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The Arena Open is an irregular tournament with a short duration and high skill cap featured on Magic: The Gathering Arena. The first Arena Open took place on May 30–31, 2020.[1][2]

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Description[]

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 (players can't earn 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:

Date Format
May 2020 Standard Constructed
October 2020 Historic Constructed
February 2021 Kaldheim Sealed
May 2021 Strixhaven: School of Mages Sealed
July 2021 Standard Constructed [3]
September 2021 Historic Constructed [4]
October 2021 Standard Constructed
December 2021 Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft[5]
January 2022 Alchemy Constructed[6]
February 2022 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Limited[7]
April 2022 Historic Constructed[7]

Structure[]

Day 1[]

Day 1 is Best-of-One matches. The entry fee is 25,000 Gold or 5,000 Gems. 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. The change in payout in December 2021 made it so that the Day 2 token came with no payout but Day 2 had a payout at all brackets.

Prizes[]

Record Prior to 2022 Prizes 2022 Prizes
7 Wins 2,000 gems, Day 2 Token Day 2 Token
6 Wins 1,600 gems 2,500 gems
5 Wins 1,200 gems 1,000 gems
4 Wins 800 gems
3 Wins 400 gems
<3 Wins

Special reward promos will unlock as soon as you join the event.

Traditional Prizes[]

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.

Record Prior to 2022 Prizes 2022 Prizes
4 Wins 5,000 gems, Day 2 token Day 2 Token
3 Wins 5,000 gems 5,000 gems
2 Wins 2,500 gems 3,000 gems
1 Win 1,000 gems 1,000 gems
0 Wins

Day 2[]

Day 2 consists of Best-of-Three matches. Play until eight wins or two losses (whichever comes first), but unlike Day 1, you'll only have one opportunity to compete.

Prizes[]

Record Prior to 2021 Prizes 2022 Prizes
8 Wins N/A $2,500
7 Wins $2,000 $2,000
6 Wins $1,000 $1,000
5 Wins 20,000 gems 25,000 gems
4 Wins 10,000 gems 10,000 gems
3 Wins 6,000 gems 7,500 gems
2 Wins 4,000 gems 5,000 gems
1 win 2,000 gems 5,000 gems
0 wins 5,000 gems

References[]

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