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Best Of 3 Cup Preliminary

Game: Magic: The Gathering

Organized by: Total Jank Games

Tournament Type: MTG Arena

Free to Play | Open Registration | Format: Standard | Ended | 52 of 128 Enrolled Players


  • The BO3 Cup Preliminary Details click HERE

  • The BO3 Cup Qualifier Details click HERE

  • The BO3 Cup Finals Details click HERE

Event Details

  • Sunday April 25, 2021
    • Must check-in by 11:55am EDT
    • First round begins at 12:00pm EDT
  • Format: Standard, Best of 3
  • Open decklists
  • Swiss + cut to Top 4
  • MTG Arena direct challenge, "TOURNAMENT MATCH" challenge option
  • Top 4 will use modified play/draw rules. The player with the higher standing after swiss rounds will be given the choice to play or draw. Players will communicate this choice with their opponent, then play a "TOURNAMENT MATCH" direct challenge where the player who wins the coin toss makes the appropriate selection.


  • Coverage will be streamed over on my Twitch channel, please follow. There's a bonus prize if you do! See "Prizes" for all the information.


  • The Discord will be used for organizing feature matches and quick responses. Joining my server is required to participate in the event.


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Promoting LGS

  • Game Breakers is the LGS that I've chosen to promote for this event.

Participant Responsibilities

  • Joining the Total Jank Games Discord server HERE is a REQUIREMENT to participate in this tournament
  • Players are required to share their Arena client window to Discord upon request using the “Share Your Screen” feature
    • The Discord server has a few open voice channels where you can practice/test “Share Your Screen" at anytime, to ensure you know how to use this feature.
  • Join the Total Jank Games Discord server (we suggest joining ASAP because we may not be available to troubleshoot the day of or day prior to the event)
  • READ '🚨BO3 Cup Tournament🚨' 📢│official-announcements CHANNEL IN THE TOTAL JANK GAMES DISCORD SERVER. This channel is your source of information for the tournament. This tournament page may not be all-inclusive. Updates will be made using the Discord server. Please be sure you are following the conversation. If you have any questions, use the #tournament-questions channel in the Total Jank Games Discord server. You can ping @TournamentOrganizer for urgent questions.

Feature Matches Instructions

Follow these instructions in order:

  • Wait to begin your match each round until the 3 feature matches are selected. Feature matches will be announced in the '🚨BO3 Cup Tournament🚨' 📢│official-announcements Discord channel. If you are NOT a feature match, you may begin playing immediately after the feature matches are selected
  • IF you are chosen for a Feature Match
    • ►► Join the '🚨BO3 Cup Tournament🚨' ⌛Waiting Room⌛voice chat in the Total Jank Games Discord server HERE
  • The tournament organizer will then move you to a private Feature Match channel Once you are in a private Feature Match channel, click the “Share Your Screen” button and choose your Arena client to share.
  • The Tournament Organizer will make an announcement in the announcements channel when you may begin your match.
  • Watch this VIDEO to learn what is expected of you if you're selected for a feature match.

Tournament Day Rules and Responsibilities

  • You are required to stay active in the Discord server. If we need to contact you during the tournament, this will be the platform for communication.


  • Decklists must be uploaded by 11:55am(EST) on April 25th, failure to do so will result in you being dropped from the tournament.
  • Decklists must be Standard legal.
  • Submit you decklist via the "Player Controller" page.
  • All decklists will be public during the event.

How-to Start a Tournament Match

For this tournament you MUST USE the Standard Tournament Match feature. Follow these instructions in order:

  • Click the double-swords icon in the top-right corner of the Arena client.
  • Click the right-arrow to toggle to “Standard Tournament Match”
  • Type your Opponent’s Arena username into the Opponent box. Keep in mind that usernames are CaSe SenSITive.
  • Click the “+” picture and choose your deck. You are responsible for making sure you choose the deck you submitted to the MTGMelee site.
  • Click the “Play” button.

Playing Your Matches

Everything happens in your "Player Controller" page.

Pairings will be announced in the form of a notification, voice notification, SMS notification (if you activate it in your profile settings) and your player controller page will display your pairing in the "Current Pairing" section.

  • Please watch this VIDEO on how to use MTG Melee so you know what is required of you each round.
  • Players have 10 minutes to check-in and start their matches each round. If a player hasn't communicated to their opponent or to the TO after the 10 minutes is up they will be dropped. Each round will begin when all matches from the previous round have been reported. This may occur sooner than expected so please check the round status and/or let the TO know if you plan to step away.
  • Players should be aware of known issues in MTG Arena
  • There will be no match resets due to connection issues/bugs/crashes. If you cannot complete your match because of a technical issue on your end the match will be awarded to your opponent. We want to be fair to all players and ensure the tournament moves along at a good pace.
  • Please take a screenshot after each win to avoid any disputes over match results.

Intentional draws are not allowed.


  • Registration closes 5 minutes before the event begins.
  • All players MUST check-in at any time before 12:00 PM EDT
  • Round 1: 12:00 PM EDT
  • Number of rounds based on number of players, it will be announced before Round 1
  • Top 4 cut: after swiss rounds.


International winners will be shipped their prize.

Bonus Prizes:

  • To be eligible to get the bonus, you must be a follower to my channel BEFORE the tournament starts.

Players that reach the Playoffs will get a bouns! 1 x Current Set Draft Booster Pack will be added to their prize. To be eligible to get the bonus, players need to follow my Twitch channel before the start of Round 1.

If you are streaming the event on Twitch please link your twitch account to and stream the event with "THE BO3 CUP | LGS TOUR" in your stream title from Round 1 until they are eliminated. Please also have Store past broadcasts turned on.

  • Winners must provide the following contact infomation to recieve prizing:
    • Full name legal name
    • Correct mailing address format for your area
    • Email address

Questions you can contact me here:

Glitch /total_jank_games OFFLINE


Archetype Breakdown

* Record includes mirror matches. Match Win Percentage (MW%) excludes mirror matches.