The halfway point of the 2021 professional League of Legends season is upon us. This year’s Mid-Season Invitational won’t feature as many teams as usual—largely because of COVID-19 travel restrictions—but the teams that will be in attendance are packed with talent and sure to make some noise.
The season’s first international event features 11 squads from across the globe, with each of them bringing their own unique style and flair to the table. From storied organizations with past MSI titles such as Royal Never Give Up, to defending world champions like DWG KIA, the best of the best is set to face off at MSI 2021.
Here are our 2021 MSI power rankings.
11) Pentanet GG
Pentanet saunter their way onto the international stage in the wake of a dramatic exodus of Oceanic talent after changes to the LCS’s import restrictions. Of those who have stuck around, Pentanet is undoubtedly the best, having dropped only four games throughout the entirety of the spring season. But they’re an almost entirely untested force on the international stage, with top laner Brandon “BioPanther” Alexander being the only member of the roster with international experience at Worlds 2018. With the VCS’s representatives dropping out due to visa restrictions, Pentanet now have a one in three chance of making it out of the group