First October Arena Qualifier Set For This Weekend

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt phantom Sealed Arena Qualifier starts October 9.

Suspicious Stowaway
Suspicious Stowaway, illustrated by Jake Murray

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has provided a series of important details about updates for MTG Arena.

First October Qualifier This Weekend

The first of two October Qualifiers takes place this weekend with Day 1 starting on Saturday. Players who qualified will be able to compete in the two-day phantom Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Sealed event. Find more information on the Arena Qualifier weekends here.

October Festivals Begin Soon

Two Arena Festivals are coming this month, the first being the Harvest Festival on October 15-19. The Harvest Fair will allow players to battle with preconstructed decks to earn showcase equinox card styles for Candlegrove Witch, Harvesttide Infiltrator, Dawnhart Mentor, Suspicious Stowaway, and Katilda, Dawnhart Prime.

The Harvest Bash on October 22-26 will be singleton with a special emblem mechanic yet to be announced. Players can earn more showcase equinox card styles, these being Bird Admirer, Village Witch, Kessig Naturalist, Graveyard Trespasser, Tovolar’s Huntmaster. Entry fee for each festival is 2,500 gold or 500 gems.


October 8-10, players can participate in the #FindYourChampion event, where you’ll “win prizes by picking one of the sixteen top players from across the 2020–21 season as your champion.”

How it works:

  1. Go to https://magic.gg/events/magic-world-championship-xxvii.
  2. Select your champion from among the top 16 players and register your choice.
  3. Follow the competition to see how your champion performs.
  4. Play in Best-of-One matches with the champions’ Standard decks!


  • 1st place: Magic World Championship trophy pet and sleeve, plus six rare individual card rewards (ICRs)
  • 2nd place: Magic World Championship sleeve and four rare ICRs
  • 3rd–4th place: Magic World Championship sleeve and two rare ICRs
  • 5th–16th place: Magic Championship sleeve and one rare ICR

You’ll also be able to compete against other players in a Best-of-One event using the Standard deck of your chosen champion. The first two wins will earn you 1,000 XP each, followed by an exclusive World Championship sleeve cosmetic for the third.

Upcoming Events

Midweek Magic

  • October 5-7: Momir
  • October 12-14: Historic Shakeup
  • October 19-21: On the Edge

Quick Draft

  • October 1-15: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 15-29: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Other Events

  • August 26-October 14: Jumpstart: Historic Horizons
  • October 8-11: World Championship XXVII Showcase
  • October 9-10: Qualifier Weekend
  • October 15-19: Harvest Fair
  • October 16-17: Arena Open
  • October 22-26: Harvest Bash

Read the original article from WotC.