A new Mobile Legends world champion will be crowned to kick off the new year in the M4 World Championship, which will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1 to 15 January 2023.
The M4 World Championship will host 16 of the best Mobile Legends teams from all across the world battling for the right to claim the Mobile Legends World Championship title as well as the lion’s share of the tournament’s US$800,000 prize pool.
The teams competing in the M4 World Championship are comprised of the champions and runners-up of the national and regional Mobile Legends leagues in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Latin America, Brazil, Middle East & North Africa, Turkey, and North America.
Two additional teams from Myanmar and the Mekong region (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) also earned places in the tournament through qualifiers.
Here’s the full list of teams participating in the M4 World Championship:
Blacklist International – MPL Philippines Season 10 champions, M3 World Championship champions
ECHO – MPL Philippines Season 10 runnner-up
Middle East & North Africa
The M4 World Championship will be split into two stages: the Group Stage and the Knockout Stage.
The Group Stage will take place from 1 to 4 January in the Bali United Studio in Jakarta. In this preliminary stage, the 16 participating teams have been split into four groups of four teams each. They will then compete for placement in the Knockout Stage in a single round-robin with best-of-one matches.
The Top 2 teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the Knockout Stage while the third and fourth-placed teams will have to start in the lower bracket.
The groupings for the M4 World Championship Group Stage are as follows:
Group A – Blacklist International, Burn x Team Flash, Falcon Esports, Incendio Supremacy
Group B – Malvinas Gaming, MDH Esports, ONIC Esports, TODAK
Group C – ECHO, Occupy Thrones, RRQ Hoshi, RSG SG
Group D – RRQ Akira, S11 Gaming Argentina, Team HAQ, The Valley
There will be a two-day break following the conclusion of the Group Stage before the Knockout Stage, which will take place from 7 to 15 January in the Tennis Indoor Stadium Senayan.
The Knockout Stage will follow a double elimination format, where eight teams will start in the upper bracket while the other eight will start in the lower bracket.
The first two rounds of the lower bracket will feature best-of-three matches while all other matches will be a best-of-five except for the Grand Finals, which will be a full best-of-seven series.
How to watch
The M4 World Championship will be broadcasted live on the official Mobile Legends esports channels on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Tiktok in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Filipino, Vietnamese, Khmer, Burmese, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and Turkish.
Here are links to the English YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. You can also check out updated schedule and standings on the official M4 World Championship website.
If you’re in Singapore, Golden Village is also airing the finals at Vivocity.
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