Mid-Season Invitational
In the first international League of Legends competition in 2018, the best teams from around the world will compete for the MSI title. There is just one question that is dominating conversation heading into the event: Will anyone be able to stop Kingzone DragonX from bringing the MSI title back to Korea?

Event Dates:
May 3, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Teams In Competition
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Event Scores
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Final Placements
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Recaps Of This Event

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Unable to hold up against enemy team in series loss
May 20, 2018
PraY earned a series KDA of 9/10/10 in his team's defeat against RNG.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against RNG, PraY had a rather inconsistent performance. Although he tried to keep up with Uzi in lane, he was unable to find a single opening as the games went on. Switching between being a dominant force in teamfights, and being caught out unexpectedly without any impact, his inconsistency made it difficult for his team to find any semblance of a hold on the series. As he was unable to keep up with Uzi, his impact was limited, allowing RNG to run away with the series and claim a 3-1 victory, securing their 2018 MSI title.
Decent performance on odd picks not enough to claim victory
May 20, 2018
Bdd earned a series KDA of 9/10/15 in his team's loss against RNG.
ANALYSIS
Starting the series off with an Irelia pick, Bdd struggled to find success. After being dominated in lane, he started picking things up but it was ultimately too late. As the series progressed, he began to find his footing. Unfortunately, he seemed to be the only one on his team able to do so. As the series continued, RNG was able to gain a stranglehold on the series. Though Bdd had found his own footing, he could not facilitate the rest of his team in finding success. As a result, Kingzone was defeated convincingly 3-1.
Outjungled in series loss against RNG
May 20, 2018
Peanut earned a series KDA of 1/6/19 during Kingzone DragonX's 3-1 defeat against RNG.
ANALYSIS
Although Peanut did not have an outright poor performance, his inability to create an impact was one of the biggest reasons his team was defeated at the hands of RNG. Starting the series off slow, Peanut found himself being simply outjungled time and again, allowing RNG to take a swift Game 1 victory. Although he bounced back and started creating an impact for his team, he was one step behind Karsa for the entirety of Game 3 and Game 4. Try as he might, he could not bring his team objective victories nor teamfight success. As a result, he struggled to bring his team the necessary advantage to stop RNG's momentum. This lead to RNG taking the series convincingly in four games, defeating Kingzone 3-1.
Falls flat on carry champions against RNG
May 20, 2018
Khan earned a series KDA of 4/11/13 in his team's 3-1 loss at the hands of RNG.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against RNG, Khan struggled to play his signature carry style. Starting off on Fiora, he was unable to get things going, getting absolutely destroyed in lane. After the Game 1 defeat, he switched things up in Game 2 and picked a more hybrid style champion in Cho'Gath. This change was welcome and allowed Kingzone to pick up what would end up being the team's only victory in the series. Despite this success from the style change, Khan fell back to carry champions in Game 3 and Game 4, finding almost no success. Finding only two kills in the final two games of the game, it was clear that the carry champions were not a success. Due to the lackluster performance, KZ was easily defeated, giving the series victory to RNG without putting up much of a fight.
Strong support play results in series victory
May 20, 2018
Ming earned a 3/2/30 KDA throughout RNG's 3-1 series victory in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Playing exclusively passive support champions instead of playmakers, Ming did not have a flashy performance against Kingzone DragonX, but he had a strong performance nonetheless. Although he was relegated to shield duty on Janna and Morgana, he was able to impose a strong presence throughout the series, primarily through his ability to empower Uzi while simultaneously gaining vision control. Largely focusing on his AD carry, he was able to keep Uzi alive and facilitate the stellar performance. Keeping his carries safe in teamfights throughout the series, his play was critical to RNG's 3-1 victory over KZ, allowing the team to claim the Mid-Season Invitational title.
Dominant performance results in first international title
May 20, 2018
Uzi earned a series KDA of 24/5/10 in RNG's victory over Kingzone DragonX during the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Averaging six kills and only a single death per game, Uzi had the series of a lifetime to bring his team its first international title. He stormed into the series with a dominant performance on Ezreal, and after the 32-minute victory, he seemed completely unstoppable. Although RNG was defeated convincingly in Game 2, he continued his performance, remaining the standout member of his team. Additionally, he rebounded perfectly in Game 3, bringing his team the quickest victory of the series, earning a 7/0/3 KDA in RNG's swift 26-minute victory. Finally drawing an Ezreal ban in Game 4, he picked Kai'Sa and swiftly tore the enemy team to shreds. With a final dominant performance, he carried his team to a 38-minute victory, securing RNG's 3-1 victory in the series.
Unconventional picks result in victory over Kingzone
May 20, 2018
Xiaohu earned a series KDA of 11/8/20 in his team's 3-1 series victory over Kingzone DragonX in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Although Xiaohu did not have any extremely flashy games, his consistent performance on a variety of picks was enough to secure his team's victory over KZ. He started off the series with a dominant Sion to shut down the enemy Irelia. Able to tank through the enemy damage, he provided additional initiation that was crucial to the Game 1 victory. In the remainder of the series, he fell back to more traditional control mages that allowed him to output huge amounts of damage and assist in claiming teamfight victories left and right. As he drew large amounts of focus from the enemy team, the rest of his team was able to easily control the pace of fights, quickly closing out the final two games of the series, bringing RNG a convincing 3-1 series victory.
Dominates enemy jungler in series victory
May 20, 2018
Karsa earned a series KDA of 5/6/34 during RNG's 3-1 series victory over Kingzone DragonX in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Despite being the team's substitute jungler, Karsa proved he deserves a spot on his team's main roster through his immaculate performance against KZ. Throughout the entire series, it was clear that he was the superior jungler, pathing more efficiently than his opponent and constantly controlling objectives. Even in his team's single defeat, he had no trouble creating a positive impact for his team. Playing both the early game and late game stages flawlessly, Karsa played a critical role in his team's victory, allowing RNG to take a 3-1 victory with ease to claim the team's first MSI title.
Strong tank play nets victory over KZ
May 20, 2018
Letme earned a 4/5/28 KDA in RNG's 3-1 victory over Kingzone DragonX in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against KZ, Letme had an extremely strong and consistent performance. Playing exclusively tanks, his ability to support his team was critical to RNG's victory. His impact was felt through his ability to set up cross-map plays with teleport while simultaneously maintaining pressure in lane. This bought time for his team in each of the games, allowing his carries to scale up and become the dominant forces needed to claim victory. Averaging only a death per game while participating in the majority of his team's kills, Letme was the unsung hero of the series. Although he didn't have many flashy plays, he demonstrated his mastery of Ornn, dominating lane and bringing his team the advantages they needed to secure a 3-1 series victory to win the tournament.
Team-high death total in semifinal loss
May 18, 2018
Bwipo ended Fnatic's sweep to RNG with a 6/17/19 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Bwipo finished Game 1 with a 2/5/6 KDA as Sion. He was involved in only half of his team's kills, ending with the second-lowest kill total, lowest kill participation, and second-lowest assist total in the loss. In Game 2, Bwipo used Camille and ended with a 1/5/5 KDA. He was involved in six of 13 kills, ending the game with the lowest kill participation on the team as Fnatic dropped Game 2. For the final game of the series, Bwipo used Singed and earned a 3/7/8 KDA. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills, having the third-highest kill total and third-highest assist total in the final game. Bwipo had the lowest kill participation and most deaths among Fnatic members in the series.