2020 Partial Season Schedule
The first two Mythic Point Challenges will take place on:
Mythic Point Challenge
Qualification Method from Ranked Play
February 29, 2020: Mythic Point Challenge
Be Top 1200 in Limited or Constructed in October, November, December 2019, or January 2020 Ranked Seasons
April 4, 2020: Mythic Point Challenge
Be Top 1200 in Limited or Constructed in March 2020 Ranked Seasons
All Mythic Qualifiers above are Standard Constructed format best-of-three.
Players qualify based on being in the Top 1,200 in Mythic Ranking at the conclusion of the prior month's ranked season. Mythic Point Challenges will mirror the structure of Mythic Qualifiers, except players compete until they achieve 10 wins or 3 losses. 200 gems will be awarded to each player for each match win they earn in the event by the time their event ends.
Just like a Mythic Qualifier, Mythic Point Challenges will provide Mythic Points to players based on their match wins, with points being awarded starting at their fifth win.
These are new events and their specifics may change—such as how many players are qualified to compete, or how many wins or losses a player needs before their event ends. We'll be keeping a close eye on how this fits into our competitive system and make any changes we need to.
April Mythic Point Challenge Event Information
6 AM PDT (13:00 UTC): Eligible players will see the Mythic Point Challenge event in-game.
If you believe you have qualified and you do not see the event in-game, please contact Customer Support by Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m. PT (01:00 UTC April 3). Failure to do so may prevent you from participating in the Mythic Point Challenge!
6 AM PDT (13:00 UTC): Event Begins
8 AM PDT (15:00 UTC): Event entry is closed. Players must have joined the in-game event prior to the 8 a.m. deadline to begin playing their matches.
7 PM PDT (02:00 UTC on April 5): Matchmaking queue is disabled. In-progress games will be allowed to finish.
The top 1,200 Mythic-ranked players in either Constructed or Limited during March 2020 Ranked Season are eligible to compete. Eligible players would have a received an email earlier in the month confirming their eligibility and will see a notification in Magic: The Gathering Arena. Additionally, a Mythic Qualifier badge will be visible on their profile page leading up to the event.
If you do not remember receiving these notifications, and/or do not see the Mythic Qualifier badge on your profile you must contact Customer Support immediately to confirm your eligibility. Failure to do so may prevent you from participating in the event.
The format will be best-of-three Standard, including an optional 15 card sideboard, played in a special Magic: The Gathering Arena event queue. Participants will play until 10 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first. Each player will have 30 minutes on their respective match clock that will count down whenever that player has priority. If a player uses all their allotted time before the current game finishes, they will be given a match loss regardless of the current board state.
Once the game update is live on April 2, eligible players will see a Mythic Point Challenge event in Magic: The Gathering Arena. This is the event you will join on Saturday, April 4. If you do not see the event, you will need to contact Customer Support as soon as possible. To allow us time to investigate and correct any issues with your account, we ask that you contact customer support by 5 p.m. PDT on Thursday, April 2 (01:00 UTC April 3) otherwise you may be unable to participate.
Entering the Event
Starting at 6 AM PT (13:00 UTC) on April 4, eligible players will be able to join the Mythic Point Challenge event in Magic: The Gathering Arena. On the event page, you must hit "Start" to confirm your entry in the event. Players will have until 8 AM PDT (15:00 UTC) to complete this step. It is strongly encouraged you begin playing as soon as possible after the event starts to ensure you have enough time to play all of your matches.
If the event is no longer displaying after 6 AM PDT, check your computer's internal clock and attempt adjusting it to match the 6 AM PDT time.
Once you have started the event, you will be given the option to submit your deck. Deck submissions are final. Once your deck is submitted, you will not be allowed to make any further changes including the sideboard.
Participants will play until 10 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first. Players will have until 7 PM PDT (02:00 UTC on April 5) to queue for matches, afterwards the matchmaking queue will be disabled. Any matches currently in progress as of 7 PM PDT will be allowed to complete, however players will not be able to join any new matches.
Players will receive gems based on the number of match wins they earn in the event as follows:
Additionally, Mythic Points will be awarded to players for the 2020 season of the Magic Pro League, good for potential invitations to participate in the Magic Pro League and Rivals League 2020-21 season. Mythic Points will be reflected on magic.gg 3-5 business days after the conclusion of the event. (Note: Only the top 500 Mythic Points competitors and Rivals players will be visible in standings.)
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For any questions regarding eligibility or participating in the event, or if you encounter any issues with your account leading up to the event, please contact Customer Support using the subject line: "Mythic Point Challenge".