Updated on November 26, 8:25 p.m. (GMT+8)Updated scores.

Eight teams, one goal — to secure a spot at the M5 World Championship.

The M5 Wild Card is the inaugural qualification tournament for an M-series, showcasing eight teams from MPL and non-MPL regions.

This competition, which takes place over four days, decides which two teams will join the other 14 qualified teams at M5.

Prominent regions set to compete in the tournament are Mongolia, Nepal, and China, who make their M-series debut.

What is the M5 Wild Card qualifier?

M5 Wildcard logo
Screenshot by Jules Elona/ONE Esports

The M5 Wild Card is a prelude to the M5 World Championship, taking place one month before the main event.

In the wild card, eight teams will vie for the coveted two slots in the M5 group stage.

These slots are open to runner-ups from various MPL leagues, as well as promising teams from emerging regions, including Mongolia and China.

M5 Wild Card format

M5 Wild Card format
Credit: Moonton Games

Eight teams will be randomly assigned to two groups. They will then compete in a single round-robin format.

4Merical Esports (Nepal)KeepBest Gaming (China)
Team SMG (Malaysia)Imperio E-Sport (Peru)
Falcon Esports (Saudi Arabia)Team Lilgun (Mongolia)
Nightmare Esports (Laos)Umbrella Squad (EECA)

The top two teams in each group will advance to the crossover matches, while the remaining four will be eliminated.

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Each group’s first seed team will face the opposite group’s second seed team. The winners secure a slot in the M5 World Championship group stage.

M5 Wild Card standings, schedule, and results

M5 World Championship timeline and schedule from the Wild Card to the Knockout stage
Credit: Moonton Games

Group stage standings

Group A

Team SMG3 — 06 — 2
Niightmare Esports2 — 15 — 3
Team Falcons1 — 24 — 4
4Merical Esports0 — 30 — 6

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Group B

Team LilGun3 — 06 — 3
Imperio E-Sport2 — 15 — 2
Umbrella Squad1 — 23 — 4
Keep Best Gaming0 — 31 — 6

Group stage

November 23 (Thursday)

Team SMG2 — 1Niightmare Esports
Keep Best Gaming0 — 2Imperio E-Sport
4Merical Esports0 — 2Team Falcons
Team Lilgun2 1Umbrella Squad

November 24 (Friday)

Imperio E-Sport1 — 2Team Lilgun
Team Falcons1 — 2Niightmare Esports

November 25 (Saturday)

Keep Best Gaming0 — 2Umbrella Squad
4Merical Esports0 — 2Team SMG
Imperio E-Sport2 — 0Umbrella Squad
4Merical Esports0 — 2Niightmare Esports
Team SMG2 — 1Team Falcons
Keep Best Gaming1 — 2Team Lilgun
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Crossover matches

Team SMG3 — 1Imperio E-Sport
Team Lilgun3 — 0Niightmare Esports

Team SMG and Team Lilgun have qualified for the M5 World Championship group stage.

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(to be updated)

Qualified teams

Key visual of China's participation at the M5 Wildcard tournament
Credit: Moonton Games
LIGA LATAM 2023Imperio E-Sport
MPL MY Season 12Team SMG
MLBB Continental Championships Season 2Umbrella Squad
MLBB Champion Battles Fall 20234Merical Esports
M Challenge Cup Mekong Season 2Niightmare Esports
ESN National Championship 2023Team Lilgun
MPL MENA Fall Split 2023Team Falcons
ChinaKeep Best Gaming

Where to watch the M5 Wild Card?

M5 Wild Card venue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Credit: Moonton

All the games will be streamed live on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s official platforms:

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