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Duo Standard

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Duo Standard
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Cross}
Magic Arena {Cross}
Rules
Type Constructed
Multiplayer {Cross}

Duo Standard is a Magic Arena-specific constructed format of Magic: The Gathering, created for the 2019 Mythic Invitational best-of-three (Bo3).[1][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

In Duo Standard, players submit two Arena Standardlegal decks. Players do not sideboard between games, though they may submit a sideboard (for cards such as Mastermind’s Acquisition). Players can submit two different decks, two of the same archetype with different cards in both, or the exact same deck twice.

Match play will take place using both of each players' submitted decks. Matches will be conducted as follows:

Game 1

Which deck each player plays and who goes first will be determined randomly.

Game 2

In the second game, players will use the deck that they didn't play in Game 1. The player who went second in Game 1 now goes first.

Game 3 (if necessary)

Each player selects one of their two Standard decks to play for the third game. Then the player who goes first in this game is determined at random.

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

After the event, it was concluded that Duo Standard hadn't provided the right mixture of skill, fun, understanding and resemblance to the at-home play experience. It was announced that it wouldn't be the final form for esports events on MTG Arena.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. THE MTG ARENA MYTHIC INVITATIONAL. Wizards of the Coast (2019-01-31). Retrieved on 2019-01-31.
  2. Marshall Sutcliffe (March 26, 2019). "Duo Standard and the Mythic Invitational". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Bear Schmiedecker (April 5, 2019). "Mythic Invitational Debrief". Mtgesports.com.