M5 World Championship

M5 World Championship

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The M5 World Championship stands as the pinnacle event of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) 2023 esports season, and it has been an absolute blast thus far. The event is organized by Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) publisher Moonton and played on the ASUS ROG Phone 6 as the official device, and fans across the globe can’t wait to see who will become the next world champion!

In our guide, we discuss the results of the Wildcard, Crossover, and Group Stage matches in the M5 World Championship. We also share the Knockout Stage’s essential details, including its format, prize pool, schedule, teams, and how to watch the esports action live.

M5 World Championship Results

The Wildcard Stage is a new addition to the MLBB World Championship for 2023, in addition to the Crossover matches. In case you missed the first stages of the M5 World Championship, we’ve got you covered with the results.

M5 WC Wildcard & Crossover Results

Eight teams competed in two round-robin groups in the M5 World Championship Wildcard Stage. Team SMG topped Group A, and Niightmare Esports claimed second place. Team Lilgun came out on top in Group B, while Imperio managed a second-place finish.

The top four teams competed in all-important Crossover matches for two spots in the Group Stage. Team SMG knocked out Imperio with a 3-1 win, and Team Lilgun demolished Niightmare with a clean 3-0 victory.

M5 WC Group Stage Results

With 22 teams whittled down to 16 qualified teams across four groups, the M5 World Championship Group Stage took place from Dec. 2 to 7. These team rosters are loaded with the best players from regions such as Asia and MENA, and countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, China, and Mongolia. 

With a single round-robin format and all matches being best-of-three, teams fought hard to survive. Each group saw the top two teams advance to the M5 World Championship Knockout Stage, and you can check out the final Group Stage standings below.

Group A Results:

  1. ONIC Esports
  2. See You Soon
  3. Triple Esports
  4. Bigetron Sons

Group B Results:

  1. Fire Flux Esports
  2. Blacklist International
  3. Team SMG
  4. RRQ Akira

Group C Results:

  1. AP.Bren
  2. Burmese Ghouls
  3. Team Flash
  4. Team Lilgun

Group D results:

  1. Geek Fam ID
  2. Deus Vult
  3. HomeBois
  4. TheOhioBrothers

The bottom two teams of each group were eliminated but still received a small piece of the prize pool for their efforts.

M5 World Championship Knockout Stage Preview

The excitement for the M5 World Championship Knockout Stage (playoffs) is palpable and electrifying. Only eight teams remain, including the M4 runners-up and M3 world champions, Blacklist International, who some consider the favorite. There’s also AP.Bren, the M2 world champion, contending for the crown.

With two teams looking to become two-time world champions as well as powerhouses ONIC Esports and Geek Fam ID from Indonesia looking incredibly strong, the championship title is anyone’s to claim. Undoubtedly, the M5 World Championship Knockout Stage is stacked with the best MLBB teams in the world. Let’s look at some essential details for the Knockout Stage below.

M5 WC Knockout Stage Format

The eight remaining teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket. All teams start in the upper bracket, with matchups based on their performance in the Group Stage. All matches are best-of-five, except the grand final, which is a best-of-seven affair.

M5 WC Knockout Stage Schedule & Matchups

M5 World Championship Knockout Stage matches are scheduled from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12 and then from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17. The first part of the Knockout Stage takes place at the EVM Convention Center, while the final occurs at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. For your convenience, we’ve outlined the quarterfinal matchup details below.

  • Fire Flux Esports vs. Deus Vult, starting Dec. 9 at 06:00 CET | Dec. 8 at 21:00 PST.
  • ONIC Esports vs. Blacklist International, starting Dec. 9 at 10:00 CET | 01:00 PST.
  • AP.Bren vs. See You Soon, starting Dec. 10 at 06:00 CET | Dec. 9 at 21:00 PST.
  • Geek Fam ID vs. Burmese Ghouls, starting Dec. 10 at 10:00 CET | 01:00 PST.

You can navigate our Mobile Legends: Bang Bang betting section to find the precise start times for M5 World Championship matches in your time zone.

M5 World Championship Grand Final Start Time & Date

The M5 World Championship grand final is on Dec. 17 at 09:00 CET | 00:00 PST at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in the Philippines. It is one match no MLBB esports fan should miss, so mark your calendars and set your alarms!

Prize Pool Distribution For M5 WC

With the addition of the Wildcard Stage this year, the prize pool was increased by $100,000 and now stands at $900,000. You’ll find the prize pool distribution below, along with placements of teams already eliminated from the competition.

  • 1st place: $300,000
  • 2nd place: $120,000
  • 3rd place: $80,000
  • 4th place: $55,000
  • 5th & 6th place: $40,000
  • 7th & 8th place: $30,000
  • 9th to 12th place: Team SMG, Triple Esports, Team Flash, and HomeBois win $20,000 each.
  • 13th to 16th place: Team Lilgun, RRQ Akira, Bigetron Sons, and TheOhioBrothers win $15,000 each.
  • 17th & 18th place: Imperio and Niightmare Esports win $10,000 each.
  • 19th & 20th place: Team Falcons and Umbrella Squad win $10,000 each.
  • 21st & 22nd place: 4Merical Esports and KeepBest Gaming win $10,000 each.

As you can see, all 22 MLBB esports teams who competed in the M5 World Championship win a piece of the prize pool, with the lion’s share ($300,000) going to the winner. The MVP of the event takes home an additional $5,000.

How to Watch the M5 World Championship

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang fans can watch all the top-tier esports action from the comfort of their home. And if you want to watch the M5 World Championship knockout stage matches and enjoy some live betting, we’ve got you covered.

Once the matches start, an English live stream will automatically appear on the left side with the latest scores, odds, and stats. You can also click the “Live Mode” button just above the stream for a full-sized view.

Alternatively, you can tune in to one of the official streams on social media or video platforms:

With the M5 Championship knockout stage running from Dec. 9 to Dec. 17, there’s no shortage of MLBB esports action to look forward to!

Where to Bet on the M5 World Championship

While you watch the M5 World Championship Knockout Stage matches, you can dial the excitement up to 11 by placing bets on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang at Thunderpick. We feature all the M5 World Championship matches with betting lines including Handicap, Correct Match Score, Over/Under options, and individual Map Winner wagers.

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