The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) will feature an exclusive and limited round of Hextech Crafting opportunities for players.
Instead of chests, interested summoners can spend 600 RP to purchase a single capsule. These cannot be unlocked through IP (in-game currency) and can only be purchased on the weekends when the Mid-Season Invitational will be conducting its tournament matches.
- April 27 11:00 PT – April 30 23:59 PT
- May 3 11:00 PT – May 6 23:59 PT
- May 10 11:00 PT – May 14 23:59 PT
- May 18 11:00 PT – May 21 23:59 PT
According to The Rift Herald, each capsule will contain one guaranteed skin shard from one of the participating teams: Fnatic, Taipei Assassins, SK Telecom T1, Samsung White; as well as two other random skin shards, including Challenger skins.
Most importantly, Riot Games has increased the drop rate of Gemstones by fifty percent for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. In addition, capsules have a chance of dropping up to three Gemstones in total. It goes without saying that this is a prime opportunity for players to collect the extremely rare currency.
There is a special batch of skins in League of Legends that can only be unlocked through Gemstones. This includes Hextech Annie, Soulstealer Vayne, and the recently added Dreadnova Darius. There is also a swanky Hextech Ward skin on the table.
As a reminder, you can purchase the new Conqueror Karma skin to support the prize pool of the Mid-Season Invitational. She is priced at 975 RP and contributes to the final pot similarly to how Championship Zed did for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship.
The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational will feature the winning teams of the Spring Split from thirteen regions; including South Korea, North America, Europe, China, Turkey, and Southeast Asia. The competitive event will run from April 28 to May 21, with the group and knockout stages taking place at the Jeunesse Arena (formerly Rio Arena) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.