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2020 Mythic Invitational

Organized by: Wizards of the Coast

Platform: MTG Arena

The 2020 Mythic Invitational features Mythic Qualifier competitors as well as members of the Magic Pro League and Rivals League as they compete for their share of $250,000!

Free to Play | Invite Only | Format: Historic | Ended | 160 of 162 Enrolled Players

2020 Mythic Invitational

Mythic Invitational Players: If you are experiencing an issue registering, please proceed to the Mythic Invitational Discord and ping the MIAdmin group and they will assist you. You should have a link to the Discord server in communications sent to you with information on this event.

This is an Invite-Only event.

The 2020 Mythic Invitational takes place September 10-13, with the Swiss rounds taking place September 10 and 11, and the Top 8 taking place September 12 and 13.

This information can also be found on the official event info page on


The 2020 Mythic Invitational will use the Historic Constructed format on MTG Arena.

Deck Submission

Players must submit Historic-legal decks via the MTG Melee tournament page no later than Sunday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. Seattle time (PDT). If you’d like to know the decklist submission deadline in your local time, a conversion clock is available here.

Players who fail to submit a decklist within 24 hours of the deadline will be automatically dropped from the tournament.


The following players may compete in the 2020 Mythic Invitational:

  • All MPL and Rivals League members
  • All players who earned qualification to the cancelled May 2020 and July 2020 Mythic Invitational events including:
  • All 10-win competitors from the January, March, May, and June 2020 Mythic Qualifiers
  • The Dreamhack Anaheim Arena Open champion
  • All competitors who earned a Q1 2020 leaderboard invitation based on Mythic Points earned in the January and March Mythic Qualifiers as well as the February Mythic Point Challenge
  • Discretionary invitations as determined by Wizards of the Coast (4 in total)
  • Competitors invited to the next season of the Rivals League based on total Mythic Points earned for the 2020 Partial Season
  • The next Top 8 Mythic Point leaderboard competitors not already invited to the Mythic Invitational based on Mythic Points earned in the 2020 season

Invitations cannot be deferred as no future Mythic Invitational events will be scheduled in 2020.

Tournament Structure

  • 14 Swiss rounds, with records from Day One carrying over to Day Two
  • All rounds of competition use Tournament Match Direct Challenge settings via Direct Challenge in MTG Arena, which means:
  • 30-minute time banks for player priority are enforced in-client.
  • Timers are on.
  • Matches are best two-out-of-three games.
  • Players should double-check to ensure they have not selected "Tournament Match – Limited", "Tournament Match – Standard", or "Challenge Match" in Direct Challenge settings.
  • Day One: 7 rounds Historic Constructed, with a cut to Day Two at 12 match points
  • Day Two: 7 rounds Historic Constructed, with a cut to the Top 8 playoff
  • Each Swiss round will be timed by tournament officials at 60 minutes:
  • Players must challenge their opponent by the time the round has officially started based on the time provided by the tournament organizer.
  • Players who have not been able to begin their match and who have received communication from their opponent should contact a tournament admin once the round has begun. At the end of 60 minutes, tournament admins will message players who have not yet reported their match and players still in a match are expected to respond to the admin's message to confirm they are still playing.
  • Top 8: Double-elimination Top 8 bracket playoff.
  • Matches are best two-out-of-three games.
  • The bracket will be seeded based on the standings after the last round of Swiss.
  • Matches are best two-out-of-three games Historic Constructed.
  • The higher seed for all matches, except the matchup in which the last remaining players in the upper and lower bracket compete, may choose to play or draw in Game 1 of their matches.
  • The matchup which is the sole players remaining in the upper and lower brackets will be best two-out-of-three matches to determine the winner of the tournament rather than traditional best two-out-of-three games.
  • The upper bracket player may choose play/draw order for the first game of each match.

MTG Arena Accounts

Each qualified player will be provided access to an account on MTG Arena stocked with four (4) copies of each Standard-legal card as well as enough wild cards and gems to craft necessary Historic-legal cards. This account may be used by the player to prepare for, and is required to be used to participate in, the Mythic Invitational.

Additional rules that apply to MTG Arena play using this account will be provided to players with account information.


Wizards of the Coast reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, and change this document or the program it supports at any time and for any reason without notice.

By participating in this event, you agree to allow your first and last name to be displayed in this tournament's standings.

Tournament Policies

Wizards will use Digital MTR and IPG documents to govern the Mythic Invitational:

Digital Magic Tournament Rules

Digital Magic Infraction Guide

MTG Arena Known Issues and Disconnects

Players should review the known issues in MTG Arena prior to participation in sanctioned digital events. Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for impact on game and match results as a result of players experiencing known issues.

Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the results of any disconnection or network problems experienced by players.

Outside Assistance

During matches, players may not seek play advice from spectators and spectators may not give play advice to players. Reports of players receiving outside assistance will be investigated and penalties (up to and including disqualification) will be assigned. Players who receive unsolicited outside assistance from another player or spectator are expected to report the incident to tournament officials and submit any supporting evidence of attempt to provide outside assistance.

Deck Validation

Players are expected to use the same 75-card configuration that they submitted for this tournament for all rounds of competition. Wizards will be conducting deck checks via a script for each round, and players who are found to be playing with a deck that is different than what they submitted may be disqualified without prize from the tournament.

Streaming Policy

For this event, players should not be streaming their gameplay on platforms such as Twitch or YouTube in order to best support our feature match process. Players are welcome to record their gameplay if they wish to stream their matches at a later time or showcase their matches in pre-produced video once each day of competition is over.

Location and Times:

The Mythic Invitational will take place on Magic: The Gathering Arena:

Day 1: September 10, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. PDT (09:00) Day 2: September 11, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. PDT (09:00) Top 8: September 12 & 13, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. PDT (09:00) Only players remaining in the Top 8 need to check in on September 12 and 13 for competition.

All times are listed in Seattle local time (PDT).

Please note that the above times reflect the July 13 announcement that the Mythic Invitational moved to September 10-13.


The Top 16 players will earn invitations to the 2020 Season Grand Finals*.

*If a Top 16 player is already invited to compete in the 2020 Season Grand Finals, that invite will pass down to the next applicable recipient based on the final standings of the 2020 Mythic Invitational.

There is a $250,000 prize pool which will be awarded to competitors based on their final standing in the tournament.

Place Prize

1 $ 10,000

2 $ 7,000

3 $ 6,500

4 $ 6,000

5-6 $ 5,000

7-8 $ 4,000

9-16 $ 2,500

17-24 $ 2,000

25-81 $ 1,500

82-162 $ 1,000

Total $ 250,000

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