The Mid-Season Invitational 2023 (MSI 2023) is the second-biggest international event of the year in League of Legends esports.

This year, MSI will be played in a new format, a refreshing change since it began in 2015. The tournament will add more teams with additional slots allocated to major regions.

Two LCK, LCS, LEC, and LPL teams will participate instead of just one. Together with representatives from PCS, Vietnam, Brazil, Japan, and Latin America, they make up the 13 invited squads.

G2 Esports was the first and earliest team to qualify through LEC Winter 2023. The League of Legends EMEA Championship had also adopted a new format this season, holding Winter and Spring splits.

Full list of teams that qualified for MSI 2023

G2 Esports posing with trophy after winning the LEC Winter 2023 finals
Credit: Riot Games

MSI 2023 will be split into two stages: Play-In Stage and Bracket Stage.

The first seeds of the LCK, LCS, LEC, and LPL will start with a bye to the Bracket Stage. Since the LCK are the reigning world champions, the second LCK seed will also get a bye.

Both stages feature new and improved double elimination brackets. Read our format explainer for more details.

EMEA — LEC Winter 2023 ChampionG2 Esports
EMEA — LEC Spring 2023 ChampionTBD
Korea — LCK Spring 2023T1
Korea — LCK Spring 2023TBD
China — LPL Spring 2023TBD
China — LPL Spring 2023TBD
North America — LCS Spring 2023Cloud9
North America — LCS Spring 2023TBD
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Southeast Asia/Oceania — PCS Spring 2023 ChampionTBD
Vietnam — VCS Spring 2023 ChampionTBD
Brazil — CBLOL Split 1 2023 ChampionTBD
Latin America — LLA Opening Season 2023 ChampionTBD
Japan — LJL Spring 2023 ChampionTBD

(To be updated)

Catch MSI 2023 matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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