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The Brothers' War Early Access Event will start at 10am PT on November 10

MTG Arena Announcements: November 9, 2022 – The Brothers’ War Early Access Event

In Wizards of the Coast's latest announcements bulletin for Magic: The Gathering Arena, the Arena team updated players on several matters concerning the upcoming release of The Brothers' War and outlined the play schedule for the rest of November.

In Wizards of the Coast’s latest announcements bulletin for Magic: The Gathering Arena, the Arena team updated players on several matters concerning the upcoming release of The Brothers’ War and outlined the play schedule for the rest of November. They noted that subsequent announcement articles would be published on Monday instead of Wednesday, starting with the November 14 bulletin.

BRO Early Access

The announcement article invited players to the upcoming The Brothers’ War Early Access Livestream Event. The event, taking place on streaming sites like Twitch.tv, will feature content creators and streamers receiving fully stocked accounts where they can build and play Limited and Constructed formats with cards from the latest set.

The preview event will start at 10am Pacific Time on Thursday, November 10. The Brothers’ War releases on Arena and Magic Online on November 15, and on paper on November 18.

MTG Arena Newsletter and Player Stats

A sample Arena Player Stats infographic

WotC also announced that players could receive an email outlining their stats for the Dominaria United season by signing up for the MTG Arena newsletter by November 14. As long as you’re subscribed, you’ll receive an infographic like the one above with your play patterns and stats each set release.

Wizards specified how to sign up for their newsletter, which includes promotions and offers:

  1. Go to myaccounts.wizards.com and sign into your Wizards account.
  2. Select Edit Profile.
  3. Check the box next to “YES! Wizards may send me promotional emails and offers about Wizards events, games, and services.”
  4. Select Save.

MTG Arena Premier Play Schedule

November Qualifier Weekend – Historic

The month’s Qualifier Weekend is scheduled for November 12, 6am Pacific Time until November 13, 4pm PT, with Historic as the format.

Aside from accumulating enough Play-In Points, players can qualify for this weekend event by performing well in the second of two Play-In events paired with this Qualifier Weekend:

  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    November 11, 6 am PT–November 12, 3 am PT
  • Format: Historic

Check out MTG Arena Zone’s Bo3 Historic Metagame Tier List for deck lists.

December Qualifier Weekend – The Brothers’ War Sealed

The Arena team also announced the schedule for the December Qualifier Weekend and specified that the format for next month will be The Brothers’ War Sealed.

  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    December 3, 6 am PT – December 4, 6 am PT
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    December 9, 6 am PT – December 10, 3 am PT
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed
  • Qualifier Weekend
    • December 10, 6 am PT – December 12, 4 pm PT

December Arena Open – The Brothers’ War Sealed

Finally, we also have the date and format for the next Arena Open event. Players will get to compete for up to $2500 between November 26-27 with the format also slated to be The Brothers’ War Sealed.

  • Day 1, November 26: The Brothers’ War Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    • Entry window from 6am PT on November 26 – 3am PT on November 27
    • All participants will receive The Brothers’ War card sleeve.
  • Day 2, November 27: The Brothers’ War Player Draft
    • Day 2 Entry window from 6am PT – 8am PT on November 27
    • There are two Player Draft events on Day 2.

THE BROTHERS’ WAR LAUNCHES NEXT TUESDAY!

The latest Magic set, The Brothers’ War, arrives in MTG Arena on November 15. As we approach next Tuesday, here are a few things to keep you occupied until then!

GET YOUR PREORDER BUNDLE

 

The Brothers’ War preorder bundles are still available, but only until the set launches, so time is running out. These give you a great head start with the new set and cool perks like cards, card styles, a pet, sleeves, and more. Check out what each bundle includes, then jump into the MTG Arena Store to get yours.

WATCH THE BROTHERS’ WAR EARLY ACCESS

The Brothers' War Early Access Event, November 10 at 10 a.m. PT

Don’t miss the chance for a first look at the new set with your favorite Magic content creators and streamers! Tune in tomorrow, November 10, starting at 10 a.m. PT (18:00 UTC), for discussions and gameplay.

REVIEW YOUR PLAY STATS

Sample of player James's stats from the MTG Arena newsletter

Curious about your gameplay patterns from Dominaria United, such as your favorite format, the color you play most, how many games you’ve played (and how that compares to other players), and more? Sign up by November 14 for the MTG Arena email newsletter, and you’ll receive your Dominaria United details when those are sent out! Then, with each new set, you’ll get an email with your latest stats when you’re opted in to receive the newsletter.

Here’s how to sign up for the MTG Arena newsletter:

  1. Go to myaccounts.wizards.com and sign into your Wizards account.
  2. Select Edit Profile.
  3. Check the box next to “YES! Wizards may send me promotional emails and offers about Wizards events, games, and services.”
  4. Select Save.

And that’s it!

MTG ARENA ANNOUNCEMENTS MOVING TO MONDAYS ON NOVEMBER 14

Starting this coming Monday, our weekly MTG Arena announcements will shift to Mondays. This is to better sync with the new Tuesday release schedule that begins with the launch of The Brothers’ War on November 15.

See you next Monday!

THIS WEEKEND: BEST-OF-THREE QUALIFIER PLAY-IN AND QUALIFIER WEEKEND

Qualifier Play-In event November 11, 2022

It’s time for the big November Premier Play weekend! These back-to-back events, the Qualifier Play-In followed by the Qualifier Weekend, can propel you into the competitive Magic world and put you on the path toward the Arena Championship, and then the ultimate showdown, the Magic World Championship.

The Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In begins on Friday, November 11, at 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC) and wraps up at 3 a.m. PT on Saturday, November 12. Four wins will get you an invitation to the Qualifier Weekend event.

Qualifier Weekend event November 12–13, 2022

Then, just three short hours later, the November 12 Qualifier Weekend two-day event kicks off at 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC). This is where seven wins on Day Two can earn you entry to the Arena Championship!

STATE OF THE GAME – THE BROTHERS’ WAR

The latest State of the Game article covering The Brothers’ War release in MTG Arena and other topics is out today. In it, you’ll find info on the new set’s mechanics, changes in the upcoming Arena Open, plus a look at the evolution of the game and what’s to come.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Events open at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

MIDWEEK MAGIC

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC) and close to new entries on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC).

  • November 15–18: The Brothers’ War Phantom Sealed
  • November 22–24: Standard
  • November 29–December 1: Jump In!
  • December 6–8: Explorer All Access

QUICK DRAFT

  • November 11–25: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • November 25–December 9: The Brothers’ War
  • December 9–23: Streets of New Capenna Planeshifted Quick Draft

OTHER EVENTS

  • November 6–15: Chromatic Cube
    • Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
  • November 15­–December 10: The Brothers’ War Sealed (Best-of-Three)
  • November 18–21: Standard Metagame Challenge
  • November 24–28: Gladiator All Access
  • December 2–9: The Brothers’ Brawl

PREMIER PLAY SCHEDULE

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-07:00, UTC-08:00 on and after November 6).

QUALIFIER PLAY-IN EVENTS

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

NOVEMBER

  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    November 11, 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)–November 12, 3 a.m. PT (11:00 UTC)
    • Format: Historic

DECEMBER

  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    December 3, 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)–December 4, 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    December 9, 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)–December 10, 3 a.m. PT (11:00 UTC)
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed

QUALIFIER WEEKEND EVENTS

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 (14:00 UTC) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC) each day. You must enter within this two-hour window—late entries cannot be accommodated.

NOVEMBER

  • Qualifier Weekend
    November 12, 6 a.m. PT–November 13, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: Historic (Best-of-Three)

DECEMBER

  • Qualifier Weekend
    December 10, 6 a.m. PT–December 12, 4 p.m. PT

ARENA OPEN

Arena Open Day 1 entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC, 14:00 UTC after November 6) and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (10:00 UTC, 11:00 UTC after November 6).

Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC, 14:00 UTC after November 6) until 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC, 16:00 UTC after November 6).

  • Arena Open November 26–27
    • Day 1, November 26: The Brothers’ War Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
      All participants will receive The Brothers’ War card sleeve.
    • Day 2, November 27: The Brothers’ War Player Draft
      There are two Player Draft events on Day 2.

NOVEMBER 2022 RANKED SEASON

The November 2022 Ranked Season begins October 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on November 30 at 12 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC).

  • Bronze Reward: 1 The Brothers’ War pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 The Brothers’ War pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zonecard style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zonecard style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zonecard style

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INickStrad
INickStrad

Nicholas "INickStrad" Price is a writer and competitive Magic player from Manila, Philippines. He has played in high level events on paper, MTGO, and Arena, and spends his time drafting the latest set and improving at Constructed formats.

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