Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released its weekly update article for MTG Arena, highlighting this week’s summer sale, future events, and more.
MTG Arena Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow
Tomorrow brings the return of the MTG Arena Summer Sale. The sale will feature bundles, card sleeves, stickers, pets and more. The fan-favorite April Fools’ card sleeve is the headlining item and will be part of the Happy Birthday Magic Bundle.
Other items look like Astrology basic lands and the Pool Party sticker bundle. The sale runs through August 15.
Explorer Qualifier Play-In This Friday
The next Qualifier Play-In event on MTG Arena is set for Friday and features Best-Of-One Explorer. The queue opens at 6 AM PT/13:00 UTC and entry fee is 20,000 gold, 4,000 gems, or 20 Play-In Points. Players can enter as many times as they wish. Reach six wins before getting two losses to qualify for the Qualifier Weekend event, which is scheduled for August 12-13. Rewards also include gems based on wins.
Qualify for the Qualifier Weekend to have a chance to reach the Pro Tour or Arena Championship 4. The Qualifier Weekend event is Best-Of-Three Explorer. More details on Play-In events and the Qualifier Weekend can be found here.
Upcoming Format Rotation And Renewal Rewards
While Standard is not going to rotate any sets this year after the announcement earlier this year that the format would only rotate every three years, Alchemy will have a rotation. With the release of Wilds of Eldraine on September 8, Alchemy will lose four Standard sets and four Alchemy-only expansions.
- Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
- Innistrad: Crimson Vow
- Alchemy: Innistrad
- Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
- Alchemy: Kamigawa
- Streets of New Capenna
- Alchemy: New Capenna
- Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate
After the rotation, Alchemy will consist of the following sets:
- Dominaria United
- Alchemy: Dominaria
- The Brothers’ War
- Alchemy: The Brothers’ War
- Phyrexia: All Will Be One
- Alchemy: Phyrexia
- March of the Machine
- March of the Machine: The Aftermath
- The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™
- Wilds of Eldraine
Renewal rewards will still be awarded to players with the Renewal Egg that will appear in the MTG Arena client soon. The Renewal Egg will show how much time remains for set rotation for Alchemy. It will also contain awards for players, which in the past have been packs and Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) from sets still legal in Standard.
Full details on rotation and renewal season can be found here.
- August 1–3: Alchemy
- August 8–10: Slow Start
- August 15–17: Historic Pauper
- August 22–24: Brawl
- August 1–5: Dominaria United
- August 15–29: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
- August 29–September 15: March of the Machine
- July 25–August 3: The Brothers’ War Premier Draft
- August 3–14: Magic 30: Mixed-Up Premier Draft
- August 14–21: Throne of Eldraine Premier Draft
- August 26-27: Arena Open (Arena Cube Draft)
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-One)
- August 5, 6 AM PT
- Format: Explorer
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-Three)
- August 11, 6 AM PT–August 12, 3 AM PT
- Format: Explorer
- Qualifier Weekend
- August 12, 6 AM PT–August 13, 4 PM PT
- Format: Explorer
July 2023 Ranked Season Rewards
The June 2023 Ranked Season begins June 30 at 12:05 PM PT and ends on July 31 at 12 PM PT (UTC-07:00)
- Bronze Reward: 1 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth pack
- Silver Reward: 1 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth pack + 500 gold
- Gold Reward: 2 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth packs + 1,000 gold + Shadow Summoning card style
- Platinum Reward: 3 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth packs + 1,000 gold + Shadow Summoning card style + Press the Enemy card style
- Diamond Reward: 4 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth packs + 1,000 gold + Shadow Summoning card style + Press the Enemy card style
- Mythic Reward: 5 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth packs + 1,000 gold + Shadow Summoning card style + Press the Enemy card style
Read the original article from WotC.