Qualifiers for Pro Tour in Barcelona

Posted in Feature on December 7, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Pro Tour Avacyn Restored in Barcelona is May 11-13, 2012.

Qualifiers for Pro Tour Avacyn Restored start December 26 and run until April 1, 2012. Check the Event Locator to find an event near you that could earn you an invitation to Pro Tour Avacyn Restored. Pro Tour Qualifiers offer a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 5x, making them prime opportunities to add to your Planeswalker Point totals.

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers will be run as well, so if you can't make it to an event near you, there's still a chance for you to qualify! Complete information on Magic Online can be found here.

Entry Fee

Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.

Tournament Structure

The structure for qualifier tournaments feeding Pro Tour Avacyn Restored will be modified Swiss-style, with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination format for prizes and invitation(s).

Tournament Format

  • Modern Constructed
  • The Dark Ascension expansion is not legal for use in the Modern format until February 4, 2012. Events held prior to this date will not use the Dark Ascension expansion
  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit.
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
    Attendance Number of
    Swiss rounds
    17 - 32 5
    33 - 64 6
    65 - 128 7
    129 - 226 8
    227 - 410 9
    411 or higher 10


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.



  • Players who have won a Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Qualifier may not compete in further Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Qualifiers (including Magic Online Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Qualifiers)
  • Players with 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level 7 or higher may not compete in Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Qualifiers
  • All other players may participate in Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Qualifiers

Complete information about invitations to Pro Tours can be found in the 2012 Magic: The Gathering Premier Invitation Policy.


  • The winner of each event will receive an invitation and airfare to Pro Tour Avacyn Restored in Barcelona.
  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number.
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering® trading card game, Wizards of the Coast LLC, the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic® World Championships, National Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or access the Knowledge Base.

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