2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
Your path to the global Magic stage—and your chance to play alongside your fellow countrymen for fame, fortune, and national pride—starts here with the 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers!
2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers take place on the following weekends:
Each of the 73 countries that encompass the 2015 World Magic Cup will run three World Magic Cup Qualifiers.
The winner of each World Magic Cup Qualifier will represent his or her country on the national team at the 2015 World Magic Cup December 11-13, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
Residency & Eligibility
Each country's 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers are open only to those qualified players who are citizens or have been residents of that country since January 1, 2014.
If a player competes in a 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifier in one country, then he or she may not compete in a 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifier (or be a member of a national team) of another country in 2015. Complete information can be found in the 2015 Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy.
If you are planning to participate in an upcoming World Magic Cup Qualifier, your first step should be to verify that you are listed under the correct nationality. To do this, just sign into the Planeswalker Point website with your DCI number and password. Your current nationality is listed immediately to the right of your name.
To verify the country to which your Nationality is set in the Wizards Account System (which determines Nationality eligibility for WMCQs), log in to your Planeswalker Points account, then click on ‘My Account’ at the top of your browser. Your nationality is displayed on that page, right above your Screen Name.
If your Nationality needs to be corrected, please fill in an appeal immediately via the Wizards Help System using the "Email Us" tab with "Nationality Eligibility Appeal" in the subject line. Nationality-related appeals will be given high priority during the WMCQ season. Please note that changing your Country/Region on the Planeswalker Points site will not change your Nationality. You must contact Wizards through the Wizards Help System to file a Nationality Eligibility Appeal.
2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers are invitation-only tournaments. These Premier Events will be held in countries that have been selected to have national teams compete at the 2015 World Magic Cup. The list of selected countries can be viewed in Appendix C of the Premier Event Invitation Policy.
A player who has already qualified and received an invitation to the 2015 World Magic Cup may not compete in further 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers.
The following players are invited to compete in the 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifiers:
- Players in the Planeswalker Points 2015 Yearly Award Points Season that have accrued the minimum amount of points for that country. The number of points required for each country can be found in Appendix C of the Premier Event Invitation Policy.
- Players from that country with Pro Tour Players Club Silver, Gold, or Platinum level (as of the date of the World Magic Cup Qualifier).
- Players (from that country) that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
- Winners of World Magic Cup Qualifier Trial tournaments.
World Magic Cup Qualifier Trials
Most World Magic Cup Qualifiers will be preceded by World Magic Cup Qualifier Trials! The winner of each trial that weekend wins an invitation and a 1-round bye to play in that World Magic Cup Qualifier.
WMCQ Trials will be held the day before each World Magic Cup Qualifier. Their format will match the World Magic Cup Qualifier that they are tied to.
If you have a WMCQ invitation but don’t have a bye, then you can still play in a Trial!
Contact the organizer of the World Magic Cup Qualifier you plan to attend to get specific date, time, and cost of the World Magic Cup Qualifier Trials.
Complete details on World Magic Cup Qualifier Trials can be found in the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.
*Update: August 6, 2015
The World Magic Cup Qualifier that is taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 5, 2015 is reverting from a two-day event to a one-day event. Please plan accordingly.
To create a better overall tournament experience, some World Magic Cup Qualifiers will be two-day events for countries with a large historical record of attendance. For events that are split into two days, the swiss rounds will take place on Saturday, and the Top 8 playoff will take place on Sunday.
The following countries will be hosting all of its WMCQs as two-day events:
The following countries will have two of its WMCQs be two-day events:
Brazil* (see above)
The following countries will host one two-day WMCQ:
For full information, including which events will be multi-day tournaments, check with your local tournament organizer. Events will be scheduled by June.
Promos & Prizes
Each participant in a 2015 World Magic Cup Qualifier will receive an alternate-art Thalia, Guardian of Thraben promotional card (while supplies last).
The Top 8 finishing players will each receive an exclusive World Magic Cup Qualifier Top 8 playmat.
The winner of each event will receive an invitation and a travel award to compete on their country's national team at the 2015 World Magic Cup.
Other prizes are determined by the organizer of each event. Contact the organizer for additional details.
Note: triple asterisks (***) denote a two-day World Magic Cup Qualifier.