The Arena Open - Terms and Conditions

Posted in NEWS on May 19, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

The Arena Open

Last Updated October 2, 2020 

Day 1

  • Start: October 31, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT
  • Signups End: November 1, 2020 at 4 a.m. PT—you'll still have a few hours to complete your current run, but you won't be able to join after this deadline.
  • Day 1 End: November 1, 2020 at 7 a.m. PT
  • Format: Best-of-One Standard Constructed with Match Clock OR Best-of-Three Standard Constructed (player’s choice)

Day 2

(Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States November 1, 2020 when clocks move from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.)

  • Start: November 1, 2020 at 6 a.m. PT
  • Signups End: November 1, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT—you'll have until the event ends to complete your matches, but you must join during this two-hour window.
  • Event End: November 1, 6 p.m. PT
  • Format: Best-of-Three Standard Constructed

The Arena Open Official Terms and Conditions

Last Updated October 2, 2020

These Arena Open Official Terms and Conditions (the “Open Rules”) govern your participation in this organized play event for Magic: The Gathering – Arena: The Arena Open (the “Arena Open”). In addition to the Open Rules, your participation is subject to Wizards of the Coast LLC’s General Terms (“General Terms”), Wizards Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”), Wizards Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”), and Magic: The Gathering – Arena Terms (“MTG Arena Terms”) (all policies, collectively, the “Official Rules”). In the event of a conflict among the Official Rules and the Open Rules, the Open Rules control.

We reserve the right to change, revise and modify the Official Rules and the Arena Open. Your continued participation in the Arena Open after such change, revision or modification constitutes your acceptance of the same. Please read the Official Rules carefully.

THE GENERAL TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH LIMITS YOUR AND WIZARDS’ ABILITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS AS WELL AS A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WHICH LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF WIZARDS AND ITS FAMILY OF COMPANIES.

1. Participation Eligibility. Limit one Day 2 token per person. To participate in the Arena Open you must be 18 years of age or older and have an active and valid Wizards account. You may only participate so long as your participation does not violate applicable local laws. You are responsible for complying with local laws and requirements. The Arena Open is void where prohibited including the following regions and territories: Belarus, the Central African Republic, the Crimea region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria.

2. Eligibility for Monetary Rewards. In addition to your Wizards account, receipt of monetary rewards requires that you have an active DCI Account and i-Payout Account. If you receive a monetary reward, we will contact you via the email listed in your Wizards account to obtain your DCI Account and i-Payout Account information. Please check your email regularly after the Arena Open to ensure that you respond to our inquiry in a timely manner. If you do not respond within 90 days of our award notification, Wizards reserves the right to rescind the monetary reward. If you win a monetary reward and do not receive a reward email within 72 hours of completion of the Arena Open, please contact customer service. If you do not have a DCI Account and/or i-Payout Account, Wizards will assist you in creating such accounts.

3. Reward Fulfilments. All prizes are non-transferrable and personal to you. Prizes are void where prohibited or restricted. Local, state, federal or provincial taxes, including but not limited to, VAT or income tax associated with the receipt or use of any prizes, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. You will be required to provide certain payment information including tax information. We reserve the right to withhold payment of monetary prizes if you fail to provide the necessary information or create the requirement accounts.

Monetary rewards are subject to income and tax withholding and will be reported on forms (a) 1099-MISC for US residents and 1042-S for non-US residents, and (b) any other relevant tax forms as may be required by applicable law.

4. Termination; Disqualifications. Wizards reserves the right to modify, revise, cancel or terminate the Arena Open or any portion thereof at its sole discretion and without liability to you. Further, Wizards, at its sole discretion, may disqualify you for violations of the Code of Conduct including, without limitation, any attempt to hack or otherwise modify the MTG Arena client, unsportsmanlike behavior, collusion, cheating, or toxic behavior.

5. Tournament Structure.

Day 1 (Saturday, October 31, 2020)

Entry is 20,000 gold or 4,000 gems per entry.

Day 1 of the Arena Open is a best of 1 current Standard Format Event OR a best of 3 current Standard

You may participate in either Day 1 competition any number of times. Players may qualify for Day 2 through either the Best of 1 or Best of 3 Event. It is not required to qualify in both events to receive a Token for Day 2; qualifying in a single event is sufficient. Players may also mix their events (example: a player may play Best of 1 a few times and decide they would rather play or try to qualify for Day 2 using the Best of 3 course instead.)

The Best of 1 entry is valid until 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first.

The Best of 3 entry is valid until 4 wins or 1 loss, whichever comes first.

Rewards (Best of 1):

  • 0 wins: No rewards
  • 1 win: No rewards
  • 2 wins: No rewards
  • 3 wins: 400 Gems
  • 4 wins: 800 Gems
  • 5 wins: 1200 Gems
  • 6 wins: 1600 Gems
  • 7 wins: 2000 Gems + Token for Day 2

Rewards (Best of 3):

  • 0 wins: No rewards
  • 1 win: 1000 Gems
  • 2 wins: 2500 Gems
  • 3 wins: 5000 Gems
  • 4 wins: 5000 Gems + Token for Day 2

Day 2 (Sunday, November 1, 2020):

Day 2 is an invitation only event and requires the Invitation Token awarded on Day 1 for achieving either:

  • 7 wins in a Best of 1 Event for an individual entry OR
  • 4 wins in a Best of 3 Event.

Day 2 of the Arena Open is a best of 3 current Standard Format Event.

Each player plays until they achieve 7 match wins or 2 match losses, whichever comes first. Rewards are based on finale records from the event.

Rewards:

  • 0 wins: No rewards
  • 1 win: 2,000 Gems
  • 2 wins: 4,000 Gems
  • 3 wins: 6,000 Gems
  • 4 wins: 10,000 Gems
  • 5 wins: 20,000 Gems. Zendikar Rising Qualifier Weekend Qualification
  • 6 wins: $1,000 USD, Zendikar Rising Qualifier Weekend Qualification
  • 7 wins: $2,000 USD, Zendikar Rising Qualifier Weekend Qualification

Previous Events

Arena Open - August 1, 2020 

Day 1

Start:August 1, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT Signups End:August 2, 2020 at 4 a.m. PT—you'll still have a few hours to complete your current run, butyou won't be able to join after this deadline. Day 1 End:August 2, 2020 at 7 a.m. PT Format:Best-of-One Historic Constructed with Match Clock

 

Day 2(Sunday, August, 2020):

Day 2 is an invitation only event and requires the Invitation Token awarded on Day 1 for achieving 7 wins for an individual entry. Day 2 of the Arena Open is a best of 3 current Historic Format Event. Each player plays until they achieve 7 match wins or 2 match losses, whichever comes first. Rewards are based on finale records from the event. Rewards:
  • 0 wins: No rewards
  • 1 win: 2,000 Gems
  • 2 wins: 4,000 Gems
  • 3 wins: 6,000 Gems
  • 4 wins: 10,000 Gems
  • 5 wins: 20,000 Gems.Zendikar RisingQualifier Weekend Qualification
  • 6 wins: $1,000 USD,Zendikar RisingQualifier Weekend Qualification
  • 7 wins: $2,000 USD,Zendikar RisingQualifier Weekend Qualification

Monetary rewards are subject to income and tax withholding and will be reported on forms (a) 1099-MISC for US residents and 1042-S for non-US residents, and (b) any other relevant tax forms as may be required by applicable law.

4. Termination; Disqualifications. Wizards reserves the right to modify, revise, cancel or terminate the Arena Open or any portion thereof at its sole discretion and without liability to you. Further, Wizards, at its sole discretion, may disqualify you for violations of the Code of Conduct including, without limitation, any attempt to hack or otherwise modify the MTG Arena client, unsportsmanlike behavior, collusion, cheating, or toxic behavior.

5. Tournament Structure. As part of your entry, you will unlock the 5 pre-determined Historic card styles cards from the new Magic: The Gathering productJumpstart. While you may participate in Day 1 of the Arena Open multiple times, theJumpstartcard styles may only be unlocked once per account.

Day 1(Saturday, August 1, 2020)

Entry is 20,000 gold or 4,000 gems per entry. You may participate in Day 1 competitions any number of times, but once you qualify for Day 2, you may no longer participate in Day 1 competition. Day 1 of the Arena Open is a best of 1 current Historic Format Event.
  • Each entry is valid until 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first.
Rewards:
  • 0-2 wins: No rewards
  • 3 wins: 400 Gems
  • 4 wins: 800 Gems
  • 5 wins: 1200 Gems
  • 6 wins: 1600 Gems
  • 7 wins: 2000 Gems + Invitation Token for Day 2

The Arena Open Official Terms and Conditions

Last Updated July 30, 2020

These Arena Open Official Terms and Conditions (the “Open Rules”) govern your participation in this organized play event for Magic: The Gathering – Arena: The Arena Open (the “Arena Open”). In addition to the Open Rules, your participation is subject to Wizards of the Coast LLC’sGeneral Terms(“General Terms”),Wizards Privacy Policy(“Privacy Policy”),Wizards Code of Conduct(“Code of Conduct”), andMagic: The Gathering – Arena Terms(“MTG Arena Terms”) (all policies, collectively, the “Official Rules”). In the event of a conflict among the Official Rules and the Open Rules, the Open Rules control.

We reserve the right to change, revise and modify the Official Rules and the Arena Open. Your continued participation in the Arena Open after such change, revision or modification constitutes your acceptance of the same. Please read the Official Rules carefully.

THE GENERAL TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH LIMITS YOUR AND WIZARDS’ ABILITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS AS WELL AS A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WHICH LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF WIZARDS AND ITS FAMILY OF COMPANIES.

1. Participation Eligibility. To participate in the Arena Open you must be 18 years of age or older and have an active and valid Wizards account. You may only participate so long as your participation does not violate applicable local laws. You are responsible for complying with local laws and requirements. The Arena Open is void where prohibited including the following regions and territories: Belarus, the Central African Republic, the Crimea region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria.

2. Eligibility for Monetary Rewards. In addition to your Wizards account, receipt of monetary rewards requires that you have an activeDCI Accountandi-Payout Account. If you receive a monetary reward, we will contact you via the email listed in your Wizards account to obtain your DCI Account and i-Payout Account information. Please check your email regularly after the Arena Open to ensure that you respond to our inquiry in a timely manner. If you do not respond within 90 days of our award notification, Wizards reserves the right to rescind the monetary reward. If you win a monetary reward and do not receive a reward email within 72 hours of completion of the Arena Open, please contactcustomer service. If you do not have a DCI Account and/or i-Payout Account, Wizards will assist you in creating such accounts.

3. Reward Fulfilments. All prizes are non-transferrable and personal to you. Prizes are void where prohibited or restricted. Local, state, federal or provincial taxes, including but not limited to, VAT or income tax associated with the receipt or use of any prizes, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. You will be required to provide certain payment information including tax information. We reserve the right to withhold payment of monetary prizes if you fail to provide the necessary information or create the requirement accounts.

Day 2

Start:August 2, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT Signups End:August 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. PT—you'll have until the event ends to complete your matches,but you must join during this two-hour window. Event End:August 2, 6 p.m. PT Format:Best-of-Three Historic Constructed

 

Arena Open - May 1, 2020

The Arena Open

Last Updated May 7, 2020

Day 1

Start:May 30, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT
Sign-Ups End:May 31, 2020 at4a.m. PT –You’ll still have a few hours to complete your current run, but you won’t be able to joinafter this deadline.
Event End:May 31, 7 a.m. PT

Day 2

Start:May 31, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT
Sign-Ups End:May 31, 2020 at10a.m. PT – You’llhave until the event ends tocomplete your matches,but you must join during this two-hour window.
Event End:May 31,6 p.m.PT

The Arena Open Official Terms and Conditions

Last Updated May 6, 2020

These Arena Open Official Terms and Conditions (the “Open Rules”) govern your participation in this organized play event for Magic: The Gathering – Arena: The Arena Open (the “Arena Open”). In addition to the Open Rules, your participation is subject to Wizards of the Coast LLC’sGeneral Terms(“General Terms”),Wizards Privacy Policy(“Privacy Policy”),Wizards Code of Conduct(“Code of Conduct”), andMagic: The Gathering – Arena Terms(“MTG Arena Terms”) (all policies, collectively, the “Official Rules”). In the event of a conflict among the Official Rules and the Open Rules, the Open Rules control.

We reserve the right to change, revise and modify the Official Rules and the Arena Open. Your continued participation in the Arena Open after such change, revision or modification constitutes your acceptance of the same. Please read the Official Rules carefully.

THE GENERAL TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH LIMITS YOUR AND WIZARDS’ ABILITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS AS WELL AS A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WHICH LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF WIZARDS AND ITS FAMILY OF COMPANIES.

1. Participation Eligibility. To participate in the Arena Open you must be 18 years of age or older and have an active and valid Wizards account. You may only participate so long as your participation does not violate applicable local laws. You are responsible for complying with local laws and requirements. The Arena Open is void where prohibited including the following regions and territories: Belarus, the Central African Republic, the Crimea region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria.

2. Eligibility for Monetary Rewards. In addition to your Wizards account, receipt of monetary rewards requires that you have an activeDCI Accountandi-Payout Account. If you receive a monetary reward, we will contact you via the email listed in your Wizards account to obtain your DCI Account and i-Payout Account information. Please check your email regularly after the Arena Open to ensure that you respond to our inquiry in a timely manner. If you do not respond within 90 days of our award notification, Wizards reserves the right to rescind the monetary reward. If you win a monetary reward and do not receive a reward email within 72 hours of completion of the Arena Open, please contactcustomer service. If you do not have a DCI Account and/or i-Payout Account, Wizards will assist you in creating such accounts.

3. Reward Fulfilments. All prizes are non-transferrable and personal to you. Prizes are void where prohibited or restricted. Local, state, federal or provincial taxes, including but not limited to, VAT or income tax associated with the receipt or use of any prizes, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. You will be required to provide certain payment information including tax information. We reserve the right to withhold payment of monetary prizes if you fail to provide the necessary information or create the requirement accounts.

Monetary rewards are subject to income and tax withholding and will be reported on forms (a) 1099-MISC for US residents and 1042-S for non-US residents, and (b) any other relevant tax forms as may be required by applicable law.

4. Termination; Disqualifications. Wizards reserves the right to modify, revise, cancel or terminate the Arena Open or any portion thereof at its sole discretion and without liability to you. Further, Wizards, at its sole discretion, may disqualify you for violations of the Code of Conduct including, without limitation, any attempt to hack or otherwise modify the MTG Arena client, unsportsmanlike behavior, collusion, cheating, or toxic behavior.

5. Tournament Structure. As part of your entry, you will unlock the 5 Godzilla Basic Land cards from the new Magic: The Gathering Set Ikoria. While you may participate in Day 1 of the Arena Open multiple times, the Godzilla Basic Land cards may only be unlocked once per account.

Day 1(Saturday, May 30, 2020)

Entry is 20,000 gold or 4,000 gems per entry. You may participate in Day 1 competitions any number of times, but once you qualify for Day 2, you may no longer participate in Day 1 competition. Day 1 of the Arena Open is a best of 1 current Standard Format Event.
  • Each entry is valid until 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first.
Rewards:
  • 0-2 wins: No rewards
  • 3 wins: 400 Gems
  • 4 wins: 800 Gems
  • 5 wins: 1200 Gems
  • 6 wins: 1600 Gems
  • 7 wins: 2000 Gems + Invitation Token for Day 2

Day 2(Sunday, May 31, 2020):

Day 2 is an invitation only event and requires the Invitation Token awarded on Day 1 for achieving 7 wins for an individual entry. Day 2 of the Arena Open is a best of 3 current Standard Format Event. Each player plays until they achieve 7 match wins or 2 match losses, whichever comes first. Rewards are based on finale records from the event. Rewards:
  • 0 wins: No rewards
  • 1 win: 2,000 Gems
  • 2 wins: 4,000 Gems
  • 3 wins: 6,000 Gems
  • 4 wins: 10,000 Gems
  • 5 wins: 20,000 Gems
  • 6 wins: $1,000 USD
  • 7 wins: $2,000 USD