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Understanding the Dynamics: Competing Teams of M5 World Championship

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s M World Championship is mobile esports’ biggest international event, Let's learn about the clashing teams

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s M World Championship is the largest international event in mobile esports, with audience statistics in the millions.

The M5 World Championship aspires to retain, if not outperform, past versions of the competition, which have increased in popularity with each event. M4, for example, had a peak viewership of 4.27 million.

The season-ending event for Mobile Legends has changed significantly since its last appearance earlier this year. To begin, the event will be held in two venues as a result of the addition of a WildCard Stage. M5 action will be featured in both Malaysia (WildCard) and Indonesia (Main Stage). Furthermore, China will compete in the sport for the first time.

After the WildCard Stage, all eyes will be on Indonesia, where some of the biggest names in mobile esports will compete for the M5 Trophy. But who are the organizations involved? This article contains a list of M5 World Championships contestants, as well as a brief history of the organizations involved.

2.Blacklist International
Blacklist International, which is owned by Southeast Asian esports and video gaming agency Tier One Entertainment, is another former winner of the Mobile Legends World Championship. Read more:

After winning the M3 World Championship, the organization finished second in the M4 World Championship.

Blacklist has been looking to extend its footprint in esports over the last year. Notably, this is accomplished through partnership ventures with esports bookmaker Rivalry and G2 Esports, respectively, to enter Dota 2 and WildRift.

4.Bigetron Sons
Bigetron Sons is the Brazilian division of Indonesian esports organisation Bigetron Esports. Read more:

The organization qualified for the M5 World Championship through Liga Latam 2023, a Latin American MLBB competition.

The main team of the organization competes in MPL Indonesia, one of Mobile Legends’ franchised championships. Bigetron also has esports divisions in other mobile-focused titles including Free Fire and PUBG: Mobile.

5.Deus Vult
Deus Vult is an unsigned Russian team. Read more:

They qualified for the event by winning the MLBB Continental Championships, a CIS-focused competition. The squad has competed in four M World Championships, representing Team Unique and NAVI in M2 and M3, respectively.

6.Fire Flux EsportsFire Flux Esports
Representing Europe is Turkish esports organisation Fire Flux Esports. The organisation is a relative newcomer to the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang scene having acquired players from  Incendio Supremacy in early 2023. Read more:

The MTC Turkiye Championship qualified the organization for the M5 World Championship. Aside from Mobile Legends, Fire Flux Esports boasts a regional VALORANT Challengers roster as well as a prominent PUBG: Mobile roster that competed in the World Championship last year.

7.Geek Fam ID
Geek Fam’s Indonesian mobile legends division was first founded in 2019. Read more:

Aside from Mobile Legends, Geek Fam has had a Dota 2 team since 2016, as well as rosters in PUBG Mobile and Free Fire. Following a partnership with Avium, the Malaysian-based organization briefly renamed itself Geek Slate earlier this year; however, this relationship abruptly ended in July.

alaysian esports organisation HomeBois qualified for the M5 World Championship by winning MPL Malaysia Season 12, the organisation’s first title since its debut in 2020. Read more:

HomeBois was formerly a production crew for crew Basskurr, a Malaysian esports organization co-founded by HomeBois’ owner Nureddy ‘DaddyHood’ Nursal. In addition to Mobile Legends, the organization has a PUBG Mobile roster.

9.ONIC Esports
In recent years, ONIC Esports has become a powerhouse in the Mobile Legends ecosystem. Read more:

Since its inception in 2018, the organization has primarily focused on Mobile Legends, while it also has lineups in PUBG Mobile and Free Fire. Furthermore, before disbanding, ONIC had a notable Apex Legends esports division that competed at this year’s ALGS Championship.

10.RRQ Akira
RRQ Akira is the Brazilian Mobile Legends division of Southeast Asian goliath Rex Regum Qeon (RRQ). Alongside its Brazilian team, the organization holds Mobile Legends rosters in the Philippines and Indonesia, with the latter division housing male and female teams. Read more:

RRQ Akira has won the last four MPL Brazil seasons in a row, while the organization’s flagship Indonesian squad has four MPL crowns.

Last year, the organization was named a VALORANT Champions Tour partner team, entering the ecosystem’s Pacific League. RRQ features competitive teams in PUBG Mobile and Free Fire, in addition to VALORANT.

11.See You Soon
Representing Cambodia. read more

See You Soon debuted in Mobile Legends in 2020 and has been a fixture on the scene since the start of the country’s official MPL competition. The organization has competed in several major international esports tournaments, including the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2022, M3 World Championship, and this year’s event.

12.Team Flash
Team Flash is a major multi-title Southeast Asian esports organization that competes in a range of mobile and PC titles. Read more:

This covers the Brawl Stars and Arena of Valor ecosystems, as well as the VCS (Vietnam Championship Series) of League of Legends. The organization just announced its expansion into VALORANT.

The organization qualified for the event by winning the sixth season of MPL Singapore. Along with its Singapore-based team, Team Flash has a Cambodian Mobile Legends team that it co-owns with Burn Gaming. Team Flash has an interesting collaboration with the Vietnamese football club Hai Phong FC.

13.Triple Esports
Triple Esports is another newcomer to the Mobile Legends esports ecosystem, with the Saudi Arabian esports organisation only joining the scene in August 2023.Read more:

Regardless, the organization recently won the MPL MENA in its maiden try to qualify for the M5 World Championship.

In addition to Mobile Legends, the organization fielded a regional Overwatch team from 2022 to 2023, as well as competing in VALORANT, League of Legends, and Fortnite.

Representing North America is TheOhioBrothers, an unsigned team that qualified after winning the NACT Fall 2023. Previously, the team was signed to North American esports organisation Outplay until earlier this year. Read more:

15.Team SMG
Founded in 2017 by Chinese pop singer Lin Junjie, Team SMG is an Asian esports organisation that has a Mobile Legends team competing in Malaysia. Up until recently the organisation also had a team in Singapore until its disbandment earlier this year. Read more:

The majority of the company’s notable triumphs have come from its other esports businesses, specifically VALORANT and PUBG Mobile. The Peacekeeper Elite (PUBG Mobile in China) franchise won the country’s main championship in 2022 before being acquired by English football club Wolves at the conclusion of that year. Furthermore, Team SMG’s VALORANT squad finished fourth in the 2023 Game Changers Championship.

16.Team Lilgun
Team Lilgun is a Mongolian-based esports organisation that was founded in 2021 but only recently entered the Mobile Legends esports scene in 2023. Read more:

eam Lilgun predominantly practises its trade in the Dota 2 esports scene, regularly competing in the lower divisions of the SEA Dota Pro Circuit up until late 2023.

Alongside Team SMG, Team Lilgun qualified for the M5 World Championship Main Stage through Mobile Legends’ Wildcard Stage. 


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