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M5 World Championship 2023 Playoffs: A Comprehensive Guide

M5 World Championship 2023 Playoffs: A Comprehensive Guide

The highly anticipated M5 Mobile legends World Championship playoffs stage is upon us! With the event set to kick off on 9th December 2023 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila, Philippines, the remaining eight teams will be giving their all to claim the prestigious title of World Champion and secure the lion’s share of the massive $900,000 USD prize pool. This year is especially thrilling as defending champion ECHO failed to qualify, leaving the throne open for a new victor!

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve deeper into the tournament details: the schedule, format, teams, and where you can watch the matches. Stay tuned for exciting dynamics, rivalries, and gaming strategies as we provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the playoffs.

Tournament Format

Placement Prize Team Placement Prize Team Placement Prize Team
1st $300,000 USD 5th-6th Geek Fam 13th-16th Bigetron Sons
2nd $120,000 USD See You Soon RRQ Akira
3rd $80,000 USD 7th-8th Fire Flux Esports Team Lilgun
4th $55,000 USD Deus Vult Burmese Ghouls TheOhioBrothers
9th-12th Triple Esports 17th-18th Imperio
Team SMG Niightmare Esports
Team Flash 19th-20th Team Falcons
Homebois Umbrella Squad
21st-22nd 4Merical Esports
KeepBest Gaming

Knockout Stage: 9th – 17th December 2023

  • Eight teams from the Group Stage will compete in a double-elimination bracket.
  • All matches will be played in a Best of 5 (Bo5) format, except for the Grand Final.
  • The Grand Final will be played in a Best of 7 (Bo7) format.

Qualified Teams List

  • AP.Bren (APBR)
  • Blacklist International (BLCK)
  • ONIC Esports
  • Geek Fam ID
  • See You Soon (SYS)
  • Deus Vult (DEVU)
  • Fire Flux Esports
  • Burmese Ghouls (BG)

Where to Watch the M5 World Championship

The tournament will be broadcasted live on the following streaming platforms:

The list shall be updated when more streaming platforms are announced at a later date.

In-Depth Team Analysis

AP.Bren (APBR)

AP.Bren, a consistent top-performer throughout the year, is expected to be one of the favorites to take home the crown with their incredible coordination and impressive individual skills. Look out for their star player, BlazingDuke, who is renowned for his versatile hero pool and game-changing plays.

Blacklist International (BLCK)

Blacklist International is known for its aggressive playstyle and innovative strategies, creating a unique flair in the tournament. Their mid-laner, GeniusAce, has led the team to several nail-biting victories with his precise shot-calling.

Burmese Ghouls (BG)

Burmese Ghouls, the dark horses of the competition, have the capability to upset the balance and take down tournament favorites on any given day. The key player to watch is ShadowStryker, their phenomenal roamer and playmaker.

Exciting Dynamics & Rivalries

Keep an eye on the rivalry between ONIC Esports and Geek Fam ID, two teams that have faced each other multiple times in regional tournaments. Their head-to-head encounters have always been a thrilling spectacle, with both teams vying for victory.

Other Teams

Azure Gaming, Blaze Esports and Fable Esports are other notable contenders in the tournament. It remains to be seen if any of them can make it to the playoffs and challenge the more established teams.

The stage is set for an enthralling competition! Tune in every weekend as the top esports teams battle it out at With such a stacked lineup, you don’t want to miss any of the action. It’s time to get your adrenaline pumping! Who will come out on top? Join us this weekend to find out!

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