T1 advanced to the upper bracket semifinals with a sweep of Mad Lions on Wednesday in the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational.
T1 won in 33 minutes and 24 minutes before clinching the match in Game 3, with all wins coming on red.
Up next for T1 is Gen.G Esports. Mad Lions dropped to Round 1 of the lower bracket and will play G2 Esports. Both matches will be held Saturday.
The $250,000 Mid-Season Invitational’s bracket stage runs through May 21 with a top prize of $50,000. That stage is contested in a double-elimination format. All matches are best-of-five.
Cloud9 and Bilibili Gaming will square off on Thursday in another upper-bracket quarterfinal match. The winner of that match will face the victor of Friday’s clash between JD Gaming and Golden Guardians.
Mid-Season Invitational prize pool
9th: $12,500 — PSG Talon
10th-11th: $7,500 — Rainbow7, LOUD
12th-13th: $5,000 — GAM Esports, DetonatioN FocusMe
–Field Level Media