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MLBB M4 World Championship Format & Schedule

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Last updated: 05 Jan 2023
Freetips staff 05 Jan 2023
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  • Guide to the format of the MLBB M4 World Championship
  • 16 teams will battle to be world champions
  • The Mobile Legends tournament takes place from 1-15 January, 2023
  • Blacklist International are the current defending champions
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MLBB M4 World Championship Format


The MLBB M4 World Championship features 16 teams from all over the world bidding to be crowned world champions from January 1-15, 2023. 

The first leg of the tournament is the Group Stage, where the 16 teams are divided into four groups of four. Each group plays out a single round robin, and all the matches will be played as best-of-one.

There is no elimination at this stage, but their seeds here will determine their placement in the Playoffs stage, which is structured as a double elimination bracket. 

The top two teams from each group proceed to the upper Playoffs bracket, while the bottom two will go on to play the lower bracket. 

In case of a two-way tiebreaker, the higher position will be decided by the previous head to head. If three teams are tied on the same scorer, they are sorted according to their winning match times. 

The bottom two teams play a best-of-one, and the winner squares off against the team with the shortest game win. The winner of this game will claim the higher position.

The Grand Final will be a best-of-seven series, while the first two rounds of the lower bracket are best-of-three. All the other playoffs matches are best-of-five.

MLBB World Championship Qualification


Most of the 16 teams seed directly into the event by winning or finishing as runners-up in their respective MPL regional leagues, though a couple of slots are allotted to teams who come in through qualifiers from smaller regions. 

Here’s a breakdown of how the seeds are distributed:

  • 2 seeds from Malaysia, winners and runners-up of MPL Malaysia split 2
  • 2 seeds from Indonesia, winners and runners-up of MPL Indonesia split 2
  • 2 seeds from Philippines, winners and runners-up of MPL Philippines split 2
  • 2 seeds from South America, winners and runners-up of MLBB Latam Super League
  • 1 seed from Singapore, winners of MPL Singapore split 2
  • 1 seed from Brazil, winners of MPL Brazil split 2
  • 1 seed from Cambodia, winners of MPL Cambodia Autumn
  • 1 seed from Middle East, winners of MPL MENA Fall
  • 1 seed from Turkey, winners of Türkiye Şampiyonası
  • 1 seed from North America, winners of North American Challenger Tournament (NACT) split 2
  • 1 seed from Myanmar, winners of the Myanmar Qualifier
  • 1 seed from Laos/Thai/Vietnam, winners of the Mekong Qualifier

MLBB M4 World Championship FAQs

When is the M4 World Championship taking place?

The M4 World Championship being staged from 1-15 January 2023.

What is the MLBB M4 World Championship prize pool?

The M4 World Championships will carry an $800,000 prize pool.

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