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September 2020 Historic Challenge

August 31, 2020
Wizards of the Coast

Compete in the Historic Challenge on MTG Arena!

To celebrate the debut of Historic in Magic Esports at the 2020 Mythic Invitational, all players will have the opportunity to rise to the challenge in MTG Arena! Starting on September 5, players can prove themselves in the Historic Challenger through best-of-three matches using the Historic format, with a top prize featuring 15,000 gold and 40 Amonkhet Remastered booster packs.

Event Information

Dates: September 5 – September 8
Format: Traditional (best-of-three) Historic
Entry Fee: 10,000 Gold or 2,000 Gems
Play Until: 8 match wins or 3 match losses (whichever comes first)


Wins Gold Additional
8 15,000 40x Amonkhet Remastered boosters
7 10,000 20x Amonkhet Remastered boosters
6 8,000 12x Amonkhet Remastered boosters
5 6,000 8x Amonkhet Remastered boosters
4 4,000 4x Historic Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
3 3,000 4x Historic ICRs
2 2,000 4x Historic ICRs
1 1,000 4x Historic ICRs
0 0 4x Historic ICRs

Entry Reward

In addition to the rewards based on your play record, all players who enter will receive one of the following special card sleeve rewards:

  • Ornithological Studies Birds of Paradise Card Sleeve
  • Full Sleeves: The Tattoo Pack Pithing Needle Card Sleeve
  • Can You Feel with a Heart of Steel? Arcbound Ravager Card Sleeve
  • The Path Not Traveled Ajani Steadfast Card Sleeve

Additional Reward Details

Historic ICRs grant cards from pack releases onMTG Arena. They do not include cards that were released outside of packs (e.g. cards from Historic Anthologies). Historic rare ICRs may upgrade to a mythic rare, each rare is twice as likely to be awarded as each mythic rare. Card sleeve rewards are evenly distributed and duplicate protected; if you already have all four card sleeves in your collection you will receive no additional reward.

Banned and Suspended Cards for Historic

  • Agent of Treachery
  • Burning-Tree Emissary
  • Field of the Dead
  • Fires of Invention
  • Nexus of Fate
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Teferi, Time Raveler
  • Wilderness Reclamation
  • Veil of Summer
  • Winota, Joiner of Forces

Even More Historic

The Historic Challenge ends on September 8 but there are even more ways to enjoy Historic!

And don't miss the 2020 Mythic Invitational, kicking off September 10 and featuring four days of Historic format action with MTG Arena's top competitors—all broadcasting live on

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