Andrea “Mengu09” Mengucci, won the world’s first Mythic Invitational. He was playing a White, Blue, Black deck in Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Mengucci is part of the Magic Pro League, the group of 32 top players from around the world that professionally play Magic: The Gathering and Magic: The Gathering Arena for a living.

“The first Mythic Invitational was fast, tense, and full of dramatic moments thanks to our brand-new Duo Standard format,” said Elaine Chase, Vice President of Esports at Wizards of theCoast.

 “We saw strong play from some of the best players in the world as we usher in a new era of Magic esports. Thank you to all our competitors, casters, and viewers who made this an unforgettable weekend. We can’t wait for fans to get even more Magic: The Gathering Arena action on Twitch when the Magic Pro League starts competitive streaming in May.”

In all, 64 players competed for a $1 million total prize pool with $250,000 awarded to first place,

and all participating players will take home a minimum of $7,500 – payout structured as follows:

1st Place: Andrea Mengucci (MPL) $250,000  
2nd Place: Piotr Glogowski $125,000  
3rd Place: Savjz $70,000  
4th Place: Ondrej Strasky $45,000  
5th – 16th Place   $12,500
17th – 64th Place $7,500  

The Mythic Invitational kicks off a series of competitions going throughout the year, and is the first competition played in Magic: the Gathering Arena. You can read about the upcoming events in 2019’s tournament play here