M4 World Championship: Teams, Schedule, Results, and More Details
The M4 World Championship is scheduled to kick off on 1st January 2023. This marks the first major Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) tournament to be held next year. The event will feature 16 top-tier teams from 12 different regions competing for the glory of being the next world champion. The M4 World Championship will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Moonton is yet to announce if the event will allow a live audience at the venue or will the event remain an online event with live broadcasts. For now, only the tournament date has been confirmed, and which regions are included in the event.
A guide to the M4 World Championship
Participating regions and their qualifiers
Here is the list of participating regions and their representative leagues which shall send forth their teams:
Indonesia - Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Indonesia
Philippines - MPL Philippines
Malaysia - MPL Malaysia
Singapore - MPL Singapore
Cambodia - MPL Cambodia
Middle East - MPL MENA
Myanmar - Myanmar Qualifier
Turkey - Turkey Qualifier
North America (NA) - North America Qualifier
Latin America (LATAM) - MLSL
Brazil - MPL Brazil
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam - Mekong Qualifier
There are a few changes to the participating regions for the M4 World Championship. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region will not be attending the upcoming event. Mekong and Myanmar will be making a comeback in the world series tournament after being absent in the previous M3 World Championships.
Burn x Flash
Occupy Thrones (Formerly Thrones Esports)
S11 Gaming Argentina
Note: Thrones Esports, the crowned champion of the MPL MENA Fall Split 2022, was acquired by Team Occupy and renamed the roster to Occupy Thrones.
The full rosters of all teams participating in the M4 World Championship can be found here.
Group Stage: 1st - 4th January 2023
16 teams are split into 4 groups of 4 teams.
Single round robin, all matches are played in a BO1.
Group Top 2 advances to Playoffs Upper Bracket
Group Bottom 2 advances to Playoffs Lower Bracket
Knockout Stage: 7th - 15th January 2023
Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
Eight teams begin in the Upper Bracket, eight in the Lower Bracket.
First two rounds of Lower Bracket will be settled in a BO3 series, Grand Final is BO7, the rest will be played in a BO5 match.
If multiple teams have the same score, a tiebreaker criteria will decide on who will be the leading team;
Upper position will be decided by previous head to head.
The winning match time of three teams will be sorted in ascending order.
Bottom 2 teams will face each other in a Bo1 match and the winner will face the team that has the fastest game win. The winner will get the upper position.
Team 1 - 10:00
Team 2 - 11:00
Team 3 - 12:00
Teams 2 and 3 will play a Bo1 match and the winner will face Team 1 in a Bo1 match.
The winner between Team 1 and Team 2 or 3 will get the upper position.
Prize Pool Distribution
According to Moonton, the tournament will feature an $800,000 USD prize pool, similar to last year’s world series event. Details regarding its prize pool distributions are yet to be revealed.
Group Stage Team Distribution
More details will be revealed once the team distributions for the group stage have been revealed. Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for more updates in the future.
Where to watch
The tournament will be broadcasted live on the following streaming platforms:
More streaming platforms may be announced at a later date.
The M4 World Championship is the pinnacle of MLBB esports. The best teams from around the world will gather on the stage to determine who will win the title of World Champion. In the previous M3 World Championship, the Philippines team, , losing only to one team, the North American representative BloodThirstyKings.