M4 World Championship breaks viewership record with 4.26m viewers

The M4 World Championship is the first Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament to host a live crowd and based... Maria | 13. January 2023

The M4 World Championship is the first Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament to host a live crowd and based on its recent viewership record, it seems to be on track to become the most popular event in esports history.

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M4 World Championship takes place in Jakarta’s Tennis Indoor Stadium, where the best Mobile Legends teams are facing off for $800,000.

So far, all the matches of MLBB’s most important competition of the year were more than exciting, but one game captivated fans the most.

Record viewership of 4.26m concurrent viewers

The M4 World Championship is being broadcast from Indonesia in 13 languages worldwide and according to data from Esports Charts, it has broken its previous viewership record on January 11 after reaching a peak of 4.26m concurrent viewers. This significant milestone occurred when Blacklist International (Philippines) faced RRQ Hoshi (Indonesia) in the upper-bracket semi-final.

The defending champions Blacklist International defeated RRQ Hoshi 3-2 to advance into the upper-bracket final, where they will face another squad from the Philippines — ECHO.

M4 World Championship is the third most watched esports event

The new record surpassed MLBB’s previous record of 3.2 million concurrent viewers set during the M3 World Championship last year.

With these impressive viewership figures, the M4 World Championship replaced the LoL World Championship 2021 at the third position on the list of esports events with the highest peak viewership.

The five most-watched esports events in history:

  • Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore: 5.41 million
  • LoL World Championship 2022: 5.15 million
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M4 World Championship: 4.27 million
  • LoL World Championship 2021: 4.02 million
  • LoL World Championship 2019: 3.99 million

Grand Final and where to watch M4 World Championship

You can watch the M4 World Championship through the following platforms: TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, TVRI Sports, VIDIO, iWantTFC, Mediacorp, ABS-CBN, Megaworld, Astro Arena, Mahar TV, Sooka, TV5 and more.

In addition, more than 600 influencers worldwide live stream the competition.

The Grand Final is scheduled for January 15. The prize pool is $800,000, which is distributed to the participants as follows:

  • 1st: $ 300.000
  • 2nd: $ 120,000
  • 3rd: $ 80,000
  • 4th: $ 55.000

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