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MTG Arena Announcements: December 19, 2022

This week’s MTG Arena announcements will be the last one of the year! The team will be taking a break until January 9th so they made sure to let us know of all the cool things happening within the next few weeks!

Arena Decathlon Returns January 1–16!

The huge, multievent Arena Decathlon returns to usher in 2023 with play and prizes January 1–16, capped by a finals competition on January 21 in which you can win one of every card in the forthcoming Phyrexia: All Will Be One set!

For more information, be sure to check out the Arena announcement page!

January 7, 2023: Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In

Qualifier Play-In Best-of-One January 7, 2023

The first Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In of 2023 happens on January 7! If you are looking to compete, this is the perfect chance to do it!

MTG Arena End-of-Year Stats

If you are interested in account statistics such as the top Mythic Rare crafted by the community for each color or the total number of packs opened opened by every player on Arena for the year, you can join the MTG Arena email list here!

Play Arena Cube until January 1

The Arena Cube Draft, December 13, 2022–January 1, 2023

Arena Cube will be live until January 1st, 2023. Make sure to get all the games you want in before it’s gone!

Check if You’re Qualified for Arena Championship 2!

Arena Championship logo

The December Qualifier Weekend has concluded, marking the end of qualifiers for the Arena Championship 2 that will be held this coming March. See who qualified in the latest standings!

Wastes Fixed!

All the bugs concerning Wastes have been fixed!


Events open at 8 a.m. PT and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.


Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00).

  • December 20–22: Explorer
  • December 27–29: Happy Brawlidays All-Access Brawl
  • January 3–5: Historic Artisan
  • January 10–12: Alchemy All Access


  • December 9–23: Streets of New Capenna
  • December 23–January 7: The Brothers’ War
  • January 7–20: Dominaria United



All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-08:00).


Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to that month’s Qualifier Weekend events.


  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    January 7, 6 a.m. PT–January 8, 6 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: Alchemy
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    January 13, 6 a.m. PT–January 14, 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: Alchemy


Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship 1 held in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Qualifier Weekend Day One and Day Two events open to entries at 6 a.m. PT and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00) each day. You must enter within this two-hour window—late entries cannot be accommodated.


  • Qualifier Weekend
    January 14, 6 a.m. PT–January 16, 4 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: Alchemy (Best-of-Three)


The Arena Open Day 1 entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00). Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00). 

  • Arena Open December 17–18
    • Day 1, January 21: Kaldheim Sealed Bo1
      All participants will receive the Memory Lapse card sleeve.
    • Day 2, January 22: Kaldheim Player Draft
      There are two Player Draft events on Day 2.


The Arena Championship is an invitation-only, two-day virtual event for players who earn invitations through Qualifier Weekend events.


The January 2023 Ranked Season begins December 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends on January 31 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00)


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Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on
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