Overview

Bring your top strategies with you to a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier, and you may be one of the few to emerge from the event with an invitation and airfare to Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance!

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs) for Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance take place December 1-2, 2018 and December 8-9, 2018.

The format for this Regional Pro Tour Qualifier season is Modern Constructed.

As a reminder, players are only allowed to compete in one Regional Pro Tour Qualifier if they are qualified to play in one.

Qualification

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers are an invitation-only event. An invitation to participate in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance is offered to the following:

  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Bronze or Silver level for the Guilds of Ravnica Cycle
  • Players that won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier from July 21, 2018 until September 23, 2018.
  • Players that received an invitation to this round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for their top finish at a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica.
  • Players that won a Regional Last Chance Qualifier that ties to that Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.

Eligibility

The following players may not compete in Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance:

  • Players that previously participated in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier which awards an invitation to Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance.
  • Players that are already qualified for Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance.

If you have any questions as to your eligibility to play in a particular Regional Pro Tour Qualifier, please email your inquiry to PremierPlay@wizards.com.

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

Promo Card and Deck Box

All participants in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier receive an exclusive Noble Hierarch promo card.

All participants in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier receive an exclusive deck box.

General Information

Tournament Structure

The structure for Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers is modified Swiss-style.

Tournament Length and Advancement

  • Swiss rounds will be 50 minutes in length.
  • Single-elimination playoff matches will have no time limit.
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
Attendance Swiss rounds Playoff
8 3 Rounds (Single Elimination) n/a
9—16 4 Rounds Top 8
17—32 5 Rounds Top 8
33—64 6 Rounds Top 8
65—93 7 Rounds Top 8
94—128 7 Rounds None
129—226 8 Rounds None
227—409 9 Rounds None
410 or higher 10 Rounds None

Because Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers award invitations based on total attendance, the number of single-elimination matches that are to be played after the Swiss rounds is determined based on as follows:

Attendance How Many Single-Elimination Matches?
8-16 Players Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals
17-46 Players Quarterfinals and Semifinals
47-93 Players Quarterfinals Only
94+ Players No Single-Elimination Matches (Swiss Only)

Format

  • Modern Constructed.
  • Decklists are required.

Playoff

  • Playoff matches, if necessary, will be best two of three.
  • Playoff matches will be single-elimination.
  • While there are no time limits in the playoff rounds, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 60 minutes.
  • Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing players in the quarterfinal and semifinal playoff rounds.
  • For the first game of each match in the playoff, the player who finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each playoff match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Fact Sheet.
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals and appropriate counters or tokens.

Entry Fee

Entry fees for Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers vary from organizer to organizer. Contact the tournament organizer of the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier you are planning to attend for exact information.

Prizes

The top finishing players at each Regional Pro Tour Qualifier will receive an invitation and travel award* to Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance. The number of invitations awarded is determined by the attendance of the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier as follows:

Attendance # of Invitations to Pro Tour # of Invitations to next RPTQ
8-16 Players 1 2
17-46 Players 2 4
47-93 Players 4 8
94+ Players 8 8

The Top 16 players in each Regional PTQ will receive a Regional PTQ playmat.

Booster Prizes will be awarded as follows, depending on the number of invitations awarded at each Regional PTQ:

# of Invitations 1 Invitation 2 Invitations 4 Invitations 8 Invitations
Place Boosters Boosters Boosters Boosters
1 - - - -
2 36 - - -
3-4 18 36 - -
5-8 9 24 42 -
9-16 - 18 27 42
17-24 - 15 21 30
25-32 - - 12 18
33-48 - - - 9

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

*Travel

The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast regarding whom they must contact and the deadline by which they must arrange their travel awards. Wizards of the Coast will not refund travel made outside this service. Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to award a cash equivalent award in lieu of any travel award in its sole discretion.

All travel itineraries must be from the international airport nearest the player's home and to the host city of the Pro Tour, and must include all the dates of that event. No award will be substituted if member is unable to participate. All other expenses are the responsibility of the member and may include, without limitation, accommodations, ground transportation, taxes, itinerary change fees, passport and visa fees.

This award must be redeemed through member's arrangement of travel itinerary no later than thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to complete travel arrangements as directed by Wizards of the Coast prior to this deadline will result in forfeiture of the award. Every member receiving a travel award must provide to Wizards of the Coast an executed liability release, the appropriate US taxation form (W9 or W8) (or have one on file), up-to-date contact information on your DCI membership, and proof of ID and passport (when required by international destination). In all cases, all such documentation must be provided to Wizards of the Coast, or must have been previously on file, at least thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to timely provide such documentation will result in forfeiture of the award.

Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the Pro Tour will receive a cash equivalent award in lieu of expenses, paid air ticket, and/or hotel accommodations. Such player must still attend, compete, and be listed in the finish of the tournament or forfeit this award.

Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast LLC, the Wizards Play Network, or any Magic: The Gathering Organized Play program should contact Wizards of the Coast as follows:

Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers

The round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers will have two Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers in which qualified players may participate. Both of the online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers take place on a delayed schedule of one week from the in-person events. The first will take place on December 8 at 2 p.m. PT, and the second one will take place December 15 at 5 a.m. PT.

To register for a Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier, a player who is qualified to compete in that round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers must send an email to PremierPlay@wizards.com with the following elements:

  • The title of the email should be "Magic Online RPTQ."

The email should include your DCI number, Magic Online username, and the date of the Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier that you wish to participate in.

The deadlines to register are:

  • Wednesday, December 5 at 11:59 PM PT (for the December 8 tournament)
  • Wednesday, December 12 at 11:59 PM PT (for the December 15 tournament)

Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers will be capped at 212 players, so sign up early if you intend to play.

The Top 8 players will receive invitations to compete in Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance, as well as an invitation to play in the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

The format for these Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers is Modern.

As a reminder, if you have already played in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier during a qualifying round, you cannot play in any other Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers during that qualifying round, including Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers . Your invitation to compete in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier only lets you compete in one Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.

The prize structures for Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers differ from the prize structures for in-person events. Please see the event details for this round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers in the Magic Online client for more information.

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Updated September 19, 2018

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