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Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Next Week!

Shadows over Innistrad launches March 21, 2023

Shadows over Innistrad Remastered launches March 21—just a week away—so there's still time to preorder your bundle! With the launch, there will be extra creepiness in your packs, too: Shadows of the Past!

Shadows of the Past is a selection of cards from the original Innistrad block, which included the sets Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored. Store and Limited Shadows over Innistrad Remastered packs will contain one card from Shadows of the Past and can be of any rarity.

We are also introducing themed subsets of Shadows of the Past cards for Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Limited events! These will appear in Sealed and Draft Shadows over Innistrad Remastered events on a schedule:

  • Week 1, March 21–28: Creature Type Terror!
  • Week 2, March 28–April 4: Fatal Flashback!
  • Week 3, April 4–11: Morbid and Macabre!
  • Week 4, April 11–18: Abominable All Stars!

Check out the article for all the details on Shadows of the Past and card lists!

This Weekend: Arena Championship 2

Arena Championship 2, March 18–19

The pinnacle of MTG Arena competitive play happens this weekend when Arena Championship 2 kicks off on March 18. Some of the best MTG Arena players will challenge one another in Phyrexia: All Will Be One Traditional Draft and Traditional Historic matches to find the best of the best.

Check out the Arena Championship 2 viewer's guide, details for invitees, and follow the latest coverage on the Arena Championship 2!

WeeklyMTG First Look at The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™

Tune into WeeklyMTG Tuesday, March 14, for a first look at The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth

Your journey there and back again in Magic: The Gathering begins with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. The characters you know and the story you love set out on a new adventure in this Universes Beyond set where you can join the filthy, cruel Hobbitses on their quest or seize the power of the dark lord to rule them all. This set is . . . Precious . . . to all of us.

Tune in Tuesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. PT to WeeklyMTG to Join the Fellowship

March of the Machine Stories Begin Thursday

March of the Machine Magic stories begin Thursday, March 16

Elesh Norn is making her move on the Multiverse, and the epic plane-spanning conflict is chronicled in the March of the Machine stories. Check out the first episodes on Thursday, March 16.

Event Schedule

Events open on the starting date at 8 a.m. PT (excluding Midweek Magic) and close to entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on the ending date shown unless otherwise noted.

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 2 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00).

  • March 14–16: Strixhaven: School of Mages Bot Draft
  • March 21–23: Historic Pauper
  • March 28–30: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Phantom Sealed
  • April 4–6: Innistrad Constructed (MID, VOW, and SIR sets)

Quick Draft

  • March 3–17: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • March 17–31: Phyrexia: All Will Be One
  • March 31–April 14: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • April 14–28: Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Other Events

  • March 10–21: Strixhaven: School of Mages Premier Draft
  • March 17–20: Historic Metagame Challenge
  • March 21–April 18: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Premier Draft
  • March 24­–27: Explorer Metagame Challenge
  • April 6–10: Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Premier Draft
  • April 10–18: Tinkerer's Cube

Premier Play Schedule

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-07:00).

Qualifier Events

Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to that month's Qualifier Weekend events.

Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to upcoming Arena Championship events.

Qualifier tokens will be delivered through the MTG Arena player inbox. Remember to claim them before the event starts!


  • Qualifier Play-InBest-of-One
    April 1, 6 a.m. PT–April 2, 6 a.m. PT
    • Format: Explorer
  • Qualifier Play-InBest-of-Three
    April 7, 6 a.m. PT–April 8, 3 a.m. PT
    • Format: Traditional Explorer
  • Qualifier Weekend
    April 8, 6 a.m. PT–April 9, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: Traditional Explorer

Arena Open 

The Arena Open Day One entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00). The Day Two entry window is 2 hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00).   

  • Arena Open April 1–2
    • Day One, April 1: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three) + Fatal Flashback! Shadows of the Past
    • Day Two, April 2: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Traditional Player Draft + Fatal Flashback! Shadows of the Past
      There are two Player Draft events on Day Two.  

Arena Championship 2

The Arena Championship is an invitation-only, two-day virtual event for players who earn invitations through Qualifier Weekend events. 

  • Arena Championship 2
    March 18–19, 2023 
    • Format:  
      Swiss: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft + Historic 
      Top 8: Historic

March 2023 Ranked Season

March 2023 Ranked Season

The March 2023 Ranked Season begins February 28 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends on March 31 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00)

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Phyrexia: All Will Be One pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Phyrexia: All Will Be One pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold +Ossification card style + Dragonwing Glider card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style + Dragonwing Glider card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style + Dragonwing Glider card style
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