Grand Prix Strasbourg is brought to you by Dazzle Events.
Date: April 12-14, 2013
Online: €33.50 per person
Online with sleep-in: €48.50 per person
Offline: €35 per person
Online registration at www.tournamentcenter.eu until Friday, April 12 at 22:00
Registration on site
Friday, April 12: 15:00 – 22:00
Saturday, April 13: 08:00 – 09:00
Get your promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).
Take part in a weekend of serious Magic fun with a bunch of exciting things to do!
Join the main tournament and get a cool foil Primeval Titan promo card! But the fun doesn't stop there – a side-event schedule running Friday-Sunday offers many other opportunities to win great prizes, and you can also meet Magic artists Mark Poole and Rob Alexander and get your cards signed.
Strasbourg is mainly known as the official seat of the European Parliament. This city in eastern France is quite close to the border with Germany, and easy to reach from both countries. It's the ninth-largest metropolitan area in France and hosts the largest University of France. Strasbourg's historic city centre is UNESCO World Heritage, providing a compelling site to visit should your attention turn away from Magic.
Discover Strasbourg at Wikitravel.
SEE LIVE COVERAGE
Follow live streaming video coverage of Grand Prix Strasbourg at twitch.tv/magicprotour with Rich Hagon, Matej Zatlkaj, Marijn Lybaert, and Steven Leeming. The live video stream will start at approximately 8 a.m. ET.
The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to step up your game, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition over three days. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, the Grand Prix features a host of other activities, including side events and artist signings. Side-event tournaments begin Friday, with the Grand Prix main event running Saturday and Sunday. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.
Tournament Format and Schedule
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| Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Theros in Dublin (October 2013).
If Grand Prix attendance is 1,200 or more, Top 8 finishers earn invitations and airfare.
All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.
Participation Fee: €33.50 (online), €35 (offline)
Registration and Schedule
- Online registration at www.tournamentcenter.eu until Friday, April 12 at 22:00
- Friday, April 12: Registration 15:00 – 22:00
- Saturday, April 13: Registration 08:00 – 09:00
- Saturday, April 13: Grand Prix Strasbourg begins at 09:30
- Sunday, April 14: Day Two begins at 09:00
- Skip registration at the venue, and register online
- Skip the player briefing
- Late arrival up to the number of byes earned
The main tournament at Grand Prix Strasbourg is open to Magic players of all ages.
Players must have a signed publicity release form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage. Forms can be downloaded here (15k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on this form. Publicity releases will be collected during registration.
- The following cards are banned:
Amulet of Quoz, Ancestral Recall, Balance, Bazaar of Baghdad, Black Lotus, Black Vise, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Chaos Orb, Contract from Below, Darkpact, Demonic Attorney, Demonic Consultation, Demonic Tutor, Earthcraft, Falling Star, Fastbond, Flash, Frantic Search, Goblin Recruiter, Gush, Hermit Druid, Imperial Seal, Jeweled Bird, Library of Alexandria, Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Mana Vault, Memory Jar, Mental Misstep, Mind Twist, Mind's Desire, Mishra's Workshop, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Mystical Tutor, Necropotence, Oath of Druids, Rebirth, Shahrazad, Skullclamp, Sol Ring, Strip Mine, Survival of the Fittest, Tempest Efreet, Time Vault, Time Walk, Timetwister, Timmerian Fiends, Tinker, Tolarian Academy, Vampiric Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Worldgorger Dragon, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Yawgmoth's Will
- Deck lists are required.
- Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1.
- Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
- If 799 or less players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players - whichever is greater - advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
- If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 128 players - whichever is greater - advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
- The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
- Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3.
- Top 8 matches will have no time limit.
- Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
- For the first game of each match in the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 8 match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).
The Regional Judge Coordinator is Alexis Rassel. Judges interested in working at this event should submit an application through the ( Magic judge website ).
- Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive on Day 1 and Professional on Day 2.
- The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the Magic Document Center .
- Players are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals, card sleeves, and appropriate counters or tokens.
- In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Wednesday immediately before the Grand Prix. (For Grand Prix Strasbourg, the cutoff date will be April 10.) Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix. Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
- Winners of Grand Prix Strasbourg Trial tournaments.
- Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
- Members of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame
- Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver
- Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
Winners of a Trial tournament are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down. Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players who accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds. For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.
Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. Listed below are the side events offered at all Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional events and a full schedule can be found on the Dazzle Events website. All side events will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x.
Earn a valuable Third-Round bye by winning one of the Last-Chance Trials. Last-Chance Trials are 32-person single-elimination events, starting as soon as 32 players register. For more info, check out the Byes section of this page.
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get 1 past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.
Magic Game Show
On Friday at 8 pm we start the Magic Game Show starring Richard Hagon. Registration is free and you can win some cool Magic goodies. Teams can be comprised of between 1 and 4 people.
Enjoy a special discount on pick-up drafts on Saturday. Actual times and prices vary by event.
Format at organizer's discretion. The winner(s) earn free entry into the "Super Sunday Series" (see below). Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.
Super Sunday Series
Two Super Sunday Series tournaments will be held at each Grand Prix, one Sealed Deck and one Standard. The Top 4 players from each will proceed to play in the Super Sunday Series Final Booster Draft. The Top 4 players in Super Sunday Series Final will each be awarded a special Grand Prix messenger bag. The winner of the Super Sunday Series Final will earn an invitation and travel award for the Super Sunday Series Championship, to be held in January 2014 in Seattle with a prize purse of $20,000. The Super Sunday Series Championship experience also includes a tour of Wizards of the Coast, dinner with Wizards employees, and more. (Details about the Championship will be announced later in 2013.).
Come and meet Magic: The Gathering artists Mark Poole and Rob Alexander during the Grand Prix.
Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
Mark Poole graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Design degree. Besides his job as illustrator, he's a professional bass player with the band Albion. He has done work for a multitude of gaming companies. He was one of the original illustrators for the first set of Magic: The Gathering, painting 26 cards for the Alpha set, including 3 different Island pictures. He's most recognized artwork is definitely Ancestral Recall.
Rob Alexander is an illustrator and concept artist working in the publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card game markets. He’s been a professional illustrator for the past 20 years. He has a very high work ethic, and brings a high level of professionalism and dedication to each and every job. He offers a unique vision and perspective to every artwork he creates.
Check the travel information from the venue here.
Arriving by Plane
Strasbourg has its own International Airport (Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport), only 20 minutes from the venue. Besides the airport in Strasbourg, you can fly to Zürich or Frankfurt (2 hours away by road), Basel-Mulhouse (1hour, 15 minutes) or Baden Airpark (45 minutes).
Arriving by Train
Strasbourg is a hugh European rail hub, with a TGV connection from Paris (2h20min), Roissy Charles de Gaulle (2h25min), Lille (3h20min), Stuttgart (1h30) and London (5h30).
Arriving by Train
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