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December 2022 Ranked Season Details

November 30, 2022
Wizards of the Coast

The December 2022 Ranked Season on MTG Arena starts November 30, 2022, at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC), and ends December 31, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC).

Top 250 Mythic-ranked players in Constructed or Limited at the end of this season will be eligible to compete in the December Qualifier Weekend.

Ranked Events Format Start End
Standard Ranked Bo1 Standard Constructed
Traditional Standard Ranked Bo3 Standard Constructed
Historic Ranked Bo1 Historic Constructed
Traditional Historic Ranked Bo3 Historic Constructed
Alchemy Ranked Bo1 Alchemy Constructed
Traditional Alchemy Ranked Bo3 Alchemy Constructed
Explorer Ranked Bo1 Explorer Constructed
Traditional Explorer Ranked Bo3 Explorer Constructed
Premier Draft: The Brothers' War Player Draft 11/15/2022 01/31/2023
Premier Draft: The Brothers' War Alchemy Player Draft 12/13/2022 12/20/2022
Quick Draft: Planeshifted Streets of New Capenna Bot Draft 12/09/2022 12/23/2022
Quick Draft: The Brothers' War Bot Draft 12/23/2022 01/06/2023

Looking for Standard and Historic decklists to get started? Visit the decklists hub to see winning decklists!

December 2022 Season Rewards

Players will receive their rewards for the December 2022 season at the start of the January 2023 Ranked Season (12:05 p.m. PT on December 31).

You must have played at least one ranked game in the respective format to receive seasonal rewards.

The December 2022 Ranked Season on MTG Arena starts November 30, 2022, at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC), and ends December 31, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC).

  • Bronze Reward: 1 The Brothers' War pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 The Brothers' War pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 The Brothers' War packs + 1000 gold + Monastery Swiftspear card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 The Brothers' War packs + 1000 gold Monastery Swiftspear card style + Simian Simulacrum card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 The Brothers' War packs + 1000 gold Monastery Swiftspear card + style Simian Simulacrum card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 The Brothers' War packs + 1000 gold Monastery Swiftspear card style + Simian Simulacrum card style

As a reminder, card styles are a cosmetic option only and do not add any cards to a player's collection. There is no benefit to acquiring a card style more than once; if you achieve Gold Rank or higher in both Limited and Constructed, you will only receive one copy of the card style.

Qualifier Weekend Invitation

Players who finish in the top 250 of Mythic-ranked competitors will qualify to participate in the Qualifier Weekend shown below. Matches that finish prior to 12:00 p.m. PT on December 31, 2022, will count toward final season ranking for December, which determines invitations to the December Qualifier Weekend.

Qualifier Play-Ins

Players can earn the Qualifier Token for entry to a Qualifier Weekend by reaching maximum wins in a single course of a Play-In event that feeds that Qualifier Weekend.

There are typically two Qualifier Play-Ins each month:

  • A Best-of-One event is held on Saturday, seven days before Qualifier Weekend.
  • A Best-of-Three event is held on Friday, the day before Qualifier Weekend.

Learn more on the Qualifier Play-In Information page.

Information on what the Qualifier Weekend feeds, its format, and other details are available on the Qualifier Weekend Information page.


2022 Qualifier Weekend Dates Format Ranked Season Invites Play-In Dates
Month Top X
December 10–11 The Brothers' War Phantom Sealed November 250
(251-1200 get 1 free Play-In entry)
Dec 3 (Bo1)
Dec 9 (B03)
January 14–15 Traditional Alchemy December Jan 7 (Bo1)
Jan 13 (Bo3)

Entry Window

Each Qualifier Weekend event day has a specific two-hour entry window—late entries cannot be accommodated.

The entry window is between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Pacific time. Times for events occurring November 6, 2022, through March 12, 2023, in other time zones are:

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. ET
  • 14:00-16:00 UTC
  • 15:00-17:00 CEST
  • 23:00-01:00 the next day JST

Seasonal Reset

Constructed and Limited ranks will be reset. Your new rank will be based on your end-of-season rank from the previous season:

Previous Rank New Rank
Bronze Tier 4 Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 3 Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 2 Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 1 Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 4 Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 3 Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 2 Bronze Tier 2
Silver Tier 1 Bronze Tier 2
Gold Tier 4 Bronze Tier 1
Gold Tier 3 Silver Tier 4
Gold Tier 2 Silver Tier 3
Gold Tier 1 Silver Tier 2
Platinum Tier 4 Silver Tier 1
Platinum Tier 3 Gold Tier 4
Platinum Tier 2 Gold Tier 4
Platinum Tier 1 Gold Tier 3
Diamond Tier 4 Gold Tier 3
Diamond Tier 3 Gold Tier 2
Diamond Tier 2 Gold Tier 2
Diamond Tier 1 Gold Tier 1
Mythic Platinum 4
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