WotC Introduces Arena Direct Events ***UPDATE***

  • ***UPDATE***: I asked the author of the article, David Finseth, to clairify the “Limit one entry per person” portion of the terms and condidtions, and was told that you can both enter and win the event multiple times.
  • The success of last year’s Festival in a Box (FiaB) event, where players could earn a box of Mystery Boosters (among other physical prizes), have pushed WotC to create a new type of Arena event to stand alongside the Arena Opens.
  • This new event, called “Arena Direct”, will allow players the opportunity to win physical product by playing in an Arena only event.
  • Unlike the FiaB event, Arena Direct will *not* be restricted to only US residents. I’ll include the full list at the end of this article.
  • The first ever Arena Direct event will take place on June 28th and will last until June 30th. It will cost 5,000 gems per entry, with the following payout structure:
    • 0-3 Wins: No Reward
    • 4 Wins: 2,000 Gems
    • 5 Wins: 5,000 Gems
    • 6 Wins: Modern Horizons 3 Play Booster Box
  • Both of the first two Arena Direct events will be Sealed Bo1, and unlike the FiaB event which used 9 total packs from throughout Standard, these events will only be 6 packs of MH3.
  • Arena Direct 1 will take place on June 28 – June 30.
  • Arena Direct 2 will take place on July 12 – July 14.
  • Some notes from the official Terms and Conditions that are not included in the main article:
    • There appears to be a limit to one entry per person
    • The event will continue until you either get 6 wins or 2 losses. So a record of 6-1 or better is needed to win the Play Booster Box.
  • Here is the list of countries WotC will ship physical product to: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Colombia, Czechia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Guatemala, Estonia, Honduras, Finland, France, Japan, Germany, Macao, Greece, Mexico, Hungary, New Zealand, Iceland, Panama, Ireland, Paraguay, Italy, Peru, Latvia, Liechtenstein, South Korea, Lithuania, Taiwan, Luxembourg, United States, Malta, Uruguay, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.