ELEAGUE SHOWDOWN: MTG Arena

April 22 - May 27, 6pm ET
Post Event Talk Show May 28, 6pm ET

ELEAGUE Discovers the Magic!

The Weekly Magic: The Gathering Arena Competition Series is Back Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. ET on Twitch

Want to become a challenger and compete at the highest level Magic for fans around the world for prize money on Battlefy? Applications are currently closed for this arc but check back soon to apply.

ELEAGUE’s Second MTGA Showdown Will Feature Star Players, Rising Amateurs & Pay Winners Through Weekly “Survive & Advance” Matches

ELEAGUE has partnered with Wizards of the Coast to bring back the deep strategic gameplay of Magic: The Gathering Arena to its fans through the second iteration of their ELEAGUE Showdown: Magic The Gathering Arena weekly esports competition series. The Showdown will launch with its first competition Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. ET, with exclusive coverage available on ELEAGUE's Twitch channel. The series will continue with a new competition each Wednesday at 6 p.m. through May 27.

Players will be selected through a combination of invitations and player applications. Players will compete in one single-elimination match, with the winner advancing and the loser being eliminated. The last winner remaining at the end of each week will earn prize money and become the incumbent “player to defeat” during the next week’s competition. More details and rules are available here.

Magic: The Gathering Arena is the digital version of the popular tabletop trading card game Magic: The Gathering. In the game, players compete by strategically deploying a vast array of land, spell and creature cards to defeat their opponents. Magic: The Gathering Arena is currently available on PC and is free to download. To learn more about the game and start playing today, visit mtgarena.com.

Leaderboard
As of: 12/18
Rank
Player
Total Wins
Money Earned
Weekly Run
1
Seth Manfield
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$6,250

Seth Manfield is a Magic: The Gathering legend. In his 20 years of playing the game, he has won multiple Grand Prix, placed top 8 in many Pro Tours, and achieved the coveted title of World Champion in 2015.

2
Jeffrey Pyka
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Jeskai Fires -
7
$3,500

Jeffrey is a semi typical magic grinder, that hit silver last year. He has a GP top 8 and a PT top 16. He'll travel to just about every event in a 6-8 hour radius to him.

3
Ian Ulman
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$4,250

Ian is an aspiring YouTube content creator, for Magic and other nerdy things. Ian's high point is top 8'ing an SCG team open, and perennially making top 8 of IQs and PPTQs.

4
William Jensen
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Sultai Midrange -
4
$2,500

He won Pro Tour Boston 2003, and has finished in the top 8 of four additional Pro Tours. He also has 24 Grand Prix top eights, including six wins. In 2013 he was voted into the Hall of Fame. He is the current record holder of most Grand Prix top eight finishes within a single season, with eight in 2013–14.

5
Wyatt Darby
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$2,000

Wyatt Darby is a fresh face in the competitive Magic scene, making his Pro Tour debut in 2017 with Pro Tour Amonkhet. Within a year of his debut, he became a Pro Tour Champion, winning the title at Pro Tour Dominaria. In an incredibly short time, Darby has proven to the world that the future of competitive Magic has him in the picture.

Leaderboard
As of: 12/18
Rank
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Weekly Run
1
Eli Kassis
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Jeskai Yorion -
8
$4,875

Eli has 8 Grand Prix Top 8's, 2 GP Trophy's, 1 Pro Tour Top 8, 1 SCG Invitational Trophy, 2 SCG Open Trophy's, and another dozen - 20 SCG Open Top 8's. He is currently a member of Team BCW alongside Corey Baumeister, Shaheen Soorani, Pete Ingram, Daryl Ayers, and Ross Meriam. Eli made the Pro Tour at age 13

2
Corey Baumeister
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Corey has been a professional magic player/content creator for around 10 years. He has 6 Grand Prix top 8s with one win. He likes long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain.

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Martin Juza
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Martin has been playing Magic profesionally for about 10 years now. He has 4 PT Top 8s, 30-something GP Top 8s, in Top 5 pro points lifetime and has was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2017. When he's not competing in the MPL or preparing for tournaments, he is usually streaming, watching the NHL or playing some CounterStrike with his friends.

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Kanister
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Along with his dreams of defeating Andrea Mengucci in the finals of a tournament one day. Kanister has three Grand Prix top 8's, a Mythic Championship VII Win and one of the youngest pros in the Magic Pro League. He is a forced to the world of magic and brings a Humorous and memorable personality with him to every tournament he enters.

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Emma Handy
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After playing casually for most of a decade, Emma jumped into the competitive scene. After becoming a regular on the SCG Tour, she also made a name for herself as a coach, from players at the FNM-level all the way up to PT regulars. Today, she's a writer for Starcitygames.com, works on script-writing for Tolarian Community College, and is a competitor in the Rivals League.

Schedule / Results
Wed Dec 18th | Start Time 8PM/ET
All Matches Best of Three
September 4th
1
NumotTheNummy
1 : 2
vs
Wyatt Darby
2
AliasV
0 : 2
vs
Wyatt Darby
3
Deejay Knight
0 : 2
vs
Wyatt Darby
4
Em_TeeGee
1 : 2
vs
Wyatt Darby
5
Ashlen Rose
2 : 1
vs
Wyatt Darby
6
Ashlen Rose
1 : 2
vs
Skybilz
September 11th
1
Lucas 'Lewk' Faley
2 : 0
vs
KanyeBest
2
Lucas 'Lewk' Faley
0 : 2
vs
Eric Froehlich
3
Amazonian
2 : 0
vs
Eric Froehlich
4
Amazonian
0 : 2
vs
Brad Nelson
5
TheAsianAvenger
0 : 2
vs
Brad Nelson
September 18th
1
Brad Nelson
2 : 1
vs
Skybilz
2
Brad Nelson
0 : 2
vs
jrolfMTG
3
Matt Nass
2 : 1
vs
jrolfMTG
4
Matt Nass
1 : 2
vs
Bloody
5
Gaby Spartz
1 : 2
vs
Bloody
September 25th
1
Bloody
2 : 1
vs
David Buskirk
2
Bloody
0 : 2
vs
Eric Hawkins
2 : 1
vs
Eric Hawkins
2 : 0
vs
JasonFleurant
1 : 2
vs
BBD
October 2nd
1
BBD
0 : 2
vs
CoreyB_MTG
2
JeffHoogland
1 : 2
vs
CoreyB_MTG
3
MythicMikaela
0 : 2
vs
CoreyB_MTG
4
Reid Duke
2 : 1
vs
CoreyB_MTG
5
Reid Duke
1 : 2
vs
CalebDMTG
6
Brandon Downs
0 : 2
vs
CalebDMTG
October 9th
1
CalebMTG
1 : 2
vs
Seth Manfield
2
Chris Castro-Rappl
1 : 2
vs
Seth Manfield
3
Erik Peters
1 : 2
vs
Seth Manfield
4
Keith Adams
1 : 2
vs
Seth Manfield
5
Zack Brown
1 : 2
vs
Seth Manfield
6
Todd Anderson
1 : 2
vs
Seth Manfield
October 16th
1
Seth Manifield
2 : 0
MTGNerdGirl
2
Seth Manifield
2 : 1
Metallix87
3
Seth Manifield
2 : 1
Evan Whitehouse
4
Seth Manifield
2 : 0
Annajanemtg
5
Seth Manifield
2 : 1
MSigrist
6
Seth Manifield
2 : 0
Ali Eldrazi
October 23rd
1
Adam Hernandez
2 : 0
Mike Greenbaum
2
Adam Hernandez
2 : 0
Lucas Buccafusca
3
Adam Hernandez
0 : 2
Ian Ulman
4
Jamie Rigatti
1 : 2
Ian Ulman
5
Vanessa
1 : 2
Ian Ulman
October 30th
1
Seth Manfield
1 : 2
Ian Ulman
2
Chris Tran
2 : 1
Ian Ulman
3
Chris Tran
2 : 0
Kasey Jarvis
4
Chris Tran
2 : 0
Breanna Lee Tan
5
Chris Tran
0 : 2
William Jensen
6
Ryan Brooks
0 : 2
William Jensen
November 6th
1
Will Jensen
2 : 1
Mark Gabriele
2
Will Jensen
2 : 1
William Storey
3
Will Jensen
1 : 2
Shahar Shenhar
4
Christian Calcano
1 : 2
Shahar Shenhar
5
Austin Yost
2 : 0
Shahar Shenhar
5
Austin Yost
0 : 2
bobinchese
November 13th
1
bobinchese
1 : 2
Felix Sloo
2
Keizaron
0 : 2
Felix Sloo
3
Ronald Thoman
2 : 0
Felix Sloo
4
Ronald Thoman
1 : 2
Ray Atkinson
5
JimDavisMTG
2 : 0
Ray Atkinson
6
JimDavisMTG
0 : 2
Terrence Campo
November 20th
1
Terrence Campo
0 : 2
Jeffrey Pyka
2
Daniel Ling
1 : 2
Jeffrey Pyka
3
David Brown
0 : 2
Jeffrey Pyka
4
Nhi Pham
0 : 2
Jeffrey Pyka
5
Sidney Powell
0 : 2
Jeffrey Pyka
December 4th
1
Jeffrey Pyka
2 : 0
Cory Speiser
2
Jeffrey Pyka
2 : 1
Ray Park
3
Jeffrey Pyka
1 : 2
Mike Mcginn
4
James White
2 : 1
Mike Mcginn
5
James White
2 : 0
William Blanton
6
James White
2 : 0
Jaden Zepeda
December 11th
1
James White
0 : 2
Zan Syed
2
Jamal Greenidge
2 : 1
Zan Syed
3
Jamal Greenidge
0 : 2
Tania Russell
4
Harry Cheng
1 : 2
Tania Russell
5
Zach Okorn
1 : 2
Tania Russell
6
Danilo Silva
1 : 2
Tania Russell
December 18th
Quarterfinals
1
Seth Manfield
2 : 0
Corey Baumeister
2
William Jensen
2 : 1
Wyatt Darby
3
Jeffery Pyka
2 : 0
Chris Tran
4
Ian Ulman
0 : 2
Tania Russell
Semifinals
5
Seth Manfield
2 : 0
William Jensen
6
Jeffery Pyka
2 : 0
Tania Russell
Finals
7
Seth Manfield
2 : 0
Jeffery Pyka
7
Seth Manfield
1 : 0
Jeffery Pyka
Schedule / Results
Start Time 6PM/ET
All Matches Best of Three
April 22nd
1
AutumnLilyMTG
2 : 1
vs
Seth Manfield
1
AutumnLilyMTG
1 : 2
vs
Corey Baumeister
3
Bloody
1 : 2
vs
Corey Baumeister
4
LSV
0 : 2
vs
Corey Baumeister
5
Andrea Mengucci
0 : 2
vs
Corey Baumeister
6
JamieTopples
0 : 2
vs
Corey Baumeister
April 29th
1
Corey Baumeister
2 : 0
vs
Jeff Pyka
2
Corey Baumeister
0 : 2
vs
Emma Handy
3
Matias Leveratto
2 : 1
vs
Emma Handy
4
Matias Leveratto
1 : 2
vs
Kanister
0 : 2
vs
Kanister
6
Reid Duke
0 : 2
vs
Kanister
May 6th
1
Kanister
0 : 2
vs
Martin Juza
2
Jana Amari
1 : 2
vs
Martin Juza
3
Lazyguga
0 : 2
vs
Martin Juza
4
Eli Kassis
2 : 0
vs
Martin Juza
5
Eli Kassis
2 : 0
vs
Màrcio Carvalho
5
Eli Kassis
2 : 1
vs
Amy Amazonian
May 13th
1
Eli Kassis
2 : 1
vs
MythicMikaela
2
Eli Kassis
2 : 1
vs
Carson McNair
3
Eli Kassis
2 : 0
vs
yoman5
4
Eli Kassis
2 : 1
vs
Miguel Simões
5
Eli Kassis
2 : 0
vs
themightylinguine
6
Eli Kassis
0 : 2
May 20th
1
Tiago
2 : 0
vs
Gaby Spartz
2
Tiago
1 : 2
vs
Ally Warfield
3
Anne Melissa Bruun-sjödin
0 : 2
vs
Ally Warfield
4
Javier Dominguez
2 : 1
vs
Ally Warfield
5
Javier Dominguez
2 : 0
vs
Ian Ulman
6
Javier Dominguez
0 : 2
vs
ploppolopps
May 27th
Quarterfinals
1
Eli Kassis
1 : 2
vs
Emma Handy
2
kanister
2 : 1
vs
Tiago
3
Corey Baumeister
2 : 1
vs
Javier Dominguez
4
Martin Juza
2 : 0
Semifinals
5
Emma Handy
2 : 0
vs
kanister
3
Corey Baumeister
1 : 2
vs
Martin Juza
Finals
5
Emma Handy
1 : 3
vs
Martin Juza