EVOS Esports lifts the trophy after winning the M1 World Championship. (Photo: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)
After a close back-and-forth Finals in the M1 World Championship, Indonesia’s EVOS Esports once again takes down fellow national representative Rex Regum Qeon (RRQ) to be the first-ever Mobile Legends: Bang Bang world champions.
Despite making it out of the Lower Bracket Finals against Todak (MYS), RRQ fell one step short on their road to redemption against EVOS falling 4-3 in the Upper Bracket Finals. The Indonesian teams have previously gone head-to-head in competitions such as the MLBB MPL Indonesia Season 4 in the previous month.
For the Philippines, Onic Esports fell earlier on in the Group Stages going 0-2 in Group D alongside the eventual champions, EVOS. Meanwhile, Sunsparks narrowly fell to the Burmese Ghouls (MMR) 2-1 in Match 5 of the Lower Bracket.
M1 was the first Mobile Legends Bang Bang World Championship. It was held on November 15 to 17 in the Axiata Arena, Malaysia. The tournament featured 16 teams battling it out for a prize pool consisting of USD $250,000.