The anticipation for the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is at an all-time high, as the qualified teams left their fate in the hands of a thrilling draw show.

The MSI 2023 draw show, hosted by LEC caster Trevor “Quickshot” Henry with guest Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, determined the play-in matchups and set the stage for the highly competitive gameplay that fans have come to expect from MSI.

During this exciting segment, all eight teams were drawn into two double-elimination brackets for the play-in stage.

As we eagerly await the start of the tournament, let’s take a closer look at the results of the MSI 2023 draw show and see which teams will be battling it out for the championship.

Complete League of Legends MSI 2023 draw results for play-in stage

The play-In stage features two groups of four teams, each playing a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket.

Bilibili GamingG2 Esports
⁠Movistar R7LOUD
Golden GuardiansPSG Talon
GAM EsportsDetonatioN FocusMe
MSI 2023 draw results for play-in stage
Credit: LoL Esports

In Group A, Bilibili Gaming will face Movistar R7, while Golden Guardians will battle GAM Esports.

In Group B, G2 Esports is set to clash with LOUD, while PSG Talon will fight against DetonatioN FocuMe.

The two winners of the upper bracket automatically qualify for the bracket stage. The two final contenders in the loser’s bracket compete against each other in a best-of-five series, with the victor advancing to the bracket stage.

Here’s the new MSI 2023 format explained.

MSI 2023 theme "Defy"
Credit: LoL Esports

This year’s Mid-Season Invitational kicks off Tuesday, May 2 at Copper Box Arena located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. It will also be broadcasted live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Here’s how you can get MSI 2023 tickets.

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