Ahead of the opening of the ‘2023 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI)’, which determines the best team in LOL esports in the first half of the year, bad news has occurred for the Korean representative T1. Supporter Min-seok “Keria” Ryu appeared in a personal broadcast wearing an eyepatch, and Min-seok Ryu assured the fans, “It will be fine soon.”
In a personal broadcast on the 1st (hereafter Korean time), T1 ‘Keria’ Min-seok Ryu announced the news. After joining T1 from the 2021 season, Ryu Min-seok is a player who plays a key role in tactics and has established himself as a solid starter. In the 2022 spring season, he also led T1’s ‘winner’ ㅋㅋㅋ벳.
2023 MSI is about to open the play-in stage on the afternoon of the 2nd. T1, who went directly to the finals as the LCK 2 seed, is expected to have their first showdown in the bracket stage that opens on the 9th. With only about a week left, fans were worried about Ryu Min-seok’s physical condition.
Ryu Min-seok said to the fans, “Don’t worry,” and strengthened his will to recover. Ryu Min-seok said, “Since I went to the hospital, I think I will be fine soon. I was practicing because there was not much left before the tournament,” he said, delivering positive news.
Meanwhile, the 2023 MSI Play-In Stage opens on May 2nd and runs until May 7th. The bracket stage begins on May 9 and ends with the long-awaited final on the 21st. All games of the ‘2023 MSI’ will be held at the Copper Box Arena, an e-sports center located within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England.