There used to be an option to play competitive constructed on MTG Arena. I feel like I just saw the option a few days ago. Now it is no where to be found. It's also not on the schedule of upcoming events, nor mentioned on Wizards Arena forum!
I came to ask this as well. I was kind of wondering if there was some extended menu that I couldn't find, as I REALLY think BO3 Standard should be available at all times. It's easily the mode that's most relevant for playing real life paper magic, which means that it's the only mode I'm truly interested in.
I even paid entry to an event, and I only got to play one match before it was gone. Even if I'm still in it when it returns, I'm gonna feel kind of cheated.
When you enable the 'all play modes' switch and then hit the play button, the side menu should include the competitive modes. As far as I see, there is just no more panel on the home screen at the moment.
I've been playing for free minus the $5 I spent on the intro gift deal. I finally had just worked my deck up to enter into the competitive constructed when it disappeared. Doh! This should definitely be available all the time when this hits full release. Hope wizards corrects it!
Heads up! Wizards added competitive constructed back into the mix. It is not on the welcome page. Instead hit play, then select the mode. The additionally added competitive play to the ladder games! That means 3 game matches with sideboards, and free to play. Nice!!!
It was not available before. I saw your previous post, and I was still unable to access competitive play despite your claim. Perhaps they didn't fully implement it before. Also, ladder competitive play hasn't been offered since they started the open beta, so seems like news to me. Especially since they don't mention any of this in their welcome screen.
I checked the menu back then to. I have seen it fluctuate even between sign in's in the same day when it first appeared. Now it's been consistently there. To be expected with a Beta. Glad to see they are consistently adding more features.
Competitive Constructed has gone offline again! I'm a sad Magic player now. Wasn't working yesterday either. Does anyone have the ability to play competitive constructed with buy in or on the ladder? I'm wondering if only some people are losing access to it at a time.
Hope they get this figured out. I'm so stoked that I built a good standard deck and finally have a sideboard for it. That's something I wouldn't have the $ for in paper. I want to use it!
Oh crap! I figured it out. As Firstsword mentioned previously you must select "All Play Modes" first, then pull up the play option. That then gives you every single play option featured. The first one only gives you 4. Sorry for the confusion. Seems a bit counter intuitive. There was a time when it seemed like every play option was put on the welcome page if you cycled between the settings. Now must cycle to "All Play Modes" and also open the sidebar in order to see it.
Hopefully they will fix this by offering all play modes in the sidebar no matter where you hit play from.