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Games of the Future

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Feb 25 - Mar 2nd, 2024
Kazan, Russia

Games of the Future MLBB | Best Mobile Legends Odds & Tips

Games of the Future (GOF) is a rising star on the esports calendar, with the first-ever event held in February 2024 in the city of Kazan in Russia. The large-scale event featured several different niches in the sports and esports industry, one of which being Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Sixteen powerhouse teams competed, with a huge $1M prize pool at stake. While the 2024 MLBB Games of the Future are now over and done with, we can still turn our eyes toward future events they may hold. Read on for the full rundown of the event, the betting markets available, betting tips, and tons more!

MLBB Games of the Future

What is Games of the Future?

Games of the Future is a new multi-game tournament hosted in Kazan, Russia. This first-of-its-kind event is a fusion between the junctions of sports, science, and technology to act as the pinnacle of "phydigital" (physical + digital) sports worldwide.

Before Games of the Future, a series of competitions were run to test the host city's level of preparation before the large-scale event began. Here are some of the categories that were tested:

  • Phydigital Football
  • Phydigital Basketball
  • Phydigital Beat Saber
  • Phydigital MMA
  • Phydigital Hockey
  • Phydigital MOBA
  • Phydigital Skateboarding
  • Phydigital Tactical Combat

The first-ever international Games of the Future was hosted from February 21 to March 3, 2024. The competition featured around 2,000 participants and ran a series of 21 unique, innovative disciples, including DOTA 2 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

For a Tier-2 professional tournament, the MLBB Games of the Future competition boasted an impressive $1M prize pool, divved amongst all 16 competing teams. The lion's share, $350K, was awarded to the winners, AP.Bren.

AP.Bren won the first-ever MLBB Games of the Future event.

Games of the Future 2024 MLBB: Format

Now that we've established what the Games of the Future is, let's examine the specific format for the Mobile Legends aspect of the competition.

We'll update this guide if this format changes for next year's competition.

Group Stage (February 26 - 27)

  • The 16 competing teams were split into four groups of four teams competed in a modified GSL format
  • All matches were played in a best-of-three format
  • The top team from each group advance to the Playoffs Second Stage
  • The two runners-up advanced to the Playoffs First Stage
  • The bottom team from each group was eliminated through the elimination match

Playoffs (February 28 - March 2)

  • Twelve teams competed in a single-elimination bracket
  • All matches were Bo3, except the Grand Finale, which was Bo5

The final brackets for Games of the Future MLBB

Games of the Future 2024 MLBB: Teams

A grand total of 16 teams competed in Games of the Future 2024 in the MLBB event. Long-time professional Mobile Legends: Bang Bang fans would recognize some powerhouse teams.

There were 13 invited teams, while the remaining three (RCC, Team Lilgun, and Deus Vult) earned their slots through a qualifying process.

Here are all the 16 teams that took part in the 2024 Games of the Future MLBB event.

  • Blacklist International
  • Team Lilgun
  • Deus Vult
  • Royal Cybersports Club (RCC)
  • RRQ Hoshi
  • KeepBest Gaming
  • ONIC Esports
  • AP.Bren
  • Team Flash
  • HomeBois
  • Twisted Minds
  • Burmese Ghouls
  • Niightmare Esports
  • Fire Flux Esports
  • S2G Esports

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Games of the Future: MLBB Betting Markets

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Remember that all of our esports odds are expressed as decimals, representing the likelihood of a specific outcome. For example, if Blacklist International are listed at 1.3 and you bet on them, you stand to gain 1.3x your original wager if they win!

  • Match Winner: This betting market is pretty self-explanatory, letting you bet on the overall winner of a match.
  • Map Winner: Similar to the match winner, users can also bet on the winner of each map. MLBB matches are usually short, around 15 minutes each, so the result is generally decided by playing more than one map, especially when the matchup is Bo3, Bo5, etc.
  • Totals: For risktakers, you can also bet on the total maps played over or under. This is great for predicting your favorite team getting an advantage over the opposing team, beating them by a landslide.
  • Handicaps: Handicaps are a betting market that evens up the playing field. You can pick which side you want to gain an advantage over the other and rake in some huge winnings.

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Betting Tips for Games of the Future

Games of the Future is a brand-new, large-scale tournament for 2024 and a new foray into the esports scene. As such, there's little information available and little to compare it to.

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Do your homework

While Games of the Future is a new event, they invite powerhouse teams well-known in the professional MLBB circuit, like Blacklist International, ONIC Esports, Deus Vult, etc. As such, you can deep dive into each team, their player rosters, recent match history, and achievements. Use accessible online sources like social media, Liquidpedia, and more.

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Games of the Future FAQ

Who won Games of the Future MLBB?

AP.Bren clinched the maiden Games of the Future title ahead of ONIC in the Grand Final.

Will there be a Games of the Future event in 2025?

A second Games of the Future event has yet to be officially confirmed but seems highly likely. As a new event, it garnered tons of interest, with over 100 million views across all streaming platforms and social media.

Where can I watch Games of the Future online?

All Games of the Future 2024 MLBB games were broadcast on the official Games of the Future Twitch and YouTube channels.

Is betting on Games of the Future legal?

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