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Mythic Championship III Survival Guide

June 10, 2019
Wizards of the Coast

MTG Arena + Mythic Championship = $750,000 in prize money! Welcome to Mythic Championship III in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. A field of 32 MPL players and 36 Challengers are ready to test their mettle in a fight to win the first Mythic Championship on MTG Arena.

Where is the event?

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Mythic Championship III will be filmed on a closed set and is not open to the public.

Who is playing?

The tournament is made up of 32 members of the MPL and 36 Challengers. MPL Spark Split Division winners Brad Nelson, Rei Sato, Brian Braun-Duin, and Ken Yukuhiro earned automatic advancement to Day Two.


Arena Handle First Name Last Name Location
bertu Lucas Esper Berthoud Brazil
BBD Brian Braun-Duin United States
AutumnLily Autumn Burchett England
Kbol_ Márcio Carvalho Portugal
Gainsay Andrew Cuneo United States
PVDDR Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa Brazil
JiRock Jean-Emmanuel Depraz France
Thalai Javier Dominguez Spain
Reiderrabbit Reid Duke United States
Jessica Jessica Estephan Australia
Efro Eric Froehlich United States
kanister Piotr Głogowski Poland
chauckster Christian Hauck Germany
Hayne Alexander Hayne Canada
Huey William Jensen United States
Juzam Martin Jůza Czech Republic
Urlich Grzegorz Kowalski Poland
egdirb Seth Manfield United States
Mengu09 Andrea Mengucci Italy
Savjz Janne Mikkonen Finland
matthewlnass Matthew Nass United States
Fffreak Brad Nelson United States
JrolfMTG John Rolf United States
CarlosRomao Carlos Romão Brazil
LuisSalvatto Luis Salvatto Argentina
Rei Sato Rei Sato Japan
Shahar Shahar Shenhar Israel
leearson Lee Shi Tian Hong Kong SAR
Siggy Mike Sigrist United States
BenS Ben Stark United States
yaya3 Shota Yasooka Japan
deathsnow Ken Yukuhiro Japan


Arena Handle First Name Last Name Location
sjow Jeffrey Brusi Sweden
Kai Kai Budde Germany
Magician15 Corey Burkhart United States
FleshEatinGnome Nicholas Carlson United States
amaz Jason Chan Hong Kong SAR
wd40rocks Wyatt Darby United States
Amazonian Amy Demicco United States
Aje8 Andrew Elenbogen United States
Muffinpie Ashley Espinoza United States
patrick50 Patrick Fernandes Brazil
hibananafish Montserrat Garcia Ayensa Mexico
Divide Evan Gascoyne United States
simongoertzen Simon Görtzen Germany
Em_TeeGee Emma Handy United States
NessaMeowMeow Vanessa Hinostroza United States
Ibbin Ben Hull Canada
tanaka Takashi Iwasaki Japan
Bloody Giana Kaplan United States
Yumajpn Yuma Koizumi Japan
Levunga Matias Leveratto Argentina
Hahamoud Raphaël Lévy France
Rooney56 Yuki Matsuda Japan
McLovin André Santos Portugal
Citr Greg Orange United States
ESO Eric Oresick United States
Nhi Pham Nhi Pham United States
Pho Teresa Pho United States
LSV Luis Scott-Vargas United States
crokodil Alexey Shashov Russian Federation
FNMWorldChampion CJ Steele United States
Honey Ondřej Stráský Czech Republic
265 Marcin Tokajuk Poland
NoWa Noah Walker United States
nalkpas Allen Wu United States
ucad Kentaro Yamamoto Japan
AnnaMae Audrey Zoschak United States

Who are the casters?

What is the format?

Traditional Best of Three Standard Constructed across all three days.

Day One – Modified Swiss
Players battle it out in up to eight rounds on Magic: The Gathering Arena. Players who earn six wins will automatically advance to Day Two. Players who lose four matches are eliminated.

Day Two – Top 16 Double-Elimination
The Top 12 from Day One join the four Magic Pro League divisional champions from the Spark Split in a 16-person, double-elimination showdown. Only four players will move on to Sunday.

Day Three – Top 4 Double-Elimination
Four players compete in a true double-elimination tournament. In the Grand Finals, the winners from the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket will face off. The player in the Lower Bracket must win two matches to win the tournament.


Friday, June 21: 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT / 3 p.m. UTC
Broadcast ends after the Top 16 announcement

Saturday, June 22: 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT / 3 p.m. UTC
Broadcast ends after the Top 4 announcement

Sunday, June 23: 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT / 3 p.m. UTC
Broadcast ends after the trophy ceremony

When will decklists be published?

We'll give you a tease of the metagame on June 17, and then post all 68 decks on June 19 with a full analysis of the metagame coming from Magic Hall of Famer Frank Karsten.

This is all cool, but how does the money break down?

Place Amount
1 $100,000
2 $50,000
3 $40,000
4 $20,000
5-16 $12,500
17-68 $7,500
Total $750,000

Wait, aren't Mythic Points a thing now?

Yep! And players get some in this event! Here is how they are given out:

Ranking Mythic Points
1 50
2 42
3-4 37
5-8 32
9-16 24
17-28 17
29-68 11

Where can I follow the event?

For match by match updates, be sure to check out the Magic Esports site regularly and follow @MagicEsports on Twitter and Wizards_Magic on Instagram. To stay in touch on social media, use the hashtag #MythicChampionshipIII. And, of course, we will be streaming all the sweet action on

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream Mythic Championship III from using OBS or XSplit. This allows anyone on Twitch to be able to cover the event in their voice and with their community. To be clear, co-streamed content is not endorsed by Wizards. And we expect anyone who participates in co-streaming to follow Wizards' Fan Content Policy.

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