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.


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


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 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.


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.

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 Grand Prix 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.


Super Sunday Series events, which take place on the Sunday of every Grand Prix weekend, offer players a chance to win a trip to Seattle, Washington to compete in the Super Sunday Series Championship. Players in this tournament not only compete against other Super Sunday Series winners for their share of a $20,000 prize pool, but they will also have the chance to dine with Magic R&D members, draft with fellow competitors and Wizards employees, and more!

Super Sunday Series Championship 2017


With more than 40 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!



City Country Venue Date Format Organizer
BLOCK 1 for 2016 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Shadows Over Innistrad)
Oakland USA Oakland Convention Center January 8-10, 2016 Standard ChannelFireball
Vancouver Canada Vancouver Congress Centre January 29-31, 2016 Limited GameKeeper
Nagoya Japan Port Messe January 29-31, 2016 Limited BIG MAGIC
Mexico City Mexico Expo Reforma January 29-31, 2016 Limited Necrotower
Houston USA George R Brown Convention Center February 26-28, 2016 Standard ChannelFireball
Detroit USA Cobo Hall March 4-6 2016 Modern Professional Event Services
Bologna Italy Bologna Fiere March 4-6 2016 Modern Legacy Distribution
Melbourne Australia Melbourne Olympic Park March 4-6 2016 Modern ChainLinks
Washington, D.C. USA Walter Washington Convention Center March 11-13, 2016 Team Limited StarCityGames
Paris France Paris Le Bourget March 18-20, 2016 Standard ChannelFireball
BLOCK 2 for 2016 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon)
Albuquerque USA Albuquerque Convention Center April 15-17, 2016 Limited Cascade Games
Barcelona Spain Fira Barcelona April 15-17, 2016 Limited TournamentCenter.EU
Beijing China Yi Fang Yuan Sports Center April 15-17, 2016 Limited Panda Events
Toronto Canada Enercare Centre April 29-May 1, 2016 Standard Face-to-Face Games
New York USA Meadowlands Exposition Center May 6-8, 2016 Standard ChannelFireball
Tokyo Japan Big Sight May 6-8, 2016 Standard Hobby Station
Los Angeles USA Los Angeles Convention Center May 20-22, 2016 Modern ChannelFireball
Charlotte USA Greater Charlotte Convention Center May 20-22, 2016 Modern StarCityGames
Minneapolis USA Minneapolis Convention Center May 27-29, 2016 Standard Pastimes
Manchester England Manchester Event City May 27-29, 2016 Standard Mind Sports International
San Jose Costa Rica Barcelo San Jose Palacio June 3-5, 2016 Standard Playcon
BLOCK 3 for 2016 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Kaladesh)
Columbus USA Greater Columbus Convention Center June 10-12, 2016 Legacy Professional Event Services
Prague Czech Republic Výstaviště PVA Expo Praha June 10-12, 2016 Legacy TournamentCenter.EU
Pittsburgh USA David D. Lawrence Convention Center June 24-26, 2016 Standard TJ Collectibles
Taipei Chinese Taipei Expo Dome, Taipei Expo Foundation No. 1 June 24-26, 2016 Standard ChainLinks
Sao Paulo Brazil Pro Magno July 1-3, 2016 Team Limited Jambô Loja
Montreal Canada Palais des congrès de Montréal July 29-31, 2016 Limited GameKeeper
Stockholm Sweden Stockholmsmässan July 29-31, 2016 Limited TournamentCenter.EU
Sydney Australia Sydney Olympic Park July 29-31, 2016 Limited ChainLinks
Portland USA Oregon Convention Center August 12-14, 2016 Standard Cascade Games
Rimini Italy Palacongressi August 12-14, 2016 Standard Legacy Distribution
Lille France Lille Grand Palais August 26-28, 2016 Modern Mind Sports International
Indianapolis USA Indiana Convention Center August 26-28, 2016 Modern Pastimes
Guangzhou China Guangzhou PWTC Expo August 26-28, 2016 Modern Panda Events
BLOCK 4 for 2016 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Aether Revolt)
Louisville USA Kentucky Exposition Center September 9-11, 2016 Team Limited TJ Collectibles
Kyoto Japan Pulse Plaza September 9-11, 2016 Team Limited Hobby Station
Atlanta USA Georgia World Congress Center October 7-9, 2016 Limited StarCityGames
London England ExCel London October 7-9, 2016 Limited ChannelFireball
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre October 21-23, 2016 Standard ChainLinks
Providence USA Rhode Island Convention Center October 21-23, 2016 Standard TJ Collectibles
Warsaw Poland Expo XXI October 28-30, 2016 Standard ChannelFireball
Santiago Chile Gran Palace October 28-30, 2016 Standard La Forja de Stone
Dallas USA Fort Worth Convention Center November 4-6, 2016 Modern Professional Event Services
Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam November 11-13, 2016 Team Limited TournamentCenter.EU
Chiba Japan Makuhari Messe November 25-27, 2016 Legacy Hareruya Inc.
BLOCK 1 for 2017 (Qualifies for Pro Tour Nashville)
Denver USA Crowne Plaza International Airport Hotel & Convention Center December 2-4, 2016 Standard Cascade Games
Madrid Spain Pabellón Multiusos I. Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo December 2-4, 2016 Standard Mind Sports International
Milwaukee USA Wisconsin Center December 9-11, 2016 Limited Pastimes

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