Magic The Gathering Launches Mythic Invitational Tournament

Magic: The Gathering Launches Mythic Invitational Tournament

Wizards of the Coast, the visionary creator behind Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, is pleased to launch 2020 Mythic Invitational this evening.

From today until Sunday the 13th of September, 161 of the best Magic: The Gathering players in the world will play against one another in Magic: The Gathering Arena for the chance to compete for a prize pool of $250,000, with the champion winning a grand prize of $10,000. 

All matches will be played in Magic: The Gathering Arena and will be played in a Best-Of-Three Historic Constructed Format. 

  • Day One will require players to gain twelve points to advance to Day Two. Each match will be a best-of-three game.
  • In Day Two, 7 Swiss Rounds will be played, leading to a Top 8 cut. Each match will be a best-of-three game. 

Days Three and Four: Top 8 Double-Elimination Playoff

The Top 8 plays out through a double-elimination bracket to determine the Mythic Invitational champion. Unlike previous events, this Top 8 will take place over two days: Saturday features the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals, Upper Semifinals, and Upper Finals, followed on Sunday by all Lower Bracket matches and the Championship match.

  • Top 8 is seeded into the bracket based on final standings.
  • All matches are a best two-out-of-three games, except the Championship match which will be a best two-out-of-three matches.
  • The player with the higher seed chooses the play/draw order for players at the beginning of each match, except in the Championship match in which case the upper bracket player may choose the play/draw order for all matches in the final series of the tournament.

Broadcast Schedule

  • Thursday, September 10: 5PM BST/6PM CEST
    • Broadcast ends after Round 7.
  • Friday, September 11:  5PM BST / 6 p.m. CEST 
    • Broadcast ends after Round 14 and the Top 8 is announced.
  • Saturday, September 12:  5PM BST / 6 p.m. CEST 
    • Broadcast ends after the Top 8 Upper Bracket is complete.
  • Sunday, September 13:  5PM BST / 6 p.m. CEST 
    • Broadcast ends after the 2020 Mythic Invitational Top 8 playoff is complete.

Viewers can watch the 2020 Mythic Invitational, including every match of the Top 8 playoff, live on

This event will also be broadcast in local languages due to Wizard of the Coasts’ co-streaming initiative which allows Magic experts from around the world to commentate the matches being played.

Discover more about 2020 Mythic Invitational here.

Jim Smale

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