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.

GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE

FORMATS

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.

PRIZES

Prizes for the main event of a Grand Prix scale with the size of the event. Each individual Grand Prix awards a prize purse of at least $50,000. A team Grand Prix will hand out at least $60,000. Players are also awarded Pro Points for top finishes. The Top 8, along with everyone who earns at least 39 match points in the Swiss rounds, automatically earn invitations and airfare to an upcoming Pro Tour.

Every player will receive a promo card just for participating in the main event (while supplies last). In addition, Grand Prix main events award a multiplier of 8x for all Planeswalker Points earned, and side events carry a multiplier of 3x.

Additional prizes and promotions may vary.

Below is the current year's Grand Prix main event promo card, along with the base payout used for Grand Prix main events.

Worldwide Prize Structure

RULES

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 for individual-format Grand Prix; nine rounds on Day One and five rounds on Day Two for team-format Grand Prix
  • In Individual Grand prix: All players with 18 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 18 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 for individual-format Grand Prix; the Top 4 teams at the end of 14 rounds advance to the playoffs for team-format Grand Prix
  • 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 Last-Chance 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.

BYES

Complete information about Grand Prix Byes can be found in the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy.

Grand Prix Byes Award Criteria

A player may be awarded byes for an individual-format Grand Prix based on one or more of the following criteria:

Grand Prix Bye Restrictions

Players can be awarded one-, two-, or three-round byes for individual-format Grand Prix. Byes are not cumulative within a given Grand Prix or from one Grand Prix to another. Byes may not be passed down to other players for any reason and are not transferable. Byes may not be deferred from one Grand Prix to another and must be earned each time. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a Grand Prix are awarded only the bye for the greatest number of rounds.

Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Tuesday immediately before the Grand Prix. Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix.

If a player is awarded a bye, he or she is considered to have earned 3 points in the Grand Prix for each of those rounds. Byes are not counted toward a player’s opponent’s match win percentage. Players with byes will usually have an advantage in tiebreakers over players that do not have byes.

Byes at Individual-format Grand Prix

For each Individual-format Grand Prix, byes are awarded as listed below. All listed criteria are as of the date of the specific Grand Prix:

Third-Round Byes

  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum.
  • Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

Second-Round Byes

  • Winners of Last-Chance Trial tournaments designated to award byes to that Grand Prix.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 2,250 Planeswalker Points in the current Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 2,250 Planeswalker Points in the previous Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver.

First-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,300 Planeswalker Points in the current Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,300 Planeswalker Points in the previous Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.

Note: Teams are not awarded byes in team-format Grand Prix.

READY TO PLAY?

With more than 50 Grand Prix held around the world, chances are good that you'll find one nearby. Check the Grand Prix schedule for the tournaments closest to you!

GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE

2017

City Country Venue Date Format Organizer
BLOCK 1 for 2017 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Amonkhet)
Louisville USA Kentucky Expo Center January 6–8, 2017 Legacy StarCityGames
San Jose USA San Jose Convention Center January 27–29, 2017 Limited ChannelFireball
Prague Czech Republic PVA Expo January 27–29, 2017 Limited tournamentcenter.eu
Pittsburgh USA David Lawrence Convention Center February 10–12, 2017 Standard Pastimes
Vancouver Canada Vancouver Convention Centre February 17–19, 2017 Modern GameKeeper
Brisbane Australia Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre February 17–19, 2017 Modern Chain Links
Utrecht The Netherlands Jaarbeurs February 24–26, 2017 Standard Cascade Games
BLOCK 2 for 2017 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation)
New Jersey USA Meadowlands Exposition Center March 10–12, 2017 Standard ChannelFireball
Barcelona Spain Fira Barcelona March 10–12, 2017 Standard tournamentcenter.eu
Shizuoka Japan Twin Messe March 17–19, 2017 Standard Big Magic
Porto Alegre Brazil Centro de Eventos Fiergs March 17–19, 2017 Standard Nerdz
Orlando USA Orange County Convention Center March 24–26, 2017 Limited StarCityGames
San Antonio USA Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center March 31–April 2, 2017 Team Unified Modern Cascade Games
México City Mexico Hilton Mexico City Reforma April 7–9, 2017 Team Limited ChannelFireball
Richmond USA Greater Richmond Convention Center May 5–7, 2017 Limited StarCityGames
Bologna Italy Bologna Fiere May 5–7, 2017 Limited Legacy
Beijing China University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium May 5–7, 2017 Limited Panda Events
Montréal Canada Montréal Place Bonaventure May 19–21, 2017 Standard GameKeeper
Santiago Chile Hotel Gran Palace May 19–21, 2017 Standard La Forja de Stone
Copenhagen Denmark Bella Center May 26–28, 2017 Modern ChannelFireball
Kōbe Japan Kōbe International Exhibition Center May 26–28, 2017 Modern Hobby Station
BLOCK 3 for 2017 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Ixalan)
Omaha USA CenturyLink Center Omaha June 2–4, 2017 Standard Cascade Games
Amsterdam The Netherlands RAI June 2–4, 2017 Standard play-mtg.eu
Manila Philippines SMX Convention Center June 2–4, 2017 Standard Chain Links
Las Vegas USA Las Vegas Convention Center June 15–16, 2017 Legacy ChannelFireball
Las Vegas USA Las Vegas Convention Center June 16–17, 2017 Limited ChannelFireball
Las Vegas USA Las Vegas Convention Center June 17–18, 2017 Modern ChannelFireball
Cleveland USA Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland June 23–25, 2017 Team Limited Pastimes
Sydney Australia International Convention Centre Sydney June 23–25, 2017 Team Limited Chain Links
Toronto Canada Enercare Centre July 21–23, 2017 Limited Face to Face Games
Kyōto Japan Pulse Plaza July 21–23, 2017 Limited Big Magic
Minneapolis USA Minneapolis Convention Center August 4–6, 2017 Standard Pastimes
Birmingham England NEC August 11–13, 2017 Modern ChannelFireball
São Paulo Brazil Pro Magno August 11–13, 2017 Modern Bazar de Bagdá
BLOCK 4 for 2017 (Qualifies for 2018 Pro Tour #1)
Denver USA Colorado Convention Center August 18–20, 2017 Standard Cascade Games
Indianapolis USA Indiana Convention Center August 25–27, 2017 Limited Pastimes
Metz France Metz-Expo August 25–27, 2017 Limited ChannelFireball
Washington, D.C. USA Dulles Expo Center September 1–3, 2017 Standard StarCityGames
Turin Italy Lingotto Fiere September 1–3, 2017 Standard Legacy
Providence USA Rhode Island Convention Center September 29–October 1, 2017 Team Limited Pastimes
Shizuoka Japan Twin Messe September 29–October 1, 2017 Team Limited Hareruya
Phoenix USA Phoenix Convention Center October 27–29, 2017 Limited ChannelFireball
Liverpool England Exhibition Centre Liverpool October 27–29, 2017 Limited Cascade Games
Hong Kong Hong Kong Kowloon International Trade and Exhibition Centre October 27–29, 2017 Limited Chain Links
Atlanta USA Georgia World Congress Center November 10–12, 2017 Standard StarCityGames
Warsaw Poland Expo XXI November 10–12, 2017 Standard play-mtg.eu
Shanghai China Xing fu Menggongchang (Happiness Factory) November 10–12, 2017 Standard Panda Events
Portland USA Oregon Convention Center November 17–19, 2017 Standard Cascade Games
BLOCK 1 for 2018 (Qualifies for 2018 Pro Tour #2)
Lyon France Lyon EurExpo November 24–26, 2017 Team Limited ChannelFireball
Oklahoma City USA Cox Convention Center December 8–10, 2017 Modern Cascade Games
Madrid Spain Pabillon de Cristal December 8–10, 2017 Team Unified Modern play-mtg.eu
New Jersey USA Meadowlands Exposition Center December 15–17, 2017 Limited ChannelFireball
Singapore Singapore Singapore EXPO December 15–17, 2017 Limited Chain Links

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