M3 World Championship: Teams, Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Where to Watch
The M3 World Championships group stage team distributions have been finalized. The upcoming major event in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang will kick off on 6th Dec 2021 and will feature 16 ML teams from around the world competing for the lion’s share of the $800,000 USD prize pool, along with the title of world champions. The teams will be divided into four groups with four teams each. The team distribution for the M3 World Championship group stage was decided through a lottery that was broadcast live on 6th November through the official social media handles of Mobile Legends.
The upcoming world championship is expected to be much bigger than the previous tournaments given how the Mobile Legends esports scene has widened its reach across the globe with the official launch of MPL events in Brazil and Cambodia.
M3 World Championship Teams
Here are the teams and their respective groups in the tournament;
Onic Esports (Indonesia)
Onic PH (Philippines)
Vivo Keyd (Brazil)
Team SMG (Malaysia)
RRQ Hoshi (Indonesia)
GX Squad (Middle East)
RSG SG (Singapore)
M3 World Championship Venue
The M3 World Championship will be an offline event and will be held in Singapore. Similar to last year’s world championship, Moonton is working with local authorities and the Singapore Tourism Board to ensure that the competition happens safely with all COVID-19 preventive measures in place.
M3 World Championship Tournament Format
Group Stage (December 6 – 9)
16 teams will be split into four groups with four teams each.
Single round-robin format.
No team gets eliminated but the final rankings will determine the teams’ seeding for the playoffs.
Playoffs (December 11 – 18)
The top two teams from each group will be seeded in the upper bracket.
The bottom two teams from each group will be placed in the lower bracket.
Upper bracket matches will be settled in a BO5 series while the lower bracket will be in a BO3 series until the third round which will be settled in a Bo5 format.
Winners from the upper and lower bracket will meet in the grand finals.
Grand Finals (December 19)
M3 World Championship Prize Pool
The $800,000 USD prize pool of the M3 World Championship will be split as follows;
1st Place: $300,000 USD
2nd Place: $120,000 USD
3rd place: $80,000 USD
4th place: $55,000 USD
5th – 6th place: $40,000 USD
7th – 8th place: $30,000 USD
9th – 12th place: $15,000 USD
13th – 16th place: $10,000 USD
Grand Finals MVP: $5,000 USD
Where to Watch the M3 World Championship
Fans can tune in to the action through the official of Mobile Legends. The broadcast will feature multiple languages to cater to various regions.
It will be interesting to see who will take the championship title for the upcoming M3 World Championship, considering that there will be more regions participating in the event.