Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021 Playoffs Day 3. After the exciting Day 1 and Day 2 Playoffs of the Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021, we witnessed the Lower Bracket Round 1 on Day 3. There were four best of 3 match series where eight teams battled it out to advance further. Winning would allow them to stay alive in the Playoffs Stage while losing will knock them out. Here is how everything went down.
雷影 ⚔ 風影
The battle of Kage ended with a 2-0 victory for ONIC Esports, but the comradery and respect between both teams will last forever.
— MLBB Esports (@MlbbEsports) December 13, 2021
Team SMG vs ONIC Esports
- In the first match, Team SMG picked Selena, Esmeralda, Bane, Pharsa, and Brody. ONIC Esports went with Kagura, Hylos, Paquito, Clint, and Mathilda. The lack of a frontline hero in SMG put them on backfoot. ONIC was able to pick them off continuously with their burst heroes. ONIC won the match in 16 minutes with the second lord push.
- In the second match, ONIC Esports picked Claude, Lancelot, Belerick, Pharsa, and Mathilda. Team SMG went with Clint, Rafaela, Paquito, Lylia, and Esmeralda. Both teams were at an equal position in the early and mid-game. But SMG lost the team fight for the second lord badly and ONIC closed the game in their favor.
By winning both games, ONIC Esports will advance into the Lower Bracket Round 2 where they will face off against Blacklist International. Unfortunately, Team SMG will be knocked out of the tournament.
KEYD STARS (@VivoKeyd) sweeps GX SQUAD 2-0 to advance in the lower bracket of M3 ✊
— MLBB Esports (@MlbbEsports) December 13, 2021
Keyd Stars vs GX Squad
- In the first game, Keyd Stars picked Esmeralda, Beatrix, Ling, Lunox, and Khufra. GX Squad went with Estes, Ruby, Lylia, Alucard, and Kaja. GX’s lack of early game damage became disadvantageous for them as Keyd played aggressively from the start. Keyd increased their lead and finally won the game within 12 minutes.
- In the second game, Keyd picked Paquito, Brody, Lylia, Khaleed, and Kaja. On the other hand, GX squad went with late-game heroes like Esmeralda, Clint, Estes, Cecilion, and Bane. Keyd punished GX’s picks by going aggressive against them from the start. Keyd continuously won team fights by outplaying GX and finally closed the game in their favor.
With this 2-0 win, Keyd Stars advance into Lower Brackets Round 2 where they will face BEDEL. For GX Squad, their journey in Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021 ends here.
Natus Vincere vs Malvinas Gaming
- In the first match, Malvinas Gaming picked Beatrix, Mathilda, Yu Zhong, Kagura, and Balmond. Natus Vincere went with Yve, Selena, Paquito, Brody, and Lancelot. Malvinas Gaming took a good lead in the early and mid-game with their outplays. But they could not continue their momentum as NAVI bounced back in the late game and won it.
- In the second match, Natus Vincere went with a burst heavy late-game lineup by picking Clint, Beatrix, Aamon, Benedetta, and Grock. Malvinas Gaming got a good lineup by taking Hayabusa, Pharsa, Popol and Kupa, Lolita, and Gloo. Malvinas again took a huge lead in the early and mid-game as they continuously picked off NAVI’s squishy late-game heroes. This time, they were successful in winning the game in their favor.
- In the third match, Natus Vincere picked Esmeralda, Mathilda, Phoveus, Faramis, and Yi Sun-Shin. Malvinas Gaming took Pharsa, Clint, Gloo, Hylos, and Bane. While Malvinas won early game team fights, NAVI continuously took objectives to stay in the game. This helped them to come back in the mid-game and then win it in 17 minutes.
By getting a 2-1 score, Natus Vincere will love forward to the Lower Bracket Round 2 where they will face RSG Singapore. Malvinas Gaming ends their M3 World Championship 2021 journey with this loss.
RED Canids vs See You Soon
- In the first game, See You Soon went with Beatrix, Mathilda, XBorg, Barats, and Pharsa. RED Canids went with a greedy lineup comprising Aldous, Kagura, Clint, Lolita, and Karina. To punish Canids, Soon continuously invaded their jungle and won early game team fights. Canids almost bounced back in the mid-game after their burst heroes got some items. But the match was finally won by See You Soon with the second lord push.
- In the second game, RED Canids picked Beatrix, Barats, Ruby, Pharsa, and Ling. See You Soon picked Mathilda, Kagura, Clint, Roger, and Lapu-Lapu. Both teams were quite close in the early and mid-game but Soon built a lead by focusing on objectives more. See You Soon outplayed Canids in some crucial team fights in the late game. It helped them to win the game.
With a 2-0 score, See You Soon advance into the Lower Bracket Round 2 where they will face TODAK. Unfortunately, RED Canids’ journey in Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021 ends here.
Stay tuned with us as we bring to you the latest updates from Playoffs Day 4 where Lower Bracket Round 2 of Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021 will take place.