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 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 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 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 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||Completed|
|Milan||Italy||Malpensa Fiere||December 12-14, 2014||Modern||Completed|
|Denver||USA||Denver Airport Crowne Plaza||January 2-4, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Manila||Philippines||SMX Convention Center||January 2-4, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Omaha||USA||Centurylink Center||January 9-11, 2015||Modern||Completed|
|Shizuoka||Japan||Twin Messe||January 9-11, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|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||Completed|
|Seville||Spain||Fibesevilla||February 13-15, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Vancouver||Canada||Vancouver Convention Centre||February 20-22, 2015||Modern||Completed|
|Memphis||USA||Memphis Cook Convention Center||February 20-22, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|SEASON 2 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Magic Origins)|
|Miami||USA||Miami Beach Convention Center||March 6-8, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Liverpool||England||ACC Liverpool||March 6-8, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Cleveland||USA||Cleveland Convention Center||March 13-15, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Auckland||New Zealand||Aotea Centre||March 13-15, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Kyōto||Japan||Pulse Plaza (Note: venue location has changed since initially published)||April 17-19, 2015||Legacy||Completed|
|Kraków||Poland||International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Krakow||April 17-19, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|São Paulo||Brazil||World Trade Center||May 1-3, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Toronto||Canada||Metro Toronto Convention Centre||May 1-3, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Atlantic City||USA||Atlantic City Convention Center||May 8-10, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Paris||France||Dock Pullmann||May 8-10, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Florence||Italy||Fortezza da Basso||May 15-17, 2015||Team Limited||None|
|Shanghai||China||Shanghai Mart||May 15-17, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Las Vegas (Main Event #1)||USA||Las Vegas Convention Center||May 28-31, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Las Vegas (Main Event #2)||USA||Las Vegas Convention Center||May 28-31, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Utrecht||Netherlands||JaarBeurs Utrecht||May 28-31, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Chiba||Japan||Makuhari Messe||May 29-31, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|SEASON 3 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar)|
|Charlotte||USA||Charlotte Convention Center||June 12-14, 2015||Modern||Completed|
|Providence||USA||Rhode Island Convention Center||June 19-21, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Copenhagen||Denmark||*Bella Center Copenhagen (Note: venue location has changed since initially published)||June 19-21, 2015||Modern||Completed|
|Singapore||Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Center||June 26-28, 2015||Modern||Completed|
|Buenos Aires||Argentina||Golden Center||June 26-28, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Montréal||Canada||Place Bonaventure||July 3-5, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Lille||France||Lille Grand Palais||July 3-5, 2015||Legacy||Completed|
|Dallas/Fort Worth||USA||Fort Worth Convention Center||July 24-26, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|San Diego||USA||San Diego Convention Center||August 7-9, 2015||Standard||Completed|
|Hong Kong||China||Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre||August 7-9, 2015||Limited||Completed|
|Detroit||USA||Cobo Center||August 14-16, 2015||Team Limited||None|
|London||England||ExCeL London||August 14-16, 2015||Standard||May 23, 2015 - Aug. 2, 2015|
|Prague||Czech Republic||Incheba Expo||August 28-30, 2015||Standard||June 6, 2015 - Aug. 16, 2015|
|Santiago||Chile||Hotel Gran Palace (Note: venue location has changed since initially published)||August 28-30, 2015||Limited||June 6, 2015 - Aug. 16, 2015|
|SEASON 4 (Qualifies for the first Pro Tour in 2016)|
|Oklahoma City||USA||Cox Convention Center||September 11-13, 2015||Modern||June 20, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015|
|Madrid||Spain||Pabellon Multiusos||September 11-13, 2015||Limited||June 20, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015|
|Madison||USA||Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall||October 9-11, 2015||Limited||July 18, 2015 - Sept. 27, 2015|
|Sydney||Australia||Sports Centre||October 9-11, 2015||Limited||July 18, 2015 - Sept. 27, 2015|
|Québec City||Canada||Centre des congrès de Québec||October 23-25, 2015||Standard||Aug. 1, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015|
|Beijing||China||Beijing Science and Technology University Stadium||October 23-25, 2015||Team Limited||None|
|Indianapolis||USA||Indiana Convention Center||Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015||Standard||Aug. 8, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015|
|Lyon||France||Centre de Congrès de Lyon||Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015||Limited||Aug. 8, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015|
|Porto Alegre||Brazil||Sogipa||Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015||Modern||Aug. 8, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015|
|Seattle/Tacoma||USA||Greater Tacoma Convention Center||November 6-8, 2015||Legacy||Aug. 15, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015|
|Atlanta||USA||Georgia World Congress Center||November 13-15, 2015||Limited||Aug. 22, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015|
|Brussels||Belgium||Brussels Expo||November 13-15, 2015||Standard||Aug. 22, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015|
|Kobe||Japan||Kobe International Exhibition Hall||November 20-22, 2015||Standard||Aug. 29, 2015 - Nov. 8, 2015|
|Pittsburgh||USA||David L. Lawrence Convention Center||November 20-22, 2015||Modern||Aug. 29, 2015 - Nov. 8, 2015|