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The Challenger Gauntlet was a Magic Esports tournament that was held at the end of the 2020–21 Players Tour Season.[1] There was only one instance due to the dissolution of the Leagues.

Description[ | ]

Non-league players earn invitation to the post-season Challenger Gauntlet based on their performance in any Split Championship. The Challenger Gauntlet provides direct invitations to the MPL and Rivals League as well as additional opportunities through qualification to the Rivals Gauntlet.

2020–21 Players Tour Season[ | ]

Participants[ | ]

The competitors of the 2021 Challenger Gauntlet are invited from each 2020-2021 season Split Championship based on final standings:

  • The eight (8) highest finishing Challengers in the event; or
  • The Challengers who finished the event with a record of 11-4 or better (whichever of the two is the greater number of Challengers).

Results[ | ]

2021 cancellation[ | ]

In May 2021, Magic Esports announced a return to in-person play post COVID-19 for the 2022–23 Players Tour Season.[2] Although digital play was considered here to stay it was supposed to be only part of the equation going forward. As a result, the 2021–22 Players Tour Season is going to be the last season featuring the MPL and the Rivals League. Players will not be competing for another League season. Instead, they'll be competing for a place in the World Championship.

League Weekends and the Gauntlets will not be run in 2021–2022.[2]

References[ | ]