Updated on April 24, 5:38 a.m. (GMT+8): Added all qualified teams.
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.
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Full list of teams that qualified for MSI 2023
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.
|LEAGUE AND QUALIFICATION PATH||TEAM|
|EMEA — LEC Winter 2023 Champion||G2 Esports|
|EMEA — LEC Spring 2023 Champion||MAD Lions|
|Korea — LCK Spring 2023 Champion||Gen.G|
|Korea — LCK Spring 2023 runner-up||T1|
|China — LPL Spring 2023 Chamipon||JD Gaming|
|China — LPL Spring 2023 runner-up||Bilibili Gaming|
|North America — LCS Spring 2023 Champion||Cloud9|
|North America — LCS Spring 2023 runner-up||Golden Guardians|
|Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Southeast Asia/Oceania — PCS Spring 2023 Champion||PSG Talon|
|Vietnam — VCS Spring 2023 Champion||GAM Esports|
|Brazil — CBLOL Split 1 2023 Champion||LOUD|
|Latin America — LLA Opening Season 2023 Champion||Movistar R7|
|Japan — LJL Spring 2023 Champion||DetonatioN FocusMe|
MSI 2023 draw results for play-in stage
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|Bilibili Gaming||G2 Esports|
|Golden Guardians||PSG Talon|
|GAM Esports||DetonatioN FocusMe|
Catch MSI 2023 matches live on Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels.
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