2019 World Championship

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2019 World Championship
Date February 14-16 2020
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Format TBA
Prize pool $1,000,000
Previous Worlds:
2018
Next Worlds:
2021

The 2019 World Championship, or Magic World Championship XXVI, will be held on February 14-16 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.[1] 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.[2] The championship for the first time is played exclusively on MTG Arena (a decision met by criticism from tabletop players[3]). With $300,000 for first place it features the largest individual prize in Magic history.[4]

Qualification[edit | edit source]

The sixteen slots will be spread out across tabletop Magic and MTG Arena qualification paths. They include:

Country Player Method of qualification
{ESP} Javier Dominguez 2018 World Champion
{GB-ENG} Autumn Burchett Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019 winner
{USA} Eli Loveman Mythic Championship London 2019 winner
{ARG} Matias Leveratto Mythic Championship III winner
{DEU} Thoralf Severin Mythic Championship IV Barcelona winner
{FRA} Jean-Emmanuel Depraz1 Mythic Championship V winner
{CZE} Ondřej Stráský Mythic Championship VI Richmond winner
{POL} Piotr Glogowski Mythic Championship VII winner
{ITA} Andrea Mengucci Most Mythic Points of MPL
{USA} Seth Manfield 2nd most Mythic Points of MPL
{PRT} Marcio Carvalho 3rd most Mythic Points of MPL
{BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 4th most Mythic Points of MPL
{USA} Chris Kvartek Most Mythic Points of Challengers
{FRA} Raphael Levy 2nd most Mythic Points of Challengers
{FRA} Gabriel Nassif 3rd most Mythic Points of Challengers
{ARG} 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]

  1. Elaine Chase (August 14, 2019). "The Future of Magic Esports". Magic Esports.
  2. 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.
  3. Cody Gravelle (December 10, 2019). "Magic Worlds Being Played Only On MTG Arena is a Mistake & Here's Why". Screenrant.com.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (December 6, 2019). "Find Your Champion at Magic World Championship XXVI". Magic Esports.
  5. a b 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.