- The event is scheduled to begin 11:00 PST / 14:00 EST / 19:00 GMT on Friday, January 15th
- Please join the Discord as that will be where notifications will be made about this event.
- Players will be required to check-in prior to the beginning of the tournament
- There will be a player cap of 256
- Five (5) rounds of Swiss (pending participation numbers)
- The format will be Gladiator: Arena Singleton and played as Best of 3 matches.
- Players are free to join at any time, you don't have to have played from week 1.
- This series is aimed at running at a convenient time for players from Europe, The Middle East and Africa but you are not required to be from there to compete.
- We will be playing 12 weeks during season 2 and Sunday, March 28th we'll hold the Season 2 Championship alongside the AM League.
- The rankings sheet detailed below will be the determining factor on who qualifies for the EMEA top 8.
- The EMEA top 8 for the championship will be determined by players points accrued during only the EMEA events.
- If you qualify for both AM and EMEA top 8's, you will be placed in the top 8 for the league that you have the highest seed in and the next person in the standings will take you place in the other top 8. (If you place 2nd in AM and 8th in EMEA, you'll be playing in the AM top 8 with 2nd seedings and the player 9th in the EMEA standings will now qualify for EMEA in your now absence.)
- Two separate top 8's for the EMEA and AM leagues will play out simultaniously for the prizes with the winners battling it out for The Crown 👑
- This final fight between both 1st place contestants will not yield additional prizes, it is only for The Crown 👑
- Please feel free to play in both but again, you can only qualify for one top 8 position in either AM or EMEA.
- Where you live does not matter for the seperate leagues, it is just for convenient running time.
- If you live in the US and win 1st prize in the EMEA top 8, we'll get that booster box to you. We got you 💖
Points for this season are awarded as followed:
- Match Wins: 3 points, each
- High Finishes: 4-1, +1 point per MW. 5-0, +2 points per MW. (Subject to # of rounds)
- Standings will take into account your best performing 9 weeks of the 12.
Current rankings for the season can be found here.
There are no geographic restrictions on participation. though some players may also be asked to (confidentially) provide mailing information for physical prizes (MTG singles, accessories, etc)
By entering, players consent that their decklists & arena/discord username (excluding additional #'s) may be used for content creation, such as written articles or prerecorded content.
Gladiator Format Rules
- Gladiator is a 100 card singleton format, meaning a required minimum deck size of 100 cards, with a maximum of 1 copy per card. Exceptions to the rule are Basic Lands, and cards featuring abilities allowing you to ignore the "one-of" rule. (Rat Colony, Seven Dwarves, etc)
- Gladiator draws from the MTG Arena card pool. This includes Arena exlcusive cards (MTGA New Player Experience) and allows for certain cards that may be otherwise banned/suspended in sanctioned formats (Once Upon a Time, Burning-Tree Emissary, etc)
- Gladiator does not use a sideboard, and does not require a Commander. As such, while cards with Companion are legal to include in your deck, they will not be available as a Companion.
- Gladiator uses a banned list.
The banned list for the format is as follows:
As of November 23rd, 2020
Oko, Thief of Crowns, Pre-Format Ban
Field of the Dead, July 16th 2020
Nexus of Fate, November 23rd 2020
Nissa, Who Shakes the World, November 23rd 2020
Teferi, Time Raveler, November 23rd 2020
Direct Challenge Rules
Matches for this event should be formatted as:
Limited Tournament Match
Traditional Limited Cards
Best of Three
Running out of time on your clock is a match loss.
For more information & resources, check out the following links:
Players are fully responsible for their internet & system stability.
Connection issue, MTG Arena bugs, and anything related to your game crashing/not functioning properly is the sole responsibility of the player and will not result in restarting the match.
Players should be aware of known issues in MTG Arena
Prizes listed below are not for this tournament but the season championship that this tournament series feeds. Please refer to the Description for further details.
Prize support for the end of season championship has been provided by Tournament Organiser LittleFXRadio. Given that several of these prizes will be physical goods, eligible participants may need to confidentially supply a mailing address in order to receive physical prizes.
1st place - Mystery Booster Box
2nd place - 1x Nexus of Fate [M19], Oko, Thief of Crowns [ELD], Field of the Dead [M20], Teferi, Time Raveler [WAR], Nissa, Who Shakes the World [WAR]
3rd place - Tarmogoyf [UMA] + half of some cool things I found in my collection
4th place - Lord of Extinction [Amonkhet Invocation] + the other half of some cool things I found in my collection
5-8th place - €10 MKM Credit