MagicFest is the biggest open Magic experience with multiple events around the world. These exciting three-day festivals of all that is Magic, feature a two-day Grand Prix tournament with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Plus, you’ll find artist signings and more side events than you could possibly play in your most fevered Magic-induced dreams.

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Each Grand Prix’s main event features one of a number of formats, including:

Side events, which take place all weekend concurrent with the main event, are run with any of these formats, plus a plethora of serious, casual, and even some wholly unique formats.


Prizes for the main event of a Grand Prix vary depending on the event. Each individual Grand Prix awards a prize purse of at least $35,000. Players are also awarded Pro Points for top finishes. The Top 8, along with everyone who earns at least 39 match points in the Swiss rounds, automatically earn invitations to an upcoming Mythic Championship. For Grand Prix prize details by event please visit the CFB Events page.

Every player will receive a promo card just for participating in the main event (while supplies last). In addition, Grand Prix main events award a multiplier of 8x for all Planeswalker Points earned, and side events carry a multiplier of 3x (or whichever multiplier is appropriate for the event type).

Additional prizes and promotions may vary.


Every Grand Prix is open to any and all participants, but there are some important rules to keep in mind.

  • Day One is run at Competitive REL (Rules Enforcement Level); Day Two is run at Professional REL
  • There are nine rounds on Day One and six rounds on Day Two for individual-format Grand Prix
  • There are eight rounds on Day One and six rounds on Day Two for team-format Grand Prix
  • In Individual Grand Prix: All players with 18 or more match points or all players tied for 64th place—whichever is greater—qualify to play on Day Two
  • In Team Grand Prix: All teams with 18 or more match points or all teams tied for 40th place—whichever is greater—qualify to play on Day Two
  • Swiss rounds are 50 minutes long and best two out of three matches
  • The Top 8 players at the end of 15 rounds advance to the playoffs for individual-format Grand Prix; the Top 4 teams at the end of 14 rounds advance to the playoffs for team-format Grand Prix
  • Playoff matches are best two out of three, single elimination, and untimed

Players can also earn up to three byes for a Grand Prix either by winning a Last-Chance Trial, having enough Planeswalker Points Seasonal Award Points, having a specific Pro Tour Players Club level, or being a member of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.


Complete information about Grand Prix Byes can be found in the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy.

Grand Prix Byes Award Criteria

A player may be awarded byes for an individual-format Grand Prix based on one or more of the following criteria:

Grand Prix Bye Restrictions

Players can be awarded one-, two-, or three-round byes for individual-format Grand Prix. Byes are not cumulative within a given Grand Prix or from one Grand Prix to another. Byes may not be passed down to other players for any reason and are not transferable. Byes may not be deferred from one Grand Prix to another and must be earned each time. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a Grand Prix are awarded only the bye for the greatest number of rounds.

Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Tuesday immediately before the Grand Prix. Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix.

If a player is awarded a bye, he or she is considered to have earned 3 points in the Grand Prix for each of those rounds. Byes are not counted toward a player’s opponent’s match win percentage. Players with byes will usually have an advantage in tiebreakers over players that do not have byes.

Byes at Individual-format Grand Prix

For each Individual-format Grand Prix, byes are awarded as listed below. All listed criteria are as of the date of the specific Grand Prix:

Third-Round Byes

Second-Round Byes

  • Winners of Last-Chance Trial tournaments designated to award byes to that Grand Prix.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 2,250 Planeswalker Points in the current Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 2,250 Planeswalker Points in the previous Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Bronze or Silver.

First-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,300 Planeswalker Points in the current Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,300 Planeswalker Points in the previous Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Season.

Note: Teams are not awarded byes in team-format Grand Prix.


With more than 50 Grand Prix held around the world, chances are good that you'll find one nearby. Check the Grand Prix schedule for the tournaments closest to you!



City Country Venue Date Format
Oakland USA Oakland Convention Center January 4-6, 2019 Modern
Prague Czech Republic PVA EXPO PRAVA January 11-13, 2019 Limited
New Jersey USA Meadowlands Exposition Center January 25-27, 2019 Limited
Sydney Australia ICC Sydney February 1-3, 2019 Limited
Toronto Canada Enercare Centre February 8-10, 2019 Modern
Memphis USA Memphis Cook Convention Center February 15-17, 2019 Standard
Strasbourg France Strasbourg Exhibition Centre February 15-17, 2019 Limited
Cleveland USA Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland February 22-24, 2019 Limited
Los Angeles USA Los Angeles Convention Center March 1-3, 2019 Modern
Tampa Bay USA Tampa Convention Center March 15-17, 2019 Modern
Bilbao Spain Bilbao Exhibition Centre March 15-17, 2019 Modern
Kyoto Japan Pulse Plaza March 22-24, 2019 Standard
Calgary Canada Calgary Telus Convention Centre March 29-31, 2019 Modern
São Paulo April Brazil Expo Center Norte April 12-14, 2019 Modern
Niagara Falls USA The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls April 19-21, 2019 Legacy
Yokohama Japan Pacifico Yokohama April 19-21, 2019 Modern
London England ExCel London April 26-28, 2019 Limited
Madison USA Alliant Energy Center May 10-12, 2019 Limited
Providence USA Rhode Island Convention Center May 24-26, 2019 Team Limited
Kansas City USA Overland Park Convention Cener May 31-June 2, 2019 Standard
Taipei Chinese Taipei Expo Dome June 7-9, 2019 Standard
Washington DC USA Dulles Expo Center June 14-16, 2019 Limited
Copenhagen Denmark Bella Center June 14-16, 2019 Limited
Seattle USA Washington State Convention Center June 20-23, 2019 Limited
Dallas-Fort Worth USA Fort Worth Convention Center June 28-30, 2019 Modern
Detroit USA Cobo Center July 12-14, 2019 Limited
Krakow Poland Exo Krakow July 12-14, 2019 Limited
Denver USA Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center July 19-21, 2019 Standard
Barcelona Spain Fira Barcelona Gran Via July 26-28, 2019 Modern
Chiba Japan Makuhari Messe August 2-4, 2019 Limited
Minneapolis USA Minneapolis Convention Center August 9-11, 2019 Modern
Birmingham England NEC, National Exhibition Centre August 16-18, 2019 Modern
Las Vegas USA Las Vegas Convention Center August 22-25, 2019 Modern
Las Vegas USA Las Vegas Convention Center August 22-25, 2019 Limited
Indianapolis USA Indiana Convention Center September 6-8, 2019 Team Modern
Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo September 13-15, 2019 Team Modern
Atlanta USA Cobb Galleria Centre September 20-22, 2019 Legacy
Montréal Canada Place Bonaventure October 4-6, 2019 TBD
Utrecht Netherlands Jaarbeurs October 11-13, 2019 TBD
Bangkok Thailand Central Plaza Ladprao October 11-13, 2019 TBD
Phoenix USA Phoenix Convention Center October 24-26, 2019 TBD
Lyon France Cité Internationale November 1-3, 2019 TBD
Nagoya Japan Aichi Sky Expo (Aichi International Exhibition Centre) November 1-3, 2019 TBD
Richmond USA Greater Richmond Convention Center November 8-10, 2019 TBD
São Paulo November Brazil Expo Center Norte November 15-17, 2019 TBD
Columbus USA Greater Columbus Convention Center November 15-17, 2019 TBD
Bologna Italy Fiera Bologna November 29-December 1, 2019 TBD
Brisbane Australia Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre December 6-8, 2019 TBD
Oklahoma City USA Cox Convention Center December 13-15, 2019 TBD
Portland USA Oregon Convention Center December 20-22, 2019 TBD

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