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M World Championship

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Nov 23 - Dec 17th, 2023
Malaysia and the Philippines

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The M World Championship is an annual prestigious event organized by Moonton, the creators of the esports phenomenon Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. This tournament represents the grand finale of the year's competitive MLBB season, bringing together the biggest and best Mobile Legends teams for one final showdown.

The M5 World Championship kicks off with a bang on November 23 with a format shakeup, beginning with the all-new Wildcard Stage. This brings new teams into the fold, allowing upcoming talents to shine through and get a chance to progress to the main event starting on December 2.

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History of the MLBB M World Championship

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The M World Championship is the largest international Mobile Legends tournament of the year, bringing together the best talent to compete for the world championship title. The M World Championship has only been held four times before. Indonesia team EVOS Legends has won once, while different Filipino teams have claimed the win the other three times.

The first M World Championship, or the M1, was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Axiata Arena, which saw sixteen teams competing. In an exciting Bo7 Grand Finals matchup that went down to the wire, EVOS Legends went up against Rex Regum Qeon to claim the inaugural title.

The M2 World Championships was fraught with disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was held offline. Similar to its maiden season, 16 teams competed for a chance to prove they were the best of the rest. After a grueling Bo7 series in the Grand Finals, Bren Esports clinched the title away from the Burmese Ghouls, making them the first Filipino team to win the MLBB world championship.

The M3 World Championship, like the M2, also took place in 2021. This tournament was ground-breaking in that it introduced non-MPL teams from different regions like the US, Russia, the Middle East, and LATAM. The prize pool saw a massive increase from $300,000 to $800,000, cementing the M World Championship as the pinnacle of MLBB esports.

The fourth iteration of the M World Championship was held in January 2023. It saw the clash of two Filipino titans in the Grand Final, as ECHO Philippines and Blacklist International duked it out for the win. Ultimately, ECHO claimed the win, but Blacklist will be back for their chance at glory in M5!

The Philippines and Malaysia will host the M5 World Championship, with the all-new Wildcard Stage hosted at the Jio Space from November 23 - 26. The Philippines will be the battleground for the main tournament, with the Group Stage and Knockouts. May the best team win!

Each M World Championship Winner and Prize Pool

Take a look at all the world champions for each Mobile Legends M World Championship and the overall prize pool for each year.

  • M1 World Championship (2019): EVOS Legends, $250,000
  • M2 World Championship (January 2021): Bren Esports, $300,000
  • M3 World Championship (December 2021): Blacklist International, $800,000
  • M4 World Championship (January 2023): ECHO, $800,000
  • M5 World Championship (November 2023): $900,000

M5 World Championship: Format

M5 World Championship

The fifth iteration of the Mobile Legends M World Championship, organized by Moonton, comprises several stages. Proceedings begin with the all-new Wildcard Round on November 23, hosted in Jakarta, Malaysia, at the Jio Space.

Below is the complete tournament format for the M5 World Championship - if you're interested in the exact schedule, check out this article.

Wildcard Round (November 23 - 25)

  • Eight teams are randomly entered into a group draw, competing in a single-round robin.
  • All matches are played Bo3.
  • The top two teams from each group will play in the Crossover Match.

Crossover Match (November 26)

  • The first-place team will compete Bo5 against the second-place team from the other group in the Upper Bracket.
  • The winner of each match advance to the Group Stage.
  • Losing teams are eliminated.

Group Stage (December 2 - 7)

  • Sixteen teams will be divided into four groups (14 qualified teams and 2 Wild Cards).
  • They compete in a single-round robin, where all matches are played Bo3.
  • The top two teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage.

Knockout Stage (December 9 - 17)

  • Eight teams from the Group Stage play in a double-elimination bracket
  • All matches are played as Bo5, except the Grand Final, which is Bo7.

M5 World Championship: Teams

Twenty-two teams are competing in the M5 World Championship, an increase of five teams since the M4 World Championship. The Group Stage teams all hail from their respective MPL leagues, with the first and second-placed teams getting a chance to compete.

Group Stage Teams

Fourteen teams have pre-qualified for the Group Stage of the M5 World Championship

  • AP.Bren (MPL PH 12 #1): FlapTzy, KyleTzy, Pheww, Super Marco, Owgwen
  • Blacklist International (MPL PH S12 #2): Edward, Sensui, Hadji, Oheb, Renejay
  • ONIC Esports (MPL ID #1): Butsss, Kairi, Sanz, CW, Kiboy
  • Geek Fam ID (MPL ID #2): Luke, Nnael, Aboy, Markyyyyy, Baloyskie
  • RRQ Akira (LIGA LATAM #2): Tekashi, Kiing, Seigen, Luiiz, Gustalagusta
  • Bigetron Sons (LIGA LATAM 2023 #2): Bllack, Buzizio, Sindra, Upa, Lunna
  • HomeBois (MPL MY S12 #1): Sepat, Chibil, Warlord, RaizeL, Xorn
  • Team Flash (MPL SG S6): Adammir, Hadess, Jayy, Vanix, Lolsie
  • See You Soon (MPL KH Autumn): FELIX, MP the King, Raa, Kousei, BOXI
  • Triple Esports (MPL MENA Fall #1): Sanji, Tarzan, Cuffin, Fury, Trolll
  • Deus Vult (MCC S2 #1): Kid Bomba, Magistor, Sunset Lover, Carvi, SAWO
  • Fire Flux Esports (MTC Turkiye Championship): Alien, Tienzy, Rosa, Sunshine, APEX47
  • TheOhioBrothers (NACT Fall): Mielow, bestplayer1, Hoon, ZIA, SHARK
  • Burmese Ghouls (Myanmar Qualifier): Carbon, Niko, Lina, Stitch, Blink

Wildcard Teams

Eight teams will ocmpete for two Wildcard slots in the M5 World Championship, starting on November 23.

  • Imperio (LIGA LATAM 2023 #3): Markinho, AURORAA, Feshin, Yur, Stephe
  • Team SMG (MPL MY S12 #2): Smooth, Saxa, Stormie, Sasa, Mikko
  • Umbrella Squad (MCC S2 #2): Castle, Mark, Troublemarker, black march, A F K
  • 4Merical Esports (MCB Fall): Masarap, Lunatic Panda, Xerox, Yahiko, Clock
  • Niightmare Esports (M Challenge Cup S2): Juviana, 2Ez4Lexxy, Sosoul, Khammy, J4ZBIN
  • Team Lilgun (ENC Mongolia): Azin, Zxaura, Forbid, Bebex, Ethan
  • Team Falcons (MPL MENA Fall #2): Hulk, Lio, Goodnight, Lawtrick, Super
  • KeepBest Gaming (China Qualifier): Siyi, Simba, LMU, GodYang, Tides

M5 World Championship: Favorite Teams To Watch

AP.Bren, previously knwon as Bren Esports, won the M2 in 2021.

Many teams are competing in the M5 World Championship, but, of course, only one team can claim the crown, the glory, and the lion's share of the prize pool. Here are our favorite teams to keep an eye on during the tournament.

Blacklist International

The pride of the Philippines, Blacklist International, is definitely one to watch. They won the Mobile Legends World Championship in 2021, besting their fellow countrymen ONIC Philippines in a clean 4-0 sweep. They came second in M4 last year, beaten to the punch by ECHO. Since their rivals aren't competing this year, will Blacklist International regain their crown once again?


Despite their recent rebranding, AP.Bren has had an incredible track record for success, fresh off the back of winning MPL PH S12. Their team features an all-star line-up, especially with KarlTzy getting the ultimate MVP award in the M2 World Championship, and hungry for more wins!


The Mobile Legends team hailing from NA is a force to be reckoned with and a dark horse in the M5 World Championship. They are currently performing well in the ONE Esports MPLI 2023, emerging as a top contender.

M5 World Championship: Where to Watch and Venues

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The Wildcard Round will be held offline in Malaysia at the Jio Space. The Philippines plays host to the main event. The Group and Knockout Stages will be hosted at the EVM Convention Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila. The M5 World Championship Grand Finals will held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum venue, the previous hosts for SEA Games in 2019.

All M5 World Championship games will be broadcast on all the official Mobile Legends: Bang Bang platforms, including YouTubeFacebookTikTok, and Twitch. For region-specific live streams, broadcasts will be available for Indonesia, the Middle EastSingaporethe PhilippinesCambodiaMyanmarVietnamTurkey, and Portuguese-speaking regions.

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What is the prize money for the M5 World Championship?

The M5 World Championship overall prize pool is $900,000, split amongst all 22 competing teams. This is an increase of $100,000 over the M4 World Championship.

What are the current M5 World Championship standings?

Feel free to check out our dedicated overview of the M5 World Championship to see the schedule, match results, and current standings.