Mobile Legends World Championship 2019


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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship The first official Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament in the U.S. is now coming! MLBB 2019 World Championship US Qualifier (M1 US Qualifier) with a prize pool of $6000! Stay tuned for more information about how to register to play in the tournament!

Let's kick things off with the prize pool distribution. M1 has a total prize pool of USD 250,000, where the Champion will go home with a total of USD 80,000! Stay tuned for more M1 news!

Registration for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 2019 World Championship US Qualifier is open!Now go and gather your friends and teammates. It’s time to fight for the honor, sign up NOW! Please download and fill in the Registration Form on:


The following are the official rules and regulations of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship US Qualifier (M1 US Qualifier) which apply to any teams who registered and invited teams. The following rules and regulations do not limit the level of competition and gameplay.


1.Registration, Participation and Confirmation

A.No player shall be considered eligible to participate in the M1 U.S. Qualification Competition until he or she reaches the age of 18.
B.All team managers and players must submit the following documents for identification when participating in the M1 Championship: Soft copy of Passport.
C.Teams can be consisting of 5 members (compulsory) and 1 substitute (compulsory) , 1 Manager (Optional).
D.This tournament is open to all American and permanent residents living in these country.
E.Each team must commit to the time that have been set beforehand by the organizers.
F.Team names/ player names that are found to be offensive/vulgar will not be tolerated by the organizers and a request of name change is allowed during and before the competition, teams that are found not following this will be disqualified immediately.
G.Teams will be permitted 1 tag for Team Names (consisting of 2-4 characters) in front of each player’s Hero Name throughout MLBB. These tags must be upper-case, lower-case letters or numbers 0-9 only.
H.Teams that have registered need to confirm their slot by following the steps provided in the email.
I.A representative (manager/captain/player) must be in the Discord (if there is better tool, we choose the better one) to keep themselves updated to any new information. Should the representative is unable to commit, teams should notify the admin about a change of representative OR the representative will be responsible in delegating their duties to their teammates.

2.Tournament Streams

A.Teams are not allowed to stream snipe the stream during the match.

B.Teams that are found to be abusing the tournament streams will be disqualified immediately and will be denied tournament winnings for this action or any action that is abusive.

C.Teams will be asked to act gracefully when the game is streamed, no vulgar words, taunting or spamming is allowed. Any dispute should be directed to the tournament admins directly for any issues. Any teams that is found not following this rule will be disqualified immediately regardless if the game is streamed or not.

3. Conduct

A.As mentioned in the previous section, members/teams must be responsible for the actions of each member. Any member of the team who violates the player's behavior will be disqualified.
B.Players must be able to commit to the timetable mentioned in the competition platform and may disagree with the appropriate time for both sides.
C.Players should not use force outside the game to influence the outcome of the game. Severe penalties, such as disqualification, will be enforced and prohibited from continuing to be held by the organizers. Betting is strictly forbidden between teams and will not be tolerated.
D.Agreeing on losing on purpose will also be considered as a disqualification act if found out by the organizers.
E.Teams are advised to be humble and to be strict with each other on enforcing these rules for smooth flow of the tournament.
F.Any dispute may be directed to the tournament admins via email, WhatsApp, Facebook or call.
G.Teams that are found not following these conduct rules can be disqualified immediately.

4. Race bracket

A.32 teams (expected) will be playing in M1 US Qualifier.
B.All matches will be played online.
C.The tournament is in single elimination mode before reaching Top 4 and in double elimination mode after reaching Top 4.
D.If the number of teams is not an integer power of 2. The extra teams will have a bye in the first round.

E.Prize distribution:

Rank Cash (USD) Diamond
Champion $3,000 20,000/person
Runner up $1,500 10,000/person
Third Place $1,000 5,000/person
Fourth Place $500 3,000/person
5-8 Place - 1,000/person

F.The format is as goes:

32 teams Best of 3 Single elimination
16 teams Best of 3 Single elimination
8 teams Best of 3 Single elimination
4 teams Best of 3 Double elimination
Grand Final Best of 5 Double elimination

G.Top 8 teams participating must have a distinguishing uncopyrighted team logo.

5. Match Regulations

5.1 Term Definitions

A.A match refers to the games being played between team A and Team B (Bo3 or Bo5).
B.A game refers to the current game being played between team A and team B.
C.The mobile application to be used is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Developer: Moonton).
D.Match starts - The teams that are placed in the upper part of the challonge bracket gets to choose first pick or second pick.
E.Match ends - The first team to destroy the opposing team’s Base wins, the first team to surrender loses or teams that are found not following the rules disqualified.

5.2 Match Rules

F.The game mode used in: Custom Draft Pick

G.If any player disconnects during a Top 8 match that are hosted by the admins, they can request a M1 Official to pause the game for the player to reconnect.

H.Once all players are ready, as indicated by both Team Captains, the M1 Official will resume the game.

I.In the case of a server crash, the game can be continued from a new draft but has to be the same line up.

J.In the event of a technical difficulty which leads the M1 Officials to declare a restart, the M1 Official may instead award:

i.a game victory to a team. If a game has been played for more than 5 minutes on the game clock (00:05:00), M1 Officials, at their sole discretion, may determine that a team cannot avoid defeat to a degree of reasonable certainty. The following criteria may be used in the determination of reasonable certainty:

1.The teams total net worth differences must exceed 800 x minute of the game. For example, 20 minutes in to the game, Team A holds a net worth of 20,000 while Team B’s net worth at 38,000. Difference in net worth is 18,000. 800 x 20 minutes = 16,000. The difference in net worth of 18,000 is greater than 16,000, hence Team B is deemed victorious.

2.In the situation where the difference in net worth is less than 800 x minute, the game has to be remake.

6. Tournament Flow

6.1 Pre-match preparation

A.Schedule changes

The M1 Officials reserve the right to reschedule, make changes to the dates of M1 or alter the schedule in any other way or form. All teams will be informed of any changes made by M1 Officials at once.

B.Game Version

The game version used will be decided by M1 Officials, use of newly released heroes, heroes with recent balance updates and those with known bugs may be temporarily banned. The duration of the ban will be determined by M1 Officials.

C.Preparation Time

Players are free to prepare after their check in. This includes communication setup, checking their Internet connection, and ensuring their game is updated. However, the players must enter the lobby at the agreed match time schedule.

D.In-game Lobby

The M1 admin will create the in-game lobby for matches that are to be live streamed. The players should follow the instructions from the M1 admin on how to enter the in-game lobby.

For other matches, captains that have contacted each other will be deciding between them on who is hosting the lobby.

E.Technical support

M1 Officials will provide technical assistance during matches hosted by them to solve any problems that may occur.

6.2. Match preparation

A. Pick/Ban Process

All the Top 8 teams will go through the coin toss process to determine their first/second pick. The referee/marshall will ensure both teams are ready to enter the pick/ban phase after players from both teams have entered the in-game lobby. Once both teams are ready, the referee will inform the in-game lobby admin to start the game.

B.Game setting

a.Map: Tournament Mode (5V5)
b.Game type: Draft Pick
c.Bans: 3
d.Banned Hero(es) to be announced and updated in Discord.

6.3 Pick/ban phase and pick priority

A.Game restrictions

If there is presence of a known bug in any device, hero, skin, emblem, or any skill, or any other reason determined by M1 Officials, the M1 Officials may add in a restriction at any time before or during the match.

B.Pick process
  • Best of 3 - First game - Coin toss , 2nd game alternate pick priority , third game new coin toss.
  • Best of 5 - First game - Coin toss , 2nd game alternate pick priority, third game alternate, fourth game alternate pick priority, 5th game new coin toss.
C. Pick Process

a.Draft Pick

The pick/ban order will follow the default sequence set in the game.

b.Wrong pick

If a team has picked/banned a hero by mistake, the game will still be continued. There will be no remakes due to wrong pick/ban.

D.Swapping heroes

Players may swap heroes after the pick/ban process ends, in the alloted time period. However if there is a mistake due to player negligence when swapping heroes, the match will still continue.

E.Game starts after pick/ban phase

The game will immediately start after the pick/ban phase unless there are other instructions from the referee/marshall.

F.Connection problem

If a problem occurs during game loading due to presence of a bug, disconnection or other errors and a player fails to join the match after the game has started, then the game must be paused until all 10 players are connected to the game (this is only valid for hosted matches).For matches where there are no referees present, it is player’s responsibility to ensure that their data connection is good. However, captains can refer to the rule below for disconnections.

6.4 In game

A.For matches with no referees, a team is each granted ONE right to remake the game per match should there has been critical issue such as bugs or lags that made the game impossible to play. However, it has several conditions:

a.The match must not have been over 5 minutes in the in-game clock.
b.Both teams must have less than [800 gold x min] in net worth difference.
c.A screenshot of the said error (bugs/lags) with the in-game clock MUST be presented to the opponent for the remake right to be executed.
d.The screenshots of the bug/lag and the discussion must be kept in the case of any dispute to be presented to admins.

B.3 Pauses are allowed per team during officially-hosted team fights if it is a critical error such as
  • More than 3 players disconnect / crashes during the game.
  • Both teams devices are unplayable.
Definition of team fight - more than 1 player from one team is engaged ( skills or normal attack ) with another team with more than 1 player also involved in the exchange of blows.
1 Marshal will be present in the official-hosted game as observers to pause the game if necessary.
C. One single team use more than 3 Pauses without reasonable causes shall be judged as loss in current BO/Round

6.5 After game

A.The captain of the winning team must submit the screenshot result in Discord with the hero icon (not avatar icon). In the case there’s no updates in Challonge after some time, kindly notify the marshals about it.

7.Tournament preparations

7.1 Tournament conducts

A.Please come prepared on the time mentioned by the admins.
B.Teams must follow any instructions from the admins.
C.Teams are responsible to ensure that they have the best Internet connection possible. Any issues concerning with lags are not within admin’s solving capabilities.
D.Players are to conduct themselves appropriately during the tournament time frame when interacting with admins or other players.
E.For any issues encountered, it is player’s responsibility to report to admins in the time frame stated. Admins are not responsible for player’s negligence.
F.For any accusations/report, proofs must be submitted (e.g an opponent team forfeiting their match - a screenshot of the conversation must be attached) for the marshals to determine the legibility of it.

7.2 Tournament Communications

A.Emails will be automatically sent out to teams that has registered for them to confirm their registration. Successful registrations do not mean that you have already secured a slot.

In the case that the captain does not receive the email, please check the spam inbox or ensure that you have registered with a working email before reaching out to admins.

B.Some follow up email may be sent in the case Discord is judged not suitable to share the information (e.g submitting logos)
C.Discord will be the main medium of communication. The majority of the information will be shared there. Admins are also reachable through here during working hours.
D.Admin’s contact number are shared in both Discord and email. Players may call or Whatsapp this number during normal working hours only.
E.A WhatsApp group will be created once the tournament finds the Top 8 teams for easier communication.

7.3 Penalties

A.Failure to follow the schedule timing . Teams will be penalized in this order:
10 Minutes Late : Lose one ban (teams wait until time runs out without banning)
15 Minutes Late : Lose two bans (teams wait until time runs out without banning)
20 Minutes Late : Disqualified from the match ( Free win to the opponent )

B.Failure to report to the admins in case of emergencies ( not able to attend ) or player change /Team name changes / Logo changes :

a.1st Warning: Team will lose pick priority for the whole tournament
b.2nd Warning: Will be banned from M1.
c.3rd Warning: Will be banned from MLBB World Championship for a year.

C.Players Misconduct:

a.1st Warning of Player Misconduct: Team will lose pick priority for the whole tournament/Default loss.
b.2nd Warning of Player Misconduct: Will be banned from M1.
c.3rd Warning of Player Misconduct: Will be banned from MLBB World Championship for a year.

Depending on the severity of the player misconduct, penalties may be changed accordingly. Moonton reserves the right for banning players that are found guilty of player misconduct.

The examples of player misconduct:
  • Being rude/inappropriate/using vulgar words when dealing about tournaments.
  • Submitting false match results.
  • Providing no proof of opponents forfeiting their matches.
  • Certain issues can be discussed with the admin in case of relevant cases that we may dismiss based on discussion and proof of said issue.


1. Participation is at your own risk. PARTICIPANTS must follow the rules, use caution, and take care of PARTICIPANT'S own health. ORGANIZERS are not liable for any losses in relation to the event, directly or indirect, for example in case of a canceled event, electrical failure or similar. No person or persons shall hold ORGANIZERS liable.
2. Each participation is a binding contract to abide by the rules or the PUBLISHER will reserve the right to ban the participant.
3. ORGANIZERS reserves the rights to without further notice change the rules.
4. Each PARTICIPANT must follow the instructions from ORGANIZERS.


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M1 World Championship 2019 Main Event Tickets will be available for purchase on August 30th 2019 from 12PM onwards!

There are 3 types of ticket holders: Bronze, Silver and Gold tickets. 1-Day Pass pricing starts from USD 4, while 3-Day Pass pricing starts from USD 12.

Join us to witness the birth of the first World Champion in Axiata Arena, Malaysia from 15 – 17 November 2019!

The Group Stage will also be live streamed on Youtube from 11 – 14 November.