The MLBB NACT is here with open qualifiers to decide the team which will represent the region at the M4 World Championship.
Moonton has unveiled the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) North America Challenger tournament (NACT). The finals will feature the first LAN event for MLBB in the region and will also decide who will represent NA at the M4 World Championship.
While MLBB is extremely popular in regions like Southeast Asia, the mobile game hasn’t been able to replicate that popularity in North America. Moonton has been attempting to change over the past two years, though, with increased investment into NA.
The LAN event, which will take place in Las Vegas, is an example of that. The MLBB NACT will be open-to-all and will feature a prize pool of $14,500 and 730,000 Diamonds.
MLBB NACT: Everything you need to know
The NACT features open qualifiers for players in Canada and the USA. Registrations are currently live on Start.gg until Sept. 15. All players must be at least 16 years old and in Legend rank or above.
The schedule for the MLBB NACT is as follows:
- Qualifier phase: Sept. 17 and 18
- Knockout phase
- (32 teams to eight): Sept. 22 to 30
- Quarterfinals: Oct. 1 to 9
- Semifinals: Oct. 15 and 16
- Grand Finals: Oct. 30
The grand finals between two of North America’s best teams will take place in Las Vegas. The champion will move on to represent the region at the M4 World Championship.
M4 World Championship to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia
The M4 World Championship will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from Jan. 1 to 15. This is the first time that the Indonesian country will play host to the M World Championship.
Twelve teams from 16 different regions, including the champions of the MLBB NACT, will fly down to the Southeast Asian country to crown a world champion. Additionally, a prize pool of $800,000 will be up for grabs.
What can NA do in 2022 after an impressive performance in the M3 World Championship?
North America was represented by underdogs BTK at the M3 World Championship last year. Despite being a team with no coach, analyst, and prior experience, BTK put up a dominant performance against the heavyweights from other regions. They eventually finished third in the championship.
This year, BTK’s roster has slightly changed. MobaZane, FwydChicken, and Shark will return along with Basic and Hoon. The star-studded line-up will be the favorites to win the MLBB NACT and qualify for the M4 World Championship.