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MLBB M4 World Championship Betting Tips & Live Streams
About MLBB M4 Championship
The premier esports event of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the M-series World Championship, with M4 World Championship being staged in January 2023.
The first edition, the M1 World Championship, kicked off in 2019. Prior to this, the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup was the main international event, organized by the game’s developers Moonton.
Given the popularity of the game, and its player base growing to the millions within just months of its release, it was time for a more global event inclusive of regions outside Asia.
The M1 World Championship included teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and Laos, Cambodia, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and North America.
It was held in Kuala Lumpur between November 10 and 17, and featured 16 teams battling it out to become the world’s first Mobile Legends champion. The Indonesian team EVOS Legends secured the title in the end, taking home $80,000.
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MLBB M4 Championship Live Streaming & How to Watch
You can catch live streams of Mobile Legends games on popular streaming sites. You’ll be able to catch the majors tournaments at betting sites such as bet365, Stake and Pinnacle.
You can also check out Mobile Legends esports, including the MLBB World Championship, broadcast live on the following channels:
The official MLBB TikTok channel
The official MLBB YouTube channel
The official MLBB North America Facebook channel
MLBB M4 Championship Format
The tournament features 16 teams from all over the world. Most of these 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
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 M4 Championship Prize Pools
The tournament is organized by Moonton, and is sponsored by Tiktok, Secretlab, Esports Charts, and Gank.
The M1 World Championship was hosted in Kuala Lumpur, and distributed $250,000 among the 16 participating teams. EVOS Legends took home $80,000 while the runners-up RRQ Hoshi won $40,000. TODAK and Burmese Ghouls, the third and fourth seed, claimed $20,000 and $12,000 respectively.
The next event was hosted in Singapore at the Shangri-la hotel, and the prize pool was raised to $300,000. Bren Esports emerged as the victors, and won $140,000 in prize money. The runners-up, Burmese Ghouls collected $67,200, while the semifinalists RRQ Hoshi and Alter Ego took $28,000 and $16,800 respectively.
The prize pool was doubled for the M3 Championship, topping up to $800,000. Singapore played hosts again, and Blacklist International won it for the first time at the M3 Championship. They won $300,000, while the runners-up ONIC Philippines got $120,000. The BloodThirstyKings, in third place, claimed $80,000 while fourth seed EVOS SG won $55,000.
Top Teams of the MLBB M4 World Championship
Indonesia-based RRQ Hoshi haven’t won the Championship title yet, but there’s no denying they’re among the most consistent teams on the circuit.
They finished as runners up at M1, then in third place at M2, and 5th-6th seed in M3. they’re also three-time champions of the MPL Indonesia, having won Season 2 in 2018, and Seasons 5 and 6 in 2020.
A case must be made for the Burmese Ghouls as well, who finished in fourth place at M1 and runners-up at M2.
Blacklist International, the defending MLBB world champions, are emerging as one of the strongest teams in the Philippines. The organization was formed only in 2020 so they’ve played just six seasons, out of which they’ve won three.
MLBB M4 World Championship Previous winners
EVOS Legends won the inaugural edition of the World Championship in 2019, while RRQ Hoshi finished as runners-up. The two Indonesian teams took home winnings of $80,000 and $40,000 respectively.
The 2020 edition couldn’t take place that year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was shifted to the start of 2021. The Philippines-based Bren Esports secured the title and $140,000 in prize money, while the runners-up Burmese Ghouls walked away with $67,200.
Blacklist International from the Philippines are the current defending champions heading into the 2023 tournament. They won a whopping $300,000, while ONIC Philippines came in second place and won $120,000.