LPL teams will participate in MSI 2022 remotely2022-04-21 12:34:00
LPL teams can't attend Mid-Season Invitational 2022 because of the COVID pandemic in China. Riot Games allowed them to compete remotely from their training facilities or Shanghai Arena.
Tournament operator will implement ping latency to keep the competitive integrity. Every participating team will play with a ping close to 35ms. This technology has been previously used in LPL vs. LCK Showdown during the 2020 Mid-Season Cup.
LNG mid laner Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang warned about this possibility before. Even if Chinese teams could potentially travel to Korea, the COVID restrictions upon return would make it impossible to participate in the summer split.
Mid-Season Invitational 2022 will take place in Busan, Korea from 10-29 April. Eleven teams from different regions will fight for $250k and a share of in-game sales. China will be represented by Top Esports or Royal Never Give Up. The teams will meet each other in the LPL playoffs grand final on April 23.