Everything You Need To Know About Magic World Championship XXIX

Get ready for this weekend’s MTG World Championship

Gumdrop Poisoner illustrated by Brian Valeza

The Magic: The Gathering World Championship XXIX kicks off Friday with more than 100 players battling it out for their share of a $1 million in prizes over three days of Standard and Wilds of Eldraine Draft action. Here’s all you need to know about the culmination to the 2022-2023 season:

Event Overview

The competition runs from Friday through Sunday at MagicCon: Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


  • Rounds 1-3: Wilds of Eldraine Booster Draft
  • Rounds 4-7: Standard
  • Top performers advance to Day 2


  • Rounds 8-10: Wilds of Eldraine Booster Draft
  • Rounds 11-14: Standard
  • Top 8 cut


  • Top 8 single-elimination bracket: Standard

Standard decklists will be published on Friday at 5 PM ET on Magic.gg. Draft decklists will not be published.

Where To Watch

Watch every round on the Twitch broadcast at twitch.tv/magic and get live updates on social media on the @PlayMTG account on X.

  • Day 1 (Friday) starts at 2 PM ET
  • Day 2 (Saturday) starts at 2 PM ET
  • Day 3 (Sunday) starts at 1 PM ET


  • Host: Maria Bartholdi
  • Play-by-Play: Eilidh Lonie, Marshall Sutcliffe
  • Expert: Mani Davoudi, Corey Baumeister
  • Reporter: Cedric Phillips


More than 100 of the world’s best players will be in attendance, including many notable players like:

  • Jake Beardsley
  • Kai Budde
  • Autumn Burchett
  • Christian Calcano
  • Marcio Carvalho
  • Jim Davis
  • Javier Dominguez
  • Reid Duke
  • Willy Edel
  • Dom Harvey
  • Alexander Hayne
  • Yuuki Ichikawa
  • Eli Kassis
  • Seth Manfield
  • Gabriel Nassif
  • Simon Nielsen
  • Greg Orange
  • Sam Pardee
  • Cain Rianhard
  • Karl Sarap
  • Rei Sato
  • Thoralf Severin
  • Nathan Steuer
  • Ondrej Strasky
  • Yuta Takahashi
  • Jakub Toth
  • Shota Yasooka

A full list of qualified players can be found here.

How To Qualify For Next Year’s World Championship

Players can reach the next MTG World Championship by winning a Regional Championship or making the Top 8 of a Pro Tour. Start your journey to the World Championship by playing in Regional Championship Qualifiers at local game stores to qualify for a Regional Championship.

To learn more about Regional Championship events for your location visit your location’s tournament organizer:

Learn more about the history of the MTG World Championship here.