Magic: the Gathering Arena

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At Copenhagen Games 2020, for the first time, we have the honor of hosting a Magic: The Gathering Arena tournament.

What is Magic: The Gathering Arena?

Magic: The Gathering Arena is the new digital version of the most popular card game in the world - Magic: The Gathering. MTG Arena brings the full experience of the original Trading Card Game to your screen as you collect, build and play with your cards, and plan out your victory.


Info About the Tournament

The main tournament will start on Thursday April 9 from 12:00 CET - 22.00 CET.

On Friday, the tournament will run from 10.00 CET – 22.00 CET.

There will be side events besides the main tournament. Additional information such as specific match times, formats etc. will be announced closer to the event.


If you have any questions regarding this tournament, please join this Discord and let us know:



More info is to come about the prizes you may win in this tournament. You'll get the chance to win cash prizes as well as gem codes. Stay tuned for more updates!


Cash prizes: 10.000 DKK (minimum 32 participants)

Gem Codes: 10.000 gems


Registration Requirements for the Tournament

Please read our registration requirements closely before you register for the Magic: The Gathering Arena tournament or side events. 


1. Player Eligibility

  • All players participating in Magic: The Gathering Arena (MTG Arena) competitions must have an active account.
  • The event is BYOC, therefore all players will be playing on their own computer.



  • Registration for the tournament and side events is to be made through the Copenhagen Games website.


3. Deck registration

  • Players are required to register their decks before they can play.
  • Decklists and Sideboard must be submitted by e-mail to by 7/4/2020
  • You are still allowed to make changes in your deck before the deadline. Make sure you let us know if you have sent several deck lists.
  • A player cannot play without a registered deck. 
  • Players can register one deck consisting of a minimum of 60 cards from the current standard rotation.


Tournament Rules

Please read the tournament rules thoroughly before you sign up for the tournament and also before and during your participation in the tournament. All rules are as follow:

1. Tournament Format

  • The tournament format is standard 1v1 in a BO3.


2. Deck Construction

  • Your deck must be at least 60 cards.
  • Your deck must not include more than four copies of any individual card in your main deck (except basic lands).
  • The tournament will be with sideboards.
  • There's no maximum deck size unless otherwise is limited by MTG Arena.
  • The deck must be standard legal.
  • Should cards be removed from MTG Arena between the registration date and the tournament, players will be given an opportunity to re-make their decks by contacting the admins first.


3. Game Version

  • All matches will be played on the patch available on the live servers at the time of a match.
  • Players are responsible for making sure the client is up to date before a match starts.


4. Check-In

  • All players must be online and ready to play at the match times defined by the game admins. 
  • Players are required to follow the tournament's sign up process and check in on time. 
  • Failure to check-in will lead to not being able to participate in the tournament. 


5. Game Preparations

  • Please resolve any problems that might occur before a match starts. 
  • Connection or hardware problems during a match could lead to disqualification by the admins.
  • Agreements between the players have to be posted as match comments.
  • The match must be played with the correct settings.


6. Disconnection

  • In the case a player disconnects, the player is allowed to attempt to reconnect.
  • The disconnected player has to rejoin the match as soon as they're able to.
  • Continued disconnections and rejoins are only allowed up to 3 times. 
  • After trying to rejoin 3 times without success, the user must forfeit. 


7. Game Restarts

  • A match can only be restarted with prior admin approval. Please contact an admin to receive approval.


8. Forfeits

  • Participants can choose to forfeit a match if they wish to. 
  • Forfeiting will result in a loss of the match and possible disqualification. 


9. No show

  • If you do not show up within 10 minutes before your game starts, you will automatically forfeit the game. 

10. Cheating

  • Any form of cheating will not be tolerated.
  • When cheating is discovered, the player or team in question will immediately be removed from the tournament.
  • Players may be requested to install anti-cheat software on their devices for the duration of the tournament.
  • Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
    • Limiting: Limiting or attempting to limit another participant’s connection to the game through a Distributed Denial of Service attack or any other means.
    • Match Fixing: Attempting to intentionally alter the results of a match by losing or otherwise trying to affect the results.
    • Account Sharing: Allowing individuals who are not the account’s owner to play on a player’s account during an official match.
    • Software or Hardware Using: Any software or hardware to gain benefits that are otherwise not available in-game. Examples include, but are not limited to: any form of scripting, texture changes and sound changes.
    • Bugs: Using bugs or glitches is strictly forbidden. If any unknown bugs or glitches are used, an Admin will review the case and decide if a penalty is necessary.
    • Game account: For competing in magic the gathering tournaments and leagues a MTG Direct Challenge ID is needed.


11. Admins

  • Admins always have the right to make changes before the beginning of the tournament. This also applies during the tournament.
  • You must always follow the instructions given by the admins.
  • If you have any questions regarding the tournament rules, the format etc., please contact Copenhagen Games immediately. If you have any questions during the Copenhagen Games event, please contact an admin.