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New Capenna Championship Viewers Guide

May 10, 2022
Wizards of the Coast

Players' quests to earn a Magic World Championship XXVIII invitation comes to a conclusion at the New Capenna Championship! 227 incredible players face off with Standard and Historic for $450,000 in prizes and determine the remaining invitations to Magic World Championship XXVIII later this year.

How Can I Follow the Event?

The New Capenna Championship broadcasts live May 20–22 on, beginning at 9 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC; 1 a.m. JST) each day.

For the metagame, decklists, match-by-match updates, player details, live streaming, and so much more, start with the New Capenna Championship event page. You'll also find additional content and Magic World Championship XXVIII qualifications as they unfold by following @PlayMTG on Twitter. Plus, share your excitement throughout the New Capenna Championship weekend across social media with the hashtag #SNCChamps!

When Will Championship Decklists Be Published?

Standard and Historic decklists for the tournament will be published on the New Capenna Championship event page on Friday, May 20 at the beginning of Round 1—approximately 9 a.m. PT.

The metagame breakdown and deck archetypes overview, written by Magic Hall of Famer Frank Karsten, will be available on Thursday, May 19. An overview of the Standard format with Streets of New Capenna by analyst Mani Davoudi will be published Monday, May 16.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, May 20: 9 a.m. PST / 16:00. UTC / 1 a.m. JST May 21

  • Broadcast ends after Round 7.

Saturday, May 21: 9 a.m. PST / 16:00 UTC / 1 a.m. JST May 22

  • Broadcast ends after Round 15 and the Top 8 for the New Capenna Championship is announced.

Sunday, May 22: 9 a.m. PDT / 16:00 UTC / 1 a.m. JST May 23

  • Broadcast ends after the New Capenna Championship Top 8 is complete and the winner is determined.

You can watch coverage for the New Capenna Championship live each day during the tournament at and on

Who Are the Casters?

Can I Co-Stream the Event?

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream the New Capenna Championship broadcast from using OBS or XSplit. This allows anyone on Twitch to cover the event in their voice and with their community. Co-streamed content is not endorsed by Wizards, and participants in co-streaming should follow Wizards' Fan Content Policy guidelines.

Who Is Playing?

227 players—the MPL and Rivals League, top-finishing players from the Neon Dynasty Championship, plus qualifying players across Premier Series events, MTG Arena, and Magic Online—compete for six direct qualifications plus the final World Championship Qualifying Points of the season to enter Magic World Championship XXVIII—the postseason capstone event of the 2021–22 season.

The complete New Capenna Championship invitation list is available online.

How Will the Tournament Play Out?

Both Standard and Historic Constructed formats will be used for the New Capenna Championship, covering 15 Swiss rounds of play total across two days.


  • Rounds 1–3: Standard Constructed
  • Rounds 4–7: Historic Constructed


  • Rounds 8–11: Standard Constructed
  • Rounds 12–15: Historic Constructed

As players earn their 12th match win, they will automatically advance to the Top 8 playoff. Final standings at the end of Round 15 will determine any remaining Top 8 slots available after all players with 12 wins have advanced—and any ties for a Top 8 slot will be determined by final standings after 15 rounds.


  • The Top 8 double-elimination playoff will feature Standard Constructed.
  • Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket matches will be Best-of-Three games.
  • The Title Match will be Best-of-Three matches.

What Do Players Win?

The Top 6 finishing players—that is, players who win a match in the Top 8 playoff—receive invitations to Magic World Championship XXVIII. All other players receive World Championship Qualifying Points based on their finish in the event. This is the final event of the season for players to earn WCQP and all invitations for Magic World Championship XXVIII will be determined by the conclusion of the event.

Players also compete for their share of $450,000 in prizes:

Place Prize
1 $20,000
2 $15,000
3 $11,000
4 $9,000
5–6 $7,000
7–15 $5,000
16–33 $3,500
34–61 $3,000
62–88 $2,000
89–118 $1,500
119–163 $1,000
164–223 $750
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