China to compete in MLBB M5 World Championship Wildcard Stage

02 October 2023


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Image credit: Moonton

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s (MLBB) M5 World Championship will feature a team from China for the first time ever.

Four Chinese teams will get the chance to earn a spot in the M5 World Championship Wildcard Stage, which takes place in Malaysia ahead of the main M5 tournament.

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Longlong Gaming, NOBA Esports, Keep Best Gaming and Mi Ya Gaming are the announced teams from China, but only one slot at the Wildcard stage will be available.

This means that the four Chinese teams would likely compete against each other to secure a slot at the Wildcard stage of the tournament. However, Moonton has yet to explicitly announce any competition to decide the Chinese participant.

This is the first time that a Chinese team will get a chance to compete at the largest MLBB tournament of the year, the M5. In order to do so, the final Chinese team would need to first compete at the Wildcard stage of the tournament, a new addition to the World Championship serving as a play-in stage for the last slots for the M5.

Held in Kuala Lumpur in November, the Wildcard stage will feature teams from Latin America, Malaysia, Europe, South Asia, Laos, Mongolia, MENA, and China. The teams from the eight regions will compete for two spots in the Group stage of the World Championship.

The inclusion of a Chinese team in the MLBB M5 World Championship comes more than seven years after the game’s original release. Despite this, MLBB was only approved in China earlier this year, opening the doors for further tournaments and inclusion at international events for the country.

The main event for the M5 World Championship will take place in December of 2023 in the Philippines.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.