Updated on February 28, 1:57 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated scores.

A staggering US$1,000,000 prize pool is up for grabs in this year’s Games of the Future 2024 MLBB tournament.

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This tournament will be held in Russia and will feature some of the strongest Mobile Legends teams in the world, including M5 grand finalists AP Bren and ONIC Esports.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to the Games of the Future 2024 MLBB, covering its schedule, results, format, qualified teams, and where to watch.

What is Games of the Future 2024 MLBB?

Games of the Future 2024 MLBB logo
Credit: Games of the Future

Games of the Future is an international multi-game event that incorporates a blend of physical and esports competitions.

Among the featured titles in its roster is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

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Teams from various corners of the globe will participate in the tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Kazan, Russia, from February 23 to March 3.

Tournament format

In the group stage, four sets of four teams participate in a modified GSL format, where all matches are played in a best-of-three format.

The leading team from each group progresses to the second round of the playoffs, while the second-placed team advances to the first stage. The bottom two teams from each group are eliminated from the competition.

In the playoffs, teams face off in a single-elimination format, with each game being a best-of-three, except for the grand final, which is a best-of-five.

Burmese GhoulsAP BrenBlacklist InternationalBURN X Flash
Deus VultHomeBoisFire Flux EsportsKeepbest Gaming
RRQ HoshiS2G EsportsNiightmare EsportsONIC Esports
Team LilgunTwisted MindsRoyal Cybersports ClubTeam Flash

Group stage standings

Group A

1stRRQ Hoshi2 — 0
2ndDeus Vult1 — 1
3rdBurmese Ghouls1 — 1
4thTeam Lilgun0 — 2

Group B

1stAP Bren2 — 0
2ndTwisted Minds1 — 1
3rdHomeBois1 — 1
4thS2G Esports0 — 2

Group C

1stBlacklist International2 — 0
2ndRoyal Cybersports Club1 — 1
3rdFire Flux Esports1 — 1
4thNiightmare Esports0 — 2

Group D

1stONIC Esports2 — 0
2ndBURN X Flash1 — 1
3rdTeam Flash1 — 1
4thKeepBest Gaming0 — 2

Schedule and results

AP Bren lifting the M5 World Championship trophy
Credit: ONE Esports

The group stage is scheduled from February 26 to 27, with the playoffs running from February 28 to March 2.

The playoffs will unfold at the Kazan Expo.

February 26

Opening matches

RRQ Hoshi2 — 0Team LilGun
S2G Esports1 — 2Twisted Minds
Burmese Ghouls0 — 2Deus Vult
HomeBois0 — 2AP Bren
Royal Cybersports Club2 — 0Niightmare Esports
BURN X Flash2 — 0KeepBest Gaming

February 27

Opening matches

Fire Flux Esports0 — 2Blacklist International
Team Flash0 — 2ONIC Esports

Winners matches

RRQ Hoshi2 — 1Deus Vult
Twisted Minds0 — 2AP Bren

RRQ Hoshi and AP Bren advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Twisted Minds and Deus Vult advance to the first round of the playoffs.

Elimination matches

Burmese Ghouls2 — 0Team Lilgun
S2G Esports0 — 2HomeBois
Niightmare Esports0 — 2Fire Flux Esports
KeepBest Gaming0 — 2Team Flash

Burmese Ghouls, HomeBois, Fire Flux Esports, and Team Flash advance to the first round of playoffs.

Team Lilgun, S2G Esports, Niightmare Esports, and KeepBest Gaming have been eliminated.

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February 28

Winners matches

Royal Cybersports Club0 — 2Blacklist International
BURN X Flash0 — 2ONIC Esports

ONIC Esports and Blacklist International advance to the second round of the playoffs.

BURN X Flash and Royal Cybersports Club advance to the first round of the playoffs.

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Participating teams

Team Lilgun poses for a photo during M5 Media Day
Credit: Moonton Games

A total of sixteen teams will participate in the event. While some will receive direct invitations, others undergone a qualifier process to secure their slots.

AP BrenPhilippinesDirect invite
Blacklist InternationalPhilippinesDirect invite
ONIC EsportsIndonesiaDirect invite
RRQIndonesiaDirect invite
KeepBest GamingChinaDirect invite
Royal Cybersports ClubRussiaPhygital Games 3 Qualifier
Team LilgunMongoliaPhygital Games 9 Qualifier
Deus VultRussiaPhygital Games 10 Qualifier
Team FlashSingaporeDirect Invite
Blacklist InternationalPhilippinesDirect Invite
HomeBoisMalaysiaDirect Invite
Twisted MindsSaudi ArabiaDirect Invite
Burmese GhoulsMyanmarDirect Invite
Niightmare EsportsLaosDirect Invite
Fire Flux EsportsTurkeyDirect Invite
S2G EsportsTurkeyDirect Invite
BURN X FlashCambodiaDirect Invite

Where to watch?

All the games will be streamed live on Games of the Future’s official platforms:

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