The group stage will start on December 6.
After the conclusion of ONE Esports’ MPL Invitational 2021, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang fans are in for another action-packed month.
Moonton has officially announced the details and schedule for the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s M3 World Championship, the third iteration of the tournament.
M3 World Championship format
The tournament is split into two stages: the group stage and the playoffs.
16 teams have been divided into 4 groups, determined by the group draw held on November 6. These teams will compete in a single round robin best-of-one format.
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|Blacklist International||ONIC Esports||EVOS SG||Team SMG|
|Red Canids Kalunga||ONIC PH||SeeYouSoon||RRQ Hoshi|
|Malvinas Gaming||Todak||Navi||GX Squad|
|Bedel||Vivo Keyd||BloodThirstyKings||RSG SG|
The top two teams in each group will be placed in the upper bracket while the bottom two will proceed to the lower bracket.
All games in the upper bracket are best-of-fives, while the lower bracket will be played in best-of-threes until round three.
The games in the lower bracket starting in round three will be in a best-of-five format.
The grand final will be a best-of-seven series.
M3 World Championship playoffs schedule and results
Day 1 – Playoffs Upper bracket (December 11)
|Match 1||Blacklist International||2 – 3||BTK|
|Match 2||Bedel||1 – 3||EVOS SG|
Day 2 – Playoffs upper bracket (December 12)
|Match 3||ONIC PH||3 – 0||RSG SG|
|Match 4||RRQ Hoshi||3 – 1||Todak|
Day 3 – Playoffs lower bracket (December 13)
|Match 5||Team SMG||0 – 2||ONIC Esports|
|Match 6||Keyd Stars||2 – 0||GX Squad|
|Match 7||Navi||2 – 1||Malvinas Gaming|
|Match 8||Red Canids||0 – 2||SeeYouSoon|
Day 4 – Playoffs lower bracket (December 14)
|Match 9||Blacklist International||2 – 1||ONIC Esports|
|Match 10||Bedel||0 – 2||Keyd Stars|
|Match 11||RSG SG||0 – 2||Navi|
|Match 12||Todak||2 – 1||SeeYouSoon|
Day 5 – Playoffs (December 15)
|Match 13||Blacklist International||3 – 0||Keyd Stars|
|Match 14||ONIC PH||3 – 0||RRQ Hoshi|
Day 6 – Playoffs (December 16)
|Match 15||Navi||2 – 3||Todak|
|Match 16||BTK||3 – 1||EVOS SG|
Day 7 – Playoffs (December 17)
|Match 17||RRQ Hoshi||0 – 3||Blacklist International|
|Match 18||EVOS SG||3 – 2||Todak|
Day 8 – Playoffs (December 18)
|Match 19||BTK||0 – 3||ONIC PH|
|Match 20||Blacklist International||3 – 0||EVOS SG|
|Match 21||BTK||1 – 3||Blacklist International|
Day 9 – Grand final (December 19)
|Match 22||ONIC PH||0 – 4||Blacklist International|
M3 World Championship group stage standings
Group A standings
|Blacklist International||3 – 0|
|Bedel||1 – 2|
|Red Canids||1 – 2|
|Malvinas Gaming||1 – 2|
Group B standings
|Todak||2 – 1|
|ONIC PH||2 – 1|
|Keyd Stars||1 – 2|
|ONIC Esports||1 – 2|
Group C standings
|EVOS SG||3 – 0|
|BTK||2 – 1|
|Navi||1 – 2|
|SeeYouSoon||0 – 3|
Group D standings
|RRQ Hoshi||3 – 0|
|RSG SG||2 – 1|
|Team SMG||1 – 2|
|GX Squad||0 – 3|
M3 World Championship schedule and results
The group stage will run from December 6 to December 9.
The playoffs will take place from December 11 to December 18, and the grand final on December 19.
Here is the full group stage schedule.
Day 1 – Group A (December 6)
|Blacklist International||1 – 0||Red Canids|
|Malvinas Gaming||0 – 1||Bedel |
|Blacklist International||1 – 0||Bedel|
|Red Canids||0 – 1||Malvinas Gaming|
|Blacklist International||1 – 0||Malvinas Gaming|
|Red Canids||1 – 0||Bedel|
Group A three-way tiebreaker matches
|Malvinas Gaming||0 – 1||Red Canids|
|Bedel||1 – 0||Red Canids|
Day 2 – Group B (December 7)
|ONIC Esports||1 – 0||ONIC PH|
|Todak||1 – 0||Keyd Stars|
|ONIC Esports||0 – 1||Keyd Stars|
|ONIC PH||1 – 0||Todak|
|ONIC Esports||0 – 1||Todak|
|ONIC PH||1 – 0||Keyd Stars|
Day 3 – Group C (December 8)
|EVOS SG||1 – 0||SeeYouSoon|
|Navi||0 – 1||BTK|
|EVOS SG||1 – 0||BTK|
|SeeYouSoon||0 – 1||Navi|
|EVOS SG||1 – 0||Navi|
|SeeYouSoon||0 – 1||BTK|
Day 4 – Group D (December 9)
|Team SMG||0 – 1||RRQ Hoshi|
|GX Squad||0 – 1||RSG SG|
|Team SMG||0 – 1||RSG SG|
|RRQ Hoshi||1 – 0||GX Squad|
|Team SMG||1 – 0||GX Squad|
|RRQ Hoshi||1 – 0||RSG SG|
M3 World Championship participating teams
Here are all the participating teams in the tournament.
|SeeYouSoon||MPL KH Season 1 champion|
|Red Canids Kalunga||MPL BR Season 1 champion|
|Vivo Keyd||MPL BR Season 1 runner-up|
|EVOS SG||MPL SG Season 2 champion|
|RSG SG||MPL SG Season 2 runner-up|
|Team SMG||MPL MY Season 8 champion|
|Todak||MPL MY Season 8 runner-up|
|GX Squad||M3 Arabia Major qualifier|
|BloodThirstyKings||M3 American Qualifier champion|
|Malvinas Gaming||Latam Championship 2021 champion|
|Navi||Mobile Legends Mythic League CIS champion|
|Bedel||Mobile Legends Turkey Championship 2021 champion|
|Blacklist International||MPL PH Season 8 champion|
|ONIC PH||MPL PH Season 8 runner-up|
|ONIC Esports||MPL ID Season 8 champion|
|RRQ Hoshi||MPL ID Season 8 runner-up|
M3 World Championship prize pool
The M3 World Championship prize pool is set at US$800,000, three times larger compared to previous world championships.
The prize pool last M2 World Championship was US$300,000. In the year before, the M1 World Championship offered a $250,000 prize pool.
Here is the prize pool breakdown for M3.
|PLACING||PRIZE POOL DISTRIBUTION|
|5th – 6th place||US$40,000|
|7th – 8th place||US$30,000|
|9th – 12th place||US$15,000|
|13th – 16th place||US$10,000|
Where to watch the M3 World Championship?
Starting December 6, MLBB fans can watch the tournament on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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