The inaugural clash for a coveted spot in the M5 World Championship Grand Finals is on the horizon. The stage is set for an Upper Bracket Finals face-off featuring the Philippines’ powerhouse, AP. Bren, and Indonesia’s formidable team, ONIC Esports. With Southeast Asian teams firmly asserting their dominance in the Knockout stage and only one representative from the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region standing resilient, the pursuit of this year’s world champion title has escalated to a fever pitch.
In a spectacular display of prowess, AP.Bren dismantled its adversaries in the Upper Bracket. The former M2 World Champions orchestrated the fall of See You Soon and Geek Fam, relegating them to the Lower Bracket where they now vie tenaciously for a shot at the world champion title.
ONIC Esports faced a formidable challenge in the Knockout Stage against Blacklist International. Despite the tough opening, the Indonesian powerhouse clinched victory with a nail-biting 3-2 scoreline, propelling the Filipino team into a do-or-die match against Geek Fam. ONIC Esports continued its impressive run, swiftly sweeping Deus Vult and securing its berth in the Upper Bracket Final.
The triumphant team from this high-stakes clash will advance to the Grand Finals on 17th December. There, they will confront the victor from the Lower Bracket in a decisive battle to determine the recipient of this year’s world championship title.
Here’s all you need to know about the Upper Bracket Finals match between ONIC Esports and AP. Bren including head-to-head record, stream details, and more.
Reclaiming the Title vs Grand Slam Dream: ONIC Esports takes on AP. Bren
The M5 Upper Bracket Finals is poised to revisit the electrifying showdown of the Snapdragon Pro Series Season 3 SEA – Challenge Finals. Riding high on its triumph at the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2024, ONIC Esports exhibited strategic prowess, outsmarting AP.Bren in a gripping five-round series during the Upper Bracket Final. Subsequently, ONIC Esports advanced to the grand finals, ultimately clinching the title.
Eager to maintain its winning streak, ONIC Esports sets its sights on a grand slam by seizing this year’s M5 World Championship title. In contrast, AP.Bren is determined to defy expectations, aiming to conquer the Indonesian powerhouse on its home turf and secure a second world title for itself.
AP.Bren vs ONIC Esports: Head-to-Head Record in 2023
In 2023, the previous occasion where AP.Bren and ONIC Esports met each other during the Snapdragon Pro Series Season 3 SEA – Challenge Finals, the two powerhouse teams went head-to-head in the Upper Bracket Final where the Indonesian team had the upper hand and scored a 3-2 victory.
Following this, ONIC Esports easily swept Bigetron Alpha in the Grand Finals with a 4-0 score.
AP.Bren and ONIC Esports Rosters for M5 World Championship
Where to watch the M5 World Championship
The match between AP.Bren and ONIC Esports is set to kick off on 16th December at 2:00 PM (PHT)
The match will be broadcasted live on the following streaming platforms;