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MTG Arena Announcements: January 30, 2023

Preorder Bundles On Sale Until February 7th!

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!


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


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


Available at purchase:

Available at release (February 7, 2023):

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Early Access February 2-3!

If you want to see your favorite creators battle out with the new cards before they go live, be sure not to miss this special event!

Flashback Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Premier Draft Tomorrow

Flashback Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Premier Draft, January 31–February 7

There will be a Flashback Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Premier Draft starting tomorrow! This will be ranked and will run January 31 through February 7!

Welcome to Phyrexia Festival

With the release of Phyrexia: All Will Be One, there will be a bunch of Festival events to celebrate! Battle it out for some sweet cosmetics!

The first festival event is Welcome to Phyrexia: Completely Outmatched which runs February 7–13.

“Choose from five Historic Brawl decks, each commanded by a dangerous foe from New Phyrexia, and battle it out for borderless planeswalker manga card styles—ten in all!”

Then, February 13 marks the start of the Welcome to Phyrexia Festival. a slew of Singleton events all with different emblems!

Wins in this event earns you ichor art styles, so with all the events combined, you can win up to 25 card styles!


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 31–February 2: Artisan
  • February 7–9: Historic Singleton All Access
  • February 14–16: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Phantom Sealed
  • February 21–23: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Constructed

Quick Draft

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

Other Events

Premier Play Schedule

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

Qualifier Play-Ins

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
    February 18, 6 a.m. PT–February 19, 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    February 24, 6 a.m. PT–February 25, 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)

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.


  • Qualifier Weekend
    February 25, 6 a.m. PT–February 26, 4 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00)

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 March 4–5
    • Day 1, March 4: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    • Day 2, March 5: Phyrexia: All Will Be One 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)

Recruitment Officer card style
Brotherhood's End card style

February 2023 Ranked Season

The February 2023 Ranked Season begins January 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends on February 28 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00)

Drown in Ichor card style
Skrelv, Defector Mite card style


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