The M5 Wild Card Commences This Week! Last 2 M5 Spots up for grabs
The M5 Wild Card, the inaugural qualifying tournament for the M5 World Championship, will be held at the JioSpace arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23 to 26 November. Eight international teams will compete for two spots in the M5 World Championship Group Stage.
The M5 Wild Card will feature teams from China, East Europe and Central Asia (EECA), Latin America, Malaysia, Mekong, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and South Asia. This year’s tournament will also mark the debuts of teams from Mongolia, Nepal, and China on the global MLBB esports stage.
M5 World Championship Partners
Qiddiya has been announced as the Global Presenting Partner for the M5 World Championship. The partnership will provide fans with immersive and interactive online and offline activations.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) and Grab will also return as global partners for the M5 World Championship. ASUS ROG will provide the ROG Phone 6 as the official tournament device, while Grab has been named the Official SuperApp Partner.
The M5 Wild Card Format & Schedule
The M5 Wild Card will consist of two stages – the Group Stage and the Crossover Matches.
In the Group Stage, the eight teams have been randomly drawn into two groups of four teams, where they will compete in a single round-robin with Best-Of-Three (BO3) matches.
On Day 4, the top two teams from each group will advance to the Crossover Matches, where the first-placed teams from each group will battle against the second-placed teams from the other group in Best-of-Five (BO5) matches. The winners of both matches will qualify for the M5 World Championship.
The first Crossover Match will take place on 26 November, from 14:00 GMT+8 onwards. The series will be broadcast live on MLBB channels with local commentary – including Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Filipino, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Please refer to Appendix A for the full list of livestream channels and languages.