Mythic Championship I, Cleveland FAQ

Posted in Competitive Gaming on February 18, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

With $10 million in prize pools for Magic esports this year, it's only fitting we start the year off with an awesome Mythic Championship in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend (Feb. 22–24). This event will feature some 500 players from around the world, including the 32 members of the Magic Pro League. What's awaiting the competitors? $500,000!

When and How Can I Watch?

The whole weekend will be broadcast on, and each day's broadcast will start a 9 a.m. ET. We'll bring round-by-round coverage, deck techs, interviews, bad puns, and more straight to your viewing screen, so tune in any time Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (Feb. 22–24) to catch the action!

For match-by-match updates, be sure to follow @MagicEsports on Twitter. Be sure to also use the hashtag #2019MC1 to stay glued to the conversation.

Who will I see covering the event?

Coverage Team

What are the formats?

The formats for this Mythic Championship are Ravnica Allegiance Booster Draft and Standard Constructed.

Three packs of Ravnica Allegiance will be used for the Booster Draft portions of the event.

  • Day One will consist of three rounds of Booster Draft followed by five rounds of Standard.
  • Day Two will consist of three rounds of Booster Draft followed by five rounds of Standard.
  • Players with 12 or more match points after Round 8 will advance to Saturday's competition.
  • The Top 8 players after Round 16 will advance to Sunday's single-elimination playoff rounds

What format is the playoff?

The Top 8 will use a traditional single-elimination bracket.

  • Playoff rounds will use the Standard Constructed format.
  • All playoff matches will be best three out of five.
  • The first two games played in a three-of-five playoff match on Sunday are pre-sideboard games. After Game 2 is completed, players may exchange cards from their deck for cards in their sideboard.
  • While there are no time limits in the playoff rounds, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace.
  • For the first game of each match in the playoff rounds, the player who finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each playoff match, the usual play/draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game.

Where is the event?

If you happen to be in the area or playing in MagicFest Cleveland, you can head down to the Mythic Championship and watch in person!

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Hall A, Room 1
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114

How does the money breakdown?

The prize pool for Mythic Championship I is $500,000 in total.

All prizes displayed in US dollars.

Place Amount
1st $50,000
2nd $20,000
3rd–4th $15,000
5th–8th $10,000
9th–16th $6,000
17th–24th $3,000
25th–32nd $2,000
33rd–48th $1,500
49th–64th $1,000
65th–120th $750
121st–500th $500
501st+ $500
Total $500,000*

*Assumes 500 players. Prizes subject to change.

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