Learn the ins and outs of playing in Magic: the Gathering tournaments using Melee
Visit your Player Controller within 90 minutes of the start of the tournament to check-in automatically.
All sections can be minimized or expanded by clicking the
^ icon in the right-hand corner of each section.
There are three ways to submit your decklist:
Pairings are automatically pushed to the Player Controller without needing to refresh the When pairings arrive you will receive a sound notification if you've allowed sound notifications in your browser.
Once you have your opponent, challenge them in MTGA using their Direct Challenge Id or MTGO using their Account Name. You can click on your opponent's account name to copy it to your clipboard. Make sure to select the appropriate options in MTG Arena, such as the deck type and format; i.e.; "Best of One" or "Best of Three".
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After the match is over, submit your result using the Match Result form. We track wins by each game so we can provide robust play statistics. Click to select the winner of each game and then click the "Submit result" button.
It is important you contact tournament staff with all questions or issues you may have about a specific tournament by clicking the yellow “Contact Tournament Staff” banner on the upper right-hand side of the screen. Then select the topic that best represents why you are contacting the organizer and enter your message in the message window.
If it is more than 90 minutes before the tournament start time or if the tournament has ended, an email will be sent to the organizer who can reply to the email you have registered.
If your message is sent while the tournament is active, this will start a chat with the organizer. Once the staff has responded, a red bubble will appear at the bottom of the chat icon at the top of the screen with the number of new chat messages waiting. Click on the chat icon to be brought to the message center.
When a new pairing is received, a chat window will appear in the bottom right-hand side of your Player Controller. This is a direct chat window just for you and your opponent to communicate during the round.
Please be respectful to your opponent. Chat logs can be provided to the organizer when complaints are made. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
The tournament organizer will send messages to all players as needed. Some messages may be, "Round one will start in 5 minutes." or "There is only one match outstanding." These announcements will appear in the upper right hand corner of the Player Controller. Dismiss them by clicking on them. All past announcements are found on the Player Controller in the Tournament Announcements section.