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7, Oct, 21

How to Watch the Magic: The Gathering World Championships

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Today’s the day! It’s finally time for the biggest tournament in Magic: The Gathering history to return as the World Championships are underway after a one-year hiatus. The best players from across the world are taking to the battlefield and only one will be left standing.

If you’re just as hyped as we are for the return of the pinnacle of professional MTG, then here’s how to can tune in and see who’s crowned as the best in the world.

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How to Watch the MTG World Championships

The MTG World Championships will be taking place between Friday, 8 October and Sunday, 10 October. Everything kicks off at 17:00 BST / 12:00 EST / 09:00 PST each day.

You can watch the entire event and all additional coverage on the Official MTG Twitch Channel. Five rounds will be played on day one, which is three rounds of Midnight Hunt Draft and two rounds of Standard.

Another five rounds take place on day two, which is entirely Standard play. If any tiebreakers are needed, these will be resolved on day two also. Once a player hits seven wins, they are automatically in the Top 4.

Sunday will be the conclusion of the event after the Top 4 fight it out for the title once again in Standard play.

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Who is Taking Part?

There are 16 total players in the MTG World Championships this year. They have all qualified through various means such as through the MPL, Rivals League, Challenger Gauntlets and MPL Gauntlets. It’s no small feat to qualify for Worlds so WotC made sure that only the best of the best would be present during the event.

The 16 players taking part are;

  • Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa (Reigning World Champion)
  • Ondrej Strasky
  • Gabriel Nassif
  • Seth Manfield
  • Eli Kassis
  • Stanislav Cifka
  • Matt Sperling
  • Yuta Takahashi
  • Sam Pardee
  • Noriyuki Mori
  • Arne Huschenbeth
  • Keisuke Sato
  • Toshihiko Ikawa
  • Rei Sato
  • Jean-Emmanuel Depraz
  • Jan Merkel

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