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Capturing Magic at the Mythic Invitational

April 16, 2019
Wizards of the Coast

The Mythic Invitational was truly an unforgettable event. Take a trip back through some of the most memorable moments with this photo gallery.

Magic: The Gathering Arena announced its presence with authority on the PAX East floor, with a full stage and multiple caster desks drawing crowds from the moments the doors opened Thursday.

Plus we brought fire! Host Day[9] welcomes Andrew Elenbogen and Thijs to the stage for their Round 1 match.

Marshall Sutcliffe and David Williams getting comfortable in their home for the next few days at the caster desk.

Tired of walking through PAX East's exhibition hall? Stop by the Magic booth and take in a match.

NessaMeowMeow, how you doing?

MPL player Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa shows the intensity he's used to forge a Hall of Fame career.

Brian Kibler and Day[9] anchored the analyst desk, bringing viewers match replays, bracket updates, and deeper analysis on key plays throughout the weekend.

MPL player Mike Sigrist with floor reporter Becca Scott during a hard-earned winner interview in Friday's "Group of Death" ...

... with Team Sigrist cheering him on (plus napping) from the crowd.

AliasV and Paul Cheon completed the star-studded caster team.

Skybilz reacts after defeating two-time World Champion Shahar Shenhar in an elimination match.

Piotr Głogowski's hat is ... beguiling.

Seth Manfield, welcome to the Top 16!

This game looks good on a giant screen. We highly recommend getting one for yourself.

Advancing from Group A to the Top 16: MTGNerdGirl, Matt Nass, Ondřej Stráský, and Jesstephan.

Advancing from Group B to the Top 16: Quicksort, Luis Salvatto, Andrea Mengucci, and Amazonian.

Advancing from Group C (the "Group of Death"): YellowHat, Reid Duke, Savjz, and Seth Manfield.

Advancing from Group D: TheAsianAvenger, Grzegorz Kowalski, Piotr Głogowski, and Jean-Emmanual Depraz.

Amazonian was ready to battle in Saturday's Top 16.

MPL players Christian Hauck, Martin Jůza, and Carlos Romão find a creative solution to signing fans' playmats.

Amazonian, AliasV, MTGNerdGirl, Becca Scott, and Jesstephan on the main stage.

Here's looking at you, TheAsianAvenger!

MPL player Andrea Mengucci celebrates after locking up his spot in the Top 4.

Savjz, Ondřej Stráský, Piotr Głogowski, and Andrea Mengucci on the eve of the Top 4.

64 players came to PAX East with eyes on this trophy ... and now we're down to four.

A packed house gathered Sunday morning at the Esports Arena for the War of the Spark panel and Top 4.

Host Jimmy Wong digs into the story and new cards for War of the Spark with Taylor Ingvarsson, Doug Beyer, Dave Humpherys, and Brad Nelson.

More than 20 new cards were previewed during the panel, and fans didn't want to miss a single one.

A standing-room-only audience spilled out of the Esports Arena into the aisles, hungry to catch a glimpse of the new set.

Two lucky fans walked away with oversized versions of Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge.

Many of the top streamers and influencers hung out with fans as the weekend wound down.

Vraska makes an appearance with Jimmy Wong and friends.

It's time for the Top 4 as Savjz and Ondřej Stráský face off on the Esports Arena stage.

With a hat and a dab, Piotr Głogowski shows he's ready for the grand finale.

An enraptured audience watches on as Głogowski and Andrea Mengucci battle for the $250,000 first prize.

And the audience goes crazy!

A smile breaks out across Mengucci's face as he performs the final clicks before his victory.

Mengucci wins! Friends Lee Shi Tian, Javier Dominguez, and Eduardo Sajgalik celebrate with the Mythic Invitational winner.

The Champion takes his rightful place on stage.

Mengucci and the caster team strike a pose to cap off an historic weekend at PAX East.

Thanks again to all the players, crew, staff, and viewers who made this such a tremendous weekend!

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