Updated on December 2, 2:30 p.m. (GMT+8): Added the group draw results and group stage schedule.
The fourth iteration of the tournament brings exciting new developments. For the first time, the tournament will take place in Indonesia with a live audience. Vietnam and Myanmar will also be returning this year, following their absence at the M3 World Championship.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming tournament, including its schedule, format, participating teams, and where to watch the matches live.
What is the M4 World Championship?
The M4 World Championship is the fourth iteration of the biggest and most prestigious Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament in the world.
In this tournament, 16 qualified teams from different regions will cross swords for the lion’s share of the US$800,000 prize pool and the right to be called the best MLBB team in the world.
M4 World Championship format
The tournament is split into two parts – the group stage and the knockout stage.
In the group stage, the 16 qualified teams are split into four groups and will play in a best-of-one, single round-robin format. The top two of each group will proceed to the upper bracket while the bottom two will be placed in the lower bracket.
The knockout stage will have a double-elimination format. All series in the knockout stage are played in a best-of-five format, except for the first two rounds of the lower bracket and the grand final, which will be a best-of-three and best-of-seven series, respectively.
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|Blacklist International||ONIC Esports||RSG SG||Team HAQ|
|Incendio Supremacy||Todak||Occupy Thrones||RRQ Akira|
|Falcon Esports||Malvinas Gaming||RRQ Hoshi||The Valley|
|Burn x Flash||MDH Esports||ECHO||S11 Argentina|
M4 World Championship schedule
Day 1 (January 1)
|Blacklist International||3 p.m. GMT+8||Incendio Supremacy|
|Malvinas Gaming||4 p.m. GMT+8||MDH Esports|
|Incendio Supremacy||5 p.m. GMT+8||Falcon Esports|
|Todak||6 p.m. GMT+8||Malvinas Gaming|
|Falcon Esports||7 p.m. GMT+8||Burn x Flash|
|ONIC Esports||8 p.m. GMT+8||Todak|
Day 2 (January 2)
|RSG SG||3 p.m. GMT+8||Occupy Thrones|
|The Valley||4 p.m. GMT+8||S11 Argentina|
|RRQ Hoshi||5 p.m. GMT+8||Occupy Thrones|
|RRQ Akira||6 p.m. GMT+8||The Valley|
|ECHO||7 p.m. GMT+8||RRQ Hoshi|
|Team HAQ||8 p.m. GMT+8||RRQ Akira|
Day 3 (January 3)
|Malvinas Gaming||3 p.m. GMT+8||ONIC Esports|
|Incendio Supremacy||4 p.m. GMT+8||Burn x Flash|
|MDH Esports||5 p.m. GMT+8||ONIC Esports|
|Burn x Flash||6 p.m. GMT+8||Blacklist International|
|Todak||7 p.m. GMT+8||MDH Esports|
|Falcon Esports||8 p.m. GMT+8||Blacklist International|
Day 4 (January 4)
|RRQ Akira||3 p.m. GMT+8||S11 Argentina|
|Occupy Thrones||4 p.m. GMT+8||ECHO|
|S11 Argentina||5 p.m. GMT+8||Team HAQ|
|ECHO||6 p.m. GMT+8||RSG SG|
|The Valley||7 p.m. GMT+8||Team HAQ|
|RRQ Hoshi||8 p.m. GMT+8||RSG SG|
(to be updated)
M4 World Championship participating teams
Here are all the participating teams in the tournament.
|Blacklist International||MPL PH Season 10 champion|
|ECHO||MPL PH Season 10 runner-up|
|ONIC Esports||MPL ID Season 10 champion|
|RRQ Hoshi||MPL ID Season 10 runner-up|
|Team HAQ||MPL MY Season 10 champion|
|Todak||MPL MY Season 10 runner-up|
|S11 Argentina||LATAM Super League Season 1 champion|
|Malvinas Gaming||LATAM Super League Season 1 runner-up|
|RSG SG||MPL SG Season 4 champion|
|Burn x Team Flash||MPL KH Autumn Split 2022 champion|
|Falcon Esports||Myanmar Qualifier champion|
|Incendio Supremacy||Turkiye Sampiyonasi champion|
|Thrones Esport||MPL MENA Fall Split 2022 champion|
|The Valley||NACT Fall Season – Path to M4 champion|
|RRQ Akira||MPL BR Season 3 champion|
|MDH Esports||Mekong Qualifier|
Where to watch the M4 World Championship?
Indonesian fans can watch the games live at XO Hall in West Jakarta for the group stage, and at Istora Senayan in Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex for the playoffs. Tickets are available through Blibli.
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