Finally, the path that will bring the players of the physical card game to the Magic: The Gathering world championship of 2020 has been revealed. The Magic: The Gathering Players Tour will have over 2.5 Million Dollars in prize pools and will be divided into three distinct events.
The new path for professional MTG players (attention, in this case, we are talking about the paper card game ) will start during the first week of February 2020 and will unfold in events in Belgium (Brussels), Japan(Nagoya) and the United States (in Phoenix).
These will be the maxi tournaments useful for gaining a place in the world finals. However, in order to access these three stages, players will have to participate in various regional events organized by Wizards of the Coast.
The competitive board game circuit will be structured as follows: Players Tour Qualifier; WPN Qualifier; Grand Prix Tournament; Magic Online Events.
In Europe, the first Tour will be from February 1st to February 2nd and will present a prize pool of 200,000 Dollars.
Asia-Pacific: from February 1 to February 2, it will have a prize pool of $150,000.
United States: from February 8th to February 9th, a prize of $250,000.
MTG Arena, on the other hand, will go through the Mythic Invitational, which will be held three times per season and will have a prize pool of $750,000 each.
The MTG Arena Table Players Tour Tour and the Mythic Invitational will offer double qualifying places to players from all over the world, significantly increasing play opportunities for both formats. According to Wizards of the Coast, so each event will allow around 500 players to put themselves to the test earning a place at the MTG World Championship.
In short, the future of MTG – paper or digital – can only be rosy.
The dates for the first Players Tour Regional Events are here!
Feb 1-2: Europe – Brussels, Belgium
Feb 1-2: APAC – Nagoya, Japan
Feb 8-9: Americas – Phoenix, AZ, USA
We'll be announcing more details soon! ?
Dates listed here & on our calendar: https://t.co/npJRWeV5OM
— Magic Esports (@MagicEsports) September 10, 2019