RPTQs Now and Upcoming, Plus Costa Rica

Posted in Competitive Gaming on June 2, 2016

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.

We're halfway through the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs) that are qualifying the top finishers for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon! We've got the successful Sealed decks that got the best eight players from each of last weekend's RPTQs for you this week, along with a quick rundown of what's going on this weekend!

RPTQ Top 8 Decklists (Round 1)

Last weekend, Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers took place in sixteen different cities, qualifying over 120 players for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon. The format for last weekend's tournaments was Shadows over Innistrad Sealed.

Here are the final attendance numbers from each Regional Pro Tour Qualifier last weekend:

City Attendance
Wien 58
Madrid 94
Roma 143
Dortmund 56
Tokyo 96
Kyoto 61
Viña del Mar 43
São Paulo 73
México City 40
Roswell 54
Lincoln 52
Plano 57
Portsmouth 53
Bellevue 59
San Diego 51
Littleton 47

Interested in seeing what the Top 8 decks are from last weekend? You can find the Top 8 decklists by region and city below. Editor's Note: The decklists from the second week of RPTQs has been included in this article. 

Congratulations to everyone who earned their invitation to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon in Sydney, Australia, last weekend!

Next Weekend's RPTQs

There is still one more weekend of RPTQs for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon coming up, as players across sixteen different cities (and Magic Online) will try their hand at Shadows over Innistrad Sealed to see if they can earn one of the coveted invitations to the Pro Tour. We'll of course bring you the results next week (just like last weekend's results have been posted today), so look for those!

While chances to qualify for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon are drawing to a close, Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) for Pro Tour Kaladesh are going on now! For more information on the current round that can start you down your path to the Pro Tour, check out the Pro Tour Kaladesh PPTQs Fact Sheet.

On the note of things drawing to a close, this really is the final weekend to qualify for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon, because...

Grand Prix Costa Rica

This weekend's Grand Prix, which takes place in San José, Costa Rica, marks the last Grand Prix to qualify players for the Pro Tour in Sydney. The Grand Prix main event is currently SOLD OUT, meaning no more registrations are taking place, and the field features a mixture of local players and Magic globetrotters coming to the event for some sun and a chance at Pro Points.

Marc Calderaro will be in Costa Rica providing the latest decklists, stories, and more for text coverage, so check back this weekend for the latest updates from San José!

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