The first weekend of the Players Tour Finals is in the books, but the event is far from over. With eight incredible players vying for the lion's share of a $250,000 prize pool, the Top 8 will be streaming live and played online through MTG Arena for the world to watch.
You don't want to miss a minute of the playoff action.
Where Can I Follow the Event?
The Players Tour Finals Top 8 playoff will be streamed live, with a Top 8 bracket reveal on Friday, July 31 and gameplay on Saturday August 1 at twitch.tv/magic.
For the metagame, decklists, Top 8 player profiles and more the Players Tour Finals event page on Magic.gg is where to start. Plus, you can enjoy broadcast clips and more exclusive content available by following @MagicEsports on Twitter. You can also share your excitement—and sweet Twitch clips—throughout the Players Tour Finals with the hashtag #PTFinals.
Who Is Playing?
- Patrick Fernandes
- Michael Jacob
- Riku Kumagai
- Christoffer Larsen
- Raphaël Lévy
- Kristof Prinz
- Ben Weitz
- Allen Wu
Where Are All The Decklists?
The complete metagame analysis and every decklist is available now on the Players Tour Finals event page.
These are the Top 8 decklists:
The Top 8 metagame breakdown analysis by Magic Hall of Famer Frank Karsten will be published on Thursday, July 30.
Who Are the Casters?
- Maria Bartholdi: Host
- Cedric Phillips: Desk Expert
- Riley Knight: Reporter and Host
- Paul Cheon: Expert
- Marshall Sutcliffe: Play-by-Play
- Corey Baumeister: Expert
- AliasV: Play-by-Play
- Mani Davoudi: Expert
- DeQuan Watson: Play-by-Play
How Much Money Is on the Line?
The Players Tour Finals features a $250,00 prize pool. Here's how it breaks down for the entire field:
(*Assumes 145 total players.)
Additionally, the Top 16 players from the Players Tour Finals receive invitations to the 2020 Season Grand Finals—an exclusive 32-player event later this year with a $250,000 prize pool.
Do Players Get Anything Else?
Players Tour Finals participants will receive a package of Players Tour Finals gear provided by Magic Esports, including an exclusive playmat featuring the art of
- Magic: The Gathering branded backpack
- Players Tour Finals backpack patch
Release the Dogsplaymat
- Magic: The Gathering branded notepad
- Magic: The Gathering branded silver and black permanent markers
What Is the Format?
The Top 8 playoff continues with the Core Set 2021 Standard Constructed format as players face off through double elimination with their decks from Swiss rounds.
Day Three: Top 8 Double Elimination Playoff
- Top 8 is seeded at random into the bracket, which will be revealed during a live stream at twitch.tv/magic on Friday, July 31 at 12 p.m. PDT.
- All matches are a best two-out-of-three games, except the Grand Finals which will be a best two-out-of-three matches.
Friday, July 31: 12 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. CEST / 4 a.m. JST (August 1)
- Broadcast ends after Top 8 bracket reveal and playoff analysis.
Saturday, August 1: 9 a.m. PDT / 6 p.m. CEST / 1 a.m. JST (August 2)
- Broadcast ends after the Players Tour Finals Top 8 playoff is complete.
You can watch the entire Players Tour Finals on twitch.tv/magic.
Can I Co-Stream the Event?
Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream the Players Tour Finals broadcast 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.