Dominaria United Hits MTG Arena Tomorrow

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 Dominaria United‘s release, Arena Championship 1, and more.

Dominaria United Releases Tomorrow

Dominaria United launches on the client tomorrow bringing with it Standard and Alchemy rotation. Starting tomorrow, Zendikar RisingKaldheimStrixhaven: School of Mages, and Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms sets all leave Standard and Alchemy, but all the cards will still be playable in Historic and Explorer. After the MTG Arena update, players can crack open the renewal egg to receive ten individual card rewards (ICRs). Five of those will be a rare from each of the non-rotating Standard sets, the other five will be four rares and a mythic rare from Dominaria United.

The MTG Arena update will also include UI upgrades for the new mechanics in Dominaria United. Take a look at how the four new mechanics will function on the client.

More details on the mechanics in the set can be found here.

Arena Championship 1 Set For Late September

The first Arena Championship is coming on September 24-25. The two-day, invitation-only event will feature a prize pool of $200,000 and the winner qualifies for the 2023 Magic World Championship. More details are still to come, but you can check out the players who have qualified so far here.

Event Schedule

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

  • September 9-12: Standard Metagame Challenge
  • September 15-24: Sleeper Agents
  • September 16-19: Dominaria United Constructed

Quick Draft

  • September 2-15: Streets of New Capenna
  • September 16-30: Dominaria United
  • September 30-October 14: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Midweek Magic

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

  • September 6-8: Dominaria United Phantom Sealed
  • September 13-15: Artisan
  • September 20–22: Brawl Showcase
  • September 27-29: Historic

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.


  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    September 9, 6 AM–September 10, 6 AM
    • Format: Dominaria United Phantom Sealed (Best-of-One)
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    September 16, 6 AM–September 17, 6 AM
    • Format: Dominaria United Phantom Sealed (Best-of-Three)
  • Qualifier Weekend
    September 17, 6 AM–September 18, 4 PM
    • Format: Dominaria United Phantom Sealed (Best-of-Three)
    • The first Qualifier Weekend for Arena Championship 2 in early 2023
    • The first Qualifier Weekend for the Tabletop Pro Tour.


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.

Read the original article from WotC.