2015 PRO TOUR AND GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE REVEALED

Posted in ARTICLES on August 2, 2014

By Helene Bergeot

Hélène Bergeot started her career with Wizards of the Coast in France in December, 1995; afterwards, she spent a few years in the European headquarters based in Belgium and eventually relocated to the Renton office. She is currently the director of organized play and trade marketing.

With the conclusion of the 2013–2014 Premier Play season, it's time to look ahead into next year. We've finalized the dates and locations for the Pro Tours and nearly all Grand Prix that are taking place in 2015 and, today, we reveal all of the events that you can look forward to next year.

Let's start off with the Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, and the Magic World Championship.

Editor's Note: The 2015 schedule has been revised. Please see the asterisk (*) near the information that has changed since the time of this publishing.

Date Event Location Format
February 6–8, 2015 Pro Tour Washington DC, USA *Modern, Booster Draft
April 10-12, 2015 Pro Tour Brussels, Belgium Standard, Booster Draft
July 31, August 1-2, 2015 Pro Tour Vancouver, BC, Canada Standard, Booster Draft
*August 27-30, 2015 World Championship *Seattle, WA TBD
October 16-18, 2015 Pro Tour Milwaukee, WI, USA Standard, Booster Draft
*December 11–13, 2015 World Cup Barcelona, Spain TBD

The World Magic Cup and World Championship will take place on separate weekends in 2015, showcasing both tournaments with three days of dedicated coverage. Both tournaments will still take place in the same location.

In 2014, there were 46 Grand Prix. In 2015, there will be 54. More Grand Prix means more chances to earn Pro Points, more chances to qualify for the Pro Tour, and more chances to meet many in your region who love Magic. While not every GP location and date has been finalized, we are excited to announce 50 confirmed dates and locations.

As we announced earlier this week, we've made some enhancements to Grand Prix, starting with this Premier Play season. Players will now earn Pro Points based on their match-point total at the end of the event, instead of by ranking, rewarding consistent play and providing an improved experience to players seeking Pro Points as Grand Prix continue to scale in size. In addition, we've also increased the prize payout if a Grand Prix exceeds an attendance of 3,600 players. Just as in previous years, players who enter a Grand Prix main event in 2015 will receive a foil promo Griselbrand.

The 2015 Grand Prix schedule starts in December with Baltimore and Milan; then moves into January with Denver, Manila, Omaha, Shizuoka, San Jose, and Mexico City. After the first Pro Tour of 2015, February finishes up with Seville, Vancouver, and Memphis. Players who finish in one of these Grand Prix with 39 match points or a Top 8 finish will earn an invitation to the Pro Tour in April 2015.

Editor's Note: The 2015 schedule has been revised. Please see the asterisk (*) near the information that has changed since the time of this publishing.

SEASON 1

Date Location Format
December 13–14, 2014 Baltimore, MD, USA Limited
December 13–14, 2014 Milan, Italy Modern
January 3–4, 2015 Denver, CO, USA Standard
January 3–4, 2015 Manila, Philippines Standard
January 10–11, 2015 Omaha, NE, USA Modern
January 10–11, 2015 Shizuoka, Japan Limited
January 31–February 1 2015 San Jose, CA, USA Team Limited
January 31–February 1 2015 México City, México Limited
February 14–15, 2015 Seville, Spain Standard
February 21–22, 2015 Vancouver, BC, Canada *Modern
February 21–22, 2015 Memphis, TN, USA Standard

The second season of 2015 begins with Miami and Liverpool, and then Cleveland and Auckland a week after that. Two weeks in March lead into one Grand Prix weekend in April with Krakow and Kyoto, both of which take place two weeks after the second Pro Tour of 2015. Finally, May offers stops at Sao Paulo, Toronto, Atlantic City, Paris, Florence, and Shanghai. Rounding out the events that qualify top-finishing players for the Pro Tour in August is a triple Grand Prix weekend featuring Modern Masters 2015 Edition Limited for the main event. These Grand Prix will take place in Chiba, Utrecht, and Las Vegas.

Editor's Note: Some Grand Prix in the schedule have shifted seasons since the time this was originally published. This was done to balance the number of GPs that qualify for each Pro Tour.

SEASON 2

Date Location Format
March 7–8, 2015 Miami, FL, USA Standard
March 7–8, 2015 Liverpool, England Limited
March 14–15, 2015 Cleveland, OH, USA Limited
March 14–15, 2015 Auckland, New Zealand Limited
April 18–19, 2015 Krakow, Poland Standard
April 18–19, 2015 Kyōto, Japan Legacy
May 2–3, 2015 São Paulo, Brazil Standard
May 2–3, 2015 Toronto, ON, Canada Standard
May 9–10, 2015 Atlantic City, NJ, USA Limited
May 9–10, 2015 Paris, France Standard
May 16–17, 2015 Florence, Italy Team Limited
May 16–17, 2015 Shanghai, China Standard
*May 30–31, 2015 Las Vegas, USA Modern Masters 2015 Edition Limited
*May 30–31, 2015 Utrecht, the Netherlands Modern Masters 2015 Edition Limited
*May 30–31, 2015 Chiba, Japan Modern Masters 2015 Edition Limited

The third season of the 2015 Grand Prix schedule starts in June with Charlotte, then Providence, Copenhagen, Singapore, and Buenos Aires. July features Montreal, Lille, and Dallas/Fort Worth before the August Pro Tour takes place. After that, San Diego, Hong Kong, Detroit, London, Prague, and Santiago finish up the Grand Prix that feed into the October 2015 Pro Tour.

Editor's Note: Some Grand Prix in the schedule have shifted seasons since the time this was originally published. This was done to balance the number of GPs that qualify for each Pro Tour.

SEASON 3

Date Location Format
June 13–14, 2015 Charlotte, NC, USA Modern
June 20–21, 2015 Providence, RI, USA Standard
June 20–21, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Modern
June 27–28, 2015 Singapore Modern
June 27–28, 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina Standard
July 4–5, 2015 Montréal, QC, Canada Limited
July 4–5, 2015 Lille, France Legacy
July 25–26, 2015 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA Limited
August 8–9, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA Standard
August 8–9, 2015 Hong Kong, China Limited
August 15–16, 2015 Detroit, MI, USA Team Limited
August 15–16, 2015 London, England Standard
*August 29–30, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Standard
*August 29–30, 2015 Santiago, Chile Limited

The fourth season of Grand Prix for 2015 feeds invitations to the first Pro Tour of 2016. These events kick off in the end of August with Prague and Santiago, then move into September, where there will be stops at Oklahoma City and Madrid. This continues into October with Madison, Sydney, Quebec City, Beijing, Indianapolis, Lyon, and Porto Alegre. November hosts Seattle/Tacoma, Nagoya, Atlanta, Brussels, and finally Pittsburgh, to finish up the Grand Prix schedule for next year.

Editor's Note: The 2015 schedule has been revised. Please see the asterisk (*) near the information that has changed since the time of this publishing.

SEASON 4

Date Location Format
September 12–13, 2015 Oklahoma City, OK, USA Modern
September 12–13, 2015 Madrid, Spain Limited
October 10–11, 2015 Madison, WI, USA Limited
October 10–11, 2015 Sydney, Australia Limited
October 24–25, 2015 Québec City, QC, Canada Standard
October 24–25, 2015 Beijing, China Team Limited
October 31-November 1, 2015* Indianapolis, IN, USA Standard
October 31–November 1, 2015 Lyon, France Limited
October 31–November 1, 2015 Porto Alegre, Brazil Modern
November 7–8, 2015 Seattle/Tacoma, WA, USA Legacy
November 14–15, 2015 Atlanta, GA, USA Limited
November 14–15, 2015 Brussels, Belgium Standard
November 21-22, 2015 Kobe, Japan* Standard
November 21–22, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA, USA Modern

With 54 Grand Prix, 4 Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, and the World Championship, 2015 will feature more Premier Play Magic than ever before. It's going to be an exciting year.

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