Blacklist International, ECHO Rally for the Philippines’ to the M4 World Championship

The two M4 World Championship teams representing the Philippines, Blacklist International and ECHO have revealed their worlds rosters. These two teams battled in the recently concluded MPL-PH grand finals last October 24, 2022 where Blacklist International defeated ECHO with a 4-2 victory.

Each team can bring up to seven players and two coaches. Blacklist International is back to defend their crown as the best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team in the world after reclaiming their crown in the last Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines (MPL) Season 10. They have a total of three MPL-PH Championships and are one of the most decorated teams in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The team looking to make the never-before-feat of back-to-back champions is composed of: OhMyV33nus, Wise, Oheb, Edward, Hadji, DexStar, Eson, Coach BonChan, & Coach MastertheBasics.

Oheb was last year’s M3 Grand Finals MVP when Blacklist International was against ONIC Philippines. He delivered an amazing performance with his Beatrix and Clint. The M3 skin that Blacklist International chose was Estes, in honor of OhMyV33nus’s critical role in the team as captain and main shotcaller.

ECHO completes the two Philippine representatives in M4. They were initially doubted by viewers at the start of the 10th season of MPL-PH but they were able to prove themselves with both of their rosters winning matches left and right. They finished behind Blacklist International during the grand finals but not without putting up a good fight. This is the first time that most of the ECHO players will be heading to an international tournament. Their roster will be KarlTzy, Bennyqt, Yawi, Sanford, Sanji, Jaypee, KurtTzy, Coach Tictac, and Coach Trebor.

If fans would remember, Karltzy was a previous M series champion during M2 with Bren Esports. He also won that year’s finals MVP. His performance was recognized when Bren Esports chose to give their M2 skin to Lancelot in honor of Karltzy.

Sixteen teams from multiple regions around the world will be competing for the most prestigious Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports tournament. They are: Onic Esports, RRQ Hoshi, S11 Argentina, Malvinas Gaming, Team HAQ, TODAK, Blacklist International, ECHO, RRQ Akira, Burn x Flash, MDH Esports, Occupy Thrones, Falcon Esports, The Valley, RSG Singapore, and Incendio Supremacy.

The M4 World Championship will happen on January 1-15, 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The group stage will be held at XO Hall (MPL Arena) while the knockout stage and grand finals will be at Istora Senayan, Jakarta.

Em Dangla

Em "Kaisaya" Dangla is an esports shoutcaster on different mobile MOBA game titles. She also has experience in various aspects of the industry, from professionally competing in tournaments, managing esports players and teams, and organizing online tournaments. The former game developer also advocates for women in esports and safe spaces.