2015 Pro Tour and Grand Prix Schedule Revealed

Posted in News on August 3, 2014

By Helene Bergeot

Hélène Bergeot started her career with Wizards of the Coast in France in December, 1995; afterwards, she spent a few years in the European headquarters based in Belgium and eventually relocated to the Renton office. She is currently the director of organized play and trade marketing.

With the conclusion of the 2013–2014 Premier Play season, it's time to look ahead into next year. We've finalized the dates and locations for the Pro Tours and nearly all Grand Prix that are taking place in 2015 and, today, we reveal all of the events that you can look forward to next year.

Let's start off with the Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, and the Magic World Championship.

Editor's Note: The 2015 schedule has been revised. Please see the asterisk (*) near the information that has changed since the time of this publishing. 

Date

Event

Location

Format

February 6–8, 2015

Pro Tour

Washington DC, USA

*Modern, Booster Draft

April 10-12, 2015

Pro Tour

Brussels, Belgium

Standard, Booster Draft

July 31, August 1-2, 2015

Pro Tour

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Standard, Booster Draft

October 16-18, 2015

Pro Tour

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Standard, Booster Draft

December 4–6, 2015

World Magic Cup

Barcelona, Spain

TBD

December 11–13, 2015

World Championship

Barcelona, Spain

TBD

The World Magic Cup and World Championship will take place on separate weekends in 2015, showcasing both tournaments with three days of dedicated coverage. Both tournaments will still take place in the same location.

In 2014, there were 46 Grand Prix. In 2015, there will be 54. More Grand Prix means more chances to earn Pro Points, more chances to qualify for the Pro Tour, and more chances to meet many in your region who love Magic. While not every GP location and date has been finalized, we are excited to announce 50 confirmed dates and locations.

As we announced earlier this week, we've made some enhancements to Grand Prix, starting with this Premier Play season. Players will now earn Pro Points based on their match-point total at the end of the event, instead of by ranking, rewarding consistent play and providing an improved experience to players seeking Pro Points as Grand Prix continue to scale in size. In addition, we've also increased the prize payout if a Grand Prix exceeds an attendance of 3,600 players. Just as in previous years, players who enter a Grand Prix main event in 2015 will receive a foil promo Griselbrand.

The 2015 Grand Prix schedule starts in December with Baltimore and Milan; then moves into January with Denver, Manila, Omaha, Shizuoka, San Jose, and Mexico City. After the first Pro Tour of 2015, February finishes up with Seville, Vancouver, and Memphis. Players who finish in one of these Grand Prix with 39 match points or a Top 8 finish will earn an invitation to the Pro Tour in April 2015.

Editor's Note: The 2015 schedule has been revised. Please see the asterisk (*) near the information that has changed since the time of this publishing. 

SEASON 1

Date

Location

Format

December 13–14, 2014

Baltimore, MD, USA

Limited

December 13–14, 2014

Milan, Italy

Modern

January 3–4, 2015

Denver, CO, USA

Standard

January 3–4, 2015

Manila, Philippines

Standard

January 10–11, 2015

Omaha, NE, USA

Modern

January 10–11, 2015

Shizuoka, Japan

Limited

January 31–February 1 2015

San Jose, CA, USA

Team Limited

January 31–February 1 2015

México City, México

Limited

February 14–15, 2015

Seville, Spain

Standard

February 21–22, 2015

Vancouver, BC, Canada

*Modern

February 21–22, 2015

Memphis, TN, USA

Standard

The second season of 2015 begins with Miami and Liverpool, and then Cleveland and Auckland a week after that. Two weeks in March lead into one Grand Prix weekend in April with Krakow and Kyoto, both of which take place two weeks after the second Pro Tour of 2015. Finally, May offers stops at Sao Paulo, Toronto, Atlantic City, Paris, Florence, and Shanghai. Rounding out the events that qualify top-finishing players for the Pro Tour in August is a triple Grand Prix weekend. While format and locations for all three events are still being locked down, we can confirm that the Grand Prix will take place in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Editor's Note: Some Grand Prix in the schedule have shifted seasons since the time this was originally published. This was done to balance the number of GPs that qualify for each Pro Tour.

SEASON 2

Date

Location

Format

March 7–8, 2015

Miami, FL, USA

Standard

March 7–8, 2015

Liverpool, England

Limited

March 14–15, 2015

Cleveland, OH, USA

Limited

March 14–15, 2015

Auckland, New Zealand

Limited

April 18–19, 2015

Krakow, Poland

Standard

April 18–19, 2015

Kyōto, Japan

Legacy

May 2–3, 2015

São Paulo, Brazil

Standard

May 2–3, 2015

Toronto, ON, Canada

Standard

May 9–10, 2015

Atlantic City, NJ, USA

Limited

May 9–10, 2015

Paris, France

Standard

May 16–17, 2015

Florence, Italy

Team Limited

May 16–17, 2015

Shanghai, China

Standard

*May 30–31, 2015

North America (City TBD)

TBD

*May 30–31, 2015

Europe (City TBD)

TBD

*May 30–31, 2015

Japan (City TBD)

TBD

The third season of the 2015 Grand Prix schedule starts in June with Charlotte, then Providence, Copenhagen, Singapore, and Buenos Aires. July features Montreal, Lille, and Dallas/Fort Worth before the August Pro Tour takes place. After that, San Diego, Hong Kong, Detroit, London, Prague, and Santiago finish up the Grand Prix that feed into the October 2015 Pro Tour.

Editor's Note: Some Grand Prix in the schedule have shifted seasons since the time this was originally published. This was done to balance the number of GPs that qualify for each Pro Tour.

SEASON 3

Date

Location

Format

June 13–14, 2015

Charlotte, NC, USA

Modern

June 20–21, 2015

Providence, RI, USA

Standard

June 20–21, 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

Modern

June 27–28, 2015

Singapore

Modern

June 27–28, 2015

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Standard

July 4–5, 2015

Montréal, QC, Canada

Limited

July 4–5, 2015

Lille, France

Legacy

July 25–26, 2015

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA

Limited

August 8–9, 2015

San Diego, CA, USA

Standard

August 8–9, 2015

Hong Kong, China

Limited

August 15–16, 2015

Detroit, MI, USA

Team Limited

August 15–16, 2015

London, England

Standard

*August 29–30, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

Standard

*August 29–30, 2015

Santiago, Chile

Limited

The fourth season of Grand Prix for 2015 feeds invitations to the first Pro Tour of 2016. These events kick off in the end of August with Prague and Santiago, then move into September, where there will be stops at Oklahoma City and Madrid. This continues into October with Madison, Sydney, Quebec City, Beijing, Indianapolis, Lyon, and Porto Alegre. November hosts Seattle/Tacoma, Nagoya, Atlanta, Brussels, and finally Pittsburgh, to finish up the Grand Prix schedule for next year.

Editor's Note: The 2015 schedule has been revised. Please see the asterisk (*) near the information that has changed since the time of this publishing. 

SEASON 4

Date

Location

Format

September 12–13, 2015

Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Modern

September 12–13, 2015

Madrid, Spain

Limited

October 10–11, 2015

Madison, WI, USA

Limited

October 10–11, 2015

Sydney, Australia

Limited

October 24–25, 2015

Québec City, QC, Canada

Standard

October 24–25, 2015

Beijing, China

Team Limited

October 31-November 1, 2015*

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Standard

October 31–November 1, 2015

Lyon, France

Limited

October 31–November 1, 2015

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Modern

November 7–8, 2015

Seattle/Tacoma, WA, USA

Legacy

November 7–8, 2015

Japan (City TBD)

Standard

November 14–15, 2015

Atlanta, GA, USA

Limited

November 14–15, 2015

Brussels, Belgium

Standard

November 21–22, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Modern

With 54 Grand Prix, 4 Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, and the World Championship, 2015 will feature more Premier Play Magic than ever before. It's going to be an exciting year.

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