2017 Nationals take place September 9-10, September 16-17, and October 14-15 in 73 countries. Make it to the finals of Nationals, and earn a spot on your country’s team in the 2017 World Magic Cup!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|Number of Days||Date||Format||Venue||City||Region||Country|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Salón Basaldua||Buenos Aires||Argentina|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||AIS Arena||Bruce||Australian Capital Territory||Australia|
|1||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Boardgames-BY||Minsk||Minskaya voblasts||Belarus|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Citadelle de Namur||Namur||Antwerpen||Belgium|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||TM Games - Obrajes||La Paz||La Paz||Bolivia, Plurinational State of|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Bazar de Bagdá||São Paulo||São Paulo||Brazil|
|1||9/10/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Ozone - House of The Three Trolls||Sofia||Sofia||Bulgaria|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Kerr Hall Gymnasium at Ryerson University||Toronto||Ontario||Canada|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Magicsur Chile||Santiago||Región Metropolitana de Santiago||Chile|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||China World International Exhibition and Conference Center||Beijing||Anhui||China|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Auditorio San Fernando Plaza||Medellín||Amazonas||Colombia|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Hotel Best Western Irazu||San Jose||Costa Rica|
|1||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Leksikografski Zavod||Zagreb||Croatia|
|1||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Isengard Fantasy Shop||Nicosia||Cyprus|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Centrum pohybove medicíny||Praha||Praha, hlavní mesto||Czech Republic|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Fanatic Roskilde||Roskilde||Denmark|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Battle Zone Gaming Club||Santo Domingo||Distrito Nacional (Santo Domingo)||Dominican Republic|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||El Baul del Enano||Quito||Pichincha||Ecuador|
|1||9/10/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||La U TCG Shop||San Salvador||San Salvador||El Salvador|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||The Roundhouse, Derby College||Derby||England|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Espace Chevreul||Nanterre||Paris||France|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Bürgerhaus Bischofsheim||Maintal||Hessen||Germany|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Kaissa Amarousiou||Athens||Greece|
|1||10/15/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||El Green||Tercer Nivel||Guatemala|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||KITEC||Kowloon Bay, KLN.||Hong Kong|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||10 Minutes Bistro & Cafe||Budapest||Hungary|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Pluit Village Mall||Jakarta||Jakarta Raya||Indonesia|
|1||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||The Plaza Hotel||Dublin||Dublin||Ireland|
|1||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Freak||Tel Aviv||Israel|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Bologna Fiere||Bologna||Bologna||Italy|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||ツインメッセ/Twin Messe||静岡市||Shizuoka-ken||Japan|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Boardgame cafe Cookie / 보드게임까페 쿠키||Seoul||Seoul Teugbyeolsi [Seoul-T'ukpyolshi]||Korea, Republic of|
|1||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Megagame Riga||Riga||Latvia|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||RIKIS (JSC Furor Zaidimai)||Vilnius||Lithuania|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Goblin Games||Skopje||Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Quill City Mall, Makespace||Kuala Lumpur||Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Forbidden Power||Msida||Malta|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Gamesmart||México City||Distrito Federal||Mexico|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Fletcher Hotel Nieuwegein||Nieuwegein||Utrecht||Netherlands|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Wellington Bridge Club||Thorndon||Wellington||New Zealand|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Games Knight||Belfast||Northern Ireland|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Outland - Oslo||Oslo||Norway|
|1||10/15/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Nación Geek||Panama||Panamá||Panamá|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Omega Comics||Asuncion||Central||Paraguay|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Centro Comercial Caminos del Inca||Lima||Amazonas||Peru|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Neutral Grounds - Glorietta||Makati City||Philippines|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Sangate Hotel Warsaw||Warsaw||Mazowieckie||Poland|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Complexo Desportivo de Alcabideche||Alcabideche||Aveiro||Portugal|
|1||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Gaming Zone||San Juan||Puerto Rico|
|1||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Le & Le Games||Targu Mures||Romania|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Izmaylovo Beta||Moscow||Russian Federation|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||City of Glasgow College – City Campus||Glasgow||Scotland|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre||Singapore||Singapore - No State||Singapore|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Outer Limits JHB||Johannesburg||Eastern Cape||South Africa|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Fibes - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones||Sevilla||Sevilla||Spain|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Dragons Lair - Stockholm||Stockholm||Sweden|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Kaufparadies Stocker||Dielsdorf||Switzerland|
|2||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Chientan Youth Activity Centre||Taipei City||Changhua||Taiwan, Province of China|
|2||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||The Palladium World||Bangkok||Krung Thep Maha Nakhon [Bangkok]||Thailand|
|1||9/16/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Pegasus Oyuncak||Istanbul||Turkey|
|1||9/9/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Premier Hotel Lybid||Kyiv||Cherkas'ka Oblast'||Ukraine|
|2||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Greater Richmond Convention Center||Richmond||Virginia||United States|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Hotel Ibis Montevideo||Montevideo||Montevideo||Uruguay|
|1||9/17/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Magicsur Caracas||Caracas||Distrito Federal||Venezuela|
|1||10/14/2017||Standard/Booster Draft||Firestorm Games||Cardiff||Wales|