MSI 2023 already bowling over LoL viewership records after bracket stage opener

The League of Legends 2023 Mid-Season Invitational moved into the bracket stage on May 9 as G2 Esports and Gen.G took to the Rift, and while the stakes were higher than ever given the event’s new format, the bracket opener saw a turnout of epic proportions.

Over 1.37 million viewers watched the match live according to EsportsCharts, shattering MSI viewership records dating back to the event’s inception in 2015. Only previous MSI semifinals and grand finals have topped 2023’s opening bracket match.

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