This week from November 8 to 10, Richmond will be hosting two big tabletop Magic: The Gathering tournaments: Mythic Championship VI and MagicFest Richmond! Both tournaments are featuring Standard as the format of choice, in the current Oko dominant metagame. Will these events further highlight the issue and lead to another Standard banning, or will there be an exciting breakout deck that we have not seen previously? Tune in this weekend to find out!
Mythic Championship VI
There are a total of 519 players invited to Mythic Championship VI competing for their share of the $500,000 prize pool. The live broadcast starts at 9 AM EST / 6 AM PST / 2 PM UTC for the three days from November 8 to November 10.
The first two days of the tournament consist of 3 rounds of Throne of Eldraine Booster Draft followed by 5 rounds of Standard. The last day will be a single-elimination top 8 playoff, in best-of-five matches. All eyes will be on the decklists for the tournament, which will be made public before the first Standard round on the first day (round four).
MTG Arena Zone will be trialing a play-by-play, round-by-round text coverage of the tournament next to the official stream, in preparation for full coverage for Mythic Championship VII! More information to follow closer to the date.
MagicFest (Grand Prix) Richmond will be running adjacent to the Mythic Championship as well, expecting thousands of Magic players to compete in the main Standard event or just have fun in the numerous side events.
The first day of the main event begins Saturday November 9 with 9 rounds of Standard, continuing on Sunday for another 6 rounds and the top 8 playoffs. Decklists are published before the top 8 rounds. There is no video coverage of the event.
Perhaps the main point of discussion of the tournament will be the reveal of a new Magic product called the Mystery Booster, first teased back in October. These boosters are designed for limited (draft and sealed), but has been confirmed not legal for Standard play. This means that it is most likely that this product is not relevant for MTG Arena players, but we can still keep our hopes up!
Below are the links you can go to for more information about these events from the official source.