Pro Tour–Hollywood 2008

Posted in Feature on January 21, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

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Hollywood, USA is the second stop in the 2008 Pro Tour season. But the pros won't be the only ones enjoying themselves: the Pro Tour is above all a great weekend of Magic that brings fantastic opportunities for all players, whether you're qualified for the main event, participating in public events, playing against the people who make Magic, or just hanging around with your friends.

Pro Tour–Hollywood is a Standard format event that runs May 23-25, 2008. The Last-Chance Qualifier will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. For more information, visit the complete Public Events schedule.

Tournament Location

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-228-1234
www.centuryplaza.hyatt.com

Parking

  • Valet Parking - $31.00 per day, and includes in/out privileges
  • Self-Parking – is available offsite and is available for $20.00 per day with no in/out privileges. Please speak with the concierge for more information on location and costs.

Player Pool Party and Pro Tour Registration

The Pro Tour-Hollywood Player Pool Party will occur at:
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Date: May 22, 2008
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pro Tour-Hollywood Registration will take place at the same location from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour-Valencia. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite.

Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

We encourage players to attend mandatory registration on Thursday. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we have a registration on Friday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Players at late registration do not always receive the same gifts as those at mandatory registration.

Players not registered by 8:30 a.m. on May 23 may be denied entry to the Pro Tour.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Scott Larabee at +1 (206) 793-3534 or scott.larabee@wizards.com.

Tournament Hall Hours

Thursday, May 22: 3 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Friday, May 23: 7:30 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Saturday, May 24: 8 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Sunday, May 25: 9 a.m. - Midnight (12 a.m.)

Tournament Format and Schedule

Pro Tour-Hollywood is a three-day Standard format event with a prize purse of $230,795. For more information about the format, schedule, and prize payout, click here.

Media Requests

Please contact Hélène Bergeot at helene.bergeot@wizards.com if you wish to set up a press credential for Pro Tour–Hollywood. Wizards asks that all media requests be submitted by May 16 (one week prior to the event).

Site Attractions

PUBLIC EVENTS
Come one, come all to participate in four days of events open to the public. Starting Thursday with the Last-Chance Qualifier, there are tournaments, drafts, and drawings all weekend. Prizes include invitations and airfare to Pro Tour-Berlin, a 160gb Apple TV, an iPod Touch, a set of 30 Revised Dual Lands, and a canvas Magic art print. Pro Tour-Hollywood also features Super Friday Night Magic and an unsanctioned 64-person free-for-all on Saturday night.

GUNSLINGING
Test your Magic skills against the guys who make the game Pro Tour–Hollywood 2008 will feature four members of Magic R&D: Aaron Forsythe, Mike Turian, Erik Lauer, and Kenneth Nagle. Win and you get to walk away with cool Magic prizes!

ARTISTS ON SITE
Pro Tour–Hollywood 2008 will feature appearances by rk post and Rob Alexander. Click here to read more about these artists. Check back here for additions to the artist schedule.

WATCH THE TOP 8
All of Sunday's Top 8 action can be viewed screens in the hall, with Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall providing the play-by-play and color commentary. Sunday's action begins at 10:45 a.m. local time, which is 1:45 p.m. ET, and is available as a webcast from the comfort of your own home.

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