MSI 2023 – Location, tickets, and more

After announcing a new format for MSI, Riot Games confirmed that the tournament in 2023 head to London, with tickets being sold on Feb. 23.

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LoL MSI 2023 will be held in May

Later this year, Riot Games revealed that the UK would host MSI in 2023. On Feb. 7th, the publisher unveiled more info on the exact dates and the locations where the event will be held.

The 13 teams that will qualify for MSI will compete at the Copper Box Arena, situated at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With the tournament starting on May 2, the play-in stage will last until May 7th. After that, teams will have a two-day break before kicking off the Bracket Stage that will last until May 20th. The finals will be held at the same venue on May 21st. Below are shown the exact dates:

  • Play-In Stage: May 2-7;
  • Bracket Stage: May 9-14 and May 16-20;
  • Finals: May 21.

MSI Tickets sales start date

Tickets will be available starting from 11 am CET on Feb. 23rd, with prices ranging between £29 and £94. If you want to get a ticket, make sure to check out AXS’ website page. For MasterCard holders, there is the possibility to get presale tickets on Feb. 21 at 11 am CET, by accessing the same website.

MSI Theme of the year

In addition to the schedule and locations, Riot also chose the theme for MSI 2023, the first international tournament of the LoL season. The theme is to “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.”

With the introduction of the new double-elimination stages this year, regions will have more opportunities to defy expectations and come out victorious. If you want to watch some MSI action in May but can’t join in person, you can tune in to the Lolesports website.

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