Watch Magic pros battle it out for an invite to the MTG World Championship XXVII.
A total of four seats remain unclaimed for the 2021 Magic: The Gathering World Championship XXVII which will get determined via the Magic Pro League and Rivals League Gauntlets.
Scheduled to take place from Sept. 2 to 5, top Magic pros will compete in the Standard format for an invite to the 2021 MTG World Championship XXVII. The MPL and Rivals Gauntlet tournaments will overlap one another, except on the final playoff day for each event. From the broadcast schedule to who’s competing, here’s everything about the Rivals League and MPL Gauntlet tournaments.
The 2021 MPL Gauntlet will take place over three days: Sept. 2, 3, and 4. Also taking place on Sept. 2 and 3 is the 2021 Rivals League Gauntlet, with the playoffs taking place on Sept. 5.Image via WotC
A Live broadcast by WotC will cover all four days of both Gauntlets. Casters covering the 2021 MPL and Rivals League Gauntlets are Maria Bartholdi, Mani Davoudi, Riley Knight, Cedric Phillips, Eilidh Lone, Marshal Sutcliffe, and Corey Baumeister.
Due to a delay of Jumpstart: Historic Horizons, the format for both gauntlets is Standard Constructed. And all games are played in best-of-three. The first two winners in the MPL Gauntlet advance to Worlds, along with one competitor from the lower bracket on day three. Whoever wins the Rivals League Gauntlet will also advance to the Magic World Championship. Here is the day-by-day schedule for the MTG Arena Rivals League and MPL Gauntlet.
Competing in the MPL Gauntlet are players who were ranked five to 12 in the MPL. Players ranked five to 20 from the Rivals League will also participate in the MPL Gauntlet.
Players ranked 13 to 16 in the MPL will compete in the Rivals League Gauntlet, along with Rivals League players ranked 21 to 32. The tournament will also showcase competitors from the Challenger Gauntlet that placed fifth to 12.
Decklists for the MPL and Rivals League Gauntlet will become available via WotC on Sept. 2 at the start of round one. The MTG gauntlets will run from Sept. 2 to 5.
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