It's Mythic Championship III week... are you ready?
To get you into the mood, check out this sweet hype preview video and then dive into a few predictions from the coverage team, a first look at the metagame, and some fun notes to get you all set for the show coming this Friday.
|Paul Cheon||Maria Bartholdi||Marshall Sutcliffe||Cedric Phillips||AliasV|
|Winner||Luis Scott-Vargas||Simon Görtzen||Luis Scott-Vargas||Andrew Elenbogen||Brad Nelson|
|Top 4||Luis Scott-Vargas, Rei Sato, Brad Nelson, Simon Görtzen||SimonGörtzen, Brad Nelson, Ken Yukuhiro, Reid Duke||Luis Scott-Vargas, William Jensen, Simon Görtzen, Kentaro Yamamoto||Luis Scott-Vargas, Shota Yasooka, Autumn Burchett, Andrew Elenbogen||Brad Nelson, Luis Scott-Vargas, Reid Duke, Simon Görtzen|
|Underdog to Watch||Jason Chan||Nhi Pham||Kai Budde||Noah Walker||Emma Handy|
|Deck to Watch||Simic Nexus||Sultai Dreadhorde||Esper Hero||Boros Aggro||Sultai Dreadhorde|
|Card to Watch||Command the Dreadhorde||Teferi, Time Raveler||Narset, Parter of Veils||Finale of Glory||Finale of Promise|
|Wildcard Prediction||The Immortal Sun ends up being the most important card in the tournament.||Me and Day9 will become best friends.||Kai Budde will have an above 50% match win rate.||If Simic Nexus players have a plan to beat Teferi, Time Raveler, given the lack of hyper aggressive decks in this tournament, one of them will make the Top 4.||There will be fancy hats. And someone will lose theirs.|
|White Aggro Variants||6||8.82%||3||3|
White Aggro Variants include Boros Aggro, Azorius Aggro, and Mono-White Aggro, while Grixis Bolas includes a Grixis Amass deck. Be sure to return to the Magic Esports web site on Wednesday for a full metagame analysis from Magic Hall of Famer Frank Karsten, along with all 68 decklists.
Players from Across the Eras: At least one competitor lists learning Magic in each year from the birth of the game until the current year EXCEPT for 2008, 2016, and 2018.
Mythic Debuts: 17 players are playing in their first Mythic Championship.
Nothing Beats Experience: 10 players have played in at least 50 Mythic Championships (this includes past Pro Tours), led by Raphael Levy's record 102.
Time Well Spent: If you add up time spent playing Arena, the 68 competitors have spent 1,140.5 DAYS playing the game. That's an average of 16.7 days per person. Jeffrey Brusi/sjow leads the list with 1,356 hours / 56.5 days playing Arena.
The Best Beating the Best: 11 MC III competitors have recorded 1,000 or more game wins versus Mythic-ranked players:
- MPL: Javier Dominguez, William Jensen, Brian Braun-Duin, Jean-Emmanuel Depraz, Martin Juza, Andrew Cuneo, Christian Hauck
- Challenger: Jeffrey Brusi, Ondrej Strasky, Giana Kaplan, Wyatt Darby
Been Here, Done That: Hall of Famers Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, Kai Budde, and Luis Scott-Vargas combine for 34 top finishes (MC/PT Top 8s, World Championship Top 4s, and Magic Online Championship Top 4s).
In Case You Forgot
Who: 68 of the best Magic players from around the world
What: Mythic Championship III
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UTC
Why: $750,000 in prizes and an invitation to the World Championship is on the line
How: Watch it all on twitch.tv/magic!
More Preview Links
- Survival Guide https://www.mtgesports.com/news/mythic-championship-iii-survival-guide
- Players to Watch: MPL Top Guns https://www.mtgesports.com/news/players-to-watch-mpl-top-guns
- Player to Watch: Simon Görtzen https://www.mtgesports.com/news/a-champion-returns
- Player to Watch: Amy Demicco https://www.mtgesports.com/news/a-challenger-rises