Bringing MagicFest to You
MagicFest Online is a tournament series on Magic: The Gathering Arena, pitting players from around the globe against each other for cash prizes and invites to the Players Tour.
Daily Qualifiers will run at 3AM, 9AM, 3PM and 9PM Pacific Time to give all players a convenient time to play. Each flight has an entry fee of $25 and players finishing 5-1 or better will advance to the Weekly Championship! As an added bonus, each player that plays in a MagicFest Online Daily Qualifier will receive a coupon for one free Booster Draft at a live MagicFest (up to $20 value).
Each Weekly Championship is a two-day tournament with Day One on Saturday and Day Two on Sunday. Players are competing for a $25,000 cash prize pool, with the Top 8 receiving invites to the Players Tour Series 2, and the Top 32 receiving invitations to the Season Finals. The tournament is 8 rounds on Day One with players with 6 wins or more advancing to Day Two. Magic Pro League and Rivals League members are invited to the Weekly Championship, so the competition will be tough!
The Season Finals is a two-day tournament with a $50,000 cash prize pool, 32 Players Tour Series 2 invitations and two invites to the Players Tour Finals Minneapolis up for grabs!
We have partnered with ChannelFireball to run coverage of the daily qualifying events, Weekly Championship and Season Finals. To help us include everyone around the world, we ask that everyone who is able to, please stream your participation (with a delay if you prefer) in these events. Streaming gives us more exciting gameplay to feature on coverage and allows others worldwide to watch. MagicFest Online captures the excitement of sitting in a hall with thousands of Magic players watching the Main Event from the comfort of your own home.
Join the ChannelFireball Discord to chat with community members, spectators, and players in the tournaments. We are working with content creators worldwide to bring a global broadcast to you at home - no matter where home is. Use the hashtag #MTGTogether to discuss MagicFest Online, invite others to join the conversation and share your Magic experiences with players around the world.
This is an iterative process - the structure of the tournament, coverage, and the program will change over the coming weeks as we work on bringing you the best experience possible. We’d love to hear what you’d like to see added or changed to MagicFest Online. This is new for us, and we appreciate your flexibility as we make adjustments as we see the program in action. Also note there’s a good chance that we’ll need to shift some things to accommodate downtime and regular MTG Arena operations.
Details and registration for the events is available here, and we will be kicking off coverage on Monday morning at 9AM Pacific with LSV and William “Huey” Jensen over at www.twitch.tv/channelfireball . Tune in as they hop from stream to stream, looking in at players around the world and sharing their passion for our community and the game we love.