Updated on September 3, 8:11 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated results.

Later this month, 16 countries will cross swords in the Land of Dawn for glory and the largest share of the US$100,000 prize pool.

The 15th International Esports Federation World Esports Championships (IESF 2023 WEC) will put the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams on display. The tournament will be held in Iași, Romania from August 29 to September 3.

Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament: the schedule, results, format, and where to watch.

What is the IESF 2023 World Esports Championship?

Team Indonesia at the IESF 14th WEC Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament
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The IESF World Esports Championship is an annual multi-game event. Sixteen teams hailing from both MPL and non-MPL regions will lock horns, each vying for a significant portion of the impressive $100,000 prize fund.

This marks the tournament’s second year featuring Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Team Indonesia won in front of their home crowd in the previous edition held in Bali.

IESF WEC Mobile Legends tournament format

SIBOL player Angelo "Pheww" Arcangel celebrating a win during a 32nd SEA Games match
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In the group stage, 16 teams will be split into four groups. They’ll compete in a best-of-three round-robin format.

The top two teams from each group will move on to the playoffs, while the bottom two will be out of the tournament.

In the playoffs, teams compete in a best-of-three double-elimination setup. The ultimate showdown, the grand final, will be a best-of-five match.

Teams competing in IESF 2023 World Esports Championship MLBB

NamibiaTurkeySaudi ArabiaPhilippines
United Arab EmiratesUnited States of AmericaSenegalUkraine

IESF 2023 World Esports Championship schedule


Upper bracket quarterfinal (August 31)

Mongolia0 — 2Egypt
Saudi Arabia2 — 1Kazakhstan
Indonesia2 — 0Brazil
Philippines2 — 0United Arab Emirates

Round 1 lower bracket (September 1)

Mongolia2 — 1Kazakhstan
Brazil2 — 0United Arab Emirates

Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates have been eliminated from the playoffs.

Upper bracket semifinal

Egypt1 — 2Saudi Arabia
Indonesia0 — 2Philippines

Lower bracket quarterfinal (September 2)

Egypt2 — 0Brazil
Mongolia1 — 2Indonesia

Brazil and Mongolia have been eliminated from the playoffs.

Lower bracket semifinal

Egypt1 — 2Indonesia

Egypt has been eliminated from the playoffs.

Upper bracket final

Philippines2 — 0Saudi Arabia

Lower bracket final

Indonesia2 — 0Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been eliminated from the playoffs.

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Grand final (September 3)

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Saudi Arabia has been eliminated from the playoffs.
Philippines3 — 1Indonesia

The Philippines is the champion of the International Esports Federation 2023 15th World Esports Championship (IESF 2023 15th WEC).

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Group stage

Day 1 (August 29)

United Arab Emirates2 — 0Namibia
United States of America1 — 2Indonesia
Senegal0 — 2Romania
Egypt2 — 0Colombia
Mongolia2 — 0Georgia
Turkey1 — 2Kazakhstan
Georgia1 — 2United Arab Emirates
Brazil1 — 2Saudi Arabia
Philippines2 — 0Ukraine

Day 2 (August 30)

Kazakhstan2 — 0United States of America
Saudi Arabia2 — 0Senegal
UkraineWin by defaultEgypt
Namibia0 — 2Mongolia
Indonesia2 — 0Türkiye
Romania0 — 2Brazil
Colombia0 — 2Philippines
Mongolia2 — 0United Arab Emirates
Türkiye0 — 2United States of America
Brazil2 — 0Senegal
Philippines2 — 0Egypt
Namibia0 — 2Georgia

Day 3 (August 31)

Indonesia2 — 1Kazakhstan
Romania0 — 2Saudi Arabia
ColombiaWin by defaultUkraine

Where to watch?

SIBOL lifting the 15th IESF World Esports Championship Asia Qualifier trophy
Screenshot by Jules Elona/ONE Esports

The games will be livesteamed on IESF’s official YouTube page.

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