MTG Arena Announcements – May 22, 2023
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The weekly MTG Arena Announcement post has been published by Wizards of the Coast! Here’s the roundup of everything that is happening and upcoming on MTG Arena! Check out the original source post here or the transcript below. On a related note, you can now check out our newly updated set release and event schedule (specifically for MTG Arena).
In this edition:
Arena Championship 3 This Weekend!
The time has come! Top players from MTG Arena have qualified and are gearing up to face each other in the $200,000 Arena Championship 3 this weekend, May 27–28! We’ll have coverage of the tournament, and you can tune in both days to watch a live stream of the event on twitch.tv/magic.
For all the details, including who’s playing, how the tournament works, and even how to co-stream, visit the Arena Championship Viewers Guide.
MTG Arena Arrives on Steam Tomorrow!
Now you can play MTG Arena alongside all your games on Steam! Starting tomorrow, May 23, graduate your gaming from the mobile screen to the large screen using your MTG Arena account through Steam on your Windows PC. Go big to enjoy your favorite cards in all their artistic beauty and then decimate your opponents in big-screen battlefield beatdowns. Plus, logging in is easy using a QR code and the Steam mobile app.
Events open on the starting date at 8 a.m. PT (excluding Midweek Magic) and close to entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on the ending date shown unless otherwise noted.
Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 2 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00).
- May 23–25: Singleton
- May 30–June 1: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Phantom Sealed
- June 6–8: Historic Pauper
- June 13–15: Momir
- June 20–22: Starter Deck Test Drive
- May 12–26: Dominaria United
- May 26–June 6: March of the Machine
- June 9–16: The Brothers’ War
- June 16–29: Phyrexia: All Will Be One
- May 26–29: Historic Metagame Challenge
- May 26–June 3: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Premier Draft
- June 2–5: Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
- June 3–11: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Premier Draft
- June 12–20: Chromatic Cube
PREMIER PLAY SCHEDULE
All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-07:00).
Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to that month’s Qualifier Weekend events.
Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to upcoming Arena Championship events.
Qualifier tokens are delivered in your MTG Arena inbox. Remember to claim them before the event starts!
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-One)
June 3, 6 a.m. PT
- Format: Historic
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-Three)
June 9, 6 a.m. PT–June 10, 3 a.m. PT
- Format: Historic
- Qualifier Weekend
June 10, 6 a.m. PT–June 11, 4 p.m. PT
- Format: Historic (Best-of-Three)
The Arena Open Day One entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00). The Day Two entry window is 2 hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00).
- Arena Open: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ Limited
- Format: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Limited
Arena Championship 3
The Arena Championship is an invitation-only, two-day virtual event for players who earn invitations through Qualifier Weekend events.
- Arena Championship 3
- Format: March of the Machine Draft and Standard
May 2023 Ranked Season
The May 2023 Ranked Season begins April 30 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends on May 31 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00)
- Bronze Reward: 1 March of the Machinepack
- Silver Reward: 1 March of the Machinepack + 500 gold
- Gold Reward: 2 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Change the Equation card style
- Platinum Reward: 3 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Change the Equation card style + Nahiri's Warcrafting card style
- Diamond Reward: 4 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Change the Equation card style card style + Nahiri's Warcrafting card style
- Mythic Reward: 5 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Change the Equation card style + Nahiri's Warcrafting card style
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