Magic Online Pro Tour Magic 2015 Qualifiers

Posted in Feature on February 10, 2014

By Mike Turian

Before joining Magic Online as its digital product manager, Mike worked as a producer for Wizards's technology department, a product manager for organized play, and as an R&D lead developer. He has played Magic Online since it came out in 2002 and Magic since The Dark.

Pro Tour Qualifiers return to Magic Online with Magic 2015 Pro Tour Season, beginning March 15! Compete for an invitation to Pro Tour Magic 2015 and an invitation to Pro Tour Magic 2015 Challenge.

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers begin with PTQ Preliminaries in which player can win an invitation to the PTQ Finals. There are two formats for PTQ events: Limited and Standard. Limited Preliminaries lead to Limited Finals, while Standard Preliminaries lead to Standard Finals.

Magic Online will host 16 Pro Tour Qualifier Finals following each set of preliminaries. Players may participate in as many PTQ Preliminaries as they like, but can only earn a single invitation to the PTQ Finals. Invitations to PTQ Finals are open to anyone not already qualified for Pro Tour Magic 2015, which takes place DATE, ##, 2014, in LOCATION.

See the complete schedule* and event rules below. All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7 hours)

Pro Tour Magic 2015 Qualifiers Schedule
PTQ Preliminary Dates PTQ Finals Date Format
Wed
Mar 12
Thu
Mar 13
Fri
Mar 14
Sat
Mar 15
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
March 16
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Mar 19
Thu
Mar 20
Fri
Mar 21
Sat
Mar 22
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
PTQ
FINALS
Saturday
March 22
9:00 AM
Standard
Wed
Mar 19
Thu
Mar 20
Fri
Mar 21
Sat
Mar 22
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
March 23
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Mar 26
Thu
Mar 27
Fri
Mar 28
Sat
Mar 29
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
March 30
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Apr 2
Thu
Apr 3
Fri
Apr 4
Sat
Apr 5
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
April 6
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Apr 9
Thu
Apr 10
Fri
Apr 11
Sat
Apr 12
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
PTQ
FINALS
Saturday
April 12
9:00 AM
Standard
Wed
Apr 9
Thu
Apr 10
Fri
Apr 11
Sat
Apr 12
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
April 13
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Apr 16
Thu
Apr 17
Fri
Apr 18
Sat
Apr 19
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
April 20
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Apr 23
Thu
Apr 24
Fri
Apr 25
Sat
Apr 26
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
PTQ
FINALS
Saturday
April 26
9:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
Apr 30
Thu
May 1
Fri
May 2
Sat
May 3
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
May 4
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods Limited
Wed
May 7
Thu
May 8
Fri
May 9
Sat
May 10
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
May 11
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Limited
May 12: Magic Online Journey into Nyx Released
Wed
May 14
Thu
May 15
Fri
May 16
Sat
May 17
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
May 18
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Limited
Wed
May 21
Thu
May 22
Fri
May 23
Sat
May 24
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
PTQ
FINALS
Saturday
May 24
9:00 AM
Standard
Wed
May 21
Thu
May 22
Fri
May 23
Sat
May 24
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
May 25
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Limited
Wed
May 28
Thu
May 29
Fri
May 30
Sat
May 31
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
8:30 PM
PTQ
FINALS
Saturday
May 31
9:00 AM
Standard
Wed
May 28
Thu
May 29
Fri
May 30
Sat
May 31
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
Sunday
June 1
7:00 AM
Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Limited
Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier
START TIMES See schedule* above
LOCATION Scheduled Events room
ENTRY OPTIONS 30 Event Tickets (**See below)
PRODUCT For Sealed Deck PTQs, Magic Online will provide 6 booster packs of the appropriate type for each event.
SIZE 33 players minimum, 1024 maximum

DURATION
A number of 50-minute Swiss Pairing rounds determined by attendance. For Sealed Deck PTQs, the Top 8 includes drafting and deck building time, plus 3 rounds, single elimination.
Attendance Swiss Rounds Playoff
8 3 rounds (single-elimination playoff only) None
9 - 16 4 rounds Top 8
17 - 32 5 rounds Top 8
33 - 64 6 rounds Top 8
65 - 128 7 rounds Top 8
129 - 212 8 rounds Top 8
213 - 384 9 rounds Top 8
385 - 672 10 rounds Top 8
673 - 1248 11 rounds Top 8
1249 - 2272 12 rounds Top 8
2273+ 13 rounds Top 8

PRIZES
Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament. 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.
Place Prize QPs
1st Pro Tour Born of the Gods Invitation
Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge Invitation
1 complete premium foil set
54 Booster Packs
1,000 Planeswalker Points
6
2nd 1 complete standard non-foil set
54 Booster Packs
5
3rd-4th 54 Booster Packs 4
5th-8th 36 Booster Packs 3
9th-16th 24 Booster Packs 0
17th-32nd 12 Booster Packs 0
33rd-64th 6 Booster Packs 0
65th-128th 3 Booster Packs 0
129th-256th 1 Booster Pack 0

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

**Due to the product used, the entry option for the Modern Masters Sealed PTQ is increased to 45 Event Tickets.

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.

Players who already hold invitations awarded at a Pro Tour Qualifier (including Magic Online Qualifiers) to the Pro Tour Born of the Gods tournament may not compete in Pro Tour Qualifier tournaments (including Magic Online Qualifiers for Pro Tour Born of the Gods) that award invitations to Pro Tour Born of the Gods.

Players who compete in Qualifier tournaments (including Magic Online Qualifier tournaments) for which they already hold an invitation 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.

Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge
START TIMES To be determined*. Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge will be scheduled around the other events at Pro Tour Born of the Gods so that registered players will be able to participate in both events.
LOCATION Live event at Pro Tour Born of the Gods
ENTRY OPTIONS Free – Invitation only
FORMAT Constructed
STRUCTURE Each qualified Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge player will be randomly paired against one other qualified Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge player.
SIZE Multiple tournaments; 2 players per tournament
DURATION 1 match, single elimination
PRIZES *Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.
Place Prize
1st $1,000 & 36 Digital Boosters
2nd $1,000 & 27 Digital Boosters

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge qualification does not guarantee prizes. Players must participate in the Challenge event at Pro Tour Born of the Gods in order to be eligible for the Challenge prizes.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in the Pro Tour Born of the Gods Challenge. You may download 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!

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:

  • a driver's license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

OTHER 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.

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 contest 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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