The LCS 2021 Mid-Season Showdown has kicked off with North America’s top League of Legends teams duking it out for just one illustrious spot among the world’s best at the long-awaited Mid-Season Invitational in Reykjavík, Iceland in early May.
- TSM can’t close out Game 2 and five series-point to TL.
- Cloud9 secure spot in final after beating Liquid 3-1.
- Winner of Mid-Season Showdown qualifies for MSI.
The opening six rounds of the year-long LCS 2021 season have now been penned into the books, with Cloud9 finishing as top-spot leaders in the Spring stage.
The top six teams — Cloud9, TSM, Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, Dignitas, and Evil Geniuses — now compete through a double-elimination bracket. The first four seeds will begin in the upper slots, while DIG and EG will have to fight their way up after placing fifth and sixth with 11–7 and 10–8 records respectively.
In an exciting announcement, Riot has also revealed the LCS will finally be hosting a LAN event again, with the Finals weekend to be held at the Greek Theater on April 10-11. No crowds will be in attendance.
The MSS begins on Saturday, March 20. Here are all the details.
LCS 2021 Mid-Season Showdown: official stream
The broadcast for the LCS event will go live on the league’s Twitch channel below once the first gameday begins. The same stream can also be accessed on YouTube on the LCS channel, and on Riot’s dedicated LoL Esports website.
All three streams will go live at around 12pm PDT on Saturday, March 20.
LCS 2021 Mid-Season Showdown: results & schedule
The opening round of matches take place on March 20-21. Two upper-bracket matches will be contested, with the losers dropping into the lower bracket battles, to be held on March 27-28.
The Finals weekend, hosted at the famous Greek Theater in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, will then be held on April 10-11.
Day 1 (Upper Bracket Round 1) — Saturday, March 20
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEDT (March 21)|
|TSM 1-3 Liquid||1 PM||5 PM||8 PM||7 AM|
Day 2 (Upper Bracket Round 1) — Sunday, March 21
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEDT (March 22)|
|Cloud9 3-0 100 Thieves||1PM||5PM||8PM||7AM|
Day 3 (Lower Bracket Round 1) — Saturday, March 27
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEDT (March 28)|
|TSM 3-1 Evil Geniuses||1PM||5PM||8PM||7AM|
Day 4 (Lower Bracket Round 1) — Sunday, March 28
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEDT (March 29)|
|100 Thieves 3-0 Dignitas||1PM||5PM||8PM||7AM|
Day 5 (Upper Bracket Round 2) — Saturday, April 3
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEST (April 4)|
|Cloud9 3-1 Liquid||12PM||4PM||7PM||5AM|
Day 6 (Lower Bracket Round 2) — Sunday, April 4
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEST (April 5)|
|TSM 3-1 100 Thieves||12PM||4PM||7PM||5AM|
Day 7 (Lower Bracket Final) — Saturday, April 10
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEST (April 11)|
|Liquid 2-0 TSM||12PM||4PM||7PM||5AM|
Day 8 (Mid-Season Showdown Grand Final) — Sunday, April 11
|Match||PDT||EDT||GMT||AEST (April 12)|
|Cloud9 vs TBD||12PM||4PM||7PM||5AM|
LCS 2021 Mid-Season Showdown: teams
All six competing LCS teams have now submitted their playoff lineups, with the roster lock for the competition coming at the conclusion of the regular season.