Riot Games has revealed the MSI tickets on-sale release date, prices and venue for the 2023 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), happening in London this May.
In December, Esports News UK first broke the news that London would host League of Legends MSI 2023, while the MSI 2023 dates and format were confirmed earlier this month (Tuesday May 2nd to Sunday May 21st), and Riot revealed the MSI ticket release window as ‘mid to late February’.
Now the MSI tickets pre-sale date, prices and venue have been revealed.
MSI tickets release date
MSI tickets for London 2023 officially go on sale at 2am PST / 10am GMT on Thursday February 23rd 2023.
You can head over to the MSI 2023 page on the AXS website to grab tickets and learn more.
The Mastercard Pre-Sale for MSI tickets is on February 21st 2023 at the same time (2am PST / 10am GMT). This is only for Mastercard holders however.
MSI 2023 ticket prices and dates
MSI 2023 ticket prices range from £24 to £94.
The event dates are as follows, and each day starts from 2pm GMT according to the AXS website:
- Tuesday May 2nd
- Wednesday May 3rd
- Thursday May 4th
- Friday May 5th
- Saturday May 6th
- Sunday May 7th
- Tuesday May 9th
- Wednesday May 10th 2 May
- Thursday May 11th
- Friday May 12th
- Saturday May 13th
- Sunday May 14th
- Tuesday May 16th
- Wednesday May 17th
- Thursday May 18th
- Friday May 19th
- Saturday May 20th
- Sunday May 21st
What is the MSI 2023 venue in London?
The 2023 Mid-Season Invitational will officially take place at the Copper Box Arena in East London.
This has a capacity of 7,500, but it’s not clear how much of that may be allocated to MSI. We’ve reached out to a spokesperson and will update this article with a clearer indication of the amount of MSI tickets available.
This is a different venue to League of Legends esports’ last big event in the UK, the Worlds 2015 quarter finals, which took place at Wembley Arena.
The Copper Box Arena has been home to several esports events over the years, including the Rocket League Spring Major 2022, and the Apex Legends Spit 1 ALGS London LAN just last weekend, as well as other events in Clash Royale, Call of Duty and more, and the likes of DreamHack London.
In terms of the address of the Copper Box Arena, it’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3HB, and the nearest train station is Stratford.
What is the ‘Defy’ thing all about at MSI 2023?
A press release about MSI tickets sent to Esports News UK stated: “Defy expectations. Defy haters. Defy doubts. MSI is all about showcasing regional strength midway through the season. It’s the first step toward greatness, pushing beyond limits and showing up with a spirit of defiance.”
Will you be at MSI 2023? We’ll be reporting from the event and may be arranging some meet-ups. Check back on Esports News UK nearer the time for more news and updates.
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Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.