Bonus Play-In Event Will Let Players Battle With Preconstructed Decks From MTG Arena Championship 1

Check out all the updates and new events coming soon to MTG Arena

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Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released their weekly MTG Arena update that includes details on Arena Championship 1, a bonus Play-In event, and more.

Arena Championship 1

September 24–25, MTG Arena’s best will compete for $200,000 in prizes. The event starts Saturday at 9 AM PT and will feature Traditional Alchemy and Traditional Dominaria United draft. For full details, be sure to check out the viewers guide.

Bonus Play-In Event

For the duration of the Championship weekend, players can participate in a Best-of-One bonus Play-In event featuring the Alchemy decklists used by the Championship competitors.

Arena Open

The next Arena Open event will take place October 1-2 and will feature Best-of-One and Best-of-Three Dominaria United Limited queues and prizes up to $2500. Any players who enter will also earn a Sheoldred, the Apocalypse Phyrexian card style.

Event Schedule

Events open at 8 AM PT (UTC -7) and close at 8 AM PT (UTC-7) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

  • September 15-24: Sleeper Agents
  • September 16-19: Dominaria United Constructed
  • October 6–8: Into the Future
  • October 6–16: Premier Draft Dominaria United
  • October 8–10: The Ultimate Showdown
  • October 14–17: Alchemy Metagame Challenge

Quick Draft

  • September 16-30: Dominaria United
  • September 30-October 14: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 14–28: Dominaria United

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 AM PT and close on Thursdays at 8 AM PT.

  • September 20–22: Brawl Showcase
  • September 27-29: Historic
  • October 4-6: On the Edge
  • October 11–13: Alchemy
  • October 18–20: Explorer

Premier Play Schedule

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC -7).

Note: The format for the August Qualifier Play-In and Qualifier Weekend events has been updated to Alchemy. For full details, see the event pages linked below.

Qualifier Weekend Events

Day One and Day Two events close to new entries at 8 AM PT (UTC 15:00) each day.

Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship held in the fourth quarter of 2022.


Arena Open

October 1–2

  • Day 1, October 1: Dominaria United Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
  • All participants will receive the Sheoldred, the Apocalypse card style
  • Day 2, October 2, Draft One and Draft Two: Dominaria United Player Draft Best-of-Three only
  • Note: There are two drafts for the Day 2 Arena Open, with three wins or one loss.

Qualifier Weekend

October 15, 6 AM PT – October 17, 4 PM PT

Format: Standard (Best-of-Three)

Read the original article from WotC.