PRO TOUR QUALIFIERS

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers (PTQs) consist of a set of PTQ Preliminaries that grant tokens that can be used to enter a PTQ Finals event. Winners of PTQ Finals receive invitations to the associated Pro Tour as well as the associated Pro Tour Challenge.

Magic Online hosts sixteen Pro Tour Qualifier Finals following each set of PTQ Preliminaries. PTQ Preliminaries grant Constructed and Limited tokens of two different colors, red and blue. Constructed PTQ Preliminaries award only Constructed tokens, and Limited PTQ Preliminaries only award Limited tokens. Similarly, you can only use Constructed entry tokens to join Constructed PTQ Finals, and you can only use Limited entry tokens to join Limited PTQ Finals. Players may participate in as many PTQ Preliminaries as they like and earn as many tokens as they'd like. Participation in Magic Online PTQ Preliminaries and PTQ Finals is open only to players who have not been invited to the associated Pro Tour. PTQ Finals tokens can't be transferred.

Qualified for a Constructed or Limited PTQ Final? Players in the Finals will be able to join 45 minutes prior to start time.

Learn more about the new Pro Tour Qualifier token system here.

What is the Pro Tour?

The Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour is a tournament series where legends are born. With four annual worldwide stops, the Magic Pro Tour is the premier circuit to play competitive Magic. Each event showcases a prize pool of $250,000.

Learn more about the Pro Tour here.

TOKEN ROTATIONS

Token Color Earned After Must Be Used By
Red December 7 June 4
Blue March 8 TBD (Around September)

MAGIC ONLINE PRO TOUR QUALIFIER SCHEDULE FOR PRO TOUR HOUR OF DEVASTATION

As we announced on February 14, the Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminary schedule has been adjusted so that it will remain unchanged from week to week moving forward. Every week of the Pro Tour Hour of Devastation season will adhere to the following schedule, regardless of whether there is a PTQ Finals that week or not.

Pacific Time (for UTC, add 8 hours before March 12 and 7 hours beginning March 12)

Format Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Constructed 6 p.m. 8 a.m. None 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. 12 a.m. (Thursday night/Friday morning) None 3 p.m.
Sealed 4 p.m. 11 a.m. None 7 a.m., 4 p.m. None 3 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. 4 p.m.

Pro Tour Hour of Devastation PTQ Finals will accept either blue tokens or the red tokens from the Pro Tour Amonkhet PTQ season. Hour of Devastation PTQ Preliminaries will award red tokens through March 7, then will award blue tokens beginning March 9.

PTQ Finals Date Format
Sunday
March 5
7:00 a.m.
Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Sealed
Sunday
March 12
7:00 a.m.
Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Sealed
Saturday
March 18
9:00 a.m.
Standard
Sunday
March 19
7:00 a.m.
Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Sealed
Saturday
March 25
9:00 a.m.
Standard
Saturday
April 1
9:00 a.m.
Modern
Sunday
April 2
7:00 a.m.
Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Sealed
Sunday
April 9
9:00 a.m.
Modern
Sunday
April 16
7:00 a.m.
Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Sealed

April 22-23: Amonkhet Prerelease

April 24: Amonkhet Magic Online events begin

April 28: Amonkhet is on sale in the Magic Online store

PTQ Finals Date Format
Saturday
April 29
9:00 a.m.
Standard
Sunday
April 30
7:00 a.m.
Amonkhet Sealed
Saturday
May 13
9:00 a.m.
Standard
Sunday
May 14
7:00 a.m.
Amonkhet Sealed
Sunday
May 21
7:00 a.m.
Amonkhet Sealed
Sunday
May 28
7:00 a.m.
Amonkhet Sealed
Monday
May 29
9:00 a.m.
Standard

Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

CONSTRUCTED EVENTS

Constructed PTQ Preliminaries Event Details

Start Times: See above schedule for event times
Location: Scheduled Events room
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 300 Play Points

Product: A Modern- or Standard-legal deck, as appropriate
Size: 17-128 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Standard or Modern Constructed
Duration: Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, Swiss pairings
Prizes: The booster pack and complete set prizes for each Pro Tour Qualifier will be selected by Wizards of the Coast from a current Magic: The Gathering set or expansion available in Magic Online at the time of the event.

 

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 1 Constructed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
18 booster packs
3
4 1 Constructed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
12 booster packs
1
3 9 booster packs 0

Constructed PTQ Finals Event Details

Start Times: See above schedule for event times
Location: Scheduled Events room
Entry Options: 1 Constructed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
Product: Modern- or Standard-legal deck, as appropriate
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with single-elimination Top 8
Format: Standard or Modern Constructed
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single-elimination Top 8.
Prizes:

Place Prizes
1st Invitation to associated Pro Tour
Invitation to associated Pro Tour Challenge
1 complete premium set
108 booster packs
2nd 1 complete premium set
108 booster packs
1 Constructed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
3rd-4th 1 complete regular set
54 booster packs
1 Constructed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
5th-8th 54 booster packs
1 Constructed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
9th-32nd 24 booster packs

LIMITED EVENTS

Limited PTQ Preliminaries Event Details

Start Times: See above schedule for event times
Location: Scheduled Events room
Entry Options:

 

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 300 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide six booster packs of the appropriate type.
Size: 17-128 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, Swiss pairings.
Prizes: The booster pack and complete set prizes for each Pro Tour Qualifier will be selected by Wizards of the Coast from a current Magic: The Gathering set or expansion available in Magic Online at the time of the event.

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 1 Limited Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
12 booster packs
3
4 1 Limited Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
9 booster packs
1
3 6 booster packs 0

Limited PTQ Finals Event Details

Start Times: See above schedule for event times
Location: Scheduled Events room
Entry Options: 1 Limited Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
Product: Magic Online will provide six booster packs of the appropriate type, plus three booster packs for the Top 8.
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with single-elimination Top 8
Format: Sealed, with Top 8 Draft
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single-elimination Top 8.
Prizes:

Place Prizes
1st Invitation to associated Pro Tour
Invitation to associated Pro Tour Challenge
1 complete premium set
108 booster packs
2nd 1 complete premium set
108 booster packs
1 Limited Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
3rd-4th 1 complete regular set
54 booster packs
1 Limited Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
5th-8th 54 booster packs
1 Limited Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Token
9th-32nd 24 booster packs

PRO TOUR CHALLENGE

The Magic Online Pro Tour Challenge is an additional tournament held during the Pro Tour especially for Magic Online players invited via a Pro Tour Qualifier on Magic Online or the Magic Online Championship Series. This in-person event is held in the same location as the Pro Tour and pits Magic Online Pro Tour invitees against one another in a single, 4-round Swiss event, with fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Once a player qualifies for the Pro Tour through a Magic Online Championship Series Season Final, or a Magic Online PTQ, s/he is no longer eligible to participate in either face-to-face or Magic Online PTQ Events that lead to the same Pro Tour.

See below for Pro Tour Challenge event and prize details.

PRO TOUR CHALLENGE EVENTS

The Magic Online Pro Tour Challenge is an additional tournament held during the Pro Tour especially for Magic Online players invited via a Pro Tour Qualifier on Magic Online or the Magic Online Championship Series. This in-person event is held in the same location as the Pro Tour.

The Pro Tour Challenge changes to a single four-round Swiss event. Once a player qualifies for the Pro Tour through a Magic Online Championship Series Playoff Event, or a Magic Online PTQ, s/he is no longer eligible to participate in either face-to-face or Magic Online PTQ Events that lead to the same Pro Tour.

Start Times: Sunday at 10:00 a.m. local time
Location: Live event at the upcoming Pro Tour
Entry Option: Invitation only
Play Style: Swiss
Format: The Constructed format used at the same Pro Tour
Duration: Four Rounds
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes
4 Wins $1,500 USD and 54 Magic Online booster packs
3 Wins $1,500 USD and 45 Magic Online booster packs
2 Wins $1,500 USD and 36 Magic Online booster packs
1 Win $1,500 USD and 27 Magic Online booster packs
0 Wins $1,500 USD and 18 Magic Online booster packs

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pro Tour Challenge qualification does not guarantee prizes. You must participate in the Challenge event at the corresponding Pro Tour in order to be eligible for the Challenge prizes.

You must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in the Pro Tour Challenge. You may download the required forms; they will also be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions will be made.

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

 

  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • Copy of a birth certificate and a photo ID (school IDs are acceptable)

 

Determination of the eligibility of a person under age eighteen to participate in the 2016 Magic Online Championship Series is based on the permission granted to said person by his/her parent or legal guardian.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in the Magic Online Championship. Forms can be downloaded from the corresponding Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour page and will be available onsite.

Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions will be made.

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

RULES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS

Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

Note: Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Qualifier Points (QPs) are only awarded as prizes when there is an active MOCS season.

Pro Tour Qualifier Eligibility
Invitations to the Pro Tour (including those awarded by participation in tournaments) are governed by the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy.

If you already hold an invitation to the current season’s Pro Tour through a Pro Tour Qualifier or Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier, you may not compete in Pro Tour Qualifiers or Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers Finals events in the current season.

If you already hold an invitation to the current season’s Pro Tour as well as the next season’s Pro Tour through Pro Tour Qualifiers and/or Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers, you may not compete in Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers Preliminary events in the current season.

Players who compete in Pro Tour Qualifier or Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminary or Finals event in violation of these rules will be subject to appropriate penalties, up to and including suspension.

Important information regarding event crashes for the Pro Tour Qualifiers
If, in the sole judgment of Wizards of the Coast and its representatives, a system error, tournament or rules bug, or other issue has significantly compromised the integrity of the event, Wizards of the Coast retains the right to modify the tournament structure as needed to maintain as fair and competitive an experience as possible for all players.

RULES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS
Occasionally while playing Magic Online, Wizards of the Coast staff (marked by a Wizards of the Coast logo beside their online name) may ask players for their name and/or contact information. Failure to provide accurate information may result in significant penalties, up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Do not give out your information to anyone who is not Wizards of the Coast Staff. Wizards of the Coast staff members will never ask for your password.

Players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in any Pro Tour Qualifier event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s). Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online events, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-18 to play on an account that the adult has established.

If a player wins that is ineligible to play in sanctioned tournaments (such as he or she is suspended and/or a paid contractor), then the Pro Tour invitation will pass down to the player with the next best finish in that event. The final Swiss standings of the Pro Tour Qualifier tournament will determine the difference between third and fourth place and the difference between fifth through eighth place, should that be necessary.

In either of the above cases, the booster pack prizes will not pass down to the next player.

Determination of the eligibility of a person under age 18 to participate in a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier is based on the permission granted to said person by his/her parent or legal guardian. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a game of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdiction for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under 18) a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier , each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under 18) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if winner is under 18) thereby releases Wizards of the Coast LLC, Hasbro, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved properly, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks
Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier.

Participation in a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

The winners of this Tournament will be posted on www.wizards.com.

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