Magic: The Gathering Arena is now part of the ESL ANZ Champs for 2021!

Welcome to the very first ESL ANZ Champs Magic: The Gathering Arena season!

Grab your axe and shuffle your decks because Magic: The Gathering Arena is coming to the ESL ANZ Champs for 2021. A fierce competition that ignites even the coldest of dragons' hearts. Bare witness to the best challengers the region has to offer.

Magic: The Gathering Arena will run for two seasons, each season sporting 4 weekends of combat leading into a Champions Stage to determine who stands atop the peak of national glory.

It all starts in the open qualifier on the Saturday, contestants will muster their mana over the course of a Swiss Stage, and if you claim victory, you’ll progress to the Sunday. Come Sunday, the battle ramps up with the top 8 qualified contestants battling it out in a single elimination bracket, with all the coverage being brought to you via the ESL Ivory Tower in Sydney for all to see.

Where you place in the Single Elimination on the Sunday will determine how many points you earn for that event. As you accrue points you will climb higher on the Seasonal Ladder. At the conclusion of the 4 weekends of combat, the top 8 contestants on the Seasonal Ladder with the most points, will compete at the Champions Stage for the lion’s share of $2,500AUD in cash prizes & $4,000AUD worth of Gems and TCG Card Packs.

Every event finals we'll bring all the action via twitch.tv/esl_australia from 5pm AEST



Tournament Progression

Dates:

  1. Event 1 Open Qualifier: August 7th
    Event 1 Top 8: August 8th

  2. Event 2 Open Qualifier: August 21st
    Event 2 Top 8: August 22nd

  3. Event 3 Open Qualifier: September 4th
    Event 3 Top 8: September 5th

  4. Event 4 Open Qualifier: September 18th
    Event 4 Top 8: September 19th

  5. Champion Stage: September 26th

Format Breakdown

As part of the ESL ANZ Champs MTGA season, there will be 4 events where players can earn points towards the Champions Stage. At the end of the 4 events the 8 players with the most points will qualify for the Champions Stage and compete in a 8 Player Single Elimination Bracket for $2,500 AUD in Cash and over $4,000 AUD in MTGA Gems and TCG Card Packs.

Tournament Mode: Standard Constructed

Qualifiers:

The qualifiers will be played as an open format swiss stage, with all games being first to 2 wins (bo3). Pending sign up numbers extra rounds may be played to allow us to determine 8 clear qualifiees. At the completion the top 8 players will progress to day 2, the event top 8.

Event Top 8:

Following the open qualifier swiss stage each event will feature a Top 8 single elimination bracket. These 8 competitors will battle it out for points and glory in hopes of reaching the Champions Stage. All games are first to 2 wins (bo3) with the grand final being a first to 3 (bo5).

Champion Stage:

The Champions Stage will take the top 8 players in points on the Seasonal Ladder as they battle it out over a final single elimination bracket with all matches being first to 2 (bo3), and the grand finals being first to 3 (bo5).

To register click on the cup links below or watch our educational video above.

 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Regular Season Point Breakdown

Event 1 - Total Points: 791

Position Points
medal_gold_3.png 1st  131
medal_silver_3.png 2nd 90
medal_bronze_3.png 3rd-4th 65
medal_grey.png 5th-8th 40
medal_grey.png 9th-16th 20
medal_grey.png 17th-24th 10
medal_grey.png 25th-32nd 5

Event 2 - Total Points: 910

Position Points
medal_gold_3.png 1st  146
medal_silver_3.png 2nd 100
medal_bronze_3.png 3rd-4th 70
medal_grey.png 5th-8th 45
medal_grey.png 9th-16th 24
medal_grey.png 17th-24th 13
medal_grey.png 25th-32nd 6

Event 3 - Total Points: 1029

Position Points
medal_gold_3.png 1st  161
medal_silver_3.png 2nd 110
medal_bronze_3.png 3rd-4th 75
medal_grey.png 5th-8th 50
medal_grey.png 9th-16th 28
medal_grey.png 17th-24th 16
medal_grey.png 25th-32nd 7

Event 4 - Total Points: 1158

Position Points
medal_gold_3.png 1st  181
medal_silver_3.png 2nd 125
medal_bronze_3.png 3rd-4th 80
medal_grey.png 5th-8th 55
medal_grey.png 9th-16th 32
medal_grey.png 17th-24th 19
medal_grey.png25th-32nd 8

Champion Stage Prize Pool

Breakdown Below

Position Prize
medal_gold_3.png 1st $800 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box + 1 x Collector Box + 1 x Uncut Sheet
medal_silver_3.png 2nd $600 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Collector Booster Box
medal_bronze_3.png 3rd $400 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box
medal_grey.png 4th $300 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box
medal_grey.png 5th $100 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box
medal_grey.png 6th $100 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box
medal_grey.png 7th $100 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box
medal_grey.png 8th $100 AUD + 5,000 Gems + 1 x Set Booster Box
medal_grey.png 9-16th  3,000 Gems + 1 x MTG Bundle
medal_grey.png 17-24th 1,500 Gems + 3 x Set Boosters
medal_grey.png 25-32nd 1,000 Gems + 3 x Set Boosters

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