Challengers that's what we're calling players dedicated to competing at the highest levels but not in the Magic Pro League—can qualify for Mythic Championships through Mythic Championship Qualifier tournaments run by local WPN member stores, by tournament organizers, at a MagicFest, on Magic Online, or on MTG Arena.
This article details each path to qualification and the larger path to the $1 million 2019 Magic World Championship in December. If you want a bigger picture take on why Magic is moving down this path, check out this article here.
Below we'll cover two main topics—the path to the $1 million 2019 Magic World Championship and the various paths to qualifying for individual Mythic Championships. Let's start with the World Championship and zoom in from there.
2019 MAGIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND MYTHIC POINTS
In December 2019, sixteen players will conclude a groundbreaking year for esports and competitive gaming in Magic by vying for $1 million in prizes. Only the best MPL players and Challengers need apply.
The sixteen slots will be spread out across tabletop Magic and MTG Arena qualification paths. They include:
- The 2018 Magic World Champion (Javier Dominguez)
- The winners of each of the seven 2019 Mythic Championships (four tabletop and three MTG Arena)
- The Top 4 MPL players with the most Mythic Points*
- The Top 4 Challengers with the most Mythic Points*
*If a player in the Top 4 has earned an invitation through another means, that qualification slot will pass down to the next highest Mythic Point earner.
2019 MYTHIC CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION
Unique among trading card games, Magic weaves together both digital and in-person events to give more paths to becoming a Champion no matter how you want to play. Below we'll outline the paths to becoming a Champion. First, here's what the (still developing) Mythic Championship schedule looks like for 2019.
Mythic Championship I – February 22–24 – Cleveland, Ohio – Tabletop – $500,000 prize pool
Mythic Championship II – April 26–28 – London, England – Tabletop - $500,000 prize pool
Mythic Championship III – June/July TBA – MTG Arena – $750,000 prize pool
Mythic Championship IV – July 26–28 – Barcelona, Spain – Tabletop – $500,000 prize pool
Mythic Championship V – August/September TBA – MTG Arena – $750,000 prize pool
Mythic Championship VI – November 8–10 – Richmond, Virginia – Tabletop – $500,000 prize pool
Mythic Championship VII – November/December TBA – MTG Arena – $750,000 prize pool