How to watch the 2022 Magic: The Gathering World Championship

Three formats and only one champion.

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Wizards of the Coast will showcase the 2022 Magic: The Gathering World Championship in Las Vegas at Magic30, but only on Twitch since the set is closed to the public. 

The gathering has returned for the 2022 MTG World Championship, for players at least. Similar to recent Magic Worlds tournaments, the event will be played on MTG Arena in a closed setting that isn’t open to the public. The XXVII World Championship will take place from Oct. 28 to 30 at the same time as Magic30 in Las Vegas. A total of 32 players have earned a seat at Worlds, competing in three formats to determine the 2022 world champion and a slice of the $500,000 total prize pool.  

Broadcast for Magic: The Gathering 2022 World Championship

WotC will have a broadcast of the matches taking place at the 2022 MTG World Championship through Twitch. Days one and two start at 11am CT and the third day will begin at 1:45pm CT. Casting the Magic Worlds tournament are Maria Bartholdi, Paul Cheon, Eilidh Lonie, Cedric Phillips, Corey Baumeister, Mani Davoudi, and Marshall Sutcliffe. 

Format for MTG 2022 Worlds

The 2022 Magic World Championship will take place over the course of three days, with a total of 14 Swiss rounds during days one and two. Only four players will advance to day three, competing in a double-elimination bracket. 

  • Day one: Three rounds of Dominaria United Draft and five rounds of Standard Constructed
  • Day two: Six rounds of Explorer Constructed
  • Day three: Double-elimination bracket in the Standard Constructed format

Who’s competing at MTG World Championship?

There are a total of 32 players who have earned a direct invite to the 2022 Magic World Championship. Yuta Takahashi earned one from being the previous MTG Worlds champion. Other players earned their invites from the 2021 to 2022 Championships, qualification points from the MPL and Rivals League, along with qualification points from non-MPL and Rivals League players. 

Yuta TakahashiYuuki IchikawaEli KassisSimon Görtzen
Zach DunnRiku KumagaiZachery KiihneToru Saito
Jean-Emmanuel DeprazYo AkaikeJonny GuttmanYudai Miyano
Simon NielsenJan MerkelHisamichi YoshigoeMike Sigrist
Karl SarapDavid InglisShota YasookaReid Duke
Logan NettlesMatti KuismaGregory OrangeYuma Koizumi
Jakub TóthTristan Wylde-LaRueNathan SteuerJim Davis
Julian WellmanDrew BakerLukas HonnayZhi Yimin

Prize pool breakdown for MTG Worlds 2022

All players competing at the Magic World Championship will get a slice of the $500,000 total prize pool. 

  • First: $100,000
  • Second: $50,000
  • Third and fourth: $25,000
  • Fifth to eighth: $20,000
  • Ninth to 12th: $15,000
  • 13th to 16th: $10,000
  • 17th to 32nd: $7,500