As we all know, the World Championships of the Heroes League are divided into five major competition areas, namely, the LPL competition area in mainland China, the LMS competition area in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the LEC competition area in Europe, the LCS competition area in North America and the LCK competition area in South Korea.
As the playoffs of major competition areas come to an end, the pace of MSI is getting closer and closer. This year’s midseason competition system is different from the past. Now let’s take you all together to learn about this year’s competition system! ___________
Gamepedia has updated the system for the mid-season championship in 2019, and LCS and LMS districts will compete in the preliminary stage.
Among them, the Chinese mainland LPL, European LEC and Korean LCK have directly entered the competition stage, which has been upgraded to the competition stage due to their excellent world competitions in the past. The remaining two of the five areas are less fortunate.
Last year, C9’s entry into the top four of the S8 failed to make much progress in the LCS division ranking. They still ranked fourth in the official ranking. They could only defend in the preliminary tournament together with the LMS division with the same poor record as S8 and accept the challenge of the wildcard division.
A total of 13 teams participated in the MSI competition, of which, in addition to entering the three major competition areas directly, the remaining 10 teams were selected for the finals.
The entries to the group competitions are as follows:
CBLOL in Brazil, LCL in CIS, LJL in Japan, LLA in Latin America, OPL in Oceania, LST in South Asia, TCL in Turkey and VCS in Vietnam.
The rules of the group tournament are as follows:
Eight teams were divided into pools 1 and 2, and AB group randomly selected two teams from each pool to conduct BO1 double-cycle confrontation. After the cycle ended, the teams with the best results of each group were promoted to qualify for the knockout tournament.
The two foreign card teams in the elimination competition will challenge the champions of LCS and LMS for BO5, and the two winning teams in these two BO5 games will advance to MSI competition.
The two defeated teams will compete for another BO5 to confirm their final qualifications for the MSI competition.
The participating teams in the competition are composed of three teams and three spring champions in the three major competition areas, totaling six teams.
Similarly, double-cycle BO1 will be carried out, after which the top four teams will enter the knockout stage.
The elimination stage is a single-defeat competition. Teams ranked first in the group competition can choose the third or fourth team in the group competition as their opponents (the second team will choose the one not selected) for the semi-finals of the BO5.
MSI preliminaries will be held from May 1 to May 7 in the GG Competition Hall of Vietnam’s VCS regular season studio, which can accommodate 120 people.
The competition will be held in Hanoi National Convention Center, Vietnam, which can accommodate 3,700 people.
At present, only Oceania OPL has identified the MSI team as the Bombers team. As for the remaining opponents, let’s wait and see.