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MTG Arena Announcements: January 16, 2023


Phyrexia: All Will Be One Presale Starting Tomorrow, January 17th!

With Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Wizards is increasing the number of preorder bundles to three, two of the bundles being at lower prices: the Jace Pack Bundle, the Koth Play Bundle, and the Elesh Norn Pass Bundle. Let’s break down the contents of each!

Jace Pack Bundle*

*The art for this bundle has not been previewed yet, perhaps for story reasons!

$49.99/€49.99

Available at purchase:

  • Jace sleeve

Available at release (February 7, 2023):

  • 50x Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs
  • 5x Golden Packs
  • Jace card
  • Jace depth art card style

Koth Play Bundle

$24.99/€24.99

Available at purchase:

  • Koth, Fire of Resistance sleeve

Available at release (February 7, 2023):

  • 2x Player Draft tokens
  • 1x Sealed token
  • 5x Play-In Points
  • Koth, Fire of Resistance card
  • Koth, Fire of Resistance depth art card style

Elesh Norn Pass Bundle

$14.99/€14.99

Available at purchase:

Available at release (February 7, 2023):

This Weekend – Arena Open: Kaldheim, January 21-22

Starting on Saturday, January 21, this month’s Arena Open calls us back to Kaldheim for Sealed Day One and Draft Day Two. Per usual, this qualifier gives opportunity to earn prizes up to $2000 and a February Qualifier Weekend invitation! Furthermore, everyone who enters will receive this cool Memory Lapse sleeves!

If you want the full details on the event, you can check it out here!

EVENT SCHEDULE

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

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).

  • January 17–19: Kaldheim Phantom Draft
  • January 24–26: Momir
  • January 31–February 2: Artisan
  • February 7–9: Historic Singleton All Access

Quick Draft

  • January 7–20: Dominaria United
  • January 20–February 7: The Brothers’ War
  • February 7–17: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • February 17–March 2: Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Other Events

* Phantom events: cards in these events are not added to your collection.

  • January 16–31: Flashback Kaldheim Premier Draft
  • January 31–February 7: Flashback Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Premier Draft
  • February 10–13: Standard Metagame Challenge

Premier Play Schedule

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

February

  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    February 18, 6 a.m. PT–February 19, 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Phantom Sealed
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    February 24, 6 a.m. PT–February 25, 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Phantom Sealed

Qualifier Weekends

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 2-hour window—late entries cannot be accommodated.

February

  • Qualifier Weekend
    February 25, 6 a.m. PT–February 26, 4 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Phantom Sealed

Arena Open

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 2 hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00). 

  • Arena Open January 21–22
    • Day 1, January 21: Kaldheim Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
      All participants will receive the Memory Lapse sleeve.
    • Day 2, January 22: Kaldheim Player Draft 
      There are two Player Draft events on Day 2.

Arena Championship 2

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

  • Arena Championship 2 March 18­–19, 2023
    • Format:
      Swiss: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft + Historic
      Top 8: Historic

JANUARY 2023 RANKED SEASON

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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2 Comments

    • I don’t want to give advice irresponsibly as I’ll admit I’m not positive, but if I were to pick one, it would be the Jace bundle. 50 packs for $50 seems like the most reasonable deal to me.

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