2019 World Championship
|2019 World Championship|
|Date||February 14-16 2020|
The 2019 World Championship, or Magic World Championship XXVI, will be held on February 14-16 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sixteen players will conclude a groundbreaking year for esports and competitive gaming in Magic by vying for $1 million in prizes. Only the best MPL players and Challengers were invited. The championship for the first time is played exclusively on MTG Arena (a decision met by criticism from tabletop players). With $300,000 for first place it features the largest individual prize in Magic history.
Qualification[edit | edit source]
- The 2018 Magic World Champion (Javier Dominguez)
- The winners of each of the seven 2019 Mythic Championships (four tabletop and three MTG Arena)
- The Top 4 MPL players with the most Mythic Points 
- The Top 4 Challengers with the most Mythic Points 
|Country||Player||Method of qualification|
|Javier Dominguez||2018 World Champion|
|Autumn Burchett||Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019 winner|
|Eli Loveman||Mythic Championship London 2019 winner|
|Matias Leveratto||Mythic Championship III winner|
|Thoralf Severin||Mythic Championship IV Barcelona winner|
|Jean-Emmanuel Depraz1||Mythic Championship V winner|
|Ondřej Stráský||Mythic Championship VI Richmond winner|
|Piotr Glogowski||Mythic Championship VII winner|
|Andrea Mengucci||Most Mythic Points of MPL|
|Seth Manfield||2nd most Mythic Points of MPL|
|Marcio Carvalho||3rd most Mythic Points of MPL|
|Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa||4th most Mythic Points of MPL|
|Chris Kvartek||Most Mythic Points of Challengers|
|Raphael Levy||2nd most Mythic Points of Challengers|
|Gabriel Nassif||3rd most Mythic Points of Challengers|
|Sebastian Pozzo||4th most Mythic Points of Challengers|
- ^1 As already-qualified Javier Dominguez won Mythic Championship V, the spot was passed down to the runner-up.
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Elaine Chase (August 14, 2019). "The Future of Magic Esports". Magic Esports.
- Wizards of the Coast (February 20, 2019). "How to Become The Next Magic Champion: Qualifying for Mythic Championships and Worlds". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Cody Gravelle (December 10, 2019). "Magic Worlds Being Played Only On MTG Arena is a Mistake & Here's Why". Screenrant.com.
- Wizards of the Coast (December 6, 2019). "Find Your Champion at Magic World Championship XXVI". Magic Esports.
- If a player in the Top 4 has earned an invitation through another means, that qualification slot will pass down to the next highest Mythic Point earner.