In-person play is back in many regions with prerelease events and Friday Night Magic occurring regularly. With the release of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldurs Gatecoming in June, the summer is set up as a busy one for local stores.
The first promotion Wizards is running will offer an old-bordered Sol Ring at participating WPN stores. Starting July 1, customers that purchase $50 or more worth of Magic products will receive the Commander staple card. This old bordered treatment is similar to the style that was seen in Modern Horizons 2 and Time Spiral Remastered.
Store Championships are returning with three new promo cards available for players. The July Store Championship events are scheduled for July 9 to 17. Each local game store will be able to host an event in that time frame and choose which format will be available. Both Limited and Constructed are options.
Participating players will earn a promo Flame Slash. Top eight competitors will earn a promo Archmage’s Charm. The winner of the Store Championship will earn a promo full-art Dark Confidant
For players looking to scratch that competitive itch before the Store Championship, Magic Arena premier play is beginning to heat up. The Arena Open is set for May 14 to 15. The two-day event awards cash for top finishers. The formats will be Streets of New Capenna Limited with Sealed on day one followed by Traditional Draft.
May 21 and 27 are Qualifier Play-In events. These single-day Limited events are Phantom Sealed and Phantom Traditional Draft. These are followed by Arena Qualifier Weekend on May 28 to 29. Participating players will compete in Sealed and Traditional Draft over the two-day event.