In Pictures: The Defining Moments From The 2016 Mid-Season Invitational

The 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational has arrived. Spanning almost one month, the revised international tournament will feature the Spring Split champions from every corner of the competitive landscape. From Oceania to the CIS, for the first time in the competition’s history, all 13 regions will participate by sending the very best representatives from their respective regions. In what is set to be an intense event, CLICKON eSports looks back at the defining moments of last year’s tournament in Shanghai, China.

Each year, the Mid-Season Invitational travels to a different host region. In 2017, the MSI trophy will grace the Brazilian nation, touching down first in São Paulo before heading to Rio de Janeiro for the climatic group and knock-out phases. Whoever is crowned as the strongest region will receive the coveted trophy, in addition to a cut of the $1 million prize pool. Though Korea’s SK Telecom T1 head into the event as reigning World Championship and MSI champions, the history books will show that the favourites did not have it all their way during last season’s event:

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