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Mythic Championship VII Survival Guide

MTG Arena + Mythic Championship = $750,000 in prize money! Welcome to Mythic Championship VII in sunny Long Beach, California. 32 MPL players and 35 Challengers are ready to test their mettle in a fight to win the third Mythic Championship on MTG Arena.

Where Can I Follow the Event?

For match-by-match updates, be sure to check the Magic Esports site regularly and follow @MagicEsports on Twitter and Wizards_Magic on Instagram. To stay in touch on social media, use the hashtag #MythicChampionshipVII. And, of course, we will be streaming the action all three days on twitch.tv/magic.

When Will Decklists Be Published?

We'll post all 68 decks on December 4 (at 3 PM PST) with a complete analysis of the metagame coming from Magic Hall of Fame pro Frank Karsten.

Who Are the Casters?



Who Is Playing?

The tournament is made up of 32 members of the MPL and 35 Challengers. MPL Eldraine Split division winners Marcio Carvalho, Piotr Głogowski, William Jensen, and Shota Yasooka earned automatic advancement to Day Two.

MPL

MTG Arena Handle First Name Last Name Location
bertu Lucas Esper Berthoud Brazil
BBD Brian Braun-Duin United States
AutumnLily Autumn Burchett England
Kbol_ Márcio Carvalho Portugal
Gainsay Andrew Cuneo United States
PVDDR Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa Brazil
JiRock Jean-Emmanuel Depraz France
Thalai Javier Dominguez Spain
Reiderrabbit Reid Duke United States
Jessica Jessica Estephan Australia
Efro Eric Froehlich United States
kanister Piotr Głogowski Poland
chauckster Christian Hauck Germany
Hayne Alexander Hayne Canada
Huey William Jensen United States
Juzam Martin Jůza Czech Republic
Urlich Grzegorz Kowalski Poland
egdirb Seth Manfield United States
Mengu09 Andrea Mengucci Italy
Savjz Janne Mikkonen Finland
matthewlnass Matthew Nass United States
Fffreak Brad Nelson United States
JrolfMTG John Rolf United States
CarlosRomao Carlos Romão Brazil
LuisSalvatto Luis Salvatto Argentina
Rei Sato Rei Sato Japan
Shahar Shahar Shenhar Israel
leearson Shi Tian Lee Hong Kong SAR
Siggy Mike Sigrist United States
BenS Ben Stark United States
yaya3 Shota Yasooka Japan
deathsnow Ken Yukuhiro Japan

Challengers

MTG Arena Handle First Name Last Name Location Invite Criteria
whispahs Mimi Arthur Australia Discretionary
Baxtox Frederico Bastos Portugal MCQW Competitor
Spiritmonger Dmitriy Butakov Russian Federation Discretionary
Heisenb3rg Jordan Cairns Canada MCQW Competitor
StanCifka Stanislav Cifka Czech Republic Past Performance
crokeyz Stephen Croke Scotland Discretionary
Antonino Antonino De Rosa United States MCQW Competitor
Nummy Kenji Egashira United States Past Performance
gazfergan Marcelino Freeman Mexico Discretionary
Yawgmoth87 Andrea Gereon Italy Discretionary
dftleonidas John Girardot France MCQW Competitor
AliaDeschain Beatriz Grancha Spain Discretionary
Mogwai Miguel Guerrero Leon Spain Discretionary
witch Teruya Kakumae Japan Discretionary
IsaakKrut Isaak Krut Canada MCQW Competitor
Kavartech Chris Kvartek United States MCQW Competitor
PJ the Crusher Pierson Laughlin United States MCQW Competitor
HellKatMTG Kat Light United States Discretionary
Skybilz Allison Maino United States Discretionary
Swifth Théo Moutier France Past Performance
Predi- Ronald Müller Germany Discretionary
upumpa89 Tian Fa Mun Italy Discretionary
Yellowhat Gabriel Nassif France Past Performance
Even_Jesus_Would Raymond Nevison United States MCQW Competitor
Pikula Chris Pikula United States Discretionary
Elioftheveil Elizabeth Rice United States Discretionary
DicroismoCircolare Simone Rocutto Italy MCQW Competitor
edmvyrus Miguel da Cruz Simões Portugal MCQW Competitor
zvavok Andrew Smith United States MCQW Competitor
Sorquixe Alexander Steyer Germany MCQW Competitor
SliverQueen Esther Trujillo Spain Discretionary
dav3m Daniel Vega Chile MCQW Competitor
Wargate Pierre Violleau France MCQW Competitor
meebo Ally Warfield United States Discretionary
kiteon Kohei Yoshino Japan MCQW Competitor

Learn more about each of the Challengers competing in Mythic Championship VII and find your favorite to follow throughout the tournament.

What is the Format?

Traditional Best-of-Three Standard Constructed across all three days.

Day One – Modified Swiss

Players battle it out in up to eight rounds on Magic: The Gathering Arena. 24 players will advance to Day Two. Players who earn five wins will automatically advance to Day Two. Players who receive four match losses during this stage are eliminated from the tournament. Tiebreakers among players with four wins will determine who makes it into the 24 players advancing.

Day Two – Modified Swiss

The Top 24 from Day One join the four Magic Pro League division champions from the Eldraine Split in a seven-round Swiss event. Players who receive four match losses during this stage are eliminated from the tournament. Only eight players will move on to Sunday.

Day Three – Top 8 Double-Elimination

Eight players compete in a true double-elimination tournament. In the Grand Finals, the winners from the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket will face off. The player in the Lower Bracket must win two matches back-to-back in the Grand Finals to win the tournament.

Event Schedule

Friday, December 6: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST/5 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the cut to Day Two is made

Saturday, December 7: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST/5 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the Top 8 announcement

Sunday, December 8: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST/5 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the trophy ceremony

Can I Co-Stream the Event?

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream Mythic Championship VII from twitch.tv/magic 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.

Where Is the Event?

Thunder Studios
20434 S Santa Fe Ave
Long Beach, CA 90810

Mythic Championship VII will be filmed on a closed set and is not open to the public.

How Much Money Can Be Won?

Place Amount
1st $100,000
2nd $50,000
3rd $40,000
4th $20,000
5th–8th $12,500
9th–28th $10,000
29th–68th $7,500
Total $750,000

How Many Mythic Points Will Players Earn?

The race to the 2019 World Championship will come down to how Challengers and MPL players perform earning the final Mythic Points of the 2019 season. For Mythic Championship VII, here’s how the points break down:

Place Mythic Points
1st 50
2nd 42
3rd–4th 37
5th–8th 32
9th–16th 24*
17th–28th 17
29th–68th 11

(*MPL Eldraine Split division champions will earn at least 24 Mythic Points even if they finish outside Top 16 to ensure the minimum Mythic Points they earn matches the minimum Mythic Points earned by division champions at Mythic Championship III and V.)

Check out the latest MPL and Challenger Mythic Point standings to see who can pull ahead with an outstanding finish in Long Beach!

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