Grand Prix are the biggest open Magic events run around the world. These exciting three-day festivals of all that is Magic feature a two-day main event with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Plus, you’ll find artist signings and more side events than you could possibly play in your most fevered Magic-induced dreams.
Each Grand Prix’s main event features one of a number of formats, including:
Side events, which take place all weekend concurrent with the main event, are run with any of these formats, plus a plethora of serious, casual, and even some wholly unique formats.
Effective August 4, 2014
For more information, read: Improving the Grand Prix
Prizes for the main event of an individual Grand Prix scale with the size of the event, with each Grand Prix awarding a prize purse of at least $35,000. A team Grand Prix will hand out at least $45,000. Players are also awarded Pro Points for high finishes. The Top 8 automatically earn invitations and airfare to the Pro Tour.
Every player will receive a special promo card just for signing up, while supplies last. In addition, Grand Prix awards a multiplier of 8x for all Planeswalker Points earned, and side events carry a multiplier of 3x.
Prizes and promotions may vary based upon the Grand Prix Organizer. Below is the base payout that Tournament Organizers use for Grand Prix tournaments.
Grand PrixWorldwide Prize Structure
Effective August 4, 2014
Every Grand Prix is open to any and all participants, but there are some important rules to keep in mind.
- Day One is run at Competitive REL (Rules Enforcement Level); Day Two is run at Professional REL
- There are nine rounds on Day One and six rounds on Day Two
- In Individual Grand prix: All players with 21 or more match points or all players tied for 64th place—whichever is greater—qualify to play on Day Two
- In Team Grand Prix: All teams with 21 or more match points or all teams tied for 40th place—whichever is greater—qualify to play on Day Two
- Swiss rounds are 50 minutes long and best two out of three matches
- The Top 8 players at the end of 15 rounds advance to the playoffs
- Playoff matches are best two out of three, single elimination, and untimed
Players can also earn up to three byes for a Grand Prix either by winning a Grand Prix Trial, having enough Planeswalker Points Seasonal Award Points, having a specific Pro Tour Players Club level, or being a member of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
2015 SUPER SUNDAY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Super Sunday Series events, which take place on the Sunday of every Grand Prix weekend, offer players a chance to win a trip to Wizards of the Coast Headquarters in Renton, Washington. They will not only compete against other Super Sunday Series winners for their share of a $20,000 prize pool, but they will also be able to have dinner with Magic R& D and draft with Wizards employees.
Winners of the Super Sunday Series events that have taken place starting with Grand Prix Dallas/Fort Worth 2013 through Grand Prix San Antonio 2014 are invited to compete in the 2015 Super Sunday Series Championship! For more information on the championship event, click here.
READY TO PLAY?
With more than 50 Grand Prix held every year around the world, chances are good you’ll find one nearby. Check the Grand Prix schedule for the tournaments nearest you.
|SEASON 1 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir)|
|Baltimore||USA||Baltimore Convention Center (Hall F)||December 12-14, 2014||Limited||Info|
|Milan||Italy||Malpensa Fiere||December 12-14, 2014||Modern||Info|
|Denver||USA||Denver Airport Crowne Plaza||January 2-4, 2015||Standard||Info|
|Manila||Philippines||SMX Convention Center||January 2-4, 2015||Standard||Info|
|Omaha||USA||Centurylink Center||January 9-11, 2015||Modern||Info|
|Shizuoka||Japan||Twin Messe||January 9-11, 2015||Limited||Info|
|San Jose||USA||San Jose Convention Center||Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015||Team Limited||None|
|México City||Mexico||Expo Reforma||Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015||Limited||Info|
|Seville||Spain||Fibesevilla||February 13-15, 2015||Standard||Info|
|Vancouver||Canada||Vancouver Convention Center||February 20-22, 2015||Modern||Info|
|Memphis||USA||Memphis Cook Convention Center||February 20-22, 2015||Standard||Info|
|SEASON 2 (Qualifies for the Pro Tour in Vancouver 2015)|
|Miami||USA||Miami Beach Convention Center||March 6-8, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Liverpool||England||ACC Liverpool||March 6-8, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Cleveland||USA||Cleveland Convention Center||March 13-15, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Auckland||New Zealand||Aotea Centre||March 13-15, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Kraków||Poland||EXPO Krakow||April 17-19, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Kyōto||Japan||Miyako Messe||April 17-19, 2015||Legacy||Coming Soon|
|São Paulo||Brazil||World Trade Center||May 1-3, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Toronto||Canada||Metro Toronto Convention Centre||May 1-3, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Atlantic City||USA||Atlantic City Convention Center||May 8-10, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Paris||France||Dock Pullmann||May 8-10, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Florence||Italy||Fortezza da Basso||May 15-17, 2015||Team Limited||Coming Soon|
|Shanghai||China||Shanghai Mart||May 15-17, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Las Vegas||USA||Las Vegas Convention Center||May 28-31, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Utrecht||Europe||JaarBeurs Utrecht||May 28-31, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Chiba||Japan||Makuhari Messe||May 29-31, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|SEASON 3 (Qualifies for the Pro Tour in Milwaukee 2015)|
|Charlotte||USA||Charlotte Convention Center||June 12-14, 2015||Modern||Coming Soon|
|Providence||USA||Rhode Island Convention Center||June 19-21, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Copenhagen||Denmark||Brøndby Hallen||June 19-21, 2015||Modern||Coming Soon|
|Singapore||Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Center||June 26-28, 2015||Modern||Coming Soon|
|Buenos Aires||Argentina||Golden Center||June 26-28, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Montréal||Canada||Place Bonaventure||July 3-5, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Lille||France||Lille Grand Palais||July 3-5, 2015||Legacy||Coming Soon|
|Dallas/Fort Worth||USA||Fort Worth Convention Center||July 24-26, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|San Diego||USA||San Diego Convention Center||August 7-9, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Hong Kong||China||Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre||August 7-9, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Detroit||USA||Cobo Center||August 14-16, 2015||Team Limited||Coming Soon|
|London||England||ExCeL London||August 14-16, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Prague||Czech Republic||Incheba Expo||August 28-30, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Santiago||Chile||Espacio Riesco||August 28-30, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|SEASON 4 (Qualifies for the first Pro Tour in 2016)|
|Oklahoma City||USA||Cox Convention Center||September 11-13, 2015||Modern||Coming Soon|
|Madrid||Spain||Pabellon Multiusos||September 11-13, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Madison||USA||Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall||October 9-11, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Sydney||Australia||Sports Centre||October 9-11, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Québec City||Canada||Centre des congrès de Québec||October 23-25, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Beijing||China||Beijing Science and Technology University Stadium||October 23-25, 2015||Team Limited||Coming Soon|
|Indianapolis||USA||Indiana Convention Center||Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Lyon||France||Centre de Congrès de Lyon||Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Porto Alegre||Brazil||Sogipa||Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015||Modern||Coming Soon|
|Seattle/Tacoma||USA||Greater Tacoma Convention Center||November 6-8, 2015||Legacy||Coming Soon|
|TBD||Japan||TBD||November 6-8, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Atlanta||USA||Georgia World Congress Center||November 13-15, 2015||Limited||Coming Soon|
|Brussels||Belgium||Brussels Expo||November 13-15, 2015||Standard||Coming Soon|
|Pittsburgh||USA||David L. Lawrence Convention Center||November 20-22, 2015||Modern||Coming Soon|