The 2023 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational Allegedly Happening in London

Monday, December 19, 2022

According to multiple reliable sources, the anticipated 2023 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational tournament will take place in London.

What is League of Legends?

League of Legends (LoL) is known as one of the most popular video games in the world developed by Riot Games. League of Legends is team-based and has a competitive game mode based on strategy and outplaying opponents.

For those of you who don't know, the main object of the game is for players to work with their teams to break through the enemy Nexus before the enemy team corrupts their own. League of Legends is a skill demanding game. It is also a complex game with both high-level strategy and fast-paced gameplay.

What is Mid-Season Invitational (MSI)?

The Mid-Season Invitational is an annual League of Legends tournament organised by Riot Games and has been in existence since 2015. It is known as the second most important international LoL tournament outside the World Championship.

2023 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational in London

The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is one of two international events where professional League of Legends teams from every region meet in one country to compete, and is said to be held in 2023 MSI, London, United Kingdom.

According to the research done, the event is expected to take place next summer with the evaluation of a few potential venues. The verdict isn't 100% fixed, but several reliable sources have said it's likely.

MSI will be held in the UK for the first time

If this decision becomes official, it will be MSI's first event in the UK. Countries that have hosted League of Legends' MSI in recent years include Brazil, the United States, and Iceland. Busan, the capital of South Korea, was the last host of this fascinating mid-season event.

The exact location and announcement of MSI 2023 is not yet known, but sources say that this event could take place in Wembley. Wembley Arena has several venues that might be suitable, including the Copperbox Arena, O2 Arena, and more.

The UK is also home to a number of quality stadiums where London-based football clubs such as Tottenham and Arsenal host events such as Tottenham's last Madden NFL game event and more.

It is clear that after Covid and Brexit, there has not been a large esports tournament in the UK for a while. And in that case, holding MSI in London would be a big win for the region.

While League of Legends, developed by Riot games, did not stand out in the esports world, the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Championship were held at Wembley Arena in London.

We know the UK hasn’t hosted many esports events in the wake of the pandemic, but recently the RLCS 2022 Spring Championship was held at the Copper Box Arena in London. Also, before covid, London hosted a number of events for many games. London has been known to host other major esports tournaments before covid, including Call of Duty, CS:GO and Clash Royale and more.

Not just London!

Apart from London, UK cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have also hosted many championships and tournaments. Birmingham hosting the ESL One Dota 2 tournaments. Manchester also hosted Valorant's Red Bull Home Ground with a 100 Thieves win.

In November, League of Legends developer Riot Games announced that changes to the World Championship format and format changes at MSI will arrive in 2023.

Mid-Season Invitational prizes

The Minimum Prize Pool in 2022 was $250,000 USD and $250,000 USD are spread among the teams.

The distribution of the prize of the winners of 2022 is as follows;

  • 1st place - $75,000
  • 2nd place - $50,000
  • 3rd-4th place - $25,000
  • 5-6th place - $17,500

Mid-Season Invitation rewards are likely to be higher than in previous years. We are ready for an exciting MSI 2023.

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