How it Works
Play in SCG Tour Online Satellite tournaments to qualify for the $5K SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier!
The $5K SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier awards an invitation to the MTG Arena Championship to the winner, $5,000 in cash prizes, hundreds of thousands of MTG Arena gems, and qualifications for an upcoming MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend and the Star City Games Invitational to top finishing players!
How to Qualify:
- All players with Ten (10) or more SCG Tour Online Points are qualified for the SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier.
- All players with Fifteen (15) or more SCG Tour Online Points receive a Round One bye in the SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier.
- All players with Thirty (30) or more SCG Tour Online Points receive a Round Two bye in the SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier.
- All players with Fifty (50) or more SCG Tour Online Points receive a Round Three bye in the SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier.
- SCG Tour Online Points reset following each SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier
- Check your SCG Tour Online points on the SCG Tour Online Minisite
- Qualified players will be preregistered.
- Players must confirm their registration to participate.
- Players must have a verified Discord account to confirm registration.
- Players with one or more byes will be automatically checked in for the event.
- Players are expected to have joined, and to be available on, the SCG Tour Online Discord during $5K SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifiers.
$5K SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier Event Structure:
- Modified Swiss rounds based on qualified players and awarded byes.
- Players may have one, two, or three byes in the Swiss rounds based on their performance in Satellite events.
- Players are eliminated from the event when they lose their third match.
- The Top 12 players advance to a four-round playoff.
- The 1st - 4th ranked players at the end of the Swiss rounds will receive a bye in the first round of the playoff.
- All players must submit their decklist at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.
- Failure to submit a decklist on time will result in Tardiness penalties.
- SCG Tour Online events have open decklists.
- Each round, both players' decklists will be available for reference in the MTGMelee Player Controller.
- All decklists for players in the event are available at the bottom of this page once the event begins.
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- Players are fully and solely responsible for receiving their pairings and conducting their matches in a timely manner.
- Pairings will be announced in the tournament channel of the SCG Tour Online Discord and will be be available in the Player Controller.
- SMS pairings notification is available through MTG Melee for select countries. To set this up, go to Settings>> Account enter your phone number and check the "Send SMS Pairings" box.
- Each round, your MTGMelee Player Controller will display your current pairing.
- Players are required to "Check-in" to every round. Simply click the green button in your Player Controller to check-in to your match.
- Each round will be fifty (50) minutes including five (5) minutes to check-in and begin your match. Players who are not ready to begin on time will receive a game loss in the current round.
- Fifteen (15) minutes after a round is paired, if a player has not communicated with their opponent or a tournament admin that player will lose the current round and be dropped from the event.
- Once you have received your pairing, use the Direct Challenge feature in MTG Arena (Crossed Swords in the top right) to challenge your opponent. Set up your match by selecting "Historic Tournament Match", entering your opponent’s Direct Challenge ID (include the hashtag and five-digit number), and selecting the deck you've registered.
- Remember that MTG Arena user names are case sensitive.
- Match results should be entered in your Player Controller.
- At the conclusion of your match, it is recommended that you take a screen shot of your match result screen.
- If there are any discrepancies in the match results, an admin may ask you for the match result screen shot as proof of your result.
- There are no draws in SCG Tour Online events.
- If a player's MTG Arena timer reaches 0:00, that player loses the match.
- SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier tournaments are open to all qualified players eighteen (18) years of age and older.
- Players must have accounts in good standing on MTG Arena, MTG Melee and Star City Games.
- Players must not be currently suspended from participating in/on tabletop Magic: The Gathering events, SCG Tour Online events and/or tabletop SCG Tour event
- Regional eligibility restrictions also apply, void where prohibited.
- Players are fully and solely responsible for the presence and stability of an internet connection as well as for the stability of the system running MTG Arena.
- Any types of connection issue, bugs, 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.
- Players are expected to have joined, and to be available on, the SCG Tour Online Discord during SCG Tour Online $5K Championship Qualifiers.
- If you have a question, please use the "Contact Tournament Staff" or the "Submit Support Ticket" feature in the MTGMelee Player Controller and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
The organizer has agreed to pay out prizes in 14 days or less.
- 1st: $1,500 USD and an invitation to compete in the MTG Arena Championship
- 2nd: $1,000 USD
- Top 4: $500 USD
- Top 8: $250 USD
- Top 12: $125 USD
- All players who complete all rounds and finish with a record of X-2, but do not finish in the Top 12, will receive 10,000 MTG Arena gems.
Top 12 players qualify to compete in the Star City Games Invitational in Roanoke, VA on October 29-31, 2021.
All players who complete all rounds and finish with a record of x-2 or better qualify to compete in the MTG Arena Qualifier Weekend on October 30-31.