OVERVIEW

Your path to the global Magic stage—and your chance to play alongside your fellow countrymen for fame, fortune, and national pride—starts here with the 2017 Nationals!

2017 Nationals take place on the following weekends:

September 9-10, 2017
September 16-17, 2017
October 14-15, 2017

Each of the 73 countries that will compete in the 2017 World Magic Cup will run one Nationals to determine who will join their top Pro Point earner from the 2016-17 season on their national team.

The finalists from each Nationals will represent their country on the national team at the 2017 World Magic Cup, which takes place December 1-3, 2017 in Nice, France. The winner of Nationals will be crowned their country’s national champion.

2017 NATIONALS INVITED PLAYERS LIST

RESIDENCY & ELIGIBILITY

Each country's 2017 Nationals are open only to those qualified players who are citizens or have been residents of that country since January 1, 2016.

Complete information can be found in the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy (Section 4).

If you are planning to participate in an upcoming Nationals tournament, your first step should be to verify that you are listed under the correct nationality. To do this, just sign into the Planeswalker Points website by clicking on the Sign In button in the upper right corner of the page and entering your Wizards Account login ID and password.

If your nationality needs to be corrected, please fill in an appeal immediately using the form here (You have to be logged into the Planeswalker Points site with your DCI number and password to access this form). Nationality-related appeals will be given high priority during the season.

2017 Nationals are invitation-only tournaments. These Premier Events will be held in countries that have been selected to have national teams compete at the 2017 World Magic Cup. The list of selected countries can be viewed in Appendix C of the Premier Event Invitation Policy.

Invitation Criteria

The following players are invited to compete in the 2017 Nationals:

  • Players in the Planeswalker Points 2017 Yearly Award Points Season that have accrued the minimum amount of points for that country. The number of points required for each country can be found in Appendix C of the Premier Event Invitation Policy.
  • Players from that country with Pro Tour Players Club Silver, Gold, or Platinum level (as of the date of their respective Nationals).
  • Players (from that country) that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Winners of Nationals Last Chance Qualifier tournaments.

Last Chance Qualifiers and Trials

Most Nationals will be preceded by a Last Chance Qualifiers as well as Last Chance Trials. Each Nationals organizer may run up to ten of each of these events.

Last Chance Qualifiers will award invitations to compete in that respective Nationals to the winner. Players who are already qualified for Nationals may compete in one.

Last Chance Trials will award a two-round bye in that respective Nationals to winners. Players who are not qualified to compete in Nationals cannot play in a Trial.

Both events will be held the day before each Nationals.

Contact the organizer of the Nationals you plan to attend to get a specific date, time, and cost of both the Last Chance Qualifier and Last Chance Trial.

Complete details on Last Chance Qualifiers can be found in the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.

Multi-Day Events

Some Nationals may be two- or three-day events. For Two-day events, the Swiss rounds will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and the Top 8 playoff will also take place on Sunday. For three-day events, the Swiss rounds will take place on Friday and Saturday, and the Top 8 playoff will take place on Sunday.

Events that will be multi-day tournaments will be announced in advance and reflected on the schedule. Events that are two-day tournaments, once announced as a multi-day event, will not reverse to a one-day event. The same goes for three-day tournaments which, once announced as such, will not revert to a two-day or one-day event. For full information, including which events will be multi-day tournaments, check with your local tournament organizer.

Tournament Information

Promos and Prizes

Each participant in 2017 Nationals will receive an alternate-art Inkmoth Nexus promotional card (while supplies last).

The Top 8 finishing players will each receive an exclusive Nationals Top 8 playmat.

The finalists of each event will receive an invitation and a travel award to compete on their country's national team at the 2017 World Magic Cup. The winner will be crowned their country’s national champion.

Other prizes are determined by the organizer of each event. Contact the organizer for additional details.

Invited Players List

The following players have all met the Planeswalker Point threshold for their country and are invited to play in their respective Nationals. Please check to see if your name is on this list.

If your name is not on this list and you believe it should be based on your yearly Planeswalker Points, or it is on this list but your nationality is not displaying correctly, you’ll need to contact Customer Service, and we recommend doing so as soon as possible. Information on how to do that is below.

If you have a Wizards Account, you can contact customer service through wizards.custhelp.com.

If you do not have a Wizards Account, you can create one at accounts.wizards.com, and then use online help at wizards.custhelp.com.

If those options are not available to you, you can call us at any of the phone numbers found here, based on your region. Note that there are limitations to the amount and type of information that can be retrieved or given out over the phone due to privacy concerns, but our customer service representatives will do the best they can to address any issues you might have.

If you are contacting customer service, you can make the process go smoother and faster by including the following information in your email or having it ready when you call:

  • First and last name
  • DCI number
  • Date of birth
  • Email address registered with the account
  • Current email address (if different)
  • Any event information you can provide, such as the store name and location where you first received your DCI number or a recent event match record.

 

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2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Salón Basaldua Buenos Aires   Argentina Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft AIS Arena Bruce Australian Capital Territory Australia Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Bridgecentrum Wien Wien Austria Email
1 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Boardgames-BY Minsk Minskaya voblasts Belarus Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Citadelle de Namur Namur Antwerpen Belgium Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft TM Games - Obrajes La Paz La Paz Bolivia, Plurinational State of Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Bazar de Bagdá São Paulo São Paulo Brazil Email
1 9/10/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Ozone - House of The Three Trolls Sofia Sofia Bulgaria Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Kerr Hall Gymnasium at Ryerson University Toronto Ontario Canada Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Magicsur Chile Santiago Región Metropolitana de Santiago Chile Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft China World International Exhibition and Conference Center Beijing Anhui China Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Auditorio San Fernando Plaza Medellín Amazonas Colombia Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Hotel Best Western Irazu San Jose   Costa Rica Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Leksikografski Zavod Zagreb   Croatia Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Isengard Fantasy Shop Nicosia   Cyprus Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Centrum pohybove medicíny Praha Praha, hlavní mesto Czech Republic Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Fanatic Roskilde Roskilde   Denmark Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Battle Zone Gaming Club Santo Domingo Distrito Nacional (Santo Domingo) Dominican Republic Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft El Baul del Enano Quito Pichincha Ecuador Email
1 9/10/2017 Standard/Booster Draft La U TCG Shop San Salvador San Salvador El Salvador Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft The Roundhouse, Derby College Derby   England Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Lorien Tallinn   Estonia Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Poromagia Helsinki   Finland Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Espace Chevreul Nanterre Paris France Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Bürgerhaus Bischofsheim Maintal Hessen Germany Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Kaissa Amarousiou Athens   Greece Email
1 10/15/2017 Standard/Booster Draft El Green Tercer Nivel   Guatemala Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft KITEC Kowloon Bay, KLN.   Hong Kong Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft 10 Minutes Bistro & Cafe Budapest   Hungary Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Nexus Reykjavik   Iceland Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Pluit Village Mall Jakarta Jakarta Raya Indonesia Email
1 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft The Plaza Hotel Dublin Dublin Ireland Email
1 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Freak Tel Aviv   Israel Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Bologna Fiere Bologna Bologna Italy Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft ツインメッセ/Twin Messe 静岡市 Shizuoka-ken Japan Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Boardgame cafe Cookie / 보드게임까페 쿠키 Seoul Seoul Teugbyeolsi [Seoul-T'ukpyolshi] Korea, Republic of Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Megagame Riga Riga   Latvia Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft RIKIS (JSC Furor Zaidimai) Vilnius   Lithuania Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Fantasybox Luxembourg   Luxembourg Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Goblin Games Skopje   Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Quill City Mall, Makespace Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Forbidden Power Msida   Malta Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Gamesmart México City Distrito Federal Mexico Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Fletcher Hotel Nieuwegein Nieuwegein Utrecht Netherlands Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Wellington Bridge Club Thorndon Wellington New Zealand Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Games Knight Belfast   Northern Ireland Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Outland - Oslo Oslo   Norway Email
1 10/15/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Nación Geek Panama Panamá Panamá Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Omega Comics Asuncion Central Paraguay Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Centro Comercial Caminos del Inca Lima Amazonas Peru Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Neutral Grounds - Glorietta Makati City   Philippines Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Sangate Hotel Warsaw Warsaw Mazowieckie Poland Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Complexo Desportivo de Alcabideche Alcabideche Aveiro Portugal Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Gaming Zone San Juan   Puerto Rico Email
1 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Le & Le Games Targu Mures   Romania Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Izmaylovo Beta Moscow   Russian Federation Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft City of Glasgow College – City Campus Glasgow   Scotland Email
1 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft CONFLUX Belgrade   Serbia Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre Singapore Singapore - No State Singapore Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Cloudpost Bratislava   Slovakia Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Bolero Ljubljana   Slovenia Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Outer Limits JHB Johannesburg Eastern Cape South Africa Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Fibes - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Sevilla Sevilla Spain Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Dragons Lair - Stockholm Stockholm   Sweden Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Kaufparadies Stocker Dielsdorf   Switzerland Email
2 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Chientan Youth Activity Centre Taipei City Changhua Taiwan, Province of China Email
2 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft The Palladium World Bangkok Krung Thep Maha Nakhon [Bangkok] Thailand Email
1 9/16/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Pegasus Oyuncak Istanbul   Turkey Email
1 9/9/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Premier Hotel Lybid Kyiv Cherkas'ka Oblast' Ukraine Email
2 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Greater Richmond Convention Center Richmond Virginia United States Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Hotel Ibis Montevideo Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay Email
1 9/17/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Magicsur Caracas Caracas Distrito Federal Venezuela Email
1 10/14/2017 Standard/Booster Draft Firestorm Games Cardiff   Wales Email

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