If you love competing in events in Magic: The Gathering Arena, then this week’s MTG Arena Announcements are geared just for you. The next Arena Open is on its way this weekend, giving players just a few days to prepare. Just after that is the Arena Championship 3 for some fo the best Magic players in the digital game. All this and more is coming to Arena soon so let’s take a look at everything announced this week.

Arena Open Is Coming This Weekend

The latest Arena Open is closing in, launching this weekend on May 20 for the two day event. Players will can compete in both March of the Machine Draft and Sealed events to climb their way to the top.

Player who top their chosen events have the opportunity to win up to $2,000 and secure an invitation to the June Qualifier Weekend tournament next month. Every participant will walk away with a snazzy new sleeve, Archangel Awakening, depicting Elspeth’s armor with the Planeswalker symbol blazing across her armor.

The Archangel Awakening sleeve on MTG Arena.

Arena Championship 3 Is Almost Here

Off the heels of the Arena Open is the Arena Championship 3, bringing many of the best ranking players together in one event. This third entry to the Arena Championship series will have players competing for up to $200,000 in prizes. Qualifying players will compete across two days, May 27 to the 28, in March of the Machine Draft and Standard.

Nathan Steuer, of recent March of the Machine Pro Tour fame, will be participating in the tournament as well so make sure to check out our coverage of the Pro Tour and study those Top 8 deck lists.

All The Magic Of The Week

Midweek Magic

This week’s On The Edge Midweek Magic event is less than 24 hours away to make sure to check out our guide to it here for all the details and a fun +1/+1 based deck list.

  • May 16–18: On the Edge
  • May 23–25: Singleton
  • May 30–June 1: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Phantom Sealed
  • June 6–8: Historic Pauper
  • June 13–15: Momir


  • May 9–20: March of the Machine: The Aftermath Premier Draft
  • May 12–26: Dominaria United Quick Draft
  • May 26–June 6: March of the Machine Quick Draft
  • May 26–June 3: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Premier Draft
  • June 3–11: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Premier Draft
  • June 9–16: The Brothers’ War Quick Draft
  • June 16–29: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Quick Draft

Challenges And Festivals

  • May 26–29: Historic Metagame Challenge
  • June 2–5: Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton

With all these events there are plenty of opportunities for players to jam games, earn rewards, and potentially win some cold hard cash with their Magic skills.

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