The Magic: the Gathering 2021 World Championship
or Magic World Championship XXVII
will be held at the end of the 2020–21 Players Tour Season
on October 8-10, 2021. The 2020 World Championship was skipped, due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The 2020–2021 season World Championship features the Gauntlet
winners from the season in lieu of Championship winners. By extension all invitees other than the reigning champion will already have qualified for the 2021–22 Magic Pro League
. Based on an announcement from 2019, it was expected that the 2021 World Championship would feature a prize pool of $1,000,000. However, after the decision to abandon support for Pro Play, the prize pool was silently decreased to $250,000. After the final League weekend, the pool was clarified to be in addition to a $50,000 per-person appearance fee, bringing the total to $1,050,000.