Neon Dynasty Championship: Everything you need to know
Magic: The Gathering’s latest set, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, has introduced a bunch of new cards which are now being used in the current meta. This includes the new Planeswalker, The Wandering Emperor, and the magnificent land card Boseiju, Who Endures.
And along with the new set is also the arrival of the Neon Dynasty Championship where the top players all over the world will be competing for a $450,000 prize pool, with $20,000 of it going to the champion of the tournament.
Here’s everything we know so far about the event.
Neon Dynasty Championship Deck and Tournament Format
Players will use the Traditional Alchemy and Traditional Historic Constructed formats (Best-of-Three with sideboard).
As for the tournament itself, it’ll be 15 rounds of Swiss – with 8 Rounds of Traditional Historic Constructed and 7 rounds of Traditional Alchemy Constructed. This will be then followed by a double-elimination Top 8 playoff with Traditional Alchemy Constructed. Timers will be used on every match and players will be given ample time to check if they are using the right formats for the event.
Once the tournament reaches the top 8, it will then be best two-out-of-three games Traditional Alchemy Constructed. The championship match will use a best two-out-of-three match format.
The event will run from March 11–13, 2022. All of the matches will take place in Magic: The Gathering Arena. Here is the whole schedule of the Neon Dynasty Championship tournament:
Day 1: Friday, March 11, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. PST / 17:00 UTC / 02:00 Saturday March 12 JST
Day 2: Saturday, March 12, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. PST / 17:00 UTC / 02:00 Sunday March 13 JST
Top 8: Sunday, March 13, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. PDT / 16:00 UTC / 01:00 Monday March 14 JST
As mentioned, the total prize pool for the Neon Dynasty Championship is $450,000. All the participants of the event will get at least $750 from the prize pool. Here is the placement distribution for it:
- 1st Place – $20,000
- 2nd Place – $15,000
- 3rd Place – $11,000
- 4th Place – $9,000
- 5th to 6th Place – $7,000
- 7th to 14th place – $5,000
- 15th to 35th place – $3,500
- 36th to 63rd place – $3,000
- 64th to 91st place – $2,000
- 92nd to 111th place – $1,500
- 112th to 135th place – $1,000
- 136th to 233rd place – $750
Neon Dynasty Championship Participants
There are 233 players invited to the event. All of them are either:
- All members of the Magic Pro League and Magic Rivals League
- Players with 10 or more wins at the Innistrad Championship
- Players that earned 7 match wins on Day Two of a single Neon Dynasty Qualifier Weekend (November, December, or January) on Magic: The Gathering Arena
- Players that won a Neon Dynasty Championship Magic Online Qualifier
- Top 2 players from each Neon Dynasty Championship Magic Online Super Qualifier
- The winner of the 2021 Season 2 Magic Online Champions Showcase
- The 8 competitors in the 2021 Season 3 Magic Online Champions Showcase
- The second-place finishers in each of the 2021 Season 3 MOCS Showcase Open events
Follow the link here for the whole list of players competing in the tournament. Who do you think will take home the Neon Dynasty Championship and the $20,000 grand prize? Make sure to follow us for more esports news and updates as it happens.