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The first Mythic Invitational, Mythic Invitational Boston 2019, was an one-off exhibition event taking place at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on March 28–31, 2019. It featured the biggest-ever prize pool awarded in a single Magic tournament, with $1,000,000 distributed to the 64 participants, with the winner earning $250,000. Invitations were extended to 30 members of the Magic Pro League, 26 select high-profile Magic streamers, and 8 top-ranked Magic Arena players.
In 2020, the Mythic Invitational replaced the MTG Arena Mythic Championship of the previous year. There were planned to be three Mythic Invitationals in a regular season, each with a $750,000 prize purse. Mythic Invitationals are 128-person events held over 4 days. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic halting all large in-person events, the three Invitationals were compressed into one event, the Mythic Invitational 2020, played from home with 160 invitees.
Players invited to these Invitationals will be drawn from within:
While no events are named Invitational events have been announced for the 2021 season, due to paper events being suspended ad infinitum, the entire season could be considered Mythic Invitationals.
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- THE MTG ARENA MYTHIC INVITATIONAL. Wizards of the Coast (2019-01-31). Retrieved on 2019-01-31.
- Elaine Chase (August 14, 2019). "The Future of Magic Esports". Magic Esports.
- Ben Drago and Bear Watson (December 17, 2019). "ESPORTS UPDATE – MYTHIC INVITATIONALS, MYTHIC QUALIFIERS, TEAM SERIES FINALS, AND MORE". Magic Esports.