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Mythic Championship V Survival Guide

October 07, 2019
Wizards of the Coast

MTG Arena + Mythic Championship = $750,000 in prize money! Welcome to Mythic Championship V in sunny Long Beach, California. A field of 32 MPL players and 36 Challengers are ready to test their mettle in a fight to win the second Mythic Championship on MTG Arena.

Where Can I Follow the Event?

For match by match updates, be sure to check 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 #MythicChampionshipV. And, of course, we will be streaming all the sweet action on

When Will Decklists Be Published?

We'll post all 68 decks on October 14 with a complete analysis of the metagame coming from Magic Hall of Fame pro Frank Karsten.

Who Are the Casters?

Who Is Playing?

The tournament is made up of 32 members of the MPL and 36 Challengers. MPL Core Split division winners Ben Stark, Lee Shi Tian, Seth Manfield, and Carlos Romão earned automatic advancement to Day Two.


MTG 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 Shi Tian Lee Hong Kong SAR
Siggy Mike Sigrist United States
BenS Ben Stark United States
yaya3 Shota Yasooka Japan
deathsnow Ken Yukuhiro Japan


MTG Arena Handle First Last Location
MTGIncomitatus Ole Andvik Norway
RuneclawBarich Aaron Barich United States
InqulsltoR Jeremy Bowers United States
Kai Kai Budde Germany
Jbudde Jan-Philipp Budde Germany
LuCaparroz João Lucas Caparroz Brazil
StanCifka Stanislav Cifka Czech Republic
Coraiola Gustavo Coraiola Brazil
John1111 Jacob Crook England
kbzx Mikel Díez Spain
DarkMonaldson Mark Donaldson United States
MythicMikaela Mikaela Downs United States
Marbleskull Caleb Durward United States
Numotthenummy Kenji Egashira United States
Bestmarmotte Bertrand Fagnoni France
patrick50 Patrick Fernandes Brazil
One Yuuki Ichikawa Japan
Kavartech Chris Kvartek United States
BLT Breanna Lee Tan United States
Levunga Matias Alfredo Leveratto Argentina
Hahamoud Raphaël Lévy France
Swifth Théo Moutier France
ShieldMaiden Ashley Muñoz Netherlands
SylvanHunter Grace Naces Singapore
Yellowhat Gabriel Nassif France
enoo Ethan Neubert United States
Citr Greg Orange United States
PDG Dzianis Parkhats Belarus
sebastianpozzo Sebastian Pozzo Argentina
Vearato Stephan Schwarz Germany
大福ほっぺ (daihukuhoppe) Takeshi Senoo Japan
edmvyrus Miguel da Cruz Simões Portugal
GabySpartz Gaby Spartz United States
Honey Ondřej Stráský Czech Republic
EasyMac Oliver Tiu United States
Dr.Carpet David Williams United States

Learn more about each of the Challengers competing in Mythic Championship V and find your favorite to follow throughout the tournament.

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 seven rounds on MTG Arena. 24 players will advance to Day Two. Players who earn five wins will automatically advance to Day Two. Players who lose four matches are eliminated. Tiebreakers among players with four wins will determine who makes it into the 24 players advancing.

Day Two – Modified Swiss

The Top 24 from Day One join the four Magic Pro League division champions from the Core Split in a seven round Swiss event. Only eight players will move on to Sunday.

Day Three – Top 8 Double-Elimination

Eight 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 back-to-back in the Grand Finals to win the tournament.

Event Schedule

Friday, October 18: 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the cut to Day 2 is made

Saturday, October 19: 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the Top 8 announcement

Sunday, October 20: 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the trophy ceremony

Can I Co-Stream the Event?

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream Mythic Championship V from using OBS or XSplit. This allows anyone on Twitch 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.

Where Is the Event?

Thunder Studios
20434 S Santa Fe Ave
Long Beach, CA 90810

Mythic Championship V will be filmed on a closed set and is not open to the public.

How Much Money Can Be Won?

Place Amount
1st $100,000
2nd $50,000
3rd $40,000
4th $20,000
5th-8th $12,500
9th-28th $10,000
29th-68th $7,500
Total $750,000

How Many Mythic Points Will Players Earn?

The race to the 2019 World Championship will come down to how many Mythic Points that Challengers and MPL players earn throughout the season. For Mythic Championship V, here’s how the points break down:

Place Mythic Points
1st 50
2nd 42
3rd-4th 37
5th-8th 32
9th-16th 24*
17th-28th 17
29th-68th 11

(*MPL Core Split division champions will earn at least 24 Mythic Points even if they finish outside Top 16 to ensure the minimum Mythic Points they earn matches the minimum Mythic Points earned by division champions from Mythic Championship III.)

Check out the latest MPL and Challenger Mythic Point standings to see who can pull ahead with an outstanding finish in Long Beach!

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