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MTG Arena Tournament Scheduling for June

Hey friends!

We’re looking to try and get a more regular schedule setup to run weekly tournaments on MTG Arena for the month of June while social distancing rules continue to be in effect. What day and time frame works best for you to participate in an event on MTG Arena?

If you have any questions or other suggestions please feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook Page or in our Discord Server!

Please select from the time frames below that work best for you. Select any and all that work for you!


When is a good time for you to participate in a Magic tournament?

  • Friday nights? (22%, 8 Votes)
  • Saturday afternoons? (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Tuesday nights? (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Thursday nights? (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Monday nights? (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Wednesday nights? (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Saturday nights? (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Sunday afternoons? (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Sunday nights? (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Free Magic Tournament on 4/17/2020: Ikoria No-Release!?

Unleash the Beasts

Event Date: April 17th, 2020
Event Format: Sealed Deck
Event Location: DiscordMTG Arena
Featured Set: Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize Pool: $5/player in Store Credit to be 100% distributed!
Match Type: Swiss
Setup Starts: 6:30pm
Event Starts: 7:00pm

While Ikoria’s intended release was supposed to be Friday this week, we’re going to try and do something a little different in order to fill that Magic: the Gathering shaped hole in your life.

How’s this going to work?

The Ikoria No-release will work like this:

  1. Players sign up here this week on The Comic Shop website.
  2. Players gather on The Comic Shop’s Discord channel at 6:30pm Eastern on Friday.
  3. Players build a sealed deck from a pool generated by the instructions below.
  4. The tournament organizer (Joe) will provide the round pairings.
  5. Players friend and send challenges to their opponents to face off with the sealed decks that they built.
  6. Players report their round results to the tournament organizer.
  7. Return to step 3 for the next round!

Generating a sealed pool.

So this is all well and good, but how do we get a sealed pool to use in MTG Arena?

There are two ways you can go about this. Both rely pretty heavily on the honor system so be awesome and have fun!

Buy into a sealed event on Arena and build your 40 card minimum deck using those cards!

Playing the round.

Players should send a friend request to each other in order to be able to issue a challenge. (We’ll update this section to have more detailed instructions on challenging players today or tomorrow.)

Assistance will be available.

I’ll be in the Discord channel during setup if anyone needs help figuring things out. – Joe

This sounds neat so far! How do I join?

Glad you asked friend! Sign up is right here and is limited so sign up early:

Event is over! Thanks to those that participated!

When you sign up for the event, you will be given an invitation to join The Comic Shop’s Discord channel. Queue up there Friday at 6:30 for setup!