Beginning May 3rd, 14 teams from around the world will take to the Rift on behalf of their region. Learn more about MSI in-game content before the battle begins.
Given his undeniable impact on the esports meta during Worlds, resonance with the Conqueror thematic, and overall popularity, for this year’s Mid-Season Invitational - Varus will reign with a hail of arrows.
Conqueror Varus and the 2018 Conqueror Ward will be available in the store from April 27, 2018 8:00 PH through May 21, 2018 23:59 PH for 200 RP and 120 RP respectively. 25% of skin and ward sales will added to the MSI 2018 prize pool by Riot Games. Although the Conqueror Ward from MSI 2017 is returning, it will not contribute toward the prize pool. Both wards will not be returning in the future so be sure to pick them up while they are available!
For a limited time only, players can commemorate MSI 2018 by unlocking a special loading screen border and icon through the Conqueror Varus Bundle. Although Conqueror Varus will return every MSI, this bundle will not be coming back to the store. The bundle includes: Conqueror Varus, Conqueror Ward Skin, and an exclusive Conqueror Varus icon and loading screen border. You’ll be able to pick up the MSI 2018 Conqueror Varus Bundle for 321 RP (371 RP if you need the champion) from April 27, 2018 8:00 PH through May 21, 2018 23:59 PH.
Players who purchase both Conqueror Varus and the Conqueror ward skin will still receive the icon and border after the event to ensure nobody misses out - but be sure to purchase the bundle to receive the icon and border right away!
From May 2nd, 2018 8:00 PH through May 21st, 2018 23:59 PH, players can complete missions to receive blue essence, hextech chests and keys, and more. Additionally, an infinitely repeatable mission will be available for dedicated fans to support their region in the MSI Fandom Battle. Complete them all and receive the MSI 2018 emote!
The teams are not the only regional representatives who will be competing at MSI. Fans will also get a chance to fight for their region by completing MSI missions. Participating fans will receive the MSI mission set and their server region’s MSI summoner icon for free. Completing the infinitely repeatable Fight for Your Region mission with a regional MSI summoner icon equipped will contribute points to that region for the fandom battle. If your allegiance lies elsewhere, you may purchase another region’s icon in the store for 35 RP, with 50% contributing to that team by Riot Games.
Fandom points will be weighted by region population, so every region has a fair shot at winning.
Players will not need to equip a regional icon to complete missions and earn individual rewards, but will need to for the Fandom Battle.
Standings updates will be provided throughout the tournament on broadcast, in-client, and on lolesports.com. Keep an eye out for them after Play-Ins, Groups, and Finals!
If you own the summoner icon for the team that wins the Fandom Battle OR MSI, you will receive a three-day XP boost and an extra special mission after the tournament that rewards an exclusive Winner’s icon.
During MSI 2018 you will have the opportunity to express fandom for your favorite team using team emotes, available for 80 RP. Riot Games will direct 30% of each team emote purchase to the team. Be sure to pick one up between May 2nd, 2018 8:00 PH and May 21st, 2018 23:59 PH - as these limited emotes will not be returning!
During the week of finals, you’ll recognize some notable esports voices on the rift in YOUR games. Shoutcasters from your region will join you to cheer on your best plays and your... less than best plays... in their own unique ways. They will move off the rift on May 21st, 2018, so make sure to check them out while they’re available and let us know if you’d like to see more!
Beginning May 2nd, 2018 8:00 PH through May 16th 23:59 PH, keep an eye out for the valuable event-exclusive MSI Capsule. For 119 RP, you are guaranteed four 120+ RP skin shards, one of which is guaranteed to be an esports skin shard. Eligible esports skin shards include Fnatic, TPA, SKT, SSW, Challenger, and Conqueror Karma. All non-limited/non-Mythic 120+ RP shards have an equal chance of dropping.
Gemstone and Gemstone Skin drop rates have been multiplied by 1.5. Additionally, with bad luck protection in play, gemstones drop at a rate of 5.4%, and you’ll never go more than 34 “chances” without getting a gemstone. There are three chances to score gemstones per 2018 MSI Capsule. Gemstone Skins have a 1 in 556 chance to drop from each 2018 MSI Capsule.
Throughout MSI, you will fight on the same battlefield as the pros. Keep an eye out for MSI banners flying in each base, Conqueror Baron, and the MSI 2018 logo emblazoned in the middle of each lane.
Pentakill and Baron steal promotions are back for MSI 2018. If a player secures a Pentakill or steals Baron, you’ll get double the chance of Legendaries and Esports skins in Mystery Items through the end of that stage. This bonus stacks with each trigger, up to 4x per stage! We will be resetting triggers just once, after the Play-Ins.