The 2023 Mid-Season Invitational for League of Legends has begun : what's new in the tournament

The 2023 Mid-Season Invitational for 'League of Legends' has finally kicked off, bringing with it a multitude of news and surprises for fans of the game.

It is one of the most important events in the world of video games, where the best teams from around the globe compete for the ultimate victory. With a completely new format compared to previous years, the tournament promises to be a real adventure for spectators and participants alike.

In this photogallery, we explore some of the main novelties introduced for this edition of the Mid-Season Invitational.

With the Mid-Season Invitational, the world of video games and e-sports has found a fascinating new frontier to explore.

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The 2023 Mid-Season Invitational for 'League of Legends' has begun : what's new in the tournament
The LoL MSI is finally back. The Mid-Season Invitational 2023 is the eighth ongoing Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), a tournament organised by Riot Games for 'League of Legends', an online multiplayer battle arena video game.
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How does it work
The 2023 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI 2023) is held between the first and second splits of all regions, with the exception of EMEA, where it is held between the second and third splits. The champions from each competitive region, as well as the runners-up from the major regions, compete for the MSI title.
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In 2023, the tournament underwent major format changes from previous years, including the implementation of best-of-three and double elimination. The event marks the first time that a double-elimination format will be applied to a 'League of Legends' eSport event, as the event will be split into two phases, the play-in and the group stage.
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Where does it take place
The tournament is hosted in London, UK, from 2-21 May 2023. All stages of the tournament will take place in the Copper Box Arena. The Royal Never Give Up from China were the two-time defending champions, but failed to qualify for the event after losing to Bilibili Gaming in the 2023 LPL spring playoffs.
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Spring Split
The tournament will be the culmination of the 2023 Spring Split and the first inter-regional competition of Season 13.
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