Blacklist kicks off M3 campaign against unfamiliar foes in opening day

Published December 5, 2021, 6:43 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

Blacklist International is set to face new challengers when it opens its Mobile Legends Bang Bang: M3 World Championship campaign right on the opening day at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore on Monday, Dec. 6.

Photo from MPL Philippines

The 13-day tournament unfurls with the clash between Blacklist and MPL Brazil titlists Red Canids set at 2 p.m. The Filipino champions will next face the Turkey Championship 2021 winners Bedel at 4 p.m. before rounding up the schedule with a showdown against Malvinas Gaming which topped the Latin America championship.

Group stage will be in a single-match round robin format with the top two squads at the end of the group stage, securing an upper bracket spot in the playoffs.

Pegged as one of the heavy favorites of the tournament, Blacklist remained wary of its foes especially with the unfamiliarity of the other teams in group stage.

Meanwhile, Onic Philippines will be facing its sister team Onic Esports from Indonesia to open up the Group B matches in the second day of the tournament on Tuesday.

After that 2 p.m. clash, Onic is set to lock horns against Malaysian team Todak at 5pm before battling it out against another Brazilian team Keyd Stars at 7 p.m.

A total of 16 teams will be testing each other’s mettles with the top team bagging the $300,000 prize. Second placers will be taking home $120,000 while the third best team is set to earn a $80,000 consolation.

 
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