Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir Spectator Events

Posted in Competitive Gaming on September 24, 2014

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.

The first Pro Tour of the 2014–2015 Premier Play season is on the horizon. Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir takes place October 10–12 in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, and many of the game's top players are already delving into the finer points of Standard and Booster Draft featuring the new set.

What sorts of decks will the game's biggest pro players bring to the tables in Honolulu next weekend? What kinds of draft strategies will emerge? You can witness all the action, all the new decks, and all the pros under one roof at Honolulu yourself.

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We'll be broadcasting all three days on Twitch.TV/Magic, but if you'd like to see everything for your own eyes, the Pro Tour hall is open to everyone to come and watch the action!

Spectator Hall Hours

The tournament hall opens up to the public starting Friday, October 10, at 8 a.m., and will remain open until 8 p.m. that night. The tables for the Pro Tour main event are set up to allow you to view just about every game of Magic going on each round.

On Saturday, the hall again opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m., but spectators will have even more to do! Local vendor Toylynx will be hosting scheduled and on-demand events all day Saturday for players to partake again. More details on these further below.

On Sunday, the feature match area will be blocked off, but we'll be busting out the projector and setting up the public part of the hall with plenty of seats, so you can watch the Top 8 of Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir unfold in its entirety. The tournament hall opens to spectators on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m., or when the Pro Tour concludes, whichever happens last.

Be sure to stop by, because nothing makes some of the weekend's biggest and best games more epic than watching them with a whole lot of people who also love Magic.

Catch all the action of Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir's Top 8 matches with many of Magic's top pros and biggest fans. We'll be setting up the tournament hall for spectators to enjoy all the action on the big screen.

Toylynx Saturday

On Saturday, local vendor Toylynx will be hosting on-demand and scheduled events all day for spectators to participate in. Be sure to bring your Standard deck or some sleeves for the day's Limited action!

On-demand events will begin at 10 a.m. and scheduled events begin at 11 a.m., with new scheduled events firing on the hour, every, hour until the hall closes that night. You can download a schedule of events here.

Pro Tour Exclusives

Our merchandise booth will be set up and operational during all three days of Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir. Aside from a supply of booster packs, single cards, accessories, T-shirts, Funko Pop! Magic figures (including the Limited-edition purple-eyed Garruk!), you'll also be able to pick up a Pro Tour-exclusive playmat.

This Limited-edition exclusive playmat is only available at Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir!

Spectator Schedule

In addition to Toylynx's Saturday events, exclusive merchandise, and the chance to watch the action live from the Pro Tour, we will also be hosting some events periodically throughout the weekend. We've got the basic details for you below (Please note: An earlier version of this article had an R&D and Brand Panel on it, but that event has been canceled.):

Saturday—VIP Draft: Get a chance to draft with members of Magic R&D! Drafts fire at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., with space extremely limited!

Sunday—Spellslinging with R&D: Get a chance to spellsling with members of Magic R&D and Magic Online, including Development Manager Dave Humpherys, Senior Designer Erik Lauer, and Digital Business Manager Mike Turian!

Sunday—Platinum Pro Draft: Draft with some of Magic's top players, including Platinum Pros Martin Juza, Shahar Shenhar, Josh Utter-Leyton, Patrick Chapin, Reid Duke, and Owen Turtenwald! (Note: player availability depending on Top 8 participation)

For more information about Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir and a complete schedule of the Pro Tour weekend and the Twitch.TV live video stream, click here. For a travel guide created for players attending the Pro Tour, click here. Follow the Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #PTKTK.

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