LOUD, Rainbow7 advance at Mid-Season Invitational

LOUD and Rainbow7 advanced to Round 2 of the lower bracket in the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational play-in stage on Friday.

Both teams rebounded from losing their upper-bracket Round 1 matches with victories at Copper Box Arena in London. LOUD recorded a 2-0 win over DetonatioN FocusMe, while Rainbow7 posted a 2-1 triumph over GAM Esports.

LOUD won their first game on blue and second game on red to set up Saturday’s clash versus PSG Talon, who defeated DetonatioN FocusMe in Round 1 of the upper bracket before getting swept by G2 Esports.

Rainbow7 sandwiched 36- and 28-minute wins on red around a 33-minute setback to GAM Esports. Rainbow7 advanced to set up Saturday’s contest against Golden Guardians, who swept GAM Esports in Round 1 of the upper bracket before dropping a 2-1 decision to Bilibili Gaming.

The $250,000 Mid-Season Invitational’s bracket stage runs from May 9-21 with a top prize of $50,000.

Play-in action continues Saturday with two matches in Round 2 of the lower bracket:
Rainbow7 vs. Golden Guardians
LOUD vs. PSG Talon

Mid-Season Invitational prize pool
1st: $50,000
2nd: $37,500
3rd: $30,000
4th: $25,000
5th-6th: $20,000
7th-8th: $15,000
9th: $12,500
10th-11th: $7,500
12th-13th: $5,000 — GAM Esports, DetonatioN FocusMe

–Field Level Media

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