Arena Announcements for December 4th, 2023

  • Tomorrow, December 5th, will be the release of Alchemy: Ixalan. This will add 30 new cards to the Alchemy and Historic Formats, and you can see the full card gallery here.
  • As I reported on earlier, starting Friday, December 8th Arena will be hosting the Festival in a Box Chaos Sealed event for the chance to win a physical copy of the Las Vegas 2023 edition of the Festival in a Box. Please see my news post from 11/30/2023 for all of the details for this event. Important Note: This event is open to US residents only.
  • Today, at 3:00 PM ET, will be the Twitch Rivals: MTG Arena Showdown event. There will also be an “…exciting announcement…” during the event. For anyone who isn’t interested in the event or is unable to watch it live, I’ll post the news here as soon as it breaks. For anyone who is interested in the event you can watch the festivities on the main Twitch Rivals Twitch page, or if there is a specific streamer you want to follow you should be able to watch any of the participants streams. This is a fairly unique “Pro-Am” style event, where a pro Magic streamer will be teamed up with an amateur in a round robin style tournament. Each “Match” will consist of a BO1 game between the pros and a BO1 game between the amateurs, with the deciding factor being how much life is remaining at the conclusion of the two games. For example, if the Pro on Team A wins their game with 5 life remaining and the amateur of Team B wins their game with 15 life remaining, Team B will win that match. There are 10 decks provided by WOTC for the event, and no player may use the same deck twice during the round robin portion of the tournament. All of the rules, the participants streams, and deck lists can be found here.
    • The participants for the Twitch Rivals event will be: Jim Davis, Brian Kibbler, Numot the Nummy, Amy the Amazonian, Caleb D, Corey Baumeister, Aspiring Spike, Tectone, Lord Aethelstan, Amaz, Jorbs, Kawa, Eggs, Crunchess, Evaros, and PiG.
  • Khans of Tarkir will be coming to Arena starting Tuesday, December 12th. There should be a card image gallery coming soon, as well as additional information including how Fetchlands will be handled in Historic.
  • Friday, December 8th will be the last chance to qualify for the December Qualifier Weekend starting on December 9th. Friday’s event will be LCI Sealed Bo3, and the Qualifier Event itself will be the same format.
  • Midweek Magic starting on December 5th will be “Alchemy Cascade”. Starting December 12th it will be a format TBD, and then on December 19th it will be Historic Artisan.
  • Quick Draft for LCI will be ending tomorrow and will be replaced by WOE, which will run until December 22nd.
  • Tomorrow will also see the end of the Immortal Sun Historic Festival event, and will be replaced by Alchemy: Ixalan Premier Draft through December 22nd.
  • The next Arena Open will take place on December 16th, and will be Khans of Tarkir Sealed.