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Get ready for the most significant international League of Legends event of the year! Mid-Season Invitational 2023 is one of the most anticipated events in esports, bringing together some of the top teams from around the world to compete for glory and riches. 

This preview article will discuss what to expect from MSI 2023, including which teams are participating, format details, and more! By the end, you’ll be ready to cheer on your favorite team and watch them progress toward the championship title.

When: May 2-21, 2023

The tournament starts on May 2, with the finals happening three weeks later on! Organizers encourage fans to support their favorite teams by cheering them on. This year, the event is being held in London at the Copper Box Arena. MSI 2023 will feature double round-robin matches during the group stage, followed by a single elimination bracket in the playoffs. The top four teams from the group stage will advance to the playoffs, with the winners of each matchup facing off in a best-of-five final.

The Mid-Season Invitational 2023 will feature the winners from 9 individual Riot leagues spring splits and four runners-up from the LCK (League of Legends Korea), LPL (League of Legends Pro League), LEC (League of Legends EMEA Championships), and LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) leagues. 

In previous years, the MSI title has been claimed by many of the top teams from around the world, such as SK Telecom T1, Team Liquid, and G2 Esports. This year is sure to be no different, with some of the best players in the world vying for a chance at glory. So don’t miss out on all of the action coming up! 

Follow your favorite teams and make sure you’re ready for one of the biggest League of Legends events this year! And if you can’t attend in person, tune in online to get all the details on who will take home MSI 2023’s championship crown. The Mid-Season Invitational promises to be an exciting event full of intense competition and top-tier talent, and you won’t want to miss it!

How to Bet on Mid-Season Invitational 2023

If you’re interested in betting on the Mid-Season Invitational, you can give it a whirl here at Thunderpick. We offer several markets for each of the MSI matches, including match winner, first blood, kills, and towers. Plus, you can also bet on props like which team will win a game in fewer than 25 minutes or who will be the MVP at the end of the tournament. So have fun playing with your predictions and see if you can predict the winner! Good luck, and place your bet now!

MSI 2023 betting tips

Before you do place your bets make sure to research the teams and their performance in the spring split. Check out the stats on each team and see which one looks more promising. You’ll also want to look at the players’ individual performances and how they fared against other competitive teams over this period. Finally, follow along with all the matches leading up to MSI 2023 — which will give you some insight into what strategies each team is using and any new adjustments that could potentially impact the tournament.

Finally, make sure you take advantage of any promos we’ll be sending out to our players once the tournament is in full swing. There’s always something special that gives you the edge so make sure you sign up to Thunderpick so you can receive these offers via email.

Mid-Season Invitational 2023: Participants

The final participants have now been determined as the pre-qualifying leagues have come to an end. League of Legends teams need to first qualify by winning their respective leagues.  The system works similarly to say the Champions League in Europe, where the top teams from each respective league get a place to play in the tournament. The difference is that some more teams are then invited to go head to head for a place in the Stage 2 tournament.

Who is going to MSI 2023?

The tournament invites a total of 13 teams. Eight teams need to battle it out in the Stage 1 Play-ins. From these, three teams will then progress to Stage 2. The play-in teams consist of: Bilibili Gaming, G2 Esports, Golden Guardians, PSG Talons, GAM Esports, DetonatioN FM, LOUD, Movistar F7

Stage 2 has, again a total of eight teams, five of which have already pre-qualified from previous LoL tournaments around the world. 

The pre-qualified teams this year are: Gen.G, JD Gaming, MAD Lions, Cloud9, T1.

Who is favorite to win the MSI 2023?

From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like JD Gaming are the favourites to win the tournament. They were one series away from a final appearance at the World Championships last year, so they are ready to give it their all at MSI 2023. 

Most bookies have JD Gaming to win outright at 2/1 with T1 coming in quite close behind them at 5/2. Gen.G, Bilibili Gaming, and G2 Esports occupy the next three places. As always with LoL tournaments, it’s all to play for and we know some real surprises can happen.

G2 Esports profile – Playing on May 3rd at 17:00 (CET)

Starting on the 2nd of May in London, the MSI 2023 will begin with the play-ins to determine which team will reach the second group stage. One of the favorites (together with Bilibili Gaming) is G2 Esports. Let’s have a look at the team featured in the Mid-Seasonal Invitational.

Top BrokenBlade

This German star was a part of G2’s World Championship victory in 2019 and has been the backbone of their team ever since. He is a formidable top laner who often relies on his signature champions to carry the team. He has been consistently praised for his mechanics

Jungler Yike

A Swedish Junlger who has quickly made a name for himself in the professional scene. His signature champions often give G2 an early lead which can be hard to come back from. He is an aggressive player who looks for ganks and opportunities to secure objectives.

Middle Caps

The captain of G2 Esports, Caps is considered one of the best mid laners in the world. His playstyle consists of playing carries that can dominate team fights and often snowballs his team to victory. His outplays are legendary, and he has had many incredible moments on the international stage.

Bot Hans Sama

France’s Hans Sama is a top-tier ADC and one of the most beloved players in Europe. He is known for his mechanical skill, game sense, and decision-making, and he often makes big plays that win G2 the game.

Support Mikyx

Originally from Slovenia, Mikyx has been a part of G2 since 2018, and his playstyle is one of the most unique in Europe. He often plays tank supports with lots of crowd control and is a master at vision control and zoning enemies.

G2 Esports will be playing in the Mid-Season Invitational, and we can’t wait to see how they perform. With their incredible roster of players, we know that G2 is a team to watch.


The Mid-Season Invitational is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see which teams will be competing for the championship title. It promises to be an exciting event full of intense competition and top-tier talent, so make sure you don’t miss it! Tune in online or check out our betting markets for MSI 2023 here at Thunderpick.

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