Brace Yourselves: The M5 World Championship is Finally Here

Brace Yourselves: The M5 World Championship is Finally in the Philippines

It’s two weeks of the best Mobile Legends players in the world duking it out, right here in the Philippines.

After a year of waiting, the M5 World Championship is finally set to start on December 2. It’s the moment that Pinoy esports fans have been waiting for because as the reigning champions and the host country, we’ve got more than the championship on the line.

16 teams will converge at the EVM Convention Center for the group stage. They’ll be divided into four groups and will play in a best-of-three, single round-robin. The top two of each group will then advance to the knockout stage.

It’s here where things will really heat up as it’s a best-of-five, double-elimination bracket. From here, all matches will be played at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum where the remaining teams can feel the full force of a Filipino crowd. 

The Grand Finals will be best-of-seven where the winner will walk away with the lion’s share of the 900,00 USD prize pool and the title of Mobile Legends World Champion. Are you ready?

Wild Cards and Top Dogs

Coming in from the Wildcard stage in Selangor, Malaysia, Team SMG of Malaysia and Team Lilgun of Mongolia. They fought against six other hopefuls to prove they deserve to make it into M5. Lilgun however are shaping up to be the darkhorse of the tournament after their 3-0 win against Laos’ Nightmare Esports.

Brace Yourselves: The M5 World Championship is Finally Here
Mongolia’s Team Lilgun (Photo from Mobile Legends Esports)

Claiming the M5 world championship will be another thing entirely as teams will have to contend with Indonesia and the Philippines, the kings of Mobile Legends. Entering as favorites to win it all are Indonesia’s ONIC Esports. The Sky Kings have been a dominant force in Indonesia for years but have yet to win the M series. This could be their year, especially with star Jungler Kairi Rayosdelsol at the helm.

Standing in their way are two of the Philippines’ best, AP.Bren and Blacklist International. More than the long list of achievements that both teams have accrued in the Mobile Legends scene, they are both former world champions. There’s no doubt that both teams are hungry for the chance to lift the world champion trophy once again.

Brace Yourselves: The M5 World Championship is Finally Here
Blacklist International are ready take on all challengers. (Photo from Mobile Legends Esports)

You can catch the M5 World Championship live on their official Youtube and Twitch channels.

Banner photo by Moonton Games.

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