2021 Magic Online Premier Play Program

Whether you want to focus on a single format or dabble in a variety of event types, whether you want to qualify for the Set Championship or the end-of-season Magic Online Champions Showcase and a share of its $70,000 prize pool and Set Championships invitation, now more than ever you can play your way with 2021 Magic Online Premier Play Program.

The full details can be found below.

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MTGO Premier Play Seasons

The new MTGO Premier Play Program splits the year into seasons of roughly seventeen weeks each.During each season, you'll earn Qualifier Points which can be used to join Qualifiers, Super Qualifiers, and Champions Showcase events, all of which provide a link to a specific Set Championship on MTG Arena. At the end of the season, we'll reset the Qualifier Points in players' accounts and then start the next season.

  • Season 1 of the 2021 MTGO Premier Play Program begins Wednesday, December 9, 2020 and ends with the maintenance on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 with the maintenance downtime.
  • Season 2 begins immediately following the finish of Season 1 and ends Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (17:00 UTC).
  • Season 3 begins immediately following the finish of Season 2 and will end at a date to be announced later.
  • When seasons coincide with a maintenance downtime, the season will end at the start of that maintenance and the new season will begin when the maintenance is over. For season transitions that happen without a maintenance downtime, the transition will take place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.

Earning MTGO Premier Play Qualifier Points

During each Premier Play season, players will earn Qualifier Points (QPs) by performing well in various Magic Online events. The number of QPs earned will vary by event and finish as indicated by the various event types described below.

Players can use accumulated QPs to enter various Premier Play events over the course of the Premier Play Season as described in the Using Qualifier Points section below. At the start of each MTGO Premier Play Season, all unused QPs will be removed from players accounts and a new season will begin with its own Champions Showcase to qualify for!

Leagues and Queues

The most common way players will earn QPs is through Leagues and Queues. Performing well in these events will provide players with QPs that they can accumulate over the course of the season. Once a player has earned enough QPs, they can use them to join any upcoming Premier Play event in the current season.

For more information on these Magic Online event types, check the Events & Formats section of our online Game Guide.

Preliminary Events

These 4-round scheduled events are designed for players who prefer a more traditional tournament style and want to earn their QPs in in larger quantities at once. Players who finish a Preliminary Event with either 4 wins earn 40 QPs, enough to enter an upcoming Premier Event.

Preliminary Events are scattered across the week on a set schedule and include a variety of formats, including most major constructed formats and current sealed deck limited. The full schedule can be found below. Please note, however, that this schedule may be adjusted as needed. Updates will be announced the weekly announcements on https://mtgo.com/.

Start Times: As listed in the Preliminary Events Schedule
Format: As listed in the Preliminary Events Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points
Size: 12-256 players
Play Style: Swiss pairings
Duration: 4 rounds

Limited:

FINISH PRIZES
4 wins 600 Play Points and 40 Qualifier Points
3 wins 300 Play Points and 20 Qualifier Points
2 wins 150 Play Points and 10 Qualifier Points

Constructed:

FINISH PRIZES
4 wins 600 Play Points, 5 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
3 wins 300 Play Points, 3 Treasure Chests, and 20 Qualifier Points
2 wins 150 Play Points, 1 Treasure Chest, and 10 Qualifier Points

Preliminary and Challenge Schedule:

TIME (PT)

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

12:00 a.m.

Pioneer

Standard

Limited

Modern

Legacy

Pioneer

Vintage Challenge

1:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Limited

 

2:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Limited

Pauper Challenge

 

3:00 a.m.

Limited

Modern

Legacy

Pioneer

 

 

 

4:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Modern

Legacy Challenge

Modern Challenge

5:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Challenge

Pioneer Challenge

7:00 a.m.

Modern

Pioneer

Standard

Pauper

Legacy

 

 

8:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Challenge

Legacy Challenge

9:00 a.m.

Limited

Limited

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Limited

Vintage Challenge

Pauper Challenge

11:00 a.m.

Legacy

Pauper

Pioneer

Modern

Vintage

 

 

12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Limited

 

Limited

Limited

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Challenge

Standard Challenge

3:00 p.m.

Modern

Standard

Modern

Legacy

Pioneer

 

Vintage

4:00 p.m.

 

Limited

Limited

Limited

 

Limited

Limited

5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 p.m.

Limited

 

 

 

Limited

 

 

7:00 p.m.

Pioneer

Legacy

Vintage

Standard

Modern

 

 

8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 p.m.

Vintage

 

 

Pioneer

 

 

 

10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format Challenges

Held exclusively on the weekends, Format Challenges are Swiss-style scheduled events that feature a Top 8 playoff and provide a big tournament feel. These are great places to practice for Qualifiers since the structures are similar with the added benefit of earning a good number of QPs if you do well.

Each format's challenges happen the same time each weekend on the schedule below. Players who do well in the Top 8 of each challenge will earn QPs they can use to join future Premier Play events.

Challenges will be divided into two prize structures based on the minimum number of players: large Challenges require a minimum of 64 players, and small challenges need at least 32.

  • For Season 1
    • Modern uses the 64-player-minimum structure.
    • Legacy, Pioneer, Standard, Vintage, and Pauper use the 32-player-minimum structure.
  • For Season 2
    • Modern, Legacy, and Pioneer use the 64-player-minimum structure.
    • Standard, Vintage, and Pauper use the 32-player-minimum structure.

Start Times: As listed by format above
Format: Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, or Pauper
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format
Entry: 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points
Size: 64-384 players or 32-212 players
Duration: Swiss rounds based on attendance, then cut to Top 8
Prizes: Based on event size

64 PLAYER MINIMUM
FINISH PRIZES
1st 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 40 Qualifier Points, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
2nd 600 Play Points, 75 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
3rd-4th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 20 Qualifier Points
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, 10 Qualifier Points
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests
33rd-64th 150 Play Points
32 PLAYER MINIMUM
FINISH PRIZES
1st 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 40 Qualifier Points, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
2nd 600 Play Points, 75 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
3rd-4th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 20 Qualifier Points
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, 10 Qualifier Points
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests

For Seasons 1–2, here is the full list of ways to earn QPs:

SOURCE

RESULT

QPs

Draft League

3 Wins

2

Swiss Draft, Phantom Draft, or Sealed Deck Queue

3 Wins

2

Single Elimination Draft Queue

1st

3

2nd

1

Competitive Sealed League

5 wins

5

4 wins

2

3 Wins

1

Constructed League

5 Wins

5

4 Wins

2

3 Wins

1

Preliminary Events

4 Wins

40

3 Wins

20

2 Wins

10

Format Challenge

1st

40

2nd

40

3rd-4th

20

5th-8th

10

Note that before, during, or after a season, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to adjust, change, or remove the method or rate at which QPs are distributed. Any changes will be announced at least one week prior to the change on https://mtgo.com/.

Using Qualifier Points for MTGO Premier Play

After collecting at least 40 QPs over the course of the season, the next step is to find the Premier Play event that is right for you. There are a few options to choose from.

Please note:

  • In Season 1, players who hold an invitation to the Set Championship that is fed by a Qualifier or Super Qualifier are ineligible to compete in that tournament.
    • This also includes top finishers from the previous Set Championship, players with 7 wins in an MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend feeding that Set Championship, and members of the Magic Pro League and Rivals League.
  • In Season 2, players already invited to the next Set Championship are eligible to compete in Qualifiers, Super Qualifiers, and Champions Showcase events unless otherwise noted below. This change takes effect April 14, 2021.
  • Each event in Magic Online has a maximum number of players (as indicated below) and events at the end of each season are likely to have more players. Once an event fills, no further entries will be allowed, so plan your QP usage accordingly.

Qualifiers

Qualifiers are the most common way for players to use their QPs. Each event costs 40 QPs and the winner of each of these Swiss-style Top 8 events will earn an invitation to an upcoming Set Championship event on MTG Arena (pending any restrictions outlined in the Entry and Invitations section below). Make sure to review the eligibility requirements below before participating in a Qualifier.

In 2021, each MTGO Premier Play season will have roughly 16 Qualifier events, spread across a variety of formats, both Constructed and Limited. The first season's schedule, along with its format and the Set Championship for which that event qualifies, can be found in the Event Calendar table below.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 40 QPs
Size: 33-672 players
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8
Prizes:

FINISH PRIZES LEADERBOARD POINTS* INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 8 Set Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 7  
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 6  
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 5  
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests 0  
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests 0  
33rd-64th 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests 0  

Super Qualifiers

Super Qualifier Events have a few differences from Qualifiers:

  • The top 2 finishers each earn a Set Championship invitation
  • More entry options and deeper prize structures
  • Higher minimum number of players

In 2021, each MTGO Premier Play season will have roughly 8 Super Qualifier events, spread across a variety of formats, both Constructed and Limited. The first season's schedule, along with its format and the Set Championship for which that event qualifies, can be found in the Event Calendar table below.

Start Times: As listed in the Super Qualifier Schedule below
Format: As listed in the Super Qualifier Schedule below
Product: A deck that matches the event's format. Product opened in Limited events will be added to players' collections.
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry Options: 

  • 40 Event Tickets
  • 400 Play Points
  • 40 Magic Online Qualifier Points

Size: 129–672 players
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single-elimination Top 8 (Draft in Limited events)
Prizes:

FINISH PRIZES LEADERBOARD POINTS* INVITATION
1st–2nd 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard–legal set 10 Set Championship (MTG Arena)
3rd–4th 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard–legal set 8  
5th–8th 600 Play Points,100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non–foil set of the most recent Standard–legal set 7  
9th–16th 400 Play Points and 50 Treasure Chests 0  
17th–32nd 400 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests 0  
33rd–64th 200 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests 0  
65th-128th 100 Play Points 0  

The Magic Online Champions Showcase

Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events. MOCS is a set of linked tournaments designed to highlight the best players on Magic Online each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and Set Championships invitation.

NOTE: Once a player wins an invitation to a Season's Showcase, that player is prohibited from competing in further MOCS events feeding that Showcase.

Showcase Challenges

Showcase Challenges are the first step in the Champions Showcase path. Three times per season the following Weekend Challenges will be replaced with a Showcase Challenge. 

  • For Season 1, these formats are Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Limited.
  • For Season 2 the formats are Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, and Vintage.
  • For Season 3 the formats are Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, and a fourth format to be announced.

Each of these events require 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn an invitation token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier, in addition to the prizes outlined below.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format or 6 boosters of a recent Magic set, with 3 extra boosters for players in the Top 8 draft
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 40 QPs
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8

FINISH PRIZES LEADERBOARD POINTS* INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 8 Champions Showcase Qualifier
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 7 Champions Showcase Qualifier
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 6 Champions Showcase Qualifier
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 5 Champions Showcase Qualifier
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests 0  
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests 0  
33rd-64th 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests 0  

Showcase Last Chance Events

For players who were unable to earn an entry into the Showcase Qualifiers from Showcase Challenges but still have at least 40 QPs in their accounts, there will be a handful of Showcase Last Chance Events at the end of the season. These Last Chance Events will replace the Preliminary Events that are scheduled after the final Challenges of the season but before the season officially ends.

For Season 1, the Last Chance events will be on Sunday, April 11, Monday, April 12, Tuesday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 14 (only for events that start prior to 10:00 a.m. PT).

For Season 2, the Last Chance events will be on Sunday, August 8, Monday, August 9, Tuesday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 11 (only for events that start prior to 10:00 a.m. PT).

To participate, players will need to provide 40 QPs plus either 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. Players who finish undefeated will earn invitation tokens to the Showcase Qualifiers of the corresponding format.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format or 6 boosters of a recent Magic set
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 40 QPs and 30 Event Tickets OR 40 QPs and 300 Play Points
Size: 16-672 players
Play Style: Swiss pairings
Duration: 5 rounds

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
5 wins 600 Play Points Champions Showcase Qualifier
4 wins 450 Play Points  
3 wins 300 Play Points  

*NOTE: Last Chance Events do not award Leaderboard Points

Showcase Qualifiers

Players who earn entry into the Showcase Qualifier will be squaring off for an invitation to the Champions Showcase. Magic Online will offer a qualifier for formats that have a Showcase Challenge:

  • For Season 1 the formats are Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, Standard, Vintage, and Limited.
  • For Season 2 the formats are Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, and Vintage.
  • For Season 3 the formats are Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, and a fourth format to be announced.

These will be spread over the first few weeks of the following season as indicated in the full schedule below.

Each Showcase Qualifier is a scheduled Swiss-style event with a Top 8 playoff. The winner of each Showcase Qualifier earns a spot in the final Showcase event and a chance to earn their share of $70,000 and a Set Championship invitation.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format or 6 boosters of a recent Magic set, with 3 extra boosters for players in the Top 8 draft
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: Format Token that matches the format of the Showcase
Size: 8-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8

FINISH PRIZES LEADERBOARD POINTS* INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set None Set Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 12  
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 10  
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 7  
9th-16th 300 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, and 1 Format Avatar 0  
All other Finishers 300 Play Points, 15 Treasure Chests, and 1 Format Avatar 0  

NOTE: Winners of Showcase Qualifiers are prohibited from entering future Showcase Qualifiers and/or Showcase Opens for that Season.

Showcase Opens

The penultimate events of each season, the Showcase Opens allow anyone to try their hand at earning an invitation to the Showcase. Players don't need to earn points or another qualification to enter, and because these events are Sealed, players don't even need a deck. The winner of each Open will get an invitation to the Showcase, while both the winner and the runner-up will earn an invitation to an upcoming Set Championship event.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: 6 boosters of a recent Magic set, with 3 extra boosters for players in the Top 8 draft
Location: The Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry:

  • 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points

Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: 20 minutes for deckbuilding, then a number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8 draft

FINISH PRIZES LEADERBOARD POINTS* INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set None Champions Showcase (MTGO) and Set Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 8 Set Championship (MTG Arena)
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 7  
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set 6  
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests 0  
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests 0  
33rd-64th 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests 0  

NOTE: The winner of the first Showcase Open is prohibited from entering that Season's second Showcase Open.

MOCS Leaderboard

Starting with Season 2, the Top 8 finishers of events that include playoff rounds will earn Leaderboard Points. These appear as objects on your account (under the Trophies section of your Collection) and will be tracked publicly on this page.

Events that count for the Season 2 Leaderboard are:

  • April 14-August 11: Qualifiers, Super Qualifiers, Showcase Challenges
  • August 14-29: Showcase Qualifiers and Showcase Opens

Events that count for the Season 3 Leaderboard are:

  • August 14-TBD: Qualifiers, Super Qualifiers, Showcase Challenges
  • TBD: Showcase Qualifiers and Showcase Opens

Following the last Showcase Open of a season, the two players with the most Leaderboard Points who are not already qualified will earn invitations to the Champions Showcase as well as an upcoming Set Championship event on MTG Arena. Ties for Leaderboard invitations will be broken as follows, in order:

  • Most Top 8 finishes among events counting toward this Leaderboard
  • Most Leaderboard Points earned in a single eligible event
  • Most Qualifier Points earned during the Leaderboard's season (e.g. for Season 2: April 14-August 11)

The Magic Online Champions Showcase

The final event of each season is the Magic Online Champions Showcase. Showcase events of the 2021 season will be held online. This 8-player event pits the best players from of the season against each other for their share of a $70,000 prize pool and the title of Showcase Champion. In addition, the winner will earn an invite to a Set Championship!

For Season 1, the competitors include:

  • The winner of each of the five Constructed Showcase Qualifiers
  • The winner of the Limited Showcase Qualifier
  • The winner of each of the two Showcase Opens

For Seasons 2-3, the competitors include:

  • The winner of each of the four Showcase Qualifiers
  • The winner of each of the two Showcase Opens
  • The two Leaderboard invitees

The specific format or formats used at the Showcase will be announced at least one month prior to the event. The date and location for each Champions Showcase will be announced at least one month prior to the event.

  • Season 1 – Saturday, June 26, online: Modern Horizons 2 Limited and Modern Constructed

NOTE: Players must be able to travel to the location of the Magic Online Champions Showcase by the event's scheduled date. Alternatively, if a Magic Online Champions Showcase event is held online, players who have earned an invitation must be able to connect to the internet for the duration of the event, demonstrate their connectivity prior to the event, and verify they can stream matches for the coverage team. Players who cannot commit to or demonstrate these requirements may be disqualified and have their invitation transferred to another competitor.

The full prizes for each 2021 Champions Showcase are as follows:

Finish Prizes Invitation
1st $20,000 Set Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd $15,000  
3rd-4th $7,500  
5th-8th $5,000  

Event Calendar

Below is a schedule of upcoming premier events. As the year progresses, this schedule will be updated. These additions will also be announced in the weekly announcements.

This calendar can also be found here.

All times listed on this table are in Pacific Time. Times marked with an asterisk (*) are UTC-8, all others are UTC-7.

Season 1 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Format Invitation
Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:00 a.m.* Limited Super Qualifier ZNR Sealed Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Limited Qualifier ZNR Sealed Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:00 a.m.* Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:00 a.m.* Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:00 a.m.* Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:00 a.m.* Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:00 a.m.* Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:00 a.m.* Limited Showcase Challenge ZNR Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, January 18, 2021 10:00 a.m.* Modern Super Qualifier Modern Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:00 p.m.* Pioneer Super Qualifier Pioneer Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:00 a.m.* Standard Super Qualifier Standard Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Legacy Super Qualifier Legacy Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Friday, January 22, 2021 2:00 p.m.* Modern Super Qualifier Modern Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Pauper Super Qualifier Pauper Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Vintage Super Qualifier Vintage Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Modern Super Qualifier Modern Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Limited Super Qualifier KHM Sealed Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Friday, February 12, 2021 2:00 p.m.* Limited Qualifier KHM Sealed Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Legacy Qualifier Legacy Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Modern Qualifier Modern Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, February 20, 2021 3:00 a.m.* Limited Qualifier KHM Sealed Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Limited Qualifier KHM Sealed Kaldheim Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Pioneer Super Qualifier Pioneer Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Limited Qualifier KHM Sealed Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:00 a.m.* Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:00 a.m.* Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:00 a.m.* Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:00 a.m.* Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:00 a.m.* Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, March 7, 2021 9:00 a.m.* Limited Showcase Challenge KHM Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:00 a.m.* Limited Super Qualifier KHM Sealed Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:00 a.m. Modern Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Friday, March 19, 2021 2:00 p.m. Limited Qualifier KHM Sealed Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:00 a.m. Legacy Super Qualifier Legacy Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:00 a.m. Modern Super Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:00 a.m. Limited Qualifier KHM Sealed Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:00 a.m. Standard Qualifier Standard Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:00 a.m. Pauper Super Qualifier Pauper Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:00 a.m. Vintage Super Qualifier Vintage Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Monday, April 5, 2021 10:00 a.m. Modern Super Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:00 p.m. Pioneer Super Qualifier Pioneer Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 p.m. Standard Super Qualifier Standard Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:00 a.m. Legacy Super Qualifier Legacy Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Friday, April 9, 2021 2:00 p.m. Modern Super Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 11, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge KHM Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 11-Wednesday, April 14 see Prelim schedule Showcase Last Chance Events varies Format's Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Qualifier Standard Season 1 Showcase (MTGO) & STX Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, April 18, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Qualifier Pioneer Season 1 Showcase (MTGO) & STX Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Qualifier Vintage Season 1 Showcase (MTGO) & STX Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Qualifier STX Sealed Season 1 Showcase (MTGO) & STX Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, May 1, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Qualifier Modern Season 1 Showcase (MTGO) & STX Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Qualifier Legacy Season 1 Showcase (MTGO) & STX Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open STX Sealed Season 1 Showcase & STX Championship
Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open STX Sealed Season 1 Showcase & STX Championship

Season 2 Event Calendar

DATE TIME EVENT FORMAT INVITATION
Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:00 a.m. Limited Super Qualifier STX Sealed Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:00 p.m. Limited Qualifier TSR Sealed Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Friday, April 30, 2021 2:00 p.m. Limited Super Qualifier STX Sealed Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:00 a.m. Pioneer Super Qualifier Pioneer Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Monday, May 3, 2021 2:00 a.m. Modern Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Friday, May 14, 2021 2:00 p.m. Modern Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00 a.m. Limited Qualifier STX Sealed Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 2:00 p.m. Limited Qualifier STX Sealed Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:00 a.m. Modern Super Qualifier Modern Strixhaven Set Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 3, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, July 4, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 1, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 7, 2021 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 8, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 8-Wednesday, August 11 see Prelim schedule Showcase Last Chance Events varies Format's Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 14, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Qualifier Modern Season 2 Showcase (MTGO) & Set Championship TBD (MTG Arena)
Sunday, August 15, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Qualifier Pioneer Season 2 Showcase (MTGO) & Set Championship TBD (MTG Arena)
Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Qualifier Vintage Season 2 Showcase (MTGO) & Set Championship TBD (MTG Arena)
Sunday, August 22, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Qualifier Legacy Season 2 Showcase (MTGO) & Set Championship TBD (MTG Arena)
Saturday, August 28, 2021 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open AFR Sealed Season 2 Showcase (MTGO) & Set Championship TBD (MTG Arena)
Sunday, August 29, 2021 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open AFR Sealed Season 2 Showcase (MTGO) & Set Championship TBD (MTG Arena)

Other Rules

Scheduling

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to add, remove, modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament for any reason, including without limitation, if in its sole judgment, that tournament's integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue and/or error in that tournament's administration.

Entry and Invitations

For all events that require Qualifier Points or an invitation to enter: if a player believes they should be able to enter the event and cannot, it is their responsibility to contact Customer Service before the event begins (see the Connectivity and Other Event Problems section below). Once the event begins, players cannot be added to the event.

Players who earn a Set Championship Series invitation or Magic Online Champions Showcase invitation from a Magic Online event will be contacted via the email account associated with their Magic Online account by a Wizards of the Coast representative within 72 hours of the qualifying event to verify account information and coordinate the invitation. If you plan on playing in the MTGO Premier Play Program, please ensure that your account information is correct.

For Season 1, players who have already earned a Set Championship Series invitation (through either tabletop or digital play) are not eligible to participate in further qualifying events (tabletop or digital) that lead to that same Set Championship. The only exception is a player can participate in a Magic Online event that includes both a Set Championship Series invitation and a Magic Online Champions Showcase invitation as part of the prizes. In this case, the player cannot earn two invitations to a Set Championship Series in the same tabletop season and any Set Championship Series invitation earned this way will pass down as indicated in the Prizes section below.

For Seasons 2-3, players who are already invited to the Set Championship fed by a Qualifier or Super Qualifier are eligible to compete in further events feeding that Set Championship. If a player would earn a redundant invitation to a Set Championship via a Magic Online event, that invitation will pass down as indicated in the Prizes section below.

For all Seasons, players who have already earned a Magic Online Champions Showcase Invitation are not eligible to participate in further qualification events for that Magic Online Premier Play Season's Champions Showcase.

Connectivity and Other Event Problems

Players who experience issues during a premier play event should contact Customer Service as quickly as possible. Customer Service can be contacted Online via the Submit a Request form or on Twitter at @Wizards_Help. Some events include coverage by Digital Event Coordinators (DECs) who can be contacted by joining the #DEC chat channel in the game client.

Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the results of any disconnection or network problems experienced by players. Please refer to these guidelines for more information on stability and connection issues in MTGO premier play.

Legal Information

MAGIC ONLINE PREMIER PLAY ELIGIBILITY

For these eligibility rules, Magic Online Premier Play is defined as any Magic Online tournament or event whose prize structure includes one or more invitations to a future Magic Set Championship event (Series or Finals), Magic Online Champions Showcase event, Magic Mythic Championship event, or another tournament or event that is deemed to be part of the Magic Online Premier Play system.

All Magic Online players who meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein are eligible to compete in Magic Online Premier Play except (a) players who are otherwise ineligible to engage in tournament play pursuant to the Magic Online User Agreement and (b) employees and their immediate family members, or contractors of Wizards of the Coast LLC ("Wizards"), Hasbro, Inc. ("Hasbro"), or each of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates or their advertising or promotion agencies, or those who have been disqualified for other reasons (see below). This is a skill-based tournament based on a player's ability to defeat other players.

Players must be Magic Online account holders in good standing and in compliance with the Magic Online User Agreement in order to participate in Magic Online Premier Play. Players may be disqualified from Premier Play (including the Magic Online Champions Showcase and/or the Set Championship Series) if they are suspended from Magic Online for any reason, including without limitation, a violation of the Magic Online User Agreement.

To be eligible to participate in Magic Online Premier Play, the following requirements must be met:

  • Players must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for the Magic Online Champions Showcase, Magic: The Gathering Set Championships, or other related premier play. If a player under the age of 18 would earn prizes that include an invitation for one of these events, the invitation will pass down to the next eligible player as described in the Prizes section below.
  • Players must have internet access.
  • Players must have access to a personal computer.

Invitations to the Set Championship (including those awarded by participation in tournaments) are governed by the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy.

For Season 1, players who have already earned a Set Championship Series invitation (through either tabletop or digital play) are not eligible to participate in further qualifying events (tabletop or digital) that lead to a Set Championship Series in the same tabletop season. The only exception is a player can participate in a Magic Online event that includes both a Set Championship Series invitation and a Magic Online Champions Showcase invitation as part of the prizes. In this case, the player cannot earn two invitations to a Set Championship Series in the same tabletop season and any Set Championship Series invitation earned this way will pass down as indicated in the Prizes section below.

For Seasons 2-3, players who are already invited to the Set Championship fed by a Qualifier or Super Qualifier are eligible to compete in further events feeding that Set Championship. If a player would earn a redundant invitation to a Set Championship via a Magic Online event, that invitation will pass down as indicated in the Prizes section below.

For all Seasons, players who have already earned a Magic Online Champions Showcase Invitation are not eligible to participate in further qualification events for that Magic Online Premier Play Season's Champions Showcase.

Players must be able to travel to the location of the Magic Online Champions Showcase by the event's scheduled date. Alternatively, if a Magic Online Champions Showcase event is held online, players who have earned an invitation must be able to connect to the internet for the duration of the event, demonstrate their connectivity prior to the event, and verify they can stream matches for the coverage team. Players who cannot commit to or demonstrate these requirements may be disqualified and have their invitation passed down to another competitor as indicated in the prizes section below.

Players who compete in Qualifiers or Magic Online Premier Play events in violation of these rules will be subject to appropriate penalties, up to and including suspension.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for a Magic Online Champions Showcase or Set Championship Series event, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in a Magic Online Champions Showcase event or Set Championship Series event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s). Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online tournaments, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age thirteen to eighteen to play on an account that the adult has established.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to reschedule and/or restart tournaments, matches, extend timers and/or games as needed. Such decisions will be announced on the Magic Online website, via @MagicOnline on Twitter, and/or within the Magic Online client as needed.

PRIZES

All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a game of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player, and players acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdiction for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

If a player wins that is later deemed ineligible to earn prizes in sanctioned tournaments (such as he or she is suspended under the age of eighteen and/or a paid contractor) or if a player would receive a redundant invitation due to being already qualified (via an MTG Arena event or previous Magic Online event), then any invitations earned (Magic Online Champions Showcase, Set Championship, or otherwise) will pass down to the player with the next best finish in that event. The final Swiss standings of the Set Championship Series tournament will determine the difference between third and fourth place and the difference between fifth through eighth place, should that be necessary.

In either of the above cases, the booster pack prizes will not pass down to the next player.

Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

EVENT INTEGRITY

If, in the sole judgment of Wizards of the Coast and its representatives, a system error, tournament or rules bug, or other issue has significantly compromised the integrity of the event, Wizards of the Coast retains the right to modify the tournament structure as needed to maintain as fair and competitive an experience as possible for all players.

Occasionally while playing Magic Online, Wizards of the Coast staff (marked by a Wizards of the Coast logo beside their online name) may ask players for their name and/or contact information. Failure to provide accurate information may result in significant penalties, up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Do not give out your information to anyone who is not Wizards of the Coast Staff. Wizards of the Coast staff members will never ask for your password.

LEGAL INFORMATION

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under the age of eighteen) a Magic Online Premier Play season, each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under the age of eighteen) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if the winner is under the age of eighteen) thereby release Wizards, Hasbro, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agencies from any liability whatsoever and waive any and all causes of action related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with Magic Online Premier Play or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation to, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved properly, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, USA. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks

Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Magic Online Premier Play.

Participation in Magic Online Premier Play is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to add, remove, modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament for any reason, including without limitation, if in its sole judgment that tournament's integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue and/or error in that tournament's administration.

Participation in Magic Online Premier Play is void where restricted, taxed, or prohibited by law.

The winners of any Magic Online Premier Play events may be posted on https://www.wizards.com/.