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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]


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.[3]

When the Arena Open was introduced, it was kept separate from Magic esports (players couldn't earn Points), although the possibility was kept open that they could qualify players for a Mythic Invitational or Players Tour qualifier event. When Premier Play was introduced in 2022, the Arena Open wasn't integrated in that system either.


The announced goal was to hold multiple Arena Opens a year. The format played varies:

Date Format
May 2020 Standard Constructed
August 2020 Historic Constructed[4]
October 2020 Standard Constructed[5]
February 2021 Kaldheim Sealed
May 2021 Strixhaven: School of Mages Sealed
July 2021 Standard Constructed [6]
September 2021 Historic Constructed [7]
October 2021 Standard Constructed
December 2021 Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft[8]
January 2022 Alchemy Constructed[9]
February 2022 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Limited[10]
April 2022 Historic Constructed[10]
May 2022 Streets of New Capenna Limited[11]


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, but this was reversed in May 2022 with a minor boost for Traditional Day 1.


Record Prior to 2022 Early 2022 May 2022 and onward prizes
7 Wins 2,000 gems, Day 2 Token Day 2 Token 5,000 gems, Day 2 Token
6 Wins 1,600 gems 2,500 gems 2,500 gems
5 Wins 1,200 gems 1,000 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 Early 2022 May 2022 and onward prizes
4 Wins 5,000 gems, Day 2 token Day 2 Token 6,000 gems, Day 2 token
3 Wins 5,000 gems 5,000 gems 5,000 gems
2 Wins 2,500 gems 3,000 gems 3,000 gems
1 Win 1,000 gems 1,000 gems 1,500 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.


Record Prior to 2022 Early 2022 May 2022 and onward prizes
8 Wins N/A $2,500 $2,500
7 Wins $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
6 Wins $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
5 Wins 20,000 gems 25,000 gems 20,000 gems
4 Wins 10,000 gems 10,000 gems 5,000 gems
3 Wins 6,000 gems 7,500 gems 2,500 gems
2 Wins 4,000 gems 5,000 gems
1 win 2,000 gems 5,000 gems
0 wins 5,000 gems