Red Bull Untapped 2021 Portugal Country Stop Qualifier II [Western European Time - tournament brand image]

Red Bull Untapped 2021 Portugal Country Stop Qualifier II [Western European Time]

Game: Magic: The Gathering

Organized by: Red Bull Untapped

Tournament Type: MTG Arena

Red Bull Untapped is BACK!

Free to Play | Open Registration | Format: Standard | Ended | 53 of 448 Enrolled Players

O Red Bull Untapped está de volta!

Com um fantástico prémio emdisputa, jogadores de todo o mundo poderão desafiar-se, invocar as suas criaturas e lançar os seus feitiços no imersivo mundo digital de Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Informação do evento

  • Este evento é uma Etapa Nacional; as inscrições estão limitadas a residentes portugueses.
  • O evento começa às 15h00 de Portugal Continental. Deverás estar ‘checked in’ no mtgmelee a essa hora.
  • As decklists deverão ser entregues 30 minutos antes do início do evento. A não submissão do deck antes do início do evento resultará na remoção do jogador do mesmo.
  • A capacidade máxima deste evento é de 448 jogadores. Se te registares após o limite de jogadores serás colocado em lista de espera.
  • Se estiveres em lista de espera, certifica-te de que submetes uma decklist e efetuas o check in. Se houver lugar para ti serás adicionado automaticamente. Não há forma de verificar isto antes do evento começar e será tarde demais para o fazer depois do seu início.
  • Este é um evento de dois dias, jogado em formato Standard. Para mais detalhes vê a secção de Regras. Vais querer lê-la.
  • Este torneio não tem prémio, mas qualifica quatro jogadores para a Final Portuguesa.

À procura de informação?

  • Informação sobre o evento pode ser encontrada em the Red Bull Untapped website.
  • Vai à secção de Frequently Asked Question.
  • A maioria as outras questões estarão cobertas na secção de Regras.
  • Junta-te a nós no Discord Discord. É obrigatório estar presente durante o torneio e é um sítio porreiro para descontrair!

Tournament Rules

First of all, please join us on Discord and check out the Red Bull Untapped website.

Read the FAQ documents; they are an integral part of these tournament rules.

Finally, the official Digital Magic Tournament Rules and Digital Procedure Guidelines will be in effect. They can be found at the JudgeAcademy website.

Wherever rules contradictions, alterations or specifications occur, this website (as the event's fact sheet) will take precedence, followed by the FAQ, followed by the official documents. If multiple languages of any document are made available, only the English versions will be considered.

Registration and eligibility

General eligibility

All Red Bull Untapped tournaments are free. There is no limit to the number of tournaments a player may play in, but each individual event may have its own limitations and restrictions. Participants can sign up for Red Bull Untapped tournaments through up until half an hour before the tournament starts. Late registrations will not be processed (and no exceptions will be made).

International Stops

International Qualifier events are open to all players worldwide. These events have a very high player cap. Play is spread over two days, with the top players of day 1 advancing to day 2.

Age restrictions

The minimum age to be eligible to play in Red Bull Untapped tournaments is 18 years. If you play in the event and are found to be under the age of 18, you will be disqualified from this event. You will be able to play in future Red Bull Untapped events as soon as you reach the age of 18. Note that you must be able to provide proof of age upon request by the organizer. This is something we will be doing for all who win prizes and may be doing for other participants if we suspect foul play.

Country Stops and Country Stop Qualifiers

Country Qualifier events are limited to one or more specific countries; only players residing in that country can participate. For Portuguese country qualifiers, only Portuguese players and players residing in Portugal can participate. This is detected automatically through your IP address when you sign up or play through If you believe that you are incorrectly being denied entry, please contact us at and we will try to help you. You are not allowed to use a VPN or similar tools to fake the country of your residence. Doing so will result in your disqualification from the event. You will also be banned from any future Red Bull Untapped tournaments. Note that you must be able to provide proof of residence upon request by the organizer. This is something we will be doing for all who win prizes and may be doing for other participants if we suspect foul play.

Player cap and waiting list

Some events have limited attendance, expressed in a player cap. This is to ensure we can make the event run smoothly and finish at a reasonable time. Those events will take attendance in a first-come-first-serve manner. Once the player cap is reached, additional players are placed on a waiting list and may participate if registered players do not show up for R1, also on a first-come-first-serve basis. Players on the waiting list are recommended to submit their deck list and be logged into at least half an hour before the event.


The Red Bull Untapped organization and its partners have the right to make any exceptions and changes to the above rules without prior or public notice.

Decklist submission

You are required to send in your decklist. This can be done via the Player Controller on and should happen at latest 30 minutes before the event starts. Players who have not submitted their decklist will be automatically dropped from the event, meaning they will not be allowed to participate. Be sure to check that you have correctly submitted your decklist. You will need to both IMPORT and SUBMIT your deck via the player controller on We recommend doing this the day before the event rather than at the last minute, to avoid problems. We strive to provide a smooth tournament experience, which is nearly impossible to combine with exceptions to this policy. Playing with a first round less is not an option.

Decklist sharing

Each round, your decklist will be shared with your opponent before your match starts - likewise, you will be given access to your opponent's decklist at this time. This is done through in the player controller. Please make yourself familiar with this before the event (for example, by playing in another tournament on; this will help you throughout the event.


To prevent Round 1 from having a high percentage of no-shows, Red Bull Untapped tournaments will be using mandatory check-in. Check-in for an event opens 90 minutes before the start of the event. Players should check-in no later than 30 minutes before the start of their event to avoid being dropped. To check into the event, simply load up your Player Controller from the event page. Like with deck lists, no exceptions can be made to this policy. Re-entering players who missed the check-in deadline is not possible.

Other player responsibilities

Beside the above mentioned decklist submission and player check-in, participants have additional responsibilities.

Hardware, connectivity, and software

Players are required to provide their own system with a working Arena client, connected to the internet. The organization does not provide these and is not responsible for the stability of your system, your connection or the software.


Players are required to maintain communication with the organization at all times. Presence and reactivity on (via the Player Controller) as well as Discord is required, as well as reading any official announcements on both platforms. Failure to answer a private message over Discord or in a reasonable time may result in your match scores being altered or assumed, or in you being dropped from the event. Players are required to share their screen via Discord's Go Live feature upon request by an admin or stream staff. Failure to do so may result in your match scores being altered or you being dropped from the event. To clarify: aside from facilitating the stream (see the section on feature matches), these measure mostly exist to ensure the smooth running of the event: verifying software or decklist issues, properly detecting and dealing with tardiness and no-shows, moving forward with the tournament at the end of the round when results are missing, etc. Admins will always try to contact you before making decisions that may negatively impact you, but it is your responsibility to stay reachable.

Feature matches and screen sharing

Players recognize that they can be put in a feature match at any time. Details are listed in the section on feature matches. Failure to join may result in a loss for that round. We will contact you through Discord as well as (Note that this policy will indeed be enforced if needed.)

Result submission

Both players are required to submit and/or verify the result of their match on and, upon request by an admin verify that result in direct communication.

Match check-in

You are also required to check into your match at the start of each round using the player controller. This is needed to receive your opponent's Arena ID; it also serves as a way for staff to verify that you're still in the tournament. This is also what we use to verify that you aren't around when your opponent tells us so. If neither player has checked into a match and we have no result at the end of the round, we will set your result to a draw and drop both players automatically.

Tournament structure

Portuguese Country Stop Qualifier

These events are played over two days. We will run a number of swiss rounds on Day 1 determined by the total size of the event (*) as detailed below:

  • Up to 81 players: 5 rounds
  • 82 to 144 players: 6 rounds
  • 145 to 256 players: 7 rounds
  • 257-448 players: 8 rounds

The top 16 players after these swiss rounds will advance to Day 2 play. Day 2 will be played using a fully seeded double elimination bracket.

(*) In theory, the number of people who entered the event is the number of players paired in round 1, but some factors may influence this, such as late additionss due to a mistake by staff or similar exceptional events. In case we are very close to a cut-off point, the top cut size will be announced at the time round 2 starts, otherwise it is announced at the beginning of the tournament.

Play-Draw rule in double elimination portion

The player who ranked highest in the swiss portion of the tournament will choose who plays or draws first in the first game of each round. You are expected to communicate with your opponent about this; if no communication takes place, you need to assume the highest ranked player will play first. The player who wins the coin flip should implement the choice by choosing to Play or Draw accordingly. If a mistake is made, the match should be immediately restarted.

Tournament issues


Players are fully and solely responsible for the presence and stability of an internet connection, which is required to play in the event. Players are also responsible for stability of the system running MTG Arena. Players disconnecting from their game are likely to end up forfeiting the match, but the following procedures will be in place to provide leniency where possible:

  • If a player disconnects from an ongoing game and can reconnect before timing out, they can continue playing that game. This is handled within the Arena game client.
  • If a player disconnects from an ongoing game and loses that game in MTG Arena, but the match would not have been over with that loss, players should contact an admin (via Discord or as soon as this happens. Admins will try to resolve those situations as best as possible. The ongoing game will be inevitably lost, but it may be possible to continue the rest of the match, at the admin's sole discretion. Note: if your opponent disconnects from the game or loses a game due to a time-out, you should contact an admin immediately (via Discord or You may not submit a result before having done so and gotten verification by an admin that you may submit your result, even if that game was the last game of your match. Any results submitted this way without prior verification by an admin are subject to being voided and/or changed at their sole discretion.

Software crashes

The organization cannot be held responsible for MTG Arena crashes and any resulting match results. Players' ability to provoke crashes or disconnects make it impossible to apply any exceptions other than those stated above.

Software bugs

The organization cannot be held responsible for any bugs encountered in MTG Arena. Players are encouraged to report bugs to MTG Arena customer service and read the Known Issues List.

Bribery & wagering

As per the Magic Tournament Rules, bribery and wagering are not allowed. Reach out to us as soon as anything of this nature happens.

Outside Assistance

The Digital Magic Tournament Rules will be followed in this event. Specifically, this means that:

  • it is not allowed to watch the stream of your opponent;
  • the burden for avoiding Outside Assistance is on the players themselves; for example: players are personally responsible for ensuring they cannot be put in a position where they may receive Outside Assistance from their stream audience;
  • players are required to immediately report any (accidental) outside assistance they may have received. It is required for players who stream their games to either have a 5 minute delay or change to their viewer chat to emote-only. Failure to do so, even without proof of any outside assistance will result in penalties. It is highly recommended (but not required) that players streaming their event use a delay of ten minutes.

Tournament procedures

Connecting to your opponent.

When you receive pairings via, you will immediately see a chat box in which you can talk to your opponent. Be sure to say hi! You can also use this function to resolve any issues in making a connection.

Generally, players need to initiate a Direct Challenge with each other in MTG Arena. Both players will also need to use the same game mode for that challenge (see below).

Adding your opponent as a friend

Red Bull Untapped recommends adding your opponent as a friend in MTG Arena. This enables chatting and makes challenges easier as only one of two friends need to initiate a challenge, with the other receiving a notification. It also reduces the amount of errors significantly and should be tried if directly challenging does not seem to work. Adding your opponent to your friend list is not mandatory unless requested by an admin. Refusing to do so may lead to you losing the match. Note that you can always remove people from your friend list after the match.

Case sensitivity of Arena IDs

When challenging your opponent, be aware that the Arena ID is case sensitive and has a 5-digit discriminator as well as a handle. For example: MyArenaID#35791 is a valid Arena ID, but MyArenaID is not. Furthermore, there is a difference between myarenaid#35791 and MyArenaID#35791.

Troubleshooting connections

If, after trying double-checking spelling and challenge modes, you still have connection issues, reach out to each other in the chat. Coordinate so that you both cancel ongoing challenges, then have one person add the other as a friend, then have that same person initiate a challenge while the other player waits to receive it. If this does not work, please reach out to the staff via Discord or

What if you started a Best-Of-1?

When challenging your opponent, be sure to use the Tournament Match (best-of-3) mode in Arena. If you did everything correctly, you should be playing in a Romano-Greek coliseum setting. If your playing field is different, you have likely started a best-of-1 game. Play out that game, then initiate another challenge afterwards (this time using the correct mode). The loser of the first game should concede in that match.

Decklist issues

If you notice that you and/or your opponent is playing an illegal deck or a deck that doesn't match the decklist, contact an admin (via Discord or as soon as you discover the problem. If the problem is your opponent's deck, be prepared to provide a screenshot. Playing a deck that does not match the deck list you have submitted before the event may result in penalties, at the sole discretion of the tournament admins. These penalties will depend on the exact situation, and may include a warning, game loss or disqualification (in case of cheating).

Timing and tardiness

Round length

Each round will last 55 minutes. That is the usual 50 minutes given to any match plus an additional 5 minutes to connect to your opponent and resolve any issues you may encounter. This round time is separate from the in-game timer in Arena, which also applies.


Players are expected to start their games within 5 minutes of pairings being posted, but leniency will be given up to 10 minutes after that. If you haven't started your game and your opponent has not been in contact with you after 5 minutes, you are encouraged to contact an admin so that we may reach out to them or let you know of any ongoing issues we are aware of. If you still are not playing and have not been in contact with your opponent 10 minutes later (for a total of 15 minutes into the round, or when the clock shows 40 minutes remaining), you may submit a ticket on Please be ready to provide screenshots that show you have reached out to your opponent via You may not submit any results without verifying with an admin.

Early round start

Should a round end early (due to all matches being done before the round is over), we may start the next round earlier than planned. The earliest moment at which tardiness will apply in that case is at the announced time of the end of the previous round.

Arena Timer

When a player's timer runs out in Arena, they will lose that match and the score should be reported. To ensure that the tournament goes smoothly, the round time limit of 55 minutes will also be enforced in addition to the in-game timer.

End of Round procedure

When the round ends and your match is not finished, reach out to ad admin through Discord or, letting them know the status of your match (current score and the time each player has left). At their sole discretion, the admin may decide to let you play out the entire game or decide the match is a draw.

  • If you are not in contact with an admin at the end of the round and neither player has checked into the match on, your game score will be set to a draw and both players will be dropped from the event.
  • If you are not in contact with an admin at the end of the round and we do not receive a result within 5 minutes after the end of the round, your game score will be set manually by an admin and the next round will be paired soon after. To clarify how we intend to operate: if it is reasonably possible to finish the match without impacting the overall tournament speed, we will let you do that. However, what is “reasonable” is at the admin's sole discretion to determine and may vary from match to match.

Streaming and feature matches

Players are encouraged to stream their event. When streaming, we ask that you include #RedBullUntapped2021 to the title of your stream. It helps with the overall event hype… and who knows, you may end up reaching throngs of viewers by being featured in the official Red Bull stream at some point. Streamers are recommended to delay their stream by at least two (and up to ten) minutes and are required to take precautions to avoid outside assistance by their viewers.

Feature match procedure

Some events will have an official live stream that will feature certain matches. If you are selected for a feature match, we will reach out to you on both Discord and An admin will then give you access to the Feature Match Instructions channel, containing all information on how to go live, guiding you through the process. You will also get access to a private voice channel on Discord where you can use the Go Live feature. Nobody except staff can see this stream. Being in a feature match is not optional; when you are asked to share your screen, you must do so or will be subject to losing the round. Note that we will be selecting multiple feature matches each round but will only be streaming one of them at any point. That means you may not end up on stream even when selected. When you are on the livestream, your entire Arena screen will be shared, including the contents of your hand. We will be delaying the stream however, so your opponent will not have access to any real-time information. The normal delay will be 10 minutes, though individual events may deviate from this.

Inscrição, submissão de decklist e check-in

  • As inscrições fecham 30 minutos antes do início do evento.
  • Os jogadores devem submeter as suas decklists pelo menos 30 minutos antes do início do evento. Jogadores que não submeterem a lista a tempo do início do evento serão deixados de fora.
  • Os jogadores devem fazer o ‘check in’ no evento ao abrir o ‘Player Controller’ entre 90 e 30 minutos antes do início do evento. Jogadores que não fizerem o check in a tempo do início do evento serão deixados de fora.

Dia 1

  • O Dia 1 começa às 15h00 de Portugal Continental.
  • O Dia 1 terá um número de rondas suíças conforme descrito na secção de Regras.Day 1 will feature an amount of swiss rounds as per the Rules section.

Dia 2

  • O Dia 2 começará às 15h00 de Portugal Continental.
  • O Dia 2 consistirá de uma árvore em formato ‘double elimination’ composta pelos melhores 16 jogadores das rondas suíças do Dia 1.

O Top 4 do qualificador garante um lugar na Final Portuguesa do Red Bull Untapped.

Se tiveres questões, a forma mais rápida e simples de seres auxiliado é através do nosso servidor de Discord. Também podes contactar-nos através do email Refere que estás a contactar-nos a propósito do Red Bull Untapped e aguarda pela nossa resposta!


Archetype Breakdown

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