2021 World Championship

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2021 World Championship
Date TBA
Location TBA
Format TBA
Prize pool $1,000,000
Winner TBA
Previous Worlds:
2019
Next Worlds:
2022

The 2021 World Championship or Magic World Championship XXVII, the 27th Magic World Championship, will be held near the end of the 2020–21 Players Tour Season in 2021.[1][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The 2020 World Championship was skipped, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Magic World Championship XXVII is tentatively planned for the summer of 2021 as an on-location event that represents the pinnacle of Magic Esports. But given the continued uncertainty around in-person events, these plans may need to adjust as the season ends and Wizards will evaluate the feasibility of in-person events.[3]

The 2020–2021 season World Championship will have a prize pool of $1 million and will feature the Gauntlet winners from the season in lieu of Championship winners. By extension all invitees other than the reigning champion will already be in the MPL for the next cycle.

Qualification[edit | edit source]

The World Championship features the best 16 players within and new to the MPL from the postseason:

Since tabletop play was postponed, no places have been reserved for Players Tour winners. If reigning World Champion Damo da Rosa wins another slot, the invitation will be added to the slots awarded to top-finishing players at the MPL Gauntlet.[5]

Country Player Method of qualification
{BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 2019 World Champion
{CZE} Ondřej Stráský 1st in MPL 2020-21
{USA} Eli Kassis 1st in Rivals League 2020-21

Notes and references[edit | edit source]