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  Join us at participating PLAYlive Nation locations to compete against other Magic: The Gathering players face-to-face in weekly events. Earn points towards becoming the Local Champion, then advance to compete against other players across the country to become the National Champion! Events will be conducted in a variety of formats, including:
  • Booster Draft
  • Sealed
  • Commander
  • Standard
  • Modern
  • Legacy
After local events conclude, each store will host a Booster Draft championship event on September 21st. The 1st place winner is then invited back on September 28th to compete in a Standard format tournament, using the PC app MTG Arena against other local champions from across the country.


  • Local Qualifying Rounds Begin August 26th and go through September 20th. Come in and play during the weekly scheduled events and earn points depending on how well you play. Play again in more events to earn more points! The time and availability of each event during the week can vary per each PLAYlive Nation location, so check with your local store's events calendar to confirm dates and times.
  • Local Championship: September 21st. The 8 players who have accumulated the highest amount of points during the Local Qualifying Rounds will be invited back to compete in the Local Championship.
    • Top 8 players from Seasonal Championship will complete in a draft tournament, prizes will be awarded as points. After points are awarded, final standings will be determined and prizes allocated. The first place contestant moving on to represent their location in the National Tournament.
  • National Championship: September 28th 2019. After the Local Championship, 1 player from each PLAYlive Nation store advances to compete in the National Championship. This event is conducted using MTG Arena on a PC inside your local PLAYlive store.
    • ChannelFireball will be providing the decks on MTG Arena. Players must submit decklists by September 25th (end of day) to participate so they can be loaded into the accounts.
    • Decks for National Championship cannot include Throne of Eldraine.

Participating Locations

This event series is currently available at the following PLAYlive Nation locations. Please contact your nearest location using the below link for details on their specific events: