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Two Qualifier Weekends Coming To MTG Arena In October

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

Elite Spellbinder, illustrated by Ryan Pancoast

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

October Qualifier Weekends

On the weekends of October 9-10 and 30-31*, players can participate in weekend qualifier events.

DatesEntry WindowFormat2021 Ranked Seasons Invited
October 9-10 9-11 AM PTMID SealedAugust:
First 500 or approximate Top 500 by 7 AM PT August 10;
Top 1,200 August 24
October 30-31*9-11 AM PTHistoricSeptember

*Note: for those in Europe, the October 31 Day 2 event will start one hour earlier, 14:00–16:00 CEST, because of the end of Daylight Savings (this only applies to Europe).

#FindYourChampion

October 8-10, players can participate in the #FindYourChampion event, where you’ll “win prizes by picking one of the 16 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!

Prizes

  • 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.

Midnight Hunt Constructed Event

Dates: October 1–4

FormatInnistrad: Midnight Hunt Constructed

Entry: 500 gold or 100 gems

Structure: Best-of-One, play until four wins or two losses

Rewards:

  • 4 wins: 600 gold + 1 rare ICR + 2 uncommon ICRs (5% to upgrade)
  • 3 wins: 450 gold + 1 uncommon ICR (35% to upgrade) + 2 uncommon ICRs (5% to upgrade)
  • 2 wins: 300 gold + 1 uncommon ICR (25% to upgrade) + 2 uncommon ICRs (5% to upgrade)
  • 1 win: 150 gold + 1 uncommon ICR (15% to upgrade) + 2 uncommon ICRs (5% to upgrade)
  • 0 wins: 3 uncommon ICRs (5% to upgrade)

Schedule of Events

Midweek Magic

Quick Draft

  • September 17–October 1: Strixhaven: School of Mages
  • October 1–15: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 15–29: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Other Events

  • August 26–October 14: Jumpstart: Historic Horizons
  • October 1–4: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Constructed
  • October 8–11: World Championship XXVII Showcase
  • October 9: Qualifier Weekend Day 1 (must have Qualifier Badge earned through previous play)
    • Phantom Traditional Sealed Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Phantom events do not add cards to players’ collections.
  • October 10: Qualifier Weekend Day 2 (must qualify through Day 1 event)
    • Phantom Traditional Sealed Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Phantom events do not add cards to players’ collections.
  • October 16: Arena Open Day 1
    • Open to all players
    • Format: Standard (Best-of-One) or Traditional Standard (Best-of-Three)
  • October 17: Arena Open Day 2
    • Must have qualifier token from Day 1
    • Format: Traditional Standard (Best-of-Three)

Read the original article from Wizards of the Coast.

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