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TGS Open Series Featuring MTG Arena

Game: Magic: The Gathering

Organized by: Zapgaze

Tournament Type: MTG Arena

Here at TGS we're just as excited as you are to say goodbye to Throne of Eldraine and hello to a new Standard format. Join us for a FREE Standard 2022 event with a $1000 prize pool! All competitors are welcome to participate in this tournament.

Free to Play | Open Registration | Format: Standard 2022 | Ended | 166 of 256 Enrolled Players

In a few short months Throne of Eldraine will rotate out of Standard and with it Standard will be born anew. Join TGS in preparing for next year's Standard format with a Standard 2022 Open Series tournament with a $1000 prize pool! And of course, entry is FREE!!

Competitors are welcome from all over the world and of all skill levels to fight for their share of the prize pool! You can also follow the tournament with full event coverage on our Twitch channel!

Notes: Times are in PDT and currency is in CAD.

Tournament Format

Standard 2022, Best of 3, Open decklists, Swiss with a cut to Top 8 Play/Draw decisions in the Top 8 will be made according to final Swiss standings

Directly challenge your opponent using the MTG Arena “TOURNAMENT MATCH” challenge option.

Special Rule - The Book of Exalted Deeds/Faceless Haven

We'd like to remind all players that this is a Best of 3 tournament, which means The Book of Exalted Deeds and Faceless Haven combo is legal and should be considered when submitting your decklist.

We are also implementing a special rule for this event - If both players are able to successfully assemble the Book/Haven combo and neither player has an answer to the combo in their deck, the player with more time on their clock will win that game and the player with less time will concede. We encourage both players to take a screenshot of the timers when the second player resolves their combo, in order to avoid any misunderstanding/debate regarding the proper outcome. This rule is to avoid the terrible gameplay experience that would be two players passing back and forth to see who can run down their 30 minute timer more slowly.

Tournament Rules

Players must “Check-in” to every round. Simply click the green button to check-in to your match.

You will have 5 minutes to check-in and start your matches. You will receive a game penalty if you don’t start communicating with an admin or your opponent 5 minutes after the round is paired. If you still haven’t communicated with an admin or your opponent 10 minutes after the round starts then you will receive a match loss.

Once your match has ended, ensure that you take screenshots of your match result showing both players’ names. If there are any discrepancies in the match results, an admin may ask you for this as proof of your result. Then submit the match results in your Player Controller.

In case there is an issue with your match, use the “Contact Tournament Staff” feature to select your issue and submit your ticket. The TGS staff will be in contact with you as quickly as possible.

Digital Tournament Rules

Digital Infraction Guide

Streaming Information

Players must be present in and able to stream their gameplay through our Discord for coverage purposes.

Online Events Disclaimers

Players participating in online events MUST be available in the TGS Discord server during the time of that event. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from that event.

In the event that there is a dispute between players, we may ask for a screenshot or to share your screen through the TGS Discord in order to better understand a situation.

Any types of connection issue, bugs, anything related to your game crashing/not functioning properly will not result in restarting the match.

Players should be aware of known issues in MTG Arena.

Age Restrictions

Players under the age of 13 must have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in this event.

Players under the age of 19 who qualify for prizing must have a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian to receive said prizing.

These forms are available in our Discord server. These forms are valid for the period of a year after the date they are signed.

Registration will close the day of the tournament at 8:45 AM PDT.

Decklist submission will close the day of the tournament at 8:55 AM PDT.

Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM PDT.

💰 Prize Pool: $1,000 CAD

  • 1st: $350

  • 2nd: $200

  • 3rd-4th $125

  • 5th-8th $50

Reach out to us through our Discord for all tournament updates outside MTG Melee and coverage technical support.

Glitch /thegamingstadium OFFLINE


Archetype Breakdown

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