Strixhaven College Cup Starts On MTG Arena Tomorrow

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

Quandrix Cultivator illustrated by Filip Burburan

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has provided a series of important details for the upcoming Strixhaven College Cup and other updates.

Strixhaven College Cup Begins May 13

The Strixhaven College Cup will “challenge players to compete in various formats and represent their college of choice…” with “three ways to score points for your favorite college”:

  • Adding your college’s sleeve to your deck (unlocked by taking this quiz).
  • Using your college’s Avatar (unlocked through the Set Mastery web).
  • Using your college’s Tome Pet (available through Mastery Pass).
  • May 13–18: Test of Knowledge — Singleton Emeritus format
  • May 20–25: Test of Wit — 100-Card Treasure Standard format
  • May 27–31: Test of Leadership — Strixhaven Brawl format

Each event will have an entry fee of 2,500 gold or 500 gems. The college most represented at the end of the competition will earn exclusive MTG Arena prizes.

Strixhaven Draft Challenge

The Strixhaven Draft Challenge is a high-level Limited event set for May 22-25 featuring player drafts in best-of-three matches. Entry fee is 20,000 gold or 3,000 gems with players playing until they reach six wins or two losses. Updated prizes for the Draft Challenge listed below.

0 WinsNo Rewards
1 Win1 Player Draft Token
2 Wins1 Player Draft Token and 3 Strixhaven Packs
3 Wins2 Player Draft Tokens and 6 Strixhaven Packs
4 Wins 3 Player Draft Tokens and 10 Strixhaven Packs
5 Wins3 Player Draft Tokens and 15 Strixhaven Packs
6 Wins4 Player Draft Tokens and 20 Strixhaven Packs

Historic Anthology 5 Available on May 27

The fifth anthology will provide 25 more cards to the Historic format and will cost 25,000 gold or 4,000 gems. Card styles for all cards will also be available on the release date. Previews will continue the rest of the week. Cards previewed already include:

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Whirler Rogue Ojutai's Command Dromoka's Command Trash for Treasure Ancient Grudge Ray of Revelation Vault Skirge Intangible Virtue Stifle

Summer of Legend Coming Soon

Three more events are coming this summer, including:

  • Return of Jumpstart — June 4 – early July
  • Mirror, Mirror event (Historic with banned cards featuring balanced versions) — early July
  • Standard Arena Open — July 31 – August 1

Server Issues Addressed

Due to massive server issues not allowing players to log in to MTG Arena on Saturday, WotC issued a code that can be redeemed for 2,000 XP. Use the code “ExperimentalOverload” to redeem the code in the store.

Schedule of Events

FNM @ Home

  • May 14: Challenger Decks
  • May 21: Artisan
  • May 28: Omniscience

Quick Drafts

  • April 30–May 14: Strixhaven: School of Mages
  • May 14–28: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
  • May 28 – June 10: Strixhaven: School of Mages

Special Events

  • May 8–14: Historic Brawl Fest
  • May 13–18: College Cup: Test of Knowledge
  • May 15-16: Standard Qualifier Weekend
  • May 20-25: College Cup: Test of Wit
  • May 27 – June 1: College Cup: Test of Leadership
  • May 27: Historic Anthology 5 on sale

Read the original article from WotC.