This year’s League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational is welcoming more teams than ever to the tournament. Unlike years past, multiple teams from certain regions can attend, promising even more high-octane matchups.
But even though MSI expanded to include 13 teams this season, with each major region getting two representatives, there were still a number of big names who missed out altogether. In many cases, one could argue that these teams were just as deserving to be at the event as others, if not more so. Still, some of the world’s best teams were denied entry to MSI and will have to wait until Worlds to make their mark on the international scene.