Players will be required to check-in by using the Melee.gg player controller prior to the start of the event. Check-In will be open 60 minutes before the event begins. Any Player who fails to check-in prior to the event will be dropped.
Pairings will be announced through the Melee.gg player controller & Gladiator Discord. Players are responsible for their own notification settings, which can be adjusted (on either platform).
At the beginning of each round, your "Current Pairing" will be updated through the Melee.gg player controller. Players will be required to check-in at the beginning of every round. In order to check-in, all players need to do is click the green button for your current match.
After players have received their pairing, players must send their opponent a Direct Challenge on MTG Arena. The MTG Arena username of each player will be shown on Melee.gg, as well as under your "Current Pairing".
While Gladiator is a constructed format, since it follows a unique rule-set all Direct Challenges would be formatted as follows:
Limited Tournament Match Traditional Limited Cards Best of Three Coin Flip Timers On
Please ensure both you and your opponent are sending direct challenges with identical settings.
At the conclusion of your match, please take a screen shot of your match result. This helps with avoiding discrepancies in reporting, and acts as proof of your result. Please submit all match results in the Melee.gg player controller. Intentional draws are not allowed
Each round will be 60 minutes total (30 minutes per player, using the in-game Arena timer), with an additional 5 minute grace period for check-ins and challenging your opponent. If you have not checked in after 15 minutes and have not communicated with both your opponent and tournament staff, you will lose the current round and be dropped from the event
There are no geographic restrictions on participation. though some players may also be asked to (confidentially) provide mailing information for physical prizes (MTG singles, accessories, etc)
By entering, players consent that their decklists & arena/discord username (excluding additional #'s) may be used for content creation, such as written articles or prerecorded content.
The banned list for the format is as follows:
Field of the Dead
Nexus of Fate
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
Oko, Thief of Crowns
Teferi, Time Raveler
For more information & resources, check out the following links:
Players are fully responsible for their internet & system stability.
Connection issue, MTG Arena bugs, and anything related to your game crashing/not functioning properly is the sole responsibility of the player and will not result in restarting the match.
Players should be aware of known issues in MTG Arena
Prize support and event sponsorship has been provided by Wizards of the Coast and Benjamin Wheeler & The Rodeo. Any physical prizes will require eligible participants to (confidentially) supply a mailing address.
Attendance below maximum capacity will not negatively effect prize support. Any changes made to the prize pool will only serve to benefit participants. More participants, more prizes!
5-0: 3000 MTG Arena Gems (via 3x 1k gem codes) 4-1: 1000 MTG Arena Gems + 3x Individual Card Rewards 3-2: 3x Individual Card Rewards
Each player that participates in all 5 rounds will be entered into a randomized raffle featuring physical prizes donated by the Gladiator community.
If you have any questions or concerns leading up to the tournament, please contact our moderation staff or tournament organizors either via the Gladiator Discord or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you come across an issue at any point during the tournament, please contact our tournament organizers on Discord. Our team will look to resolve your issue as quickly as possible. In such instances, you may be required to provide screenshots as a form of confirmation.