Geek Fam vs Blacklist International M5 LB Quarterfinals: Head to Head, Where to Watch, and More
Once again, the stage is set for a thrilling showdown between the pride of the Philippines and Indonesia in the upcoming M5 World Championship Lower Bracket Quarterfinals. With Southeast Asian teams asserting their dominance in the Knockout stage, and only one representative from the Commonwealth of independent States (CIS) region standing strong, the battle for this year's world champion title has reached a fever pitch.
On December 9th, the powerhouse Blacklist International faced a setback, losing to ONIC Esports with a 3-2 scoreline. Yet, amidst the adversity, Blacklist International rallied, keeping its grand finals aspirations alive by dispatching Fire Flux Esports with a commanding 3-1 victory.
Geek Fam faced its own challenges with a recent suspension hitting its jungler for unsportsmanlike behavior, leading to a strategic roster adjustment. Despite this setback, the revamped lineup made waves in the Knockout stage. However, their journey took a detour when they encountered AP. Bren, resulting in a defeat that sent them to the lower bracket. The do-or-die match against Blacklist International awaits on 15th December at 5:00 PM (PHT).
The winner of this high-stakes clash will advance to the Lower Bracket Semifinals on December 16th, to face off against the triumphant team between Deus Vult and See You Soon.
Here's all you need to know about the Lower Bracket Quarterfinals match between Geek Fam and Blacklist International including the head-to-head record, stream details, and more.
Former World Champion vs Emerging Collectives: Geek Fam Takes on Blacklist International
Embarking on a quest to reclaim its crown at the M5 World Championship, Blacklist International stands as a formidable force. Once crowned grand champion in M3, the team now launches a relentless assault to secure this year's title, overcoming the challenges posed by the absence of its legendary duo, Jonmar "OhMyV33NUS" Villaluna and Danerie "Wise" Rosario.
In stark contrast, Geek Fam emerges as the new contenders on the MLBB world stage. After years of grappling for prominence in the Mobile Legends Professional League Indonesia (MPL ID), the team achieved a breakthrough, clinching the second-place spot in Season 12. This triumph earned it a coveted ticket to the prestigious M5 World Championship, marking a significant milestone in its journey.
Blacklist International vs Geek Fam: Head-to-Head record in 2023
The most recent encounter between Geek Fam and Blacklist International was during the ONE Esports MPL International 2023 Group Stage. In that stage, Blacklist International stood victorious in a Best-of-1 series. Geek Fam went winless the whole stage with a 0-3 standing, resulting in the team being eliminated from the tournament.
Blacklist International and Geek Fam Rosters for M5 World Championship
EXP Lane: Edward "Edward" Dapadap
Jungler: Stephen "Sensui" Castillo
Mid Lane: Salic "Hadji" Imam
Mid Lane: Kenneth "Yue" Tadeo
Gold Lane: Kiel "Oheb" Q.Soriano
Gold Lane: Lee "Owl" Gonzales
Roamer: Renejay "RENEJAY" Barcase
EXP Lane: Luke "Luke" Valentinus
Jungler: Manuel "Nnael" Simbolon
Mid Lane: Valent "Aboy" Putra
Gold Lane/ Jungler: Mark "Markyyyyy" Capacio
Roamer: Allen "Baloyskie" Baloy
Gold Lane: Mohammad "Caderaa" Pambudi