2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational Schedule

by Matt Best

MSI 2017 League of Legends WWG
(Photo: lolesports)

When the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational hits São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, you're not going to want to miss a beat. You need to know when games are going to happen. For starters, the time difference in Brazil compared to Eastern Time is just one hour ahead. 4PM ET is 5PM BRT. For you west coast folks out in the pacific, 1PM PT is 5PM BRT.

Play-In Draw Show

The show will take place on on April 19 at 8:00 PM BRT. Eight teams from Round 1 are randomly sorted into two groups of four. The full match schedule for the Play-In Stage will be released immediately after the Play-In Draw Show,

Play-In Stage

All Play-In Stage matches start at 3:00 PM BRT each day at CBLOL Studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

Round 1 (April 28-May 1):

In the first round, each group will play a Best of 1 (Bo1) double round robin which means they play everyone in their group twice. Each day will feature 6 games from one group.  

Round 2 (May 3-4):

The winners from the two groups in Round 1 will advance and be randomly paired to face-off against either North America or LMS in a Bo5. One Bo5 match takes place per day and winners advance to the Group Stage.

Round 3 (May 6):

The losers of Round 2 will face-off in Bo5 to qualify for the Group Stage.

Group Stage

Three teams will advance from the Play-In stage. They'll be listed as Play-In A, B, and C. 

May 10:

Opening Ceremony - 3:00 PM

Europe vs. Korea - 3:30 PM

China vs. Play-In C - 4:30 PM

Play-In A vs. Play-In B - 5:30 PM

Play-In C vs. Europe - 6:30 PM

Korea vs. Play-In A - 7:30 PM

Play-In B vs. China - 8:30 PM

May 11:

Korea vs. Play-In B - 3:00 PM

Play-In A vs. Play-In C - 4:00 PM

Europe vs. China - 5:00 PM

Play-In C vs. Play-In B - 6:00 PM

Play-In A vs. Europe - 7:00 PM

China vs. Korea - 8:00 PM

May 12:

Europe vs. Play-In B - 3:00 PM

Korea vs. Play-In C - 4:00 PM

Play-In A vs. China - 5:00 PM

Europe vs. Play-In C - 6:00 PM

Play-In A vs. Korea - 7:00 PM

China vs. Play-In B - 8:00 PM

May 13:

Play-In C vs. Korea - 3:00 PM

Play-In B vs. Play-In A - 4:00 PM

China vs. Europe - 5:00 PM

Europe vs. Play-In A - 6:00 PM

Play-In B vs. Korea - 7:00 PM

Play-In C vs. China - 8:00 PM

May 14:

Korea vs. Europe - 3:00 PM

Play-In B vs. Play-In C - 4:00 PM

China vs. Play-In A - 5:00 PM

Play-In B vs. Europe - 6:00 PM

Play-In C vs. Play-In A  - 7:00 PM

Korea vs. China - 8:00 PM

Knockout Stage

The Knockout Stage will be a single elimination Best of 5 bracket that will be created with the Group Stage results. The Knockout Stage will take place on May 19-21 with a Best of 5 series per day starting at 3:00 PM BRT.

By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.