London to host League of Legends MSI 2023

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MSI 2023, the up coming League of Legends Mid-Time Invitational, is set to take location in London.

The Invitational, which features the profitable spring year groups from Riot’s several leagues all around the entire world, happens every summertime. 

This 12 months, it took area in Busan, South Korea, with British isles desk expertise Yinsu Collins producing her League of Legends broadcasting debut, doing work alongside the likes of fellow United kingdom and Ireland expertise Aux, Medic, Oisin Molloy, Dagda, Vedius and more. They saw Royal Never Give Up acquire the competitors.

This would be the 1st time the British isles has at any time hosted an MSI LoL function, with prior host countries also like Iceland, Vietnam, Germany, Brazil, China and the US.

The conclusion is not 100% established in stone, but many trustworthy resources explained to Esports Information United kingdom it’s possible. We’ve reached out to Riot Games for remark and will update this posting if we hear again. UPDATE: On January 10th 2023, Riot Online games confirmed the MSI 2023 dates, new format and London as the area.

Even though the precise venue for MSI 2023 is not nevertheless identified, sources propose it may consider location in Wembley. London has numerous venues that could be suited, together with the Wembley Arena, Copperbox Arena, the O2 Arena and a lot more. 

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Wembley formerly hosted the Worlds quarter finals back in 2015 – see our Worlds 2015 image gallery below

The British isles is also dwelling to lots of prime good quality football stadia, with London-primarily based Leading League football clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham putting on other situations, these types of as Tottenham’s current Madden NFL gaming occasion.

MSI using area in London would be a huge earn for the area, offered

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MSI 2022: Group stage scores, standings, and results

The Mid-Season Invitational, the first international League of Legends event of 2022, kicks off with the group stage on May 10.

Bringing the top teams from around the world to the Bexco Exhibition Hall in Busan, South Korea—considered by many as the home of esports—MSI 2022 will feature a total of 11 teams from regions including North America, Europe, China, South Korea, Japan, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Latin America, Brazil, and Turkey.

Drawn into three groups based on seeding, teams will compete in a double round-robin in Groups A and B and a quadruple round-robin in Group C. The top two teams from each group will advance to the next stage of the competition after a week of best-of-one matches.

Here are the scores, standings, and results for the group stage at MSI 2022.

Group stage

Group A

Position Team Wins Losses
1 T1 6 0
2 Saigon Buffalo 4 2
3 DetonatioN FocusMe 1 5
4 Team Aze 1 5

Group A: Matches (May 10 to 15)

T1 1 0 Saigon Buffalo
Team Aze 0 1 DetonatioN FocusMe
DetonatioN FocusMe 0 1 Saigon Buffalo
Team Aze 0 1 T1
Saigon Buffalo 1 0 Team Aze
T1 1 0 DetonatioN FocusMe
Team Aze 0 1 Saigon Buffalo
DetonatioN FocusMe 0 1 T1
Saigon Buffalo 1 0 DetonatioN FocusMe
T1 1 0 Team Aze
DetonatioN FocusMe 0 1 Team Aze
Saigon Buffalo 0 1 T1

Group B

Position Team Wins Losses
1 Royal Never Give Up* 6 0
2 PSG Talon 3 3
3 RED Canids 2 4
4 Istanbul Wildcats 1 5

*A discrepancy in latency between teams was reported at the event on May 13, leading to the initial three matches involving RNG, who are based in Shanghai, China, being replayed for the “best interest of competitive

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