In Magic: The Gathering, a match is a multiplayer game or a two-player series of games (usually best-two-of-three) played in a tournament.
From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019—Throne of Eldraine)
- A multiplayer game or a two-player series of games (usually best-two-of-three) played in a tournament. See rule 100.6.
From the Comprehensive Rules (October 4, 2019—Throne of Eldraine)
- 100.6. Most Magic tournaments (organized play activities where players compete against other players to win prizes) have additional rules covered in the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules (found at WPN.Wizards.com/en/resources/rules-documents). These rules may limit the use of some cards, including barring all cards from some older sets.
- 100.6a Tournaments usually consist of a series of matches. A two-player match usually involves playing until one player has won two games. A multiplayer match usually consists of only one game.
- 100.6b Players can use the Magic Store & Event Locator at Wizards.com/Locator to find tournaments in their area.