The Arena Open is a two-day competitive event where the top players are able to receive monetary rewards in US dollars. Outside of the eligibility requirements listed in its Terms and Conditions (e.g. you must be 18 years or older to participate), there are no other prerequisites to participate.
The Arena Open is currently separate from Magic esports (you will not earn Mythic Points), but it may qualify you for a Players Tour/Mythic Invitational qualifier event. The goal is to hold multiple Arena Opens a year. The format played varies:
|May 2020||Standard Constructed|
|October 2020||Historic Constructed|
|February 2021||Kaldheim Sealed|
|May 2021||Strixhaven: School of Mages Sealed|
|July 2021||Standard Constructed |
Day 1 is Best-of-One matches. The entry fee is 20,000 Gold or 4,000 Gems (22,500 Gold or 4,500 Gems for Sealed events). You will play until seven wins or three losses (whichever comes first), with seven wins earning you qualification for Day 2. You'll be able to enter Day 1 multiple times, which means you'll have more than one opportunity to qualify for Day 2.
- 7 Wins: 2,000 Gems, Qualification for Day 2
- 6 Wins: 1,600 Gems
- 5 Wins: 1,200 Gems
- 4 Wins: 800 Gems
- 3 Wins: 400 Gems
- 0–2 Wins: No Reward
Special reward promos will unlock as soon as you join the event
The October Open introduced best-of-three entries for those wishing for a more classical experience. Players stop after their first loss, playing until their fourth win, with all other conditions as above.
- 4 Wins: 5,000 Gems, Qualification for Day 2
- 3 Wins: 5,000 Gems
- 2 Wins: 2,500 Gems
- 1 Win : 1,000 Gems
- 0 Wins: No reward
Day 2 consists of Best-of-Three matches. Again, you'll play until seven wins or two losses (whichever comes first), but unlike Day 1, you'll only have one opportunity to compete.
- 7 Wins: US$2,000
- 6 Wins: US$1,000
- 5 Wins: 20,000 Gems
- 4 Wins: 10,000 Gems
- 3 Wins: 6,000 Gems
- 2 Wins: 4,000 Gems
- 1 Win: 2,000 Gems
- 0 Wins: No Reward
- Wizards of the Coast (May 19, 2020). "MTG Arena: State of the Game – May 2020". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (May 29, 2020). "The Arena Open Primer". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Adam Styborski (May 6, 2021). "Welcome to the Summer of Legend". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.