Happy new year everybody! MTG Arena’s first season of 2021 Ranked Season has begun, running from December 31, 2020 at 12:05 PT (20:05 UTC) to January 31, 2021 at 12:00 PT (19:00 UTC) and we have all the details for you below.
Finishing in the top 1200 Mythic ranked players this month allows you to participate in the February Kaldheim Qualifier Weekend.
The card style rewards for the January 2020 Ranked Season are Relic Axe and Throne of Makindi for reaching Gold and Platinum rank, respectively. As an additional note, the booster pack rewards should also be for Kaldheim as its release date for MTG Arena has been confirmed to be on January 28, 2021 (though the profile page will still currently show Zendikar Rising packs).
Official details are yet to be confirmed with Magic Esports, and will be updated as soon as further information is available.
January 2021 Ranked Season starts December 31, 12:05 PT (19:05 UTC), and ends January 31 at 12:00 PT (20:00 UTC).
- Top 1,200 Mythic Ranked players in Constructed or Limited at the end of this season will be eligible to compete in the February Kaldheim Qualifier Weekend.
|Standard Ranked||Bo1 Standard Constructed||∞||∞|
|Traditional Standard Ranked||Bo3 Standard Constructed||∞||∞|
|Historic Ranked||Bo1 Historic Constructed||∞||∞|
|Traditional Historic Ranked||Bo3 Historic Constructed||∞||∞|
|Quick Draft: Zendikar Rising||Draft||12/25/2020||1/15/2021|
|Premier Draft: Zendikar Rising||Player Draft||9/17/2020||1/28/2021|
|Premier Draft: Kaldheim||Player Draft||1/28/2021||Q2 2021|
Looking for Standard and Historic decklists to get started? Visit the Decklists hub to see winning decklists from Platinum and Mythic ranking players now!
January 2021 Season Reward
Players will receive their rewards for December 2020 season at the start of the next ranked season (December 31, 12:05 PST/19:05 UTC). You must have played at least one ranked game in the respective format to receive seasonal rewards.
- Bronze: 1 Kaldheim booster pack
- Silver: 1 Kaldheim booster pack + 500 gold
- Gold: 2 Kaldheim booster packs + 1000 gold + Relic Axe Card Style
- Platinum: 3 Kaldheim booster packs + 1000 gold + Throne of Makindi Card Style
- Diamond: 4 Kaldheim booster packs + 1000 gold
- Mythic: 5 Kaldheim booster packs + 1000 gold
As a general reminder, card styles are a cosmetic option only and does not add any cards to a player’s collection. There is no benefit to acquiring a card style more than once; if you achieve Gold Rank or higher in both Limited and Constructed, you will only receive one copy of the card style.
Players that finish in the top 1,200 of Mythic-ranked competitors will qualify to participate in the January Kaldheim Qualifier Weekend. Matches that finish prior to 12:00 p.m. PST on January 31, 2020 will contribute to final season ranking. Eligible players will have a Qualifier Badge indicating their invitation granted to their account no later than the second business day of the month.
Constructed and Limited Ranks will be reset. Your new rank will be based on your end of season rank from the previous season:
|Previous Rank||New Rank|
|Bronze Tier 4||Bronze Tier 4|
|Bronze Tier 3||Bronze Tier 4|
|Bronze Tier 2||Bronze Tier 4|
|Bronze Tier 1||Bronze Tier 3|
|Silver Tier 4||Bronze Tier 3|
|Silver Tier 3||Bronze Tier 3|
|Silver Tier 2||Bronze Tier 2|
|Silver Tier 1||Bronze Tier 2|
|Gold Tier 4||Bronze Tier 1|
|Gold Tier 3||Silver Tier 4|
|Gold Tier 2||Silver Tier 3|
|Gold Tier 1||Silver Tier 2|
|Platinum Tier 4||Silver Tier 1|
|Platinum Tier 3||Gold Tier 4|
|Platinum Tier 2||Gold Tier 4|
|Platinum Tier 1||Gold Tier 3|
|Diamond Tier 4||Gold Tier 3|
|Diamond Tier 3||Gold Tier 2|
|Diamond Tier 2||Gold Tier 2|
|Diamond Tier 1||Gold Tier 1|