an extra slot for their region.

Participating Teams

MSI 2024 will feature 12 teams, including representatives from the LPL, LCK, LCS, LEC, as well as one team from each of the LLA, CBLOL, PCS, and VCS leagues.

Second seeds from the LEC, LCS, LCK, and LPL leagues will compete against teams from different regions in two double-elimination brackets, with the winners and runners-up advancing to the next stage. They will then join the other four teams in a single double-elimination bracket, culminating in the Grand Finals played in a best-of-five format.

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Image via Riot Games.

Ticket Sales and Availability

Tickets for the event will go on sale starting April 2nd.


MSI Chengdu 2024 heralds a new chapter in the storied history of League of Legends tournaments. With exciting format changes, a diverse lineup of teams, and the vibrant backdrop of Chengdu, this MSI promises thrilling matches and unforgettable moments for fans worldwide.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness esports history unfold at this prestigious event.


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