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 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifiers!

2016 World Magic Cup Qualifiers take place on the following weekends:

June 18-19, 2016 (the format will be Standard Constructed)
July 9-10, 2016 (the format will be Modern Constructed)
September 17-18, 2016 (the format will be Modern Constructed)

Each of the up to 73 countries that encompass the 2016 World Magic Cup will run three World Magic Cup Qualifiers.

The winner of each World Magic Cup Qualifier will represent their country on the national team at the 2016 World Magic Cup, which takes place November 18-20, 2016 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

2016 World Magic Cup Qualifier Invitations

2016 World Magic Cup Event Info

Residency & Eligibility

Each country's 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifiers are open only to those qualified players who are citizens or have been residents of that country since January 1, 2015.

If a player competes in a 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifier in one country, then they may not compete in a 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifier (or be a member of a national team) of another country in 2016. Complete information can be found in the 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 Points website with your DCI number and password. Your current nationality is listed immediately to the right of your name.

If your nationality needs to be corrected, please fill in an appeal immediately using the form here (You have to be logged into the Planeswalker Points site with your DCI number and password to access this form). Nationality-related inquiries should have “WMCQ Nationality Appeal” in the subject line. Nationality-related appeals will be given high priority during the WMCQ season.

2016 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 2016 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 2016 World Magic Cup may not compete in further 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifiers.

Invitation Criteria

The following players are invited to compete in the 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifiers:

  • Players in the Planeswalker Points 2016 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 Last Chance Qualifier tournaments.

Last Chance Qualifiers

Most World Magic Cup Qualifiers will be preceded by Last Chance Qualifiers! The winner of a Last Chance Qualifier receives an invitation to compete in the World Magic Cup Qualifier taking place the next day.

Last Chance Qualifiers 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.

Contact the organizer of the World Magic Cup Qualifier you plan to attend to get specific date, time, and cost of the Last Chance Qualifier.

Complete details on Last Chance Qualifiers can be found in the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.

Multi-Day Event

Some World Magic Cup Qualifiers may 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.

Events that will be two-day tournaments will be announced in advance and reflected on the schedule. Events that are two-day tournaments, once announced as a multi-day event, will not reverse to a one-day event. For full information, including which events will be multi-day tournaments, check with your local tournament organizer.

Tournament Information

Promos and Prizes

Each participant in a 2016 World Magic Cup Qualifier will receive an alternate-art Abrupt Decay 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 2016 World Magic Cup.

Other prizes are determined by the organizer of each event. Contact the organizer for additional details.


A finalized and complete list of invited countries will be available in May. In the meantime, the countries that have met the needed Planeswalker Point threshold and have scheduled events can be found below.

Note: triple asterisks (***) denote a two-day World Magic Cup Qualifier.



LCQ Date WMCQ Date Format Venue City Region Country Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Game Land - Córdoba Córdoba Córdoba Argentina Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Magic Sucre Sucre Chuquisaca Bolivia, Plurinational State of Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Kerr Hall Gymnasium at Ryerson University Toronto Ontario Canada Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern O Drakos tou Kafe Limassol   Cyprus Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Lorien Tallinn   Estonia Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Porin Pelikauppa Pori   Finland Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern WMCQ - 10 Minutes Bistro & Cafe Budapest   Hungary Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern The Green Giant Haifa   Israel Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern ホビーステーション名駅店 名古屋市 Aichi-ken Japan Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern RIKIS (JSC Furor Zaidimai) Vilnius   Lithuania Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Restaurant-Brasserie des Arts Luxembourg   Luxembourg Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Outland - Oslo Oslo   Norway Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Fisher Mall Activity Center Quezon City Quezon Philippines Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Feniks Wroclaw Wroclaw   Poland Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Holiday Inn Lisbon-Continental Lisboa Lisboa Portugal Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Games Stop Bucharest   Romania Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Cloudpost Bratislava   Slovakia Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Bolero Ljubljana   Slovenia Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern The Batcave Hillcrest   South Africa Email
9/16/2016 9/17/2016 Modern Ayre Hotel Sevilla Sevilla Sevilla Spain Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern The Games Cube Parramatta New South Wales Australia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Studentenheim Rheno-Juvavia Salzburg   Austria Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Boardgames-BY Minsk Minskaya voblasts Belarus Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Albion Kortrijk   Belgium Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Inside Games Brasília Distrito Federal Brazil Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Magic Worlds Sofia   Bulgaria Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Nueva Librería Francesa Bogotá Distrito Capital de Bogotá Colombia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Auditorio de la Universidad Creativa San José San José Costa Rica Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Leksikografski Zavod Zagreb   Croatia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Faval Brno   Czech Republic Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Fanatic Roskilde Roskilde   Denmark Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Battle Zone Gaming Club Santo Domingo Distrito Nacional (Santo Domingo) Dominican Republic Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Action Planet Quito Pichincha Ecuador Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern La U TCG Shop San Salvador San Salvador El Salvador Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington London   England Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Magic Bazar Paris Paris Paris France Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Bürgerhaus Hochstadt Maintal   Germany Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Hotel Vassilikos Athens   Greece Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern El Green Tercer Nivel   Guatemala Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern 基本地/Basic Land 香港   Hong Kong Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Nexus Reykjavik   Iceland Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Utopia 1 Surabaya East Java   Indonesia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Hotel Castello - Centro Artemide Castel San Pietro Terme Bologna Italy Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Megagame Riga Riga   Latvia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Goblin Games Skopje   Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Eternal Magic Petaling Jaya Selangor Selangor Malaysia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Forbidden Power Msida   Malta Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern ITESM Campus Monterrey (Centro Estudiantil) Monterrey   Mexico Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern GameForce Eindhoven   Netherlands Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Redzeed Takapuna Whangaparaoa   New Zealand Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern North Down Wargaming Centre Newtownards   Northern Ireland Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Valkiria Hobbies David Chiriquí Panamá Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Revisteria Nippur Ciudad del Este Alto Paraná Paraguay Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern La Tiendita de Don Cthulhu Lima Lima Peru Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Gaming Zone Bayamon   Puerto Rico Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Edinorog Moscow   Russian Federation Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Abertay Union Dundee   Scotland Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern CONFLUX Belgrade   Serbia Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern OCBC Arena Singapore Singapore - No State Singapore Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Dragons Lair - Stockholm Stockholm   Sweden Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Topdecker Lausanne Vaud (fr) Switzerland Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern 童年往事/Childhood History Toyshop 高雄市   Taiwan, Province of China Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Metro Mall MRT Chatujak Bangkok Krung Thep Maha Nakhon [Bangkok] Thailand Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Pegasus Oyuncak Istanbul   Turkey Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern GameZone Kiev Kyïv Ukraine Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Toy Wiz Nanuet New York United States Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Hotel Ibis Montevideo Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Centro de Convenciones Lidotel San Cristobal Táchira Venezuela Email
9/17/2016 9/18/2016 Modern Firestorm Games Cardiff   Wales Email

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