MSI 2022: G2 Esports qualifies for Rumble after Group C domination

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MSI 2022: G2 Esports qualifies for Rumble after Group C domination

League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is back for 2022. The first of two international events in League’s competition calendar will give fans a chance to see how each region shapes up before the World Championship. Here’s how you can watch MSI 2022, along with all the teams who have qualified so far.



Whether you consider it a meme or not, MSI 2022 will be a big event on the League of Legends calendar this year.

Heading to Busan, South Korea, 11 of the best teams in the world will fight it out in the first taste of international competition in Season 12. Reigning World Champions EDG will not be attending at the tournament, and neither will Worlds 2021 finalists Damwon Kia – guaranteeing a new international champion to kick off 2022.

This tournament sees a return of some of League’s most iconic names, with G2 Esports and T1 bearing the flag for Europe and Korea after notable absences from MSI 2021. Defending MSI champions RNG have also made it through in the LPL — however they’ll be playing remotely from Shanghai.

RNG MSI 2021
Colin Young-Wolff for Riot Games
RNG will return to defend their MSI crown in 2022.

This year also sees the triumphant return of the VCS, who’ve been unable to attend an international tournament since 2019 due to ongoing travel restrictions in Vietnam.

All the participating teams have now arrived in Busan, and they’re tearing up Korean solo queue in preparation of what, for many players, will be the first LAN tournament of their career. We’ve got the streams, schedules, and standings available for you here – so sit back, and enjoy the ride that will be MSI 2022.


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MSI 2022: Stream

You’ll be able to watch MSI 2022 on the official Riot Games stream, which we have embedded below for your convenience.

Miss a game? Catch up on the LoL Esports VODs YouTube channel.



MSI 2022: Schedule & results

Group Stage: May 10 – 15

Note: RNG’s first three matches will be replayed on May 14 to maintain competitive integrity due to issues with Riot’s artificially inflated ping environment.

Day 1: May 10

Group Match PT ET BST
Group A Saigon Buffalo 0-1 T1 2AM 5AM 9AM
Group A DetonatioN FocusMe 1-0 Team Aze 3AM 6AM 10AM
Group C ORDER 0-1 G2 Esports 4AM 7AM 11AM
Group C Evil Geniuses 0-1 G2 Esports 5AM 8AM 12PM
Group B Istanbul Wildcats 0-1 RNG 6AM 9AM 1PM
Group B RED Canids 1-0 PSG Talon 7AM 10AM 2PM

Day 2: May 11

Group Match PT ET BST
Group C Evil Geniuses 0-1 G2 Esports 2AM 5AM 9AM
Group C ORDER 0-1 Evil Geniuses 3AM 6AM 10AM
Group A DetonatioN FocusMe 0-1 Saigon Buffalo 4AM 7AM 11AM
Group A Team Aze 0-1 T1 5AM 8AM 12PM
Group B RED Canids 0-1 Istanbul Wildcats 6AM 9AM 1PM
Group B PSG Talon 0-1 RNG 7AM 10AM 2PM

Day 3: May 12

Group Match PT ET BST
Group C ORDER 0-1 Evil Geniuses 2AM 5AM 9AM
Group C ORDER 0-1 G2 Esports 3AM 6AM 10AM
Group B Istanbul Wildcats 0-1 PSG Talon 4AM 7AM 11AM
Group B RED Canids 0-1 RNG 5AM 8AM 12PM
Group A Aze 0-1 Saigon Buffalo 6AM 9AM 1PM
Group A DetonatioN FocusMe 0-1 T1 7AM 10AM 2PM

Day 4: May 13

Group Match PT ET BST
Group B RED Canids 0-1 PSG Talon 2AM 5AM 9AM
Group B Istanbul Wildcats 0-1 RNG 3AM 6AM 10AM
Group B Istanbul Wildcats 0-1 PSG Talon 4AM 7AM 11AM
Group B RED Canids 0-1 RNG 5AM 8AM 12PM
Group B RED Canids 0-1 Istanbul Wildcats 6AM 9AM 1PM
Group B PSG Talon 0-1 RNG 7AM 10AM 2PM

Day 5: May 14

Note: RNG’s first three games were voided due to ping issues. They will be replayed on May 14.

Group Match PT ET BST
Group C Evil Geniuses 0-1 G2 Esports 2AM 5AM 9AM
Group C ORDER 0-1 Evil Geniuses 3AM 6AM 10AM
Group C ORDER 0-1 G2 Esports 4AM 7AM 11AM
Group C Evil Geniuses 0-1 G2 Esports 5AM 8AM 12PM
Group C ORDER vs Evil Geniuses 6AM 9AM 1PM
Group C ORDER vs G2 Esports 7AM 10AM 2PM
Group B Istanbul Wildcats vs RNG 8AM 11AM 3PM
Group B RNG vs PSG Talon 9AM 12PM 4PM
Group B RNG vs RED Canids 10AM 1PM 5PM

Day 6: May 15

Group Match PT ET BST
Group A Aze vs Saigon Buffalo 2AM 5AM 9AM
Group A DetonatioN FocusMe vs T1 3AM 6AM 10AM
Group A DetonatioN FocusMe vs Saigon Buffalo 4AM 7AM 11AM
Group A Aze vs T1 5AM 8AM 12PM
Group A DetonatioN FocusMe vs Aze 6AM 9AM 1PM
Group A Saigon Buffalo vs T1 7AM 10AM 2PM

Rumble Stage: May 20 – 24

Schedule TBD.

Knockout Stage: May 27 – 29

Schedule TBD.

MSI 2022: Groups

The groups for MSI 2022 have been drawn. We will keep you updated with the latest standings, including who makes it through to the Rumble and Knockout Stages, right here.

MSI 2022 Group Stage standings

Group A

Placement Team Record
1 T1 3-0
2 Saigon Buffalo 2-1
3 DetonatioN FocusMe 1-2
4 Team Aze 0-3

Group B

Placement Team Record
1 Royal Never Give Up 3-0
2 PSG Talon 3-2
3 RED Canids 2-3
4 Istanbul Wildcats 1-4

Group C

Placement Team Record
1 G2 Esports 7-0
2 Evil Geniuses 3-4
3 ORDER 0-6

MSI 2022: All qualified teams

MSI 2022 will feature 11 teams from across the world, all champions in their domestic League of Legends tournaments.

One region will be missing out on the fanfare: the CIS will skip MSI 2022 after the cancellation of the LCL 2022 Spring Split. They will not be replaced by another region getting a second slot, similar to Vietnam’s exclusion in 2021.

You can find a full list of teams here below, updated after each regional qualifier wraps up.

Team Region Players
RNG China Bin, Wei, Xiaohu, GALA, Ming
T1 Korea Zeus, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, Keria
G2 Esports Europe BrokenBlade, Jankos, caPs, Flakked, Targamas
Evil Geniuses North America Impact, Inspired, jojopyun, Danny, Vulcan
PSG Talon PCS Hanabi, Juhan, Ray, Unified, Kaiwing
Saigon Buffalo Vietnam Hasmed, BeanJ, Froggy, Shogun, Taki
Team Aze LATAM Lonely, Dimitry, Aloned, 5kid, Straight
FastPay Wildcats Turkey StarScreen, Ferret, Serin, HolyPhoenix, Farfetch
RED Canids Brazil GUIGO, Aegis, Grevthar, TitaN, Jojo
DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Evi, Steal, Yaharong, Yutapon, Harp, Marimo
ORDER Oceania BioPanther, Kevy, Kisee, Puma, Corporal, Maximize

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