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MTG Arena Announcements: September 21, 2022

In this week’s MTG Arena Announcements, we have details on the upcoming Arena Championship 1 and a Bonus Play-In event tied to it this weekend, where players can bring one of the competitor’s decks. We also have the Arena Open next weekend, format being Dominaria United Limited, as well as confirmation that the Alchemy Dominaria United set should be coming on October 6 as the related events are lined up in the schedule.

As always, check out the full post by Wizards of the Coast below!


This Weekend: The Arena Championship 1!

Tune in to the Arena Championship 1 Saturday, September 24 starting at 9 a.m. on Twitch

The biggest MTG Arena Premier Play event is finally here! Arena Championship 1 will host top MTG Arena players September 24–25 for an epic competition with a $200,000 total prize pool and that will determine who goes on to the Magic World Championship.

This is an event you don’t want to miss—and you won’t, because you can watch it live at twitch.tv/magic! Check out the Arena Championship 1 Viewers Guide for all the event details and get ready to tune in starting Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m. PT!

Bonus Play-In with Arena Championship 1 Decks!

Play with decks from the Arena Championship 1

We’ve got a special bonus event happening alongside the Arena Championship 1—and it can even get you into next month’s Qualifier Weekend. The Bonus Play-In: Arena Championship Showcase event features Best-of-One matches with the same decks used by the competitors in Arena Championship 1!

The Bonus Play-In: Championship Showcase event starts September 24 at 6 a.m. PT and runs until September 26 at 6 a.m. PT.

Arena Open Next Weekend!

Arena Open Dominaria United Limited, October 1–2, 2022

October starts off big with the Arena Open! Next weekend, October 1–2, compete in Best-of-One and Best-of-Three Dominaria United Limited matches for prizes up to $2,500! Plus, everyone who enters receives the Sheoldred, the Apocalypse Phyrexian card style:

Get all the details on the Arena Open: Dominaria United Limited page.

Event Schedule

Events open at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) and close to new entries on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00).

  • September 27–29: Historic
  • October 4–6: On the Edge
  • October 11–13: Alchemy
  • October 18–20: Explorer

Quick Draft

  • September 16–30: Dominaria United
  • September 30–October 14: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 14–28: Dominaria United

Other Events

  • September 15–24: Sleeper Agents
  • October 6–8: Into the Future
  • October 6–16: Premier Draft Alchemy Dominaria United
  • October 8–10: The Ultimate Showdown
  • October 14–17: Alchemy Metagame Challenge

Premier Play Schedule

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC -7).

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.

September

  • Bonus Play-In
    September 24, 6 a.m. PT–September 26, 6 a.m. PT
  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    October 7, 6 a.m. PT–October 8, 3 a.m. PT
    • Format: Standard
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    October 14, 6 a.m. PT–October 15, 3 a.m. PT
    • Format: Standard

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 (13:00 UTC) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) each day. You must enter within this two-hour window —late entries cannot be accommodated.

October

  • Qualifier Weekend
    October 15, 6 a.m. PT–October 17, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: Standard (Best-of-Three)

Arena Championship Event

The Arena Championships is an invitation-only, virtual two-day event for players who qualify during one of the four Qualifier Weekend events.

Arena Open

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

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

  • Arena Open October 1–2
    • Day 1, October 1: Dominaria United Sealed
      Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
      All participants will receive the Phyrexian treatment Sheoldred, the Apocalypse card style.
    • Day 2, October 2, Draft One and Draft Two: Dominaria United Player Draft
      Best-of-Three only
      Note: There are two drafts for the Day 2 Arena Open, with three wins or one loss.

September 2022 Ranked Season

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

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Dominaria United pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Dominaria United pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Cut Down card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Cut Down card style + Thran Portalcard style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Cut Down card style + Thran Portalcard style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Cut Down card style + Thran Portalcard style

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