GRAND PRIX

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

An Introduction to Magic Grand Prix
An Introduction to Magic Grand Prix
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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 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 4 automatically earn invitations to the Pro Tour, with additional invites being awarded for larger Grand Prix.

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.

WORLDWIDE GRAND PRIX PRIZE STRUCTURE

Prizes subject to change. All prizes displayed in US dollars.

INDIVIDUAL GRAND PRIX

Place

Up to 1,199 Players

1,200-2,399 Players

2,400+ Players

Pro Points Awarded

1st

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

8

2nd

$2,700

$2,700

$2,700

6

3rd-4th

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

5

5th-8th

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

4

9th-12th

$600

$600

$600

3

13th-16th

$550

$550

$550

3

17th-23rd

$500

$500

$500

2

24th-32nd

$400

$400

$400

2

33rd-64th

$300

$300

$300

1

65th-100th

--

$250

$250

--

101st-150th

--

--

$200

--

Total

$35,000

$44,000

$54,000

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TEAM GRAND PRIX

Prizes awarded by team

Place

Up to 399 Teams

400-799 Teams

800+ Teams

Pro Points Awarded
(Per Player)

1st

$8,100

$8,100

$8,100

6

2nd

$5,400

$5,400

$5,400

5

3rd-4th

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

4

5th-8th

$2,025

$2,025

$2,025

3

9th-12th

$1,275

$1,275

$1,275

2

13th-16th

$1,125

$1,125

$1,125

1

17th-20th

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

--

21st-24th

$900

$900

$900

--

25th-36th

--

$750

$750

--

37th-51st

--

--

$600

--

Total

$45,000

$54,000

$63,000

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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 up to nine rounds on Day One and six rounds on Day Two
  • If 799 or fewer players are registered, players with records of X-2 or better or the top 64 players—whichever is greater—qualify to play on Day Two
  • If 800 or more players are registered, players with records of X-2 or better or the top 128 players—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 (or fewer) 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.

READY TO PLAY?

With more than 40 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.

GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE

City Country Venue Dates Format Trials
SEASON 1
Dallas/Fort Worth US Fort Worth Convention Center December 6-8, 2013 Standard Trials Info
Shizuoka Japan Twin Messe December 20-22, 2013 Standard Trials Info
Prague Czech Republic Incheba Palace of Industry January 10-12, 2014 Modern Trials Info
Sacramento US Sacramento Convention Center January 17-19, 2014 Theros Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Vancouver BC Canada Vancouver Convention Centre January 24-26, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre January 24-26, 2014 Theros Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Paris France Dock Pullman, Saint-Denis February 14-16, 2014 Legacy Trials Info
México City Mexico Expo Refoma February 14-16, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Barcelona Spain Fira Barcelona February 28-March 2, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Team Sealed --
Melbourne Australia Melbourne Olympic Park February 28-March 2, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Richmond US Greater Richmond Convention Center March 7-9, 2014 Modern Trials Info
SEASON 2
Montréal Canada Palais des congrès de Montréal March 14-16, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Buenos Aires Argentina Golden Center March 14-16, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Cincinnati US Duke Energy Convention Center March 21-23, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Vienna Austria Messe Wien March 21-23, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Beijing China Beijing Science and Technology University Stadium March 28-30, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Phoenix US Phoenix Convention Center April 4-6, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Philadelphia US Pennsylvania Convention Center April 11-13, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Nagoya Japan Fukiage Hall April 11-13, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Minneapolis US Minneapolis Convention Center May 9-11, 2014 Modern Trials Info
Warsaw Poland EXPO XXI May 9-11, 2014 Theros Block Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Atlanta US Georgia World Congress Center May 23-25, 2014 Theros Block Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Manchester England Event City May 30-June 1, 2014 Theros Block Constructed Trials Info
São Paulo Brazil Clube Atlético Juventus May 30-June 1, 2014 Theros Block Team Sealed --
SEASON 3
Moscow Russia Elektrifikatsiya June 13-15, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Chicago US Donald E Stephens Convention Center June 20-22, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Washington D.C. US Dulles Expo & Conference Center June 27-29, 2014 Theros Block Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Milan Italy Malpensa Fiere June 27-29, 2014 Theros Block Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Boston-Worcester US DCU Center July 25-27, 2014 Modern Trials Info
Taipei Chinese Taipei Taipei Expo Park (Expo Dome) July 25-27, 2014 Core Set Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Portland US Oregon Convention Center August 7-10, 2014 Core Set Team Sealed --
Utrecht Netherlands Jaarbeurs Utrecht August 8-10, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Sydney Australia Howie Complex August 22-24, 2014 Core Set Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Kōbe Japan Kobe International Conference Center August 22-24, 2014 Modern Trials Info
SEASON 4
Salt Lake City US South Towne Exposition Center September 5-7, 2014 Core Set Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Orlando US Orange County Convention Center October 3-5, 2014 Khans of Tarkir Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Shanghai China Shanghai Mart October 3-5, 2014 Khans of Tarkir Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Los Angeles US Los Angeles Convention Center October 17-19, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Stockholm Sweden Infra City October 24-26, 2014 Standard Trials Info
Nashville US Nashville Music City Center October 31-November 2, 2014 Khans of Tarkir Team Sealed --
Santiago Chile Grand Palace Convention Center October 31-November 2 Standard Trials Info
New Jersey US New Jersey Expo Center November 14-16, 2014 Legacy Trials Info
Madrid Spain Pabellón Multiusos November 14-16, 2014 Modern Trials Info
Ottawa Canada Gatineau Congress Center November 21-23, 2014 Khans of Tarkir Sealed/Draft Trials Info
Strasbourg France Parc des Expositions – Pavillion K November 28-30, 2014 Khans of Tarkir Sealed/Draft Trials Info
San Antonio US Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center November 28-30, 2014 Standard Trials Info