Play MTG Arena, Win a Box of Modern Horizons III


Wizards of the Coast introduces "Arena Direct," a new programing coming to MTG Arena that allows players to play digital games of Magic: The Gathering and win physical prizes.

"We designed this event for our players who love to play and collect Magic in person with physical cards as well as digitally on MTG Arena," says Magic: The Gathering Senior Digital Product Manager.  "After seeing how much our players enjoyed the Festival in a Box event that ran at the end of 2023, we've worked to expand and improve rewarding physical prizes for digital play so we can run these types of events more often and ship to more countries."

The first Arena Direct event opens June 28 at 8 a.m. PT and runs through June 30, concluding at 9 a.m. PT.  Costing 5,000 MTGA gems to enter, it's a sealed best-of-one Modern Horizons 3 event.  Any player who gets six wins will be awarded a Play Booster box of Modern Horizons III shipped to them free of charge (though the company points out that there may be additional miscellaneous import fees for specific countries that they are unable to cover) with in-game rewards being handed out to those who achieve four or five wins.

A second event is scheduled to begin July 12 at 8 a.m. PT, running through July 14 at 8 a.m. PT.  The prize structure will be the same as the first event.

The company does point out that the Play Booster box prize is only available while supplies last.  Should they run out, WotC says they may replace the box with a $250 cash prize.  Either way, winners will have 90 days to claim their prize via their partner, i-Payout.

The events are open to MTG Arena players whom are 18 years or older in the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Colombia, Czechia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Guatemala, Estonia, Honduras, Finland, France, Japan, Germany, Macao, Greece, Mexico, Hungary, New Zealand, Iceland, Panama, Ireland, Paraguay, Italy, Peru, Latvia, Liechtenstein, South Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, United States, Malta, Uruguay, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

For more information, visit the Arena Direct Modern Horizons 3 Terms and Conditions webpage.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.