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SCG Tour Online - Satellite #8

Game: Magic: The Gathering

Organized by: Star City Games

Tournament Type: MTG Arena

Satellites are open events on select Fridays and Saturdays where players can earn an invitation to that Sunday’s $5K Kaldheim Championship Qualifier, up to two (2) byes in that event, and invitations to the following month’s MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend.

Entry Fee: $6.00 + $1.00 | Open Registration | Format: Standard | Ended | 156 of 1000 Enrolled Players

How it Works

Play in SCG Tour Online Satellite events on MTG Arena to earn an invitation, and up to a two-round bye, for the next $5k Kaldheim Championship Qualifier!

All players with twelve (12) or more match points in a Satellite qualify directly for Sunday's $5k the Kaldheim Championship Qualifier with an opportunity to win a share of $5,000 in cash, hundreds of thousands of Magic Arena Gems, and an invitation to Wizards of the Coast’s Kaldheim Championship!

All players with fifteen (15) or more match points in a Satellite will also earn an invitation to next months's MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend.

All players with three (3) or more match points in a Satellite receive SCG Tour Online Poits towards qualification and byes for Sunday's $5k the Kaldheim Championship Qualifier.


  • Registration for all SCG Tour Online events will close 15 minutes prior to each event.
  • No late registrations will be allowed.

SCG Tour Online Satellite Event Structure:

  • Six (6) rounds of modified Swiss
  • Players are required to check-in prior to the start of the event.
  • Players will be dropped from the event once they have three losses.


  • Players must submit their decklist prior to the start of the first round.
  • Failure to submit a decklist on time will result in Tardiness penalties.
  • SCG Tour Online events have open decklists.
  • Each round, both player's decklists will be available for reference in the MTGMelee Player Controller.

For complete rules and frequently asked questions, please visit the SCG Tour Online


  • Players are solely responsible for receiving their pairings and conducting their matches in a timely manner.
  • Pairings will be announced through MTGMelee and in the tournament channel of the SCG Tour Online Discord.
  • SMS pairings notification is available through MTG Melee. To set up, go to Settings>> Account enter your phone number and check the "Send SMS Pairings" box.
  • Each round, your MTGMelee Player Controller will update to display your current pairing.
  • Players are required to "Check-in" to every round. Simply click the green button to check-in to your match.


Each round will be 50 minutes including five (5) minutes to check-in and begin your match. Fifteen (15) minutes after round is paired, if a player has not communicated with their opponent or a tournament admin that player will lose the current round and be dropped from the event.

Once you have received your pairing, use the Direct Challenge feature in MTG Arena (Crossed Swords in the top right) to challenge your opponent. Set up your match by selecting "Tournament Match", entering your opponent’s Direct Challenge ID (include the hashtag and five-digit number), and selecting the deck you've registered. Remember that MTG Arena user names are case sensitive.

At the conclusion of your match, it is recommended that you take a screen shot of your match result screen. If there are any discrepancies in the match results, an admin may ask you for this as proof of your result. Match results should be entered in your Player Controller. (Note: there are no draws in SCG Tour Online events)


  • SCG Tour Online Satellite Qualifiers are open to players eighteen years of age and older.
  • Players must have accounts in good standing on MTG Arena, MTG Melee and Star City Games.
  • Players must not be currently suspended from participating in/on tabletop Magic: The Gathering events, SCG Tour Online events and/or tabletop SCG Tour event
  • Regional eligibility restrictions also apply, void where prohibited.


  • Players are fully and solely responsible for the presence and stability of an internet connection as well as for the stability of the system running MTG Arena.
  • Any types of connection issue, bugs, 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.
  • Players are encouraged to join the SCG Tour Online Discord.
  • If you have a question, please use the "Contact Tournament Staff" feature in the MTGMelee Player Controller and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

6-0: 30 SCG Tour Online Points(*) + Invitation to compete in the following month’s MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend.

5-1: 15 SCG Tour Online Points(**) + Invitation to compete in the following month’s MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend.

4-2: 10 SCG Tour Online Points(***)

3-3: 4 SCG Tour Online Points

2-3: 2 SCG Tour Online Points

1-3: 1 SCG Tour Online Points

SCG Tour Online Points

(*) 30 Points - Invitation to compete in Sunday’s $5K Kaldheim Championship Qualifier, plus two (2) byes in that event.

(**) 15 Points - Invitation to compete in Sunday’s $5K Kaldheim Championship Qualifier plus one (1) bye in that event.

(***) 10 Points - Invitation to compete in Sunday’s $5K Kaldheim Championship Qualifier.

SCG Tour Online Points accumulated during each weekend will reset following each SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier.


Problem before the event? Email

Problem with your match? Use the "Contact Tournament Staff" feature in the MTGMelee Player Controller and select your issue. Our staff will be in contact with you as quickly as possible.

Want direct access to SCG Tour Online staff? Join the SCG Tour Online Discord for real time support throughout SCG Tour Online weekends.

In the event that there is a dispute between players, a tournament admin may ask for a screenshot or for you to share your screen on the SCG Tour Online Discord to better understand the situation or as a way to confirm that something is occurring. We highly-recommend that players take a screenshot of each "Victory" screen showing both players’ names. In the event of a results discrepancy, you may be asked to provide this as proof.

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Archetype Breakdown

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