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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, there are plenty of compelling event choices on offer to MTG Arena players. So much so, in fact, that 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

Timeless Witness

The next Midweek Magic events for MTG Arena are as follows:

  • December 12th – 14th: Introducing Timeless!
  • December 19th – 21st: Historic Artisan
  • December 26th – 28th: Khans of Tarkir Constructed

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.

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MTG Arena Quick Draft Events

Roar of Challenge | Khans of Tarkir
Roar of Challenge | Khans of Tarkir
  • December 5th – 22nd: Wilds of Eldraine
  • December 12th – January 16th: Khans of Tarkir Premier Draft

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.

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MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend Events

Arclight Phoenix | Guilds of Ravnica
Arclight Phoenix | Guilds of Ravnica
  • Qualifier Play-In
    January 6th: Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    January 12th: Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
  • Qualifier Weekend
    January 13th – 14th: Qualifier Weekend

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 of 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. In January, as usual, there are two play-in events before the main Qualifier event. The first of these is the Best-of-One event for Explorer Constructed. Following this, roughly one week later, there will be a Best-of-Three qualifier, also in Explorer Constructed. Players who acquire the requisite number of wins can compete in the Qualifier Weekend event, which runs from January 13th to the 14th. For more information on Qualifier events and the Arena Championship, take a look here.

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“Other Events” on MTG Arena

Arwen's Gift | The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
Arwen’s Gift | The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
  • December 12th – February 5th: Jump Into Middle-earth

On MTG Arena, there is often a chance to play in a strange and intriguing format at different times during each month. Sadly, however, December doesn’t have much to offer in this regard. Well, outside of the launch of the Timeless format, that is.

Currently, the only “Other” event scheduled for December is “Jump Into Middle-earth.” During this event, players pick two digital packets before playing a deck from the results. As the name suggests, the Lord of the Rings flavor comes from ten packets comprised of Middle-earth cards. The decklists for these packets can be found here.

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