This years Midseason Invitational will be held in Asia with Vietnam hosting both the Play-in and Group Stage. Ho Chi Minh City will be the first destination and the action kicks off on the 1st of May with all of the champions of the minor regions playing for a chance to reach the group stage which kicks off on May 10th in Hanoi where the best of the Play-in stage and the champions of the major regions play eachother in a round robin group stage, once it is concluded the top four teams moves on to the playoffs in Taipei, Taiwan.
The venues for the event will be announced as the ticket sales begin.
Round 1: Eight international teams (Seeded into two pools based on tier) are split into two double rounnd robin groups of four each. Matches are Best-of-One with the winner of each group advancing to the next round.
Round 2: The two teams from round 1 are seeded randomly into a double elimination bracket to face two direct invites (LCS and LMS spring season winners). Matches are Best-of-Five. The top 3 placing teams from this round advance to the main event.
Group Stage: The three teams from the play-in stage face three directly seeded teams (LEC, LCK and LPL spring season winners) in a double round robin. Matches are Best-of-One with the top four teams advancing to the knockout stage.
Knockout stage: Single elimination bracket with Best-of-Five matches. The winner of the group stage gets to choose who they face in the first round between the 3rd and 4th placed teams.