The first international League of Legends event of the year begins with the Mid-Season Invitational in Busan, South Korea.Despite rumors the event would be canceled amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, MSI 2022 will take place in Busan’s 4,002-capacity Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) from May 10 to 29 and feature a live audience. Busan is South Korea’s second-most populous city and is considered “the home of esports,” according to Riot. The StarCraft: Brood War ProLeague finals took place in the city from 2004 to 2010, and G-Star, the largest gaming convention in the country, is held in the city every year. This will be South Korea’s first time hosting an MSI and marks the first international League event in the country since Worlds 2018. MSI 2022, in a similar fashion to the previous year’s event, will feature the top team from 11 regions and include a group stage, rumble stage, and knockout stage. The LCL (CIS) will not be sending a team to the event due to the LCL Spring Split being canceled. Here are all of the teams attending the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. TBD – (LPL, China) Team will qualify on April 17. G2 Esports – (LEC, Europe) Despite rebuilding its roster around Caps and Jankos in the offseason, and banking on two untested players in Flakked and Targamas, G2 qualified for MSI. After losing to Fnatic in the initial round of the LEC Spring playoffs, the team swept through the lower bracket (12-0) without losing a single game. T1 – (LCK, Korea) Built around legendary mid laner Faker, T1’s efforts in constructing a roster capable of winning again paid dividends in spring. The team qualified for MSI in emphatic fashion after completing an unprecedented perfect split in the LCK. With home advantage in Busan, South Korea, T1 will surely be the team to beat in May. TBD – (LCS, North America) Team will qualify on April 24. TBD – (PCS, Southeast Asia) Team will qualify on April 17. TBD – (VCS, Vietnam) Team will qualify on April 24. TBD – (LLA, Latin America) Team will qualify on April 16. İstanbul Wildcats – (TCL, Turkey) İstanbul Wildcats continued their momentum (14-4) from the TCL Winter regular split to qualify for MSI as the Turkish representatives. The squad 메이저안전놀이터 breezed past Team AURORA and Galatasary Esports in the playoffs to book a ticket to Busan, South Korea. TBD – (CBLOL, Brazil) Team will qualify on April 23. DetonatioN FocusMe – (LJL, Japan) A virtually flawless LJL Spring regular season (19-2) for DetonatioN FocusMe was rewarded in the playoffs after the Japanese team edged out ahead of Sengoku Gaming (3-2) in the final to qualify for MSI for the third time running. Order – (LCO, Oceania) Against all the odds, Order qualified for MSI. Despite placing fourth in the Split One regular season with an 11-10 record, the team made the miracle win in the playoffs, defeating Peace, Pentanet.GG, and favorites Chiefs (3-2) in the final.