Updated on December 9, 4:37 p.m. (GMT+8)Updated scores.

Out of 16 teams in the group stage, eight qualify for the next phase of the M5 World Championship — the Knockout Stage.

The remaining teams compete for the title of the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team of the year and a share of the US$900,000 prize pool.

AP Bren, Blacklist International, ONIC Esports, Geek Fam, and See You Soon have secured their spots in the knockout stage.

Additionally, non-MPL teams Fire Flux Esports, Burmese Ghouls, and Deus Vult have proven themselves capable and earned their places alongside the established MPL teams.

Here’s everything you need to know about the M5 Knockout Stage.

M5 Knockout Stage format

M5 Knockout Stage group draw results
Credit: Moonton Games

The Knockout Stage features a double-elimination format, with all eight qualified teams beginning in the upper bracket.

All matches are best-of-five, except for the grand final, which is a best-of-seven showdown.

M5 Knockout Stage schedule and results

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December 9 (Saturday)

Upper bracket quarterfinal

Fire Flux Esports1 — 2Deus Vult
ONIC Esports6 p.m. GMT+8Blacklist International
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December 10 (Sunday)

Upper bracket quarterfinal

AP Bren2 p.m. GMT+8See You Soon
Burmese Ghouls6 p.m. GMT+8Geek Fam

December 11 (Monday)

Lower bracket first round

TBD2 p.m. GMT+8TBD
TBD6 p.m. GMT+8TBD

December 12 (Tuesday)

Upper bracket semifinal

TBD2 p.m. GMT+8TBD
TBD6 p.m. GMT+8TBD

December 15 (Friday)

Lower bracket quarterfinal

TBD2 p.m. GMT+8TBD
TBD6 p.m. GMT+8TBD

December 16 (Saturday)

Lower bracket semifinal

TBD11 a.m. GMT+8TBD

Upper bracket final

TBD3 p.m. GMT+8TBD

Lower bracket final

TBD7 p.m. GMT+8TBD

December 17 (Sunday)

TBD5:30 p.m. GMT+8TBD

(to be updated)

Knockout Stage qualified teams

M5 World Championship logo
Screenshot by Calvin Trilles/ ONE Esports
ONIC EsportsFire Flux EsportsAP BrenGeek Fam
See You SoonBlacklist InternationalBurmese GhoulsDeus Vult

Where to watch the Knockout Stage?

M5 World Championship logo
Credit: ONE Esports

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

The first phase of the playoffs from December 9 to 12 will be held at EVM Convention Center. The venue will change to the Rizal Memorial Coliseum from December 115 to 17.

Tickets are still available at Slash Event, the tournament’s official ticketing partner.

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