Wilds of Eldraine cards are among us, and there are plenty of fun ways to make use of them. With the cards having recently arrived on MTG Arena, players can look to participate in any of the exciting formats Arena has to offer. From Premier Drafts to Standard Constructed, there are lots of different formats players can choose from depending on what they enjoy.
Beyond just the regular types of events and ways to climb the ladder that Arena provides, there are also unique opportunities to either play something different or earn specific rewards depending on the week. Between things like Midweek Magic and Qualifier Play-Ins, it can frustratingly be rather difficult to keep track of what events are happening and when.
Fortunately, we’re here to help with a comprehensive event calendar of everything on MTG Arena! Whether you’re wondering what’s going on or looking for something new to play, we’ve got you covered! So, without any further ado, here are all the upcoming events on MTG Arena and what you need to know about them!
MTG Arena Midweek Magic Events
The next Midweek Magic events for MTG Arena are as follows:
- October 10th – October 12th : Into the Future
- October 17th – October 19th: Wilds of Eldraine Phantom Sealed
- October 4th – 6th: On the Edge
- October 10th –12th: Into the Future
- October 17th – 19th: Wilds of Eldraine Phantom Sealed
- October 24th – 26th: Alchemy Ladder Deck Showcase
- October 31th – November 2nd: Innistrad: Crimson Vow vs. Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Phantom Sealed
Midweek Magic is a weekly event that started as FNM at home back in 2020. The goal was to allow people to play something fun at a time when they may normally have gone to their local game store, but COVID forced players to stay home. With in-store play largely resumed at this point, Wizards of the Coast decided to move this event and rename it to Midweek Magic. Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT until Thursday at 2 p.m. PT, you have the opportunity to play in Midweek Magic, and the format in question changes. Events are often free to play in, with minimal prize support for racking up a few wins.
Read More: Is MTG Arena Coming to Consoles?
MTG Arena Quick Draft Events
- September 26th – October 10th: Brothers’ War
- October 10th – 24th: Wilds of Eldraine
- October 24th – November 7th: Phyrexia: All Will Be One
- November 7th – 23rd: Dominaria United
Quick Drafts allow players to draft against bots. This is a cheaper alternative to Premier Draft, but it is much harder to ‘go infinite’ in. Requiring a 6-3 record to do so at least, learning your money back is no easy feat. There is an entry fee of typically 5000 Gold or 750 Gems, and the draft itself is not Phantom. Players generally play until they receive either 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first.
Read More: Best MTG Arena Decks: October 2023
MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend Events
October Qualifier Weekend Dates:
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-One)
October 14, 6 a.m. PT–October 15, 6 a.m. PT
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-Three)
October 20, 6 a.m. PT–October 21, 3 a.m. PT
- Qualifier Weekend
October 21, 6 a.m. PT–October 22, 4 p.m. PT
Each month, there is an event on MTG Arena known as Qualifier Weekend. Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events that give players a chance to earn an invite to an Arena Championship event and to the Pro Tour. There are a couple different ways to qualify to play in the Qualifier Weekend events. First, you can finish in the top 250 players in either Constructed or Limited in the previous month’s Ranked Season. The other way to qualify is to finish with enough wins in that month’s Qualifier Play-in.
Qualifier Play-ins are single-day tournaments where players who earn the maximum number of wins get to compete in that month’s Qualifier Weekend event. There are two chances in October to compete in a Qualifier Play-in. The first is best-of-one Wilds of Eldraine Standard, beginning October 14 at 6 a.m. PT. Then, on October 20 at 6 a.m. PT, the next Qualifier Play-in will be best-of-three Wilds of Eldraine Standard. For those who acquire the requisite number of wins, they can compete in the Qualifier Weekend event, which begins October 21 at 6 a.m. PT and runs until October 22 at 4 p.m. PT. For more information on Qualifier events and the Arena Championship, take a look here.
Read More: Top 10 Best MTG Standard Decks
“Other Events” on MTG Arena
- October 1 – October 6th: Season of Growth Standard
- October 6th – October 10th: Gift Bag Historic
- October 10th – 17: Alchemy: Eldraine Premier Draft
- October 17–31: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered: Fatal Flashback
- October 17–31: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered: Fatal Flashback Sealed
- November 2–14: Historic All-Access, Basically No Bans!
On MTG Arena, there is often a chance to play in a strange and intriguing format at different times during each month.
Of the events listed here, palyers are particularily excited for one event coming at the beginning of November: the All-Access, Basically No Bans event.
Recently, MTG Arena hosted a No Banlist event, and players absolutely loved it. It was pretty commonplace for Wizards of the Coast to ban new cards coming onto MTG Arena through Bonus Sheets before players even had an opportunity to try them. Cards like Channel, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Blood Moon and Demonic Tutor never got a chance to see play. This event lets players try them out.
Notably, the phrase ‘basically no bans!’ was added to this event. As discussed in this article highlighting player excitement, one problematic strategy in the last No Banlist event turned a potential format into an MTG Arena combo simulator. We don’t know what the banlist will entail yet, but we suspect Channel will appear there.