July Qualifier Play-In Event Set For This Saturday On MTG Arena

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

Ancient Gold Dragon illustrated by Simon Dominic

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released their weekly MTG Arena update that includes details on this weekend’s Qualifier Play-In Event, other upcoming events, and more.

First July Qualifier Play-In Event On Saturday

The first Qualifier Play-In event in July is set for Saturday, featuring Best-of-One Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed. The event begins at 6 AM PT and entry fee is 20,000 gold, 4,000 gems, or 20 Play-In Points. Reaching six wins will qualify players for the Qualifier Weekend on July 23-24 and will also feature Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Limited.

Dragon Brawl Event

Dragon Brawl will run from July 14-18, allowing players to use preconstructed decks featuring legendary Dragon commanders and play to earn 10 rulebook-style card frames.

Dungeons & Dragons Event

Play in the Dungeons & Dragons all-access event from July 18-28 and earn rulebook-style card frames.

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.

  • July 7–29: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
  • July 14–18: Dragon Brawl
  • July 15–18: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Constructed
  • July 18–28: Dragons & Dungeons
  • July 22-28: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Premier Draft
  • July 28-August 2: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Premier Draft
  • August 2-7: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Premier Draft
  • August 7-12: Streets of New Capenna Premier Draft

Quick Draft

  • July 8–22: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • July 22–August 5: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate
  • August 5–19: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • August 19–September 2: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate

Midweek Magic

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

  • July 12–14: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Bot Phantom Draft (cards aren’t added to your collection)
  • July 19–21: Historic Pauper
  • July 26–28: Singleton
  • August 2–4: Explorer
  • August 9-11: Historic Artisan

Arena Open

Arena Open Day 1 entry window opens at 6 AM PT (13:00 UTC) and closes the following day at 3 AM PT (10:00 UTC).

Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 AM PT (13:00 UTC) until 8 AM PT (15:00 UTC).

  • July 30–31
    • Day 1, July 30: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    • Day 2, July 31: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Draft Best-of-Three only

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 Play-In Events

Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to Qualifier Weekend events.


  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    • July 16, 6 AM – July 17, 6 AM
    • Format: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    • July 22, 6 AM – July 23, 3 AM
    • Format: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed


  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    • August 13, 6 AM – August 17, 6 AM
    • Format: Alchemy
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    • August 19, 6 AM – August 20, 3 AM
    • Format: Alchemy

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.


  • Qualifier Weekend
    • July 23, 6 AM – July 24, 4 PM
    • Format both days: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed


  • Qualifier Weekend
    • August 20, 6 AM – August 21, 4 PM
    • Format for both days: Alchemy

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