In the latest developments, Riot Games recently quoted a notice from Mr. John Needham – Head of Global eSports, confirming information about the delay of the MSI tournament – Mid-Season Invitational 2020.
Press release from John Needham – Head of Global E-Sports delegation about the delay of MSI 2020 delay due to disease outbreak
As usual, MSI will usually be held in May every year, but with this announcement, it is likely that the tournament will have to be delayed 1 to 2 months depending on the situation of the disease. Up to the present time, MSI 2020 has not announced the time of competition as well as the venue.
Born in 2015, Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) has become the second largest international tournament of the year League of Legends professional, and is a cult event of the esports village in addition to League of Legends Worlds, TI, Major of DOTA 2 and some other subjects.
Regarding the postponement of the schedule of MSI 2020, Mr. John Needham also expressed that he understands the regret of the players, the fan community and the fans of LoL, but this is a necessary move, if do not want to say is force majeure, before the global epidemic situation is complicated.
The departure of the MSI schedule is partly due to the fact that many regional tournaments such as LPL and PCS have postponed the schedule due to the impact of the disease, while this move also allows the remaining regions. more flexible in organizing matches to deal with bad changes on public health issues.
MSI 2019 is the largest international Esports tournament that Vietnam has ever hosted as a co-host