Team Pro Tour Pro Points and World Championship Coverage

Posted in Competitive Gaming on August 31, 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.

Hey everyone! Before Organized Play goes on a two-week hiatus for Ixalan previews, I have two very important bits of news for you today.

Pro Points for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary

Back in July, we noted that more details regarding the prize payouts for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary—our Team Trios Pro Tour taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 3–5, 2018—would be revealed in September. However, when it comes to Pro Points awarded at that event, we're going to publish that info a little earlier . . . as in, we're publishing that today.

The reason? Competitors looking to participate in the Pro Tour Team Series are planning their teams now, and the Pro Points awarded at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary are factoring into those decisions. We wanted to get that info out as soon as possible to help teams make the decisions they need to for the 2017–18 season.

It's particularly important for these to get posted since they're different from an individual Pro Tour. After all, Team Trios is a very different format from an individual tournament. It's also not even the same number of rounds of Swiss.

Pro Tour 25th Anniversary will mirror the same number of rounds as the last Team Trios Pro Tour we ran—Charleston in 2006—with a total of fourteen rounds before a cut to the Top 4 teams. There will be no cut for Day Two, so trios may play all fourteen rounds of Swiss if they wish to. The Pro Points for this event will be given out as such to the Top 4 teams.

Place Pro Points (per player)
1st 20
2nd 18
3rd–4th 16

And for teams that don't finish in the Top 4, Pro Points will be awarded to each player based on their team's match points at the end of the Swiss rounds.

Match Points Pro Points (per player)
33+ 16
32 14
31 13
30 12
29 10
28 9
27 8
25–26 5
24 4
0–23 3

World Championship Coverage

Today, we've got some more coverage details for you for our biggest event of the year: The 2017 Magic: The Gathering World Championship.

October 6–8: 2017 Magic World Championship and Team Series Championship
Live Video on:
Start Times: All three days at 9 a.m. local time (ET)/6 a.m. PT/1 p.m. UTC
Play-by-Play Commentators: Marshall Sutcliffe, Riley Knight, and Tim Willoughby
Color Commentators: Luis Scott-Vargas and Paul Cheon
Interviewer and Features: Brian David-Marshall
News Desk: Rich Hagon and Maria Bartholdi
Feature Match Spotters: Rashad Miller and Neil Rigby
Writer-Reporters: Frank Karsten and Meghan Wolff
Social Media: Nate Price
Content Managers: Blake Rasmussen and Mike Rosenberg
Executive Producer: Greg Collins

We've got a stacked line-up for coverage of the World Championship, with the same crew you got to enjoy the Pro Tour with for Hour of Devastation. That means LSV, Paul Cheon, and Riley Knight will be joining our regular cast of Pro Tour coverage faces to bring you all things Worlds!

For those looking for a quick run-down of the World Championship:

  • Friday, October 6, is three rounds of Ixalan Booster Draft followed by four rounds of Standard.
  • Saturday, October 7, is the same format spread as Friday.
  • Sunday, October 8, will open up with the Team Series Championship, as Genesis and Musashi face off to see who will be crowned the 2017–18 Team Series Champions. Then, in the afternoon, the Top 4 playoff for the World Championship will commence until we have a 2017 Magic World Champion.

The winner of the Magic World Championship walks away with more than just a sweet trophy and title. They're also going to be awarded a cool $100,000! Tune in October 6–8 and don't miss a minute!

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