UPDATE Mar. 1:
According to new information, the dates for MSI 2021 are also all but confirmed, placing the event in Reykjavik, Iceland, for May 6-22. The host venue Laugardalshöll football stadium, an arena hosting 5,500 people. This has since been confirmed by Riot Games.
There will be no Play-Ins. Stage 1 will have 12 teams divided into three groups, each with a double round-robin. Stage 2 will have the six top teams in a double round-robin. The four best teams will advance to Stage 3, the Semifinals and Final.
League of Legends Esports Media may have possibly leaked the location of this year’s Mid-Summer Invitational.
In a since-deleted image, LoL Esports Media decided to show a teaser for MSI 2021. But it might have shown a bit more than what Riot originally intended. The missing image shows a grainy black and grey snapshot of a city that looks to be covered in snow and surrounded by pine trees.
But it was a building far off in the background that seemed to give away MSI’s location. A Reddit user shared the image online, pointing to the building’s eerie similarities to a church located in Reykjavik, Iceland.
League of Legends community reacts to MSI being in Iceland
Fans were surprised by the location at first. Reykjavik may be one of Iceland’s biggest cities, but it’s actually quite small. A few years ago, the population was only 122,800. In comparison,