The first-ever M5 World Championship Wild Card will be held at the JioSpace arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23 to 26 November.
The M5 World Championship Wild Card commences this week! Introduced by Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Esports this year, the inaugural M5 Wild Card will be held at the JioSpace arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23 to 26 November. Top two teams will qualify for the biggest MLBB Esports event of 2023.
M5 Wild Card will give eight international teams a chance to qualify for M5 World Championship Group Stage in Manila. The contenders hail from China, East Europe and Central Asia (EECA), Latin America, Malaysia, Mekong, (MENA), and South Asia. Notably, the M5 Wild Card will see teams from Mongolia, Nepal, and China make their debuts on the global stage.
This iteration marks the notable return of Sasa, a long-time MLBB player to reclaim his opportunity on the grandest MLBB Esports stage ever yet. Sasa is competing under Team SMG, which won the eighth season of MPL Malaysia and most recently, was runner-up in Season 12.
M5 World Championship Partners Revealed
Moonton announced Qiddiya as the Global Presenting Partner for the M5 World Championship. The Giga project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, created by the Saudi Public Investment Fund as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 plan will elevate the fan experience by providing immersive and interactive online and offline activities.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) and Grab also return as global partners for the M5 World Championship. As the Official Gaming Phone Sponsor, ASUS ROG will provide the ROG Phone 6 as the official tournament device, while Grab has been named the Official SuperApp Partner. MOONTON Games had previously teamed up with ASUS ROG on the Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2023 and Grab on the M4 World Championship.
M5 Wild Card Format
The M5 Wild Card will consist of two stages – the Group Stage and the Crossover Matches. In the Group Stage, the eight teams have been randomly drawn into two groups of four teams, where they will compete in a single round-robin with Best-Of-Three (BO3) matches.
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|4Merical Esports (Nepal)||Umbrella Squad (EECA)|
|Team SMG (Malaysia)||Imperio E-sport (Peru)|
|Team Falcons (Saudi Arabia)||Team Lilgun (Mongolia)|
|Niightmare Esports (Laos)||Keep Best Gaming (China)|
Stream – Fans can watch their favorite teams battling to qualify for the M5 World Championship 2023. The matches will be live streamed on Youtube in multiple languages.