Fabian Peter
Malaysia to host next year's Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship
17 February 2024

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will host The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M6 World Championship next year.

The announcement was made by Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Adam Adli Abd Halim ahead of the M5 final in Manila between Indonesia's Onic Esports and the Philippines' AP. Bren.

Local Malaysian fans gathered at Lanai@MATIC here for a special viewing party of the M5 final.

For the record, Malaysia hosted the first M Series event (M1) in 2019.

In his speech, Adam said: "It is truly an honour to see top-tier teams competing and showcasing their exceptional skills in eSports.

"This experience is more incredible for me as I have experienced the gathering of thousands, if not millions, of MLBB enthusiasts from around the world, both physically and online, supporting their favourite teams.

"This moment represents the Youth and Sports Ministry's collaboration with Moonton Games, which began with the MPL Season 7 to last year's Season 12.

"I am really happy that two Malaysian teams, Homebois and Team SMG, competed in this year's M5, but unfortunately, we won't be seeing them in the final today.

"I hope that HomeBois and Team SMG will be stronger next year. We don't quit until it's over.

Earlier, HomeBois reached the M5 by winning the MLBB Malaysian Professional League (MPL), while Team SMG made the cut by snatching one of the two wildcard slots.

Both teams failed to clear the group stage of the competition.