PSG Talon and G2 Esports earned victories Tuesday to open the play-in stage of the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational at Copper Box Arena in London.
Both teams earned sweeps, with G2 defeating LOUD and PSG Talon taking down DetonatioN FocusMe. G2 won in 33 minutes and 20 minutes, both on blue. PSG won in 31 minutes on blue and 50 minutes on red.
G2 and PSG advance to Round 2 of the upper bracket and will meet Thursday. LOUD and DetonatioN will square off in Round 1 of the lower bracket later this week.
The Mid-Season Invitational features 13 teams — the winners from the nine individual Riot leagues’ spring splits and the four runners-up from LCK, LPL, LEC and LCS.
The double-elimination play-in stage runs through Sunday, with three teams advancing to join five teams who earned direct entry into the playoffs, which run from May 9-21 for the $250,000 event. All play-in matches are best-of-three, save for the lower bracket final, which is best-of-five. The playoffs are also double elimination and all matches are best-of-five.
Action continues Wednesday with two matches in Round 1 of the upper bracket:
Bilibili Gaming vs. Rainbow7
Golden Guardians vs. GAM Esports
Mid-Season Invitational prize pool
–Field Level Media