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Pro Tour Phyrexia Viewers Guide

February 07, 2023
Wizards of the Coast

The return of the Pro Tour is here with nearly 250 players facing off for $500,000 in prizes at Pro Tour Phyrexia, taking place February 17–19 at MagicCon: Philadelphia!

How Can I Follow the Event?

Pro Tour Phyrexia will be streamed from MagicCon: Philadelpha all three days of the event, February 17–19, at Catch players, fans, and social coverage across the weekend at @PlayMTG with the hashtag #PTPhyrexia on Twitter.

On Friday and Saturday—February 17 and 18—broadcast begins at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT // 5 p.m. CET // 1 a.m. JST February 18 and 19) with three rounds of Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft followed by five rounds of Pioneer Constructed.

On Sunday, February 19 for the Top 8 playoff, broadcast begins at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT // 3 p.m. CET // 11 p.m. JST) with all four quarterfinal matches played concurrently, followed by concurrent semifinals matches then the finals of Pro Tour Phyrexia.

While competitors begin their Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on-site, broadcast begins later in the day at 11 a.m. ET with a featured drafter to follow into their Round 1 gameplay. As we continue the Pro Tour Phyrexia broadcast we'll catch up to the tournament, showing a full feature match from every round and reducing downtime until we're pacing live gameplay on a short delay.

The Sunday Top 8 playoff begins at 9 a.m. ET with a full quarterfinal match and as many games from other quarterfinal matches, moving on to a full semifinal match (and as much of the remaining semifinals match) then the complete finals.

One of the strengths from the past few years of competitive Magic broadcasts has been showing more matches and games to fans. With the return to tabletop play we're still committed to showing as much gameplay as we can. We're excited to capture the thrills of in-person play again and look forward to building on the best of the Pro Tour Phyrexia broadcast for future Pro Tour and World Championship coverage at upcoming MagicCon events!

When Will Pro Tour Phyrexia Decklists Be Published?

Pioneer Constructed decklists for the tournament will be published on the Pro Tour Phyrexia event page on Friday, February 17 at the beginning of Round 4 gameplay, approximately at 2 pm. ET (11 a.m. PT).

Select Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft decklists may be published throughout Pro Tour Phyrexia coverage here on

Ahead of the event, there's even more decklist content for fans (and players) to experience being published:

  • February 10: Corbin Hosler follows up on Regional Championship qualifiers with some of the amazing stories of incredible decks that qualified players for Pro Tour Phyrexia.
  • February 14: Corbin Hosler takes a dive into the players and teams tackling testing for Pro Tour Phyrexia. How are the best in the world spending their time in Draft and Pioneer before the big event?
  • February 15: Marshall Sutcliffe knows just how important those two morning drafts will be for the future Pro Tour champion. What do we know about Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft, and what can we expect to see at the Pro Tour?
  • February 16: Frank Karsten runs the numbers and breaks it all down with the complete Pioneer metagame at Pro Tour Phyrexia. (Note: This article will published later in the day or at 9 a.m. ET on February 17.)

These articles will be available here on and the Pro Tour Phyrexia event page.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, February 17: 11 a.m. ET // 8 a.m. PT // 5 p.m. CET // 1 a.m. JST (2/18)

  • Broadcast ends after Round 8 at the end of Pioneer Constructed rounds.

Saturday, February 18: 11 a.m. ET // 8 a.m. PT // 5 p.m. CET // 1 a.m. JST (2/19)

  • Broadcast ends after Round 16 at the end of Pioneer Constructed rounds and the Top 8 for Pro Tour Phyrexia is announced.

Sunday, February 19: 9 a.m. ET // 6 a.m. PT // 3 p.m. CET // 11 p.m. JST

  • Broadcast ends after the Pro Tour Phyrexia Top 8 is complete and the champion is determined.

You can watch coverage for Pro Tour Phyrexia each day here at and at

Who Are the Casters?

Can I Co-Stream the Event?

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream Pro Tour Phyrexia 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.

Who Is Playing?

Nearly 250 competitors—from Regional Championship events, past event performance, MTG Arena and Magic Online Premier Play, Magic Hall of Famers and more—have invitations to play in Pro Tour Phyrexia. The invitation list for Pro Tour Phyrexia is available online (and subject to change).

How Will the Tournament Play Out?

Pro Tour Phyrexia features two formats across three days of play, beginning with Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft followed by Pioneer Constructed on each of the first two days, then a Top 8 single-elimination playoff featuring Pioneer Constructed on the final day.

Day One, Friday February 17:

  • Rounds 1–3: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft
  • Rounds 4–8: Pioneer Constructed

Day Two, Saturday February 18:

  • Rounds 9–11: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft
  • Rounds 12–16: Pioneer Constructed

As players earn their 12th match win, they will automatically advance to the Top 8 playoff. Final standings at the end of Round 16 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 16 rounds.

Day Three, Sunday February 19:

  • The Top 8 single-elimination playoff will feature Pioneer Constructed.
  • All playoff matches, including the finals, will be Best-of-Five games. The first two games of the match will be played without competitors using sideboard cards.

What Do Players Win?

All competitors that finish Pro Tour Phyrexia with 27 or more match points will be invited to the next Pro Tour in the 2022-2023 Season.

There is a $500,000 prize pool which will be awarded to competitors based on their final standing in the tournament. All prizes displayed in U.S Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Place Prize
1 $50,000
2 $30,000
3-4 $15,000
5-8 $10,000
9-16 $5,000
17-24 $3,000
25-79 $2,000
80-139 $1,500
140 - 225 $1,000
225+ $1,000
Total $500,000*

* Assumes 225 competitors

How Can I Play in a Pro Tour?

Beginning with Regional Championship Qualifiers at your local game store, you can start on your path to the Pro Tour today. Earn your invitation to your Regional Championship at a qualifier event, then battle through the best from across your region to clinch your Pro Tour invitation!

Regional Championship Qualifier participants in qualifiers now through April 2 can earn their invitation to Regional Championships feeding Pro Tour 3 (which takes place July 28–30 at MagicCon: Barcelona) receive a Mystical Dispute promo card.

Top finishers in qualifiers can also earn a Thing in the Ice // Awoken Horror promo card, with those earning invitations to the Regional Championship snagging it as a traditional foil version.

Your local WPN game store has the opportunity run these events, and they may be hosting one near you: check with your local store for more details on the what, the when, and the where.

To learn more about Regional Championship events for your location please visit your location’s tournament organizer:

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