Dot Esports’ global League of Legends power nkings: MSI 2022

The first international League of Legends tournament of 2022 is finally here. After a Spring Split that pctically flew by, regional champions (and one runner-up, thanks to conflicting schedules) will compete in South Korea for one of pro League’s most prestigious championships, the Mid-Season Invitational. 

Compared to our last global power nkings from the preseason, only two familiar faces, T1 and Royal Never Give Up, are back in the mix, largely because MSI is a tournament that features more teams from minor regions than major regions. For the second stight season, though, MSI will feature 11 teams instead of its usual 12. After the VCS (who is sending a representative to an international League event for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic) wasn’t able to attend last year’s event, the CIS region, the LCL, will not participate in this year’s tournament due to the ongoing conflict in Ukine.