Riot Games has announced the locations for the biggest tournaments in the 2023 League of Legends competitive space. Announced to mark the start of the new season, Riot has revealed that the Mid-Season Invitational will be coming to London this year, with Worlds being held in South Korea.
To add to this, a few format changes have been revealed. For MSI 2023, this will see 13 teams in attendance (up from 11), and because of this, the Play-In Stage and the Bracket Stage will both be double-elimination. Play-Ins will also see eight teams in attendance (one each from the LEC, LCS, LPL, LLA, CBLOL, PCS, VCS, and LJL regional leagues). The top seeds from the LEC, LCS, and the LPL, plus the top two seeds from the LCK will all go straight to the Bracket Stage.
As for Worlds 2023, this will see 22 teams competing across three stages of play; Play-Ins, Swiss, and Knockouts. To add to this, before the main Worlds event, there will be a new qualification level called Worlds Qualifying Series, which will allow lower seeded teams from the bigger divisions a chance to make it to South Korea for the premier tournament.
What do you think about the new formats and the host locations for MSI and Worlds?