January Magic: the gathering arena Open will feature gameplay in the new Alchemy format.
Wizards of the coast confirmed today that Alchemy is the format for January 15-16 MTG Arena Open. A Tweeter from last week announced that no nerfs or buffs are planned until the end of the Arena Open and qualifying weekend in January. This has led a lot in the Magic community to speculate that Alchemy, a format that contains legal, digital-only, rebalanced standard cards, was the format of choice for one or both events.
Anyone aged 18 and over can compete in a MTG Arena Open event, winning up to $ 2,500 with a total of eight wins on day two of competition. But winning the top prize is only possible in two days of play. Players have the option of competing for the best of three or the best of three on the first day of the Arena Open, while all matches are at the best. of the three on the second day.
Competition via alchemy requires a 60-card deck that is legal in format and a reserve for best-of-three matches containing up to 15 cards. The cost to compete is 25,000 gold or 5,000 gems. Players who choose the best of one for the first day of the Arena Open can score up to seven wins or three losses. And the best of the three for the first day is four wins or one loss.
Any player who scores four best-of-three or seven best-of-one wins on day one will advance to day two of the competition. Players can only lose two games on day two, with cash rewards starting with six wins. A full price breakdown for the two days can be found on the MTG website.