The Play-In Stage of Mid-Season Invitational 2019 is nearing its end, as two teams – Team Liquid and Flash Wolves – have already secured their spot in the Group Stage. The last participant of the next stage will be determined tomorrow on 10:00 AM BST – the Russian team Vega Squadron will take on the Vietnamese squad Phong Vu Buffalo in a best-of-five series.
Play-In Stage consisted of two phases – Group Stage and Knockout Stage. Both Phong Vu Buffalo and Vega Squadron made their way to the Knockout Stage through the group stage, where they placed first in their groups. Meanwhile, Team Liquid and Flash Wolves were directly invited to this stage. The first series of the Knockout Stage concluded with the 3-0 score in favour of Team Liquid, while in the second match Flash Wolves defeated Vega Squadron with a 3–1 score. The final series of the stage is scheduled for May 7th, 10:00 AM BST.
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||Phong Vu Buffalo||4-2||1.||Vega Squadron||5-1|
|2.||1907 Fenerbahçe Esports||4-2||2.||DetonatioN FocusMe||4-2|
|4.||Isurus Gaming||2-4||4.||INTZ eSports||1-5|
The tournament will continue on May 10th with Group Stage, where six teams will compete in a single group with round-robin format and best-of-one series. Top four teams will advance to the Knockout Stage with single-elimination bracket and best-of-five series.
Mid-Season Invitational 2019 is a global League of Legends with a base prize pool of $1,000,000. The final Knockout Stage will take place on May 17th – 19th in Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei City.