Posted in Competitive Gaming on April 15, 2015

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.

Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir has come and gone, and left in its wake are some big stories: a Pro Tour champion, and a ton of Standard decks that got over a hundred players 18 match points or better. In case you missed those, we've got those decklist articles compiled for you at the bottom of today's Organized Play. However, before we get to that…

Game Day!

Don't forget! Dragons of Tarkir Game Day takes place this weekend. Game Day events take place the weekend following the Pro Tour. For this round, that's April 18–19. They're held at participating game stores worldwide. Check with your local store to see if they're running one, as well as when your local Game Day begins.

The format for Game Day events is Standard, so study up on what the pros played at Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir and bring your best deck to your local store for the event!

Everyone who participates in Game Day gets a little something special, and this weekend is no exception. Everyone who participates in a Game Day tournament gets a Scaleguard Sentinels full-art promo card (while supplies last)!

And if Game Day goes well for you, then you may end up with some more sweet stuff, like a full-art promo of Thunderbreak Regent!

This dragon goes out to everyone who finishes in the Top 8 of a Game Day.

But it doesn't stop there! The winner of a Game Day gets to show off that they were their store's Game Day champion with an event-exclusive playmat featuring the art from Sarkhan Unbroken.

So what are you waiting for? Check the Store Locator to find a Game Day near year, get your Standard deck ready, and best of luck!

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers—Next Weekend

Also on the horizon is the very first round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs). This round qualifies the top finishers of each RPTQ for Pro Tour Magic Origins: if an RPTQ is 128 or fewer players, then it qualifies the Top 4 finishers. If an RPTQ is 129 or more players, then it qualifies the Top 8 finishers. Players who qualify for the Pro Tour via an RPTQ also receive a travel award.

However, that's not the only thing players in RPTQs receive. Every player who competes in an RPTQ receives a Liliana of the Veil promo card, as well as one of these event-exclusive deck boxes.

The Top 16 finishers will also receive an event-exclusive playmat.

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers are an invitation-only event. Silver status players in the Pro Tour Players Club are invited to compete, as well as winners of Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) during the qualifying round. If you missed out on this first round, and you're like to compete in the next round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers, then find a PPTQ near you and see if you can qualify!

The Flashback

Last weekend, Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir brought out the inner winged death of the world's best competitors. Dragons were cast, things were scorched, and in the end, it was Martin Dang of Denmark who stood tall at the end of the weekend, roasting everyone in his path with the power of little red creatures and the deadly Atarka's Command.

Martin Dang—Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir Champion

Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir Coverage


Dragons Circling Standard—Coverage reporter Josh Bennett looks at some of the impact the Dragons in the new set had on the Pro Tour competitors' Standard decks.

The 6-0 Draft Decks—Coverage reporter Craig Jones dives into the draft strategies of the 6-0 drafters from the Pro Tour.

Team Deck Discord—Coverage reporter Tobi Henke talks about an unusual trait of this Pro Tour: the diversity of decks within each team, and the general split among team members on what was the agreed upon best strategy.


Top 8 Decklists

24-27 Point Decklists

21-23 Point Decklists

18-20 Point Decklists

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