Grand Prix Taipei 2014 Trials

Posted in NEWS on January 16, 2014

Grand Prix Taipei Trials will be run at APAC and Japan WPN locations from May 3, 2014 to July 13, 2014. Each awards the winner a two-round bye to Grand Prix Taipei.

Entry Fee

Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.


  • The format for each Grand Prix Trial chosen by the individual store running the event. Possible formats include Sealed Deck, Standard, Modern, or Block Constructed. Contact the store or check the event locator for the format of each individual Grand Prix Trial.
  • If the chosen format is Sealed Deck, the Top 8 for the event will be Booster Draft or Sealed Deck (at the discretion of the store running the Grand Prix Trial). The product mix for the event will be 2 Journey into Nyx, 2 Born of the Gods and 2 Theros boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 1 Journey into Nyx, 1 Born of the Gods and 1 Theros booster per player in the Top 8 Draft, in that order. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of draft, player will play with the same sealed deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Playoff matches will have no time limit
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
AttendanceSwiss roundsPlayoff
83 Single-Elimination Rounds (No Swiss rounds, no playoff)None (run only three Single Elimination rounds)
9 - 16 (If Sealed Deck) 4 RoundsTop 8
9 16 (If Constructed)5 RoundsTop 4
17 - 325 RoundsTop 8
33 - 646 RoundsTop 8
65 - 1287 RoundsTop 8
129 - 2268 RoundsTop 8
227 - 4099 RoundsTop 8
410 or higher10 RoundsTop 8


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top players after the final Swiss round will advance to the single-elimination playoff. The number of players that advanced to the playoff is based on the number of players in the event (see chart above).


  • Playoff matches will be best 2 of 3.
  • Playoff matches will be single-elimination.
  • Playoff matches will have no time limit.
  • Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing players in the quarter- and semi-final playoff rounds.


  • Planeswalker Points Multiplier - 3x
  • REL - Competitive
  • All 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.
  • This is a premier Magic tournament. The store owner, organizer, judge(s), and/or scorekeeper(s) of a Grand Prix Trial are not permitted to play in the tournament.


  • Winner receives a two-round bye at Grand Prix Taipei.
  • Other prizes are determined by the organizer of each event. Contact the organizer for additional details.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific tournament or registration information should contact the store hosting the Grand Prix Trial.

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