Replacing the Pro Points system, it was at first designed to connect competitive gaming across MTG Arena and Magic tabletop. However, this led to a quandary in that well-performing players on the paper Mythic Championships could not be a discretionary invite to the Arena Mythic Championships, or else they would get a significant and unfair lead into the MPL and Worlds race, as the 0-4 payout from Arena was equivalent to a 10-6 payout from paper - indeed, four of the six top challengers were beneficiaries of discretionary invites.
For 2020, the tracks for player ranking points for MTG Arena play and tabletop play were separated, with the MPL tracking rankings combining the two. For MTG Arena play, Mythic Points were kept. For tabletop Player Points were introduced.
For 2019, Mythic Championships Mythic Points were awarded as such:
|MTG Arena||Day Two of MQW||5|
|Tabletop||36+ Match Points||24|
|Tabletop||33–35 Match Points||17|
|Tabletop||30–32 Match Points||11|
|Tabletop||27–29 Match Points||5|
Mythic Points can only be earned in the following events:
The COVID-19 outbreak in January resulted in preventative measures taken in March. By April, it was clear that further events were not safely feasible to hold, and Wizards wrote off the entire season as not salvageable. It was announced that some large events later in the year would be prospectively held, but that those events would not pay out points for League positions.
In the 2020–21 Players Tour Season, no Mythic Points were awarded. Instead, League points were used. Unlike previous systems, players outside the Leagues could not accumulate points, instead looking for a finish to award them a spot in the Challenger Gauntlet.
- Wizards of the Coast (February 20, 2019). "How to Become The Next Magic Champion: Qualifying for Mythic Championships and Worlds". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Elaine Chase (August 14, 2019). "The Future of Magic Esports". Magic Esports.
- Wizards of the Coast (April 1, 2020). "Esports Update: MPL, Rivals, and Competitor 2020 Partial Season Changes". Magic.gg.