Mythic Championship VI Survival Guide

Mythic Championship VI = $500,000 in prize money! Welcome to Mythic Championship VI in picturesque Richmond, Virginia. From the Magic Pro League players, Magic Hall of Fame members, and hometown heroes, your favorite pros and Challengers compete to earn the Mythic Championship trophy and a seat at the 2019 Magic World Championship!

Where Can I Follow the Event?

For match-by-match updates, be sure to check the Magic Esports site regularly and follow @MagicEsports on Twitter and Wizards_Magic on Instagram. To stay in touch on social media, use the hashtag #MythicChampionshipVI. And, of course, we will be streaming all the action on

When Will Decklists Be Published?

We’ll post all decks during Round 4 on Friday, November 8 with a complete analysis of the metagame coming from Magic Hall of Fame pro Frank Karsten and the coverage team.

Will There Be Open Decklists?

Yes! All players will be able to review their opponent’s Constructed decklist before playing each round, starting with Round 4.

Prior to each match, players will exchange decklists and have one minute to review their opponent’s decklist. Players are not allowed to make notes during this review period.

Who Are the Casters?

Who Is Playing?

The tournament is made up of 32 members of the MPL and hundreds of Challengers from around the world. Previous Mythic Championship performance, top Grand Prix finishes at MagicFests, and tournaments at local game stores near you all provided qualifications for Mythic Championship VI.

What Is the Format?

Standard is the principal format in Richmond, with the best players in the world battling with Constructed deck. Additionally, Day One and Day Two each begin with Throne of Eldraine Booster Draft.

Day One and Day Two—Swiss

Players battle it out in up to eight rounds, three rounds of Throne of Eldraine Booster Draft followed by five rounds of Standard Constructed.

There is a cut at the end of Day One. All players with 12 or more match points will advance to Day Two.

The Top 8 players after the completion of 16 rounds will advance to Sunday’s single-elimination playoff.

Day Three–Top 8 Single-Elimination

Eight players compete in a single-elimination tournament, seeded in a bracket by final standings after 16 rounds.

All Top 8 matches are a best three-out-of-five games. The first two games are pre-sideboard. After Game 2, players may exchange cards from their deck for cards in their sideboard.

Standings after the Swiss rounds will determine the final order in the standings for losing players in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

Event Schedule

Friday, November 8: 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after Round 8 is completes

Saturday, November 9: 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the Top 8 announcement

Sunday, November 10: 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. UTC

  • Broadcast ends after the trophy ceremony

Can I Co-Stream the Event?

Following Twitch’s Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream Mythic Championship VI from using OBS or XSplit. This allows anyone on Twitch to cover the event in their voice and with their community. To be clear, co-streamed content is not endorsed by Wizards, and we expect anyone who participates in co-streaming to follow Wizards’ Fan Content Policy.

Where Is the Event?

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St
Richmond, VA 23219

Mythic Championship VI will be held adjacent to MagicFest Richmond! Learn more about what you can do at Magicfest Richmond, including competing in Grand Prix Richmond, playing in the Command Zone, meeting with attending artists, and more at CFBEvents.

Whether you’re attending MagicFest Richmond or to support your favorite Mythic Championship VI competitor, the event is open to everyone to attend.

How Much Money Can Be Won?

Place Amount
1st $50,000
2nd $20,000
3rd–4th $15,000
5th–8th $10,000
9th–16th $6,000
17th–24th $3,000
25th–32nd $2,000
33rd–48th $1,500
49th–64th $1,000
65th–100th $750
101st–510th $500
511th–Last $500
Total $500,000

How Many Mythic Points Will Players Earn?

The race to the 2019 World Championship will come down to how many Mythic Points Challengers and MPL players earn throughout the season. For Mythic Championship V, here’s how the points break down:

Rank Mythic Points
1st 50
2nd 42
3rd–4th 37
5th–8th 32
36+ Match Points 24
33-35 Match Points 17
30-32 Match Points 11
27–29 Match Points 5

What Do Mythic Points Lead To?

All this will culminate at the Magic World Championship, where sixteen players will conclude a groundbreaking season for esports and competitive gaming by vying for $1 million in prizes. The sixteen slots will be spread out across tabletop Magic and MTG Arena qualification paths for MPLers and Challengers.

The 2019 Magic World Championship field is emerging—2018 Magic World Champion Javier Dominguez, Mythic Championship winners Autumn Burchett, Mattias Leveratto, Eli Loveman, and Thoralf Severin, plus Mythic Championship V finalist Jean-Emmanuel Depraz all qualified already—with another Mythic Championship slot and Mythic Points up for grabs in Richmond.

With the Top 4 MPL players and Top 4 Challengers looking for every Mythic Point they can earn, Mythic Championship Richmond is the second to last stop on the Magic World Championship train!