Magic: The Gathering Arena MagicFest Online Announced

Since Magic: The Gathering players from around the world can't gather in person to play in MagicFest events or any tabletop MTG tournament due to COVID-19 concerns, Wizards of the Coast and ChannelFireball are shifting the Magic tournaments to full online mode with MagicFest Online weekly tournaments.

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Credit: ChannelFireball

Magic players can join daily qualifiers via MTG Arena by paying the $25 entree for a chance to win a $25,000 weekly prize pool, $50,000 finals pool, and an invitation to Players Tour Series Two regional and finals tournaments. Daily Qualifiers run at 3AM, 9AM, 3PM, and 9PM Pacific Time.

> Weekly championships: $25,000 prize pool and eight Players Tour invites, with the top 32 advancings to the finals.
> Season finals: $50,000 prize pool, 32 Players Tour invites, and two Players Tour Finals invites.

Participants who finish 5-1 during the weekly qualifiers are qualified for the Weekly Championship tournament, held on Saturdays and Sundays. Magic Pro League and Rivals League players are also invited to the Weekly Championships, with ChannleFireball doing coverage for the event on the ChannelFireball Twitch channel hosted by Luis Scott-Vargas (LSV) and William "Huey" Jensen. Players have been encouraged to stream with short delay. The format will be Standard for all the MagicFest Online events.

"This is an iterative process – the structure of the tournament, coverage, and the program will change over the coming weeks as we work on bringing you the best experience possible," Wizards said in a statement.

Here are more details for MagicFest Online:

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CFB and Wizards note that the structure of the tournament, coverage, and program may change over the coming weeks, and schedules for qualifiers may change due to maintenance.

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