All the Ixalan Grand Prix Playmats

Posted in Competitive Gaming on September 21, 2017

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.

Today's article is pretty self-explanatory. I have a lot of Grand Prix playmats to show off, along with details of how you can get them! But before we dive into that . . .

The Ixalan Grand Prix T-Shirt

Starting with the Grand Prix at the end of this month and running through Grand Prix Santa Clara (the first GP of 2018), players will find a T-shirt on prize walls featuring some dinolightful artwork.

Yes, I just used the word "dinolightful" to describe something with dinos as delightful.

(Yes, I have regrets.)

Either way, this shirt design is sweet, and you'll find the shirts at Grand Prix for the next few months. Grab one while you can!

The Playmats!

Okay, here we go.

Shizuoka and Providence

The Team Limited Grand Prix in Shizuoka and Providence start things off September 29 through October 1 with a huge hurrah for the Ixalan Release Weekend, as the trios that compete in the main event will receive three double-sided playmats featuring art from three of Ixalan's double-faced cards: Search for Azcanta (art by Magali Villeneuve), Growing Rites of Itlimoc (art by Grzegorz Rutkowski), and Arguel's Blood Fast (art by Daarken).

We're showcasing two sides of three different playmats, so to keep you from scrolling through too many playmats one after another, we're posting the Providence playmats to show them off. Shizuoka's playmats will, of course, have the Grand Prix Shizuoka logo in the place of the Providence logo.

Shizuoka main event teams will get one of each of the three playmats. Providence teams that registered prior to September 1 will also receive one of each of the three playmats, but additional registration packages—including some side event packages—offer playmats, so refer to the GP Providence website for more info.

Hong Kong, Liverpool, and Phoenix

After a few weeks on hiatus for the 2017 World Championship, the last weekend of Nationals, and Eternal Weekend in North America, the Grand Prix circuit returns with Limited GPs in Hong Kong, Liverpool, and Phoenix October 27–29.

The weekend-exclusive playmat for these three GP main events is Daring Saboteur, with artwork from Victor Adame Minguez.

The Hong Kong playmat is available to anyone who registers for the GP Hong Kong main event. Liverpool competitors can get the playmat by registering for the main event by September 30 or by signing up through other registration options. Finally, the Phoenix playmat is available through a variety of registration packages for either the main event or various side events, as well as through the prize wall (while supplies last).

Shanghai, Warsaw, and Atlanta

Following Pro Tour Ixalan is another triple-header, with Standard GP main events in Shanghai, Warsaw, and Atlanta November 10–12. The playmat for this weekend features Sun-Blessed Mount, with art by Joe Slucher.

All main-event competitors in Shanghai will receive a playmat. The first 500 players who register for the Warsaw main event will get one. And finally, all players who register by October 15 for Grand Prix Atlanta will receive a playmat.


Standard main-event action continues with Grand Prix Portland, taking place November 17–19. The playmat available at this Grand Prix features control-killing Carnage Tyrant, with art from Yeong Hao-Han.

All players who register for the main event before October 16 will receive one playmat with their entry.


Team Limited returns to the GP circuit November 24–26 in Lyon, again featuring three playmats: one for each player in the trios that compete. The playmats for GP Lyon feature the art from Deadeye Plunderers (by Greg Opalinski), Fathom Fleet Captain (by Matt Stewart), and Headstrong Brute (by Yongjae Choi).

Each trio that registers for the main event will receive one of each playmat.


Following the World Magic Cup is a Team Unified Modern Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, December 8–10 that features three different mats—one for each member of a competing team. These mats feature Vona, Butcher of Magan (art by Volkan Baga); Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle (art by Daarken); and Sanctum Seeker (art by Volkan Baga).

The first 500 teams that register for the main event will receive one of each playmat.

Oklahoma City

And finally, on the same weekend as GP Madrid, Grand Prix Oklahoma City will feature a Modern main event and a playmat featuring the recently reprinted Opt, with art by Craig J Spearing.

It's going to be an exciting few months of Grand Prix. If you're planning to go to one, preregister soon!

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