Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off In Las Vegas In October

Three-day convention will feature Magic World Championship XXVIII, Unfinity events, and more

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Wizards of the Coast (WotC) announced the next can’t-miss Magic: The Gathering event — Magic 30!

Magic 30 is a three-day celebration of MTG’s 30th anniversary on October 28-30 in Las Vegas that will feature Magic World Championship XXVIII, Mystery Booster drafts, Unfinity events hosted by Mark Rosewater, a Modern tournament that feeds a Beta draft, and more.

The 30th anniversary celebration will be a year-long party with four multiday events, the first being in Las Vegas and the second being in Charlotte, NC in February. The EXPO at World Market Center will play host to the Las Vegas event with single-day general admission tickets starting at $75. Other types of registration (virtual, weekend, VIP, and more) will be available as well. More details on pricing and scheduling will be announced in July.

Other attractions for Magic 30 in Las Vegas will include an Exclusive Secret Lair drop, return of the Command Zone, special parties on Friday and Saturday night, cosplayers, and panels (one of which will be a virtual celebration with Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic).

See the original announcement from WotC.

Magic World Championship XXVIII Details

Magic World Championship XXVIII will be played on MTG Arena in-person with the option for players to play from home as well. The formats will include Standard, Explorer, and Dominaria United draft. The prize pool has been expanded to $500,000 with first place getting $100,000. The prize payout looks like this:

  • 1st: $100,000
  • 2nd: $50,000
  • 3-4th: $25,000
  • 5-8th: $20,000
  • 9-12th: $15,000
  • 13-16th: $10,000
  • 17-32nd: $7,500

See all the details from Magic.GG.