The Arena Open is returning this month and for the first time players will be able to participate in a Limited event with cash prizes on Magic Arena.
The Arena Open is back for the fifth time and first time this year, bringing with it a new format. Previous Arena Opens have been Standard or Historic, but the event on February 20-21 will be Kaldheim Sealed. Players will have the choice of playing Best-of-One or Best-of-Three matches on Day 1, followed by Best-of-Three on Day 2. Players will get a new Sealed pool on Day 2 and all cards opened go to players’ collections.
Entry to the February Arena Open costs 22,500 gold or 4,500 gems and comes with the Phyrexian language card style for Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider. The event begins at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT on February 20 with the signup period ending at 6 AM ET/3 AM PT Feb. 21.
Players competing in the Best-of-One flight need to reach seven wins before three losses to reach Day 2, while players in Best-of-Three need to hit four wins before one loss to move on to the second day of competition. All prizes will be awarded as gems until reaching six or seven wins on Day 2, with cash prizes of $1,000 and $2,000 going to the top players. Prizes for records on Day 1 break down like this:
|7 wins: 2,000 gems, Make Day 2||4 wins: 5,000 gems, Make Day 2|
|6 wins: 1,600 gems||3 wins: 5,000 gems|
|5 wins: 1,200 gems||2 wins: 2,500 gems|
|4 wins: 800 gems||1 win: 1,000 gems|
|3 wins: 400 gems||0 wins: no rewards|
|0-2 wins: no rewards|
Prizes for players making Day 2 break down like this:
|7 wins: $2,000, eligibility for March Strixhaven Qualifier Weekend|
|6 wins: $1,000, eligibility for March Strixhaven Qualifier Weekend|
|5 wins: 20,000 gems, eligibility for March Strixhaven Qualifier Weekend|
|4 wins: 10,000 gems|
|3 wins: 6,000 gems|
|2 wins: 4,000 gems|
|1 win: 2,000 gems|
|0 wins: no rewards|
Decks are not locked in after initial builds, so players can tweak their Sealed deck between matches, but not between games in the Best-of-Three queue. The event ends 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Feb. 21.
Read the original article from Wizards of the Coast.