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Arena Championship 3 Viewers Guide

May 12, 2023
Wizards of the Coast

The Arena Championship is here, featuring 32 top MTG Arena players facing off for $200,000 in cash prizes and Magic World Championship invitations.

How Can I Follow the Event?

Arena Championship 3 will be streamed live beginning at 9 a.m. PT each day, May 27 and 28 at with Round-by-round standings and updates provided through the live broadcast.

On Saturday, May 27th you'll see 3 Rounds of March off the Machine Draft followed by 3 Rounds of Standard.

On Sunday, May 28th you can tune in for 3 more Standard Rounds followed by the Standard Top 8!

And of course, as always you can follow @MTG_Arena on Twitter and join the Conversation using the #AC3 hashtag!

When Will Arena Championship 3 Decklists Be Published?

Standard Constructed Decklists for the tournament will be published on the Arena Championship 3 event page on Saturday May 27th at the start of Round 1, approximately 9 am. PT.

March of the Machine Draft decklists will not be published.

Keep an eye out for a Metagame Breakdown by Frank Karsten on May 26th!

Who Are the Casters?

Here's the broadcast team for Arena Championship 3:

Who Is Playing?

The competitors for Arena Championship 3 feature 32 competitors that earned invitation through Day 2 wins at Qualifier Weekends.

The complete Arena Championship 3 invitation list is available online.

How Will the Tournament Play Out?

Saturday, May 27:

  • Rounds 1-3: March of the Machine Draft
  • Rounds 4-6: Standard Constructed

Sunday, May 28:

  • Rounds 7-9: Standard Constructed
  • Top 8 Single-Elimination: Standard Constructed; Finals are best of three matches.

As players earn their 7th match win, they will automatically advance to the Top 8 playoff. Final standings at the end of Round 9 will determine any remaining Top 8 slots available after all players with 7 wins have advanced—and any ties for a Top 8 slot will be determined by final standings after 9 rounds.

What Is on the Line?

Arena Championship 3 features a $200,000 prize pool. Here's how it breaks down:

Place Prize
1st $30,000
2nd $20,000
3rd-4th $15,000
5th-8th $10,000
9th-12th $7,000
13th-16th $5,000
17th-24th $2,500
25th-32nd $1,500

Additionally, the finalist and winner of Arena Championship 3 earn invitation to the Magic World Championship XXIX taking place at MagicCon: Las Vegas, September 22–24, 2023.

How Can I Qualify for the Next Arena Championship?

Your path to an Arena Championship is waiting for you on MTG Arena.

If you are looking to Qualify for Arena Championship 4, here are the Dates you need to know!

2023 Dates Format Ranked Season Invite Month Ranked Season Invites Top X Play-In Dates
May 13-14 March of the Machine Sealed April 250 May 6 (Bo1)
May 12 (Bo3)
June 10-11 Historic May 250 Jun 4 (Bo1)
Jun 9 (Bo3)
July 15-16 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Sealed June 250 Jul 8 (Bo1)
Jul 14 (Bo3)
August 12-13 Standard July 250 Aug 5 (Bo1)
Aug 11 (Bo3)

For more information about Qualifier Weekends, please can check out these Qualifier Weekend Details.

Either Rank up to Mythic or do well in a Play-In and qualify for an Arena Championship Qualifier Weekend soon. Learn more about the competition that awaits on MTG Arena.

Can I Co-Stream the Event?

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream the Arena Championship 3 broadcast from using OBS or XSplit. This allows anyone on Twitch to cover the event in their voice and with their community. To be clear, co-streamed content is not endorsed by Wizards, and we expect anyone who participates in co-streaming to follow Wizards' Fan Content Policy.

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