Riot Reveal New Information For LoL MSI 2023

The 2023 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational is inching ever closer and now fans are finally going to get some information on the event. Are you ready to pick up your tickets for the different stages of the tournament?

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MSI 2023: Who do you want to see in London? | © Riot Games

The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is going to take place in London, England later this May. With teams still fighitng for a spot at the tournament, Riot has revealed some more key information for fans.

The theme, as well as ticketing information has been released by Riot ahead of the second biggest international eSports tournament in one of the most famous cities in the world. So let's go over all the key information right now.

MSI 2023: Ticketing Information Revealed

If you're thinking of heading to London for the biggest eSports event this spring, then ticket information is going to be key. Riot just revealed when the tickets will go on sale, as well as given fans a price range so they can save up ahead of the ticket release.

The 2023 Mid-Season Invtiational will host thirteen teams with a brand-new format which will encompass two double-elimination stages. The LCK and LPL will be receiving two slots this year at the event due to their supremacy in Lol eSports throughout the last few years.

Can we see some of these picks at the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational please?

Ticket Sale Start Date Revealed

The tickets for the event will go on sale at 2 am PST/10 am GMT February 23 according to the official information from Riot Games. The event will be held at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which has hosted a multitude of eSports events previously already, like the Apex Legends Global Series and the Rockel League RLCS 2022 Spring Major.

It's also important to note that Mastercard holders are eligible for a presale which starts at 2 am PST/10 am GMT February 21.

Ticket prices vary from £29-£94, which is around $35-$113. The arena can hold around 7,500 spectators according to Google, making this a pretty unique event where fans can get close and personal with their favorite eSports players.

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Will Faker be part of the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational? | © Riot Games

MSI 2023 Schedule

While there is no official schedule yet, Riot has outlined when the different stages of the tournament will be held, so viewers can plan their trips to London ahead of the event.

  • Play-In Stage will be May 2-7
  • Bracket Stage will be May 9-14 and May 16-20
  • Final will be May 21

The tournament will encompass almost the entire month of May, with a brand-new format that should get fans excited, especially with the comeback potential thanks to two double elimination stages in the event.

Therefore, Riot have also announced that the theme for the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational will be "Defy".

Defy expectations. Defy haters. Defy doubts. MSI is all about showcasing regional strength midway through the season. It’s the first step toward greatness, pushing beyond limits and showing up with a spirit of defiance.

So, are you guys ready to watch some international League of Legends action? The 2022 World Champion is long behind us and we're ready to celebrate the best of the best in an epic League of Legends tournament again. Will Faker and T1 win MSI or is a surprise victory from Vitality in the works? Well... first all of the teams need to qualify...

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