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Rise of the Five Families Festival Event Guide and Schedule

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the Rise of the Five Families Festival series of events, including rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.

MTG Arena will be hosting a special series of events called the Rise of the Five Families from May 12 to May 27, the festival equivalent for the Streets of New Capenna expansion. The format for the five events is Alchemy Singleton, but with a special themed Emblem for each family’s mechanic (Maestros, Obscura, Cabaretti, Riveteers, and the Brokers). The final bonus event is called Turf Brawls, running from May 27 to June 2.

This is your opportunity to obtain different art-deco inspired Golden Age Showcase Card Styles for their respective families! This guide will contain everything you need to know about this event including the schedule, rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.


Overview

We all know the ruling families of New Capenna: the Maestros, the Obscura, the Cabaretti, the Riveteers, and the Brokers. But how did they come to power? In these five festivals, leverage the strengths of each family to earn golden age showcase card styles relating to their ascension.

From May 12 to May 27, 2022, there will be a total of five Rise of the Five Families Festival events every three days. Each event costs 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems to enter, and you can play each one as much as you like for the duration.

The format for the five Rise of the Five Families event is best-of-one Alchemy Singleton, where players can build a 60-card deck consisting of only one copy of any card (except Basic Lands) from the Alchemy card pool. That is, all cards in Standard in their rebalanced versions, plus the bonus Alchemy: Innistrad and Kamigawa cards.

The first five wins for each event allows you to win the Streets of New Capenna Golden Age Showcase Card Styles for their respective families, detailed below and in each event guide.

To tie all these events together at the end, from May 27 to June 2 there will be a week-long event called Turf Brawls that allows you to win the 10 Skycraper Showcase Card Styles for the lands. The format is Brawl with preconstructed decks – one for each family.

You can also find the official event information provided by Wizards of the Coast here.


Rise of the Five Families Festival Event Schedule

You can click on the event name to go straight to our event guide!

EventDate
Rise of the MaestrosMay 12 – May 15
Rise of the ObscuraMay 15 – May 18
Rise of the CabarettiMay 18 – May 21
Rise of the RiveteersMay 21 – May 24
Rise of the BrokersMay 24 – May 27
Turf BrawlsMay 27 – June 2

Rise of the Maestros

  • Duration: May 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – May 15, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Maestros Emblem
  • Entry Fee: 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Maestros Emblem

“Once during each of your turns, you may cast an instant or sorcery spell from your graveyard by sacrificing a creature in addition to paying its other costs. If a spell cast this way would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead.”

Rewards

WinsRewards
5 winsMaestros Ascendancy Golden Age Showcase Card Style
4 winsHostile Takeover Golden Age Showcase Card Style
3 winsCormela, Glamour Thief Golden Age Showcase Card Style
2 winsCorpse Appraiser Golden Age Showcase Card Style
1 winGlamorous Outlaw Golden Age Showcase Card Style

Guide


Rise of the Obscura

  • Duration: May 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – May 18, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Obscura Emblem
  • Entry Fee: 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Obscura Emblem

“Whenever you attack, target attacking creature connives.”

Rewards

WinsRewards
5 winsObscura Ascendancy Golden Age Showcase Card Style
4 winsVoid Rend Golden Age Showcase Card Style
3 winsQueza, Augur of Agonies Golden Age Showcase Card Style
2 winsNimble Larcenist Golden Age Showcase Card Style
1 winShattered Seraph Golden Age Showcase Card Style

Guide


Rise of the Cabaretti

  • Duration: May 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – May 21, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Cabaretti Emblem
  • Entry Fee: 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Cabaretti Emblem

“Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, scry 1. If this is the second time this ability has resolved this turn, draw a card instead.”

Rewards

WinsRewards
5 winsCabaretti Ascendancy Golden Age Showcase Card Style
4 winsIncandescent Aria Golden Age Showcase Card Style
3 winsRocco, Cabaretti Caterer Golden Age Showcase Card Style
2 winsBrazen Upstart Golden Age Showcase Card Style
1 winRakish Revelers Golden Age Showcase Card Style

Guide


Rise of the Riveteers

  • Duration: May 21, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – May 24, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Riveteers Emblem
  • Entry Fee: 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Riveteers Emblem

“Whenever you sacrifice a creature, you may return target creature card with lesser mana value from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.”

Rewards

WINSREWARDS
5 winsRiveteers Ascendancy Golden Age Showcase Card Style
4 winsUnleash the Inferno Golden Age Showcase Card Style
3 winsMr. Orfeo, the Boulder Golden Age Showcase Card Style
2 winsCrew Captain Golden Age Showcase Card Style
1 winMasked Bandits Golden Age Showcase Card Style

Guide


Rise of the Brokers

  • Duration: May 24, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – May 27, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Brokers Emblem
  • Entry Fee: 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Brokers Emblem

“You may cast spells from the top of your library by removing a counter from a creature you control in addition to paying their other costs.”

Rewards

WINSREWARDS
5 winsBrokers Ascendancy Golden Age Showcase Card Style
4 winsEndless Detour Golden Age Showcase Card Style
3 winsLagrella, the Magpie Golden Age Showcase Card Style
2 winsDisciplined Duelist Golden Age Showcase Card Style
1 winSpara's Adjudicators Golden Age Showcase Card Style

Guide


Turf Brawls

  • Duration: May 27, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – June 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Preconstructed Brawl
  • Entry Fee: 5,000 Gold or 1,00 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Rewards

WINSREWARDS
5 wins2 Skyscraper Showcase Card Styles
4 wins2 Skyscraper Showcase Card Styles
3 wins2 Skyscraper Showcase Card Styles
2 wins2 Skyscraper Showcase Card Styles
1 win2 Skyscraper Showcase Card Styles

The following showcase card styles can be earned in this event. Each is equally likely, and you will always receive styles you don’t own yet until you collect them all:

Guide

Coming soon!

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