Magic: The Gathering Arena (Bracket)

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Match Setup: Direct Challenge, Select Tournament Match, Best of 3 games (First to 2 wins), Add Opponent and Start.

Game Winner: The player who depletes their opponents life points or forces their opponent to surrender will be the winner for that game. Standard win conditions apply that are utilized by Magic: The Gathering Arena and the platform.

How To Play:  You will invite your opponent by adding them as a friend on MTG Arena. You can do this by clicking the icon in the bottom left (see 1st photo below). You will find your opponent and their MTG Arena Display Name (with numbers) by clicking into your matchup on the Drop-In Gaming bracket you are registered for. The score/submission boxes will be visible in your matchup, once it has started on the Drop-In Gaming website.

Once you have added your opponent, you will invite them to a Direct Challenge. Click on the “Home” tab so that you can see the “crossed-swords” icon in the top right corner of your screen. From there, you must select the “Tournament Match” option for your matchup. This will have “Traditional Standard Cards” labeled right beneath where it says “Tournament Match”. Once you have done this, you can enter your opponent’s Display Name in the “Opponent” box and send the match invite out (see 2nd photo below).

Bracket Play: In this bracket, all of your matchups will be a best of 3 games. First player to 2 wins is the winner of that match. If you lose you 1 best of 3 match, you will be eliminated from the tournament.

Score Submissions: After each game is played, teams must submit scores. The winning team will receive a score of 1 and the losing team will receive a score of 0. The first player to 2 wins is the winner of that matchup and will move on in the bracket. The score/submission boxes will be visible in your matchup, once it has started on the Drop-In Gaming website.

No Shows: If your opponent does not show after 15 minutes that your matchup is created, you will see a “No Show” button populate within your matchup. You have to click into your matchup in the bracket on the tournament page. Use this button to report your opponents as a no show once it becomes available.

Dispute: If you dispute the match, you have 5 minutes from when the match ends to upload evidence that your team won. All disputes will be reviewed by our gaming analysts to determine the final outcome.

Streaming: We recommend streaming to avoid any cheating allegations. If streaming, confirm “Streaming” when creating your team on the given competition. Players can also post in community chat with their stream info as well. 

Lag: If unplayable lag occurs, capture full proof of this lag, including how it affected your gameplay. At the end of the match, you can dispute the match and submit proof to the necessary support type. The administrator will decide whether or not it had an effect on your match based on the proof supplied. After reviewing this, our administrators will make the call on whether or not the match is to be replayed or cancelled. 

Disconnection: In the event of a disconnection, you and your opponent must restart and finish the remaining time of the match, keeping the score the same as it was in the game that got disconnected. There will be a maximum of 2 restarts. At which point, the player with disconnection issues will be issues a loss for that matchup.

In-Game Glitches: Any in-game glitch used intentionally by a player to give them an advantage, it is at the admin’s discretion to cancel or replay the match; please play your match to completion as the decision will be made after the fact. Proof would need to be clear and evident, you can use In-game captured proof.