Mobile Legends M5 World Championship 2023 introduces a new Wild Card format

The move serves to empower the global esports ecosystem

The Mobile Legends M5 World Championship 2023 will incorporate a Wild Card format into its competition, alongside the existing Group and Knockout stages. As it commemorates its fifth year, the M Series embarks on a fresh phase, implementing an enhanced tournament model to elevate the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports scene.

New Wild Card format to empower the global Mobile Legends esports ecosystem

It is the first occasion that the esteemed M-series of the international MOBA tournament incorporates this format, which encompasses both well-established and developing regions. This decision aims to strengthen the worldwide esports community by providing additional avenues for interregional communication and promoting inclusivity.

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The list of confirmed regions for the Wild Card includes:

RegionsSlot Allocation
Malaysia1 – Runner-up from MPL Malaysia 
MEKONG1 – Champion of M5 MEKONG Qualifier
Latin America1 – Third placement from LIGA LATAM
South Asia1 – Winner from MLBB Champions Battle
EECA1 – Runner-up from MLBB Continental Championships
Mongolia1 – M5 World Championship National Wild Card Qualifier Mongolia
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The regions which are invited or will be participating directly are:

RegionsSlot Allocation
Philippines2 – Champion and Runner-up from MPL Philippines
Indonesia 2 – Champion and Runner-up from MPL Indonesia
Latin America2 – Champion and Runner-up from LIGA LATAM
Malaysia1 – MPL Malaysia Champion
Singapore1 – MPL Singapore Champion
Cambodia1 – MPL Cambodia Champion  
Myanmar1 – M5 Myanmar Qualifier Champion
North America1 – North America Challenger Tournament Champion
Türkiye1 – MLBB Türkiye Championship Champion
MENA1 – MPL Middle East & North Africa Champion
EECA1 – Champion from MLBB Continental Championships
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In November, the Wild Card event will take place in a distinct country, featuring eight regions. Subsequently, the Group and Knockout Stages will be held in the Philippines in December. The victorious team in the M5 Championship will be awarded the majority portion of the prize pool, amounting to $900,000.

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