Sleeper Agents Event Hits MTG Arena Tomorrow

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

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse illustrated by Joe Esposito

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released their weekly MTG Arena update that includes details on the Sleeper Agent event, BO3 Qualifier Play-In, Qualifier Weekend, and more.

Sleeper Agents Event Starts Tomorrow

A new event comes to MTG Arena tomorrow where players can earn stained-glass card styles. The format will be Singleton featuring a new emblem that reads, “At the beginning of your upkeep, choose a creature card in your hand at random. It perpetually becomes a Phyrexian in addition to its other types. Whenever a Phyrexian you control deals combat damage to a player, that player gets two poison counters.”

Entry fee is 2,000 gold or 400 gems and players play until they reach four wins or two losses in the BO1 matches. Entering earns one card style and getting four wins earns 2,500 gold and three card styles.

These stained-glass card styles are available to collect in this event:

  • Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
  • Vohar, Vodalian Desecrator
  • Rona, Sheoldred’s Faithful
  • Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim
  • Raff, Weatherlight Stalwart
  • Balmor, Battlemage Captain
  • Squee, Dubious Monarch
  • Shanna, Purifying Blade
  • Zur, Eternal Schemer
  • Ertai Resurrected
  • Jodah, the Unifier
  • Radha, Coalition Warlord
  • Stenn, Paranoid Partisan
  • Aron, Benalia’s Ruin
  • Baird, Argivian Recruiter

The Sleeper Agent event has a ban list, consisting of 22 cards. They are:

  • Agent of Treachery
  • Brainstorm
  • Channel
  • Counterspell
  • Dark Ritual
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Field of the Dead
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Lutri, the Spellchaser
  • Memory Lapse
  • Natural Order
  • Nexus of Fate
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • Tainted Pact
  • Thassa’s Oracle
  • Tibalt’s Trickery
  • Time Warp
  • Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
  • Veil of Summer
  • Wilderness Reclamation

Qualifier Play-In And Qualifier Weekend Starts Friday

With the Qualifier Weekend set for Saturday and Sunday, the last chance to qualify is with the Qualifier Play-In on Friday. Secure four wins in Best-Of-Three Dominaria United Phantom Sealed to earn a token for the Qualifier Weekend and 6,000 gems, as a treat. Entry fee is 20,000 gold, 4,000 gems, or 20 Play-In Points. More information on the Play-In events can be found here.

If you have managed to earn a Qualifier Weekend token, get ready for more Best-Of-Three Dominaria United Phantom Sealed. Win seven matches before losing two to make Day 2, where you will get a new sealed pool and have to do it again. Players that reach seven wins on Day 2 qualify for Arena Championship 1. More information on the Qualifier Weekend can be found here.

Arena Championship 1 is still more than a week away, but information on the event can be found here. $200,000 is up for grabs in the first Arena Championship, featuring Traditional Alchemy and Traditional Dominaria United draft.

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 15-24: Sleeper Agents
  • September 16-19: Dominaria United Constructed
  • October 6–8: Into the Future
  • October 6–16: Premier Draft Dominaria United
  • October 8–10: The Ultimate Showdown
  • October 14–17: Alchemy Metagame Challenge

Quick Draft

  • September 16-30: Dominaria United
  • September 30-October 14: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 14–28: Dominaria United

Midweek Magic

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

  • September 20–22: Brawl Showcase
  • September 27-29: Historic
  • October 4-6: On the Edge
  • October 11–13: Alchemy

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-Three Qualifier Play-In
    • September 16, 6 AM – September 17, 6 AM (Best-of-Three)
    • 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.

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