Fans can now watch the MPL Sapphire Division ELD split

Who will dominate in the week one ELD split playoffs?

Week One MTG MPL Weekly via MTG Arena
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The first week of the MPL Throne of Eldraine (ELD) split starts now, featuring the best decks in the Magic: The Gathering Standard meta via MTG Arena

Featuring MTG Hall of Fame player Reid Duke and the eclectic Piotr ‘Kanister’ Głogowski, week one of the ELD split won’t fail to entertain. Competing in the top-four playoffs today, each MPL player is seeking a day-one bye to Mythic Championship VII. And they’ve brought the best decks in the Standard metagame to do it. 

  • Rei Sato: Bant Golos
  • Reid Duke: GW Adventure
  • Jessica Estephan: Bant Food
  • Kanister: Golgari Adventure

The stream began today at 2pm CT via the Magic Twitch channel and is hosted by Becca Scott, Marshall Sutcliffe, and William Jensen. Reid and Sato are in the upper bracket of the playoffs while Duke and Kanister are in the lower bracket. 

The winner of the lower bracket will face off against the loser of the upper bracket, with the winner heading to the finals—playing the winner of the upper bracket semifinals. 

Related: Bant Golos dominates MPL Sapphire Division in ELD split

Bant is rated as one of the top archetypes in Standard for the moment, following the release of the ELD set. But don’t underestimate the power of Magic’s newest mechanic, Adventure. Between GW Adventure and Golgari Adventure, the BG deck has the advantage on paper. And Golos has an advantage over Bant Food.

Related: ELD Simic and Adventure seek dominance in MTG Arena MPL metagame

It’s not just the deck that wins matches, though, as each MPL player will put their years of experience to the test today. Week one of the Sapphire Division ELD split begins now on Magic Twitch TV.