MSI 2020: Imagining how the tournament might have played out

May 6, 2020ESPN Esports StaffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintOne year ago, some of the best League of Legends teams from around the world gathered in Vietnam and Taiwan for the Mid-Season Invitational. Riot Games canceled this year's MSI due to the coronavirus pandemic, so we can only imagine how this year's tournament might have played out. How well would Cloud9, who dominated their competition in North America, play against international competition? Would G2 Esports capture a second straight MSI title? How would the LPL's newest champion, JD Gaming, fare? Would this be the tournament in which T1 finally captured another international trophy? Our experts envisioned how all these teams might have performed and how this year's tournament could have played out. Read more: League of Legends caster Jatt to coach Team Liquid | JD Gaming win first LPL championshipESPN EsportsTyler ErzbergerThis was how it was always going to end. After breaking down following his 2017 world championship final loss, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok regrouped in 2019 by making back-to-back international semifinal appearances. The only thing standing in his and his team's way? Europe's G2 Esports, who bested the South Korean champions at both the 2019 MSI and the 2019 League of Legends World Championship.

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