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 Eldritch Moon!

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs) for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon take place May 28 – June 5, 2016.

The Top 4 finishers of a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier with 128 or fewer players receive airfare and invitations to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon, while 1st- through 8th-place finishers receive invitations to the next round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers. If the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier is 129 or more players, 1st- through 8th-place finishers receive airfare and invitations to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon as well as invitations to the next round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers.

The format for this Regional Pro Tour Qualifier season is Shadows over Innistrad Sealed Deck.

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

TENTATIVE LIST OF QUALIFIED PLAYERS

QUALIFICATION

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

  • Players who have a Pro Tour Players Club Silver level (as of the date of the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players who won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier from January 23, 2016 to April 17, 2016.
  • Players who finished 5th- through 8th-place at a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad that had 128 or fewer players.
  • Players that have 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 Eldritch Moon:

  • Players who have previously participated in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier that awards an invitation to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players who have won a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier Final that awards an invitation to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players who have won a Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) tournament, Player of the Year Championship tournament, or Last Chance Qualifier tournament that awards invitations to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players who finished in the Top 8 or finished with 39 or more match points in an individual-format Grand Prix that awards invitations to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players who finished in the Top 4 or finished with 36 or more match points in a team-format Grand Prix that awards invitations to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players who finished with 33 or more match points at Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad.
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Gold or Platinum level (as of the date of the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players who are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

If you have any questions as to you eligibility to play in a particular Preliminary 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 Snapcaster Mage promo card.

(Note: Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier competitors will instead have a digital version of the Snapcaster Mage promo awarded to the Magic Online account that is used to play in the event.)

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

General Information

PRIZES

The Top 4 of each Regional PTQ with attendance of 128 or fewer players receive an invitation and travel award* to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.

If the Regional PTQ has an attendance of 129 or more players, the Top 8 receive an invitation and travel award* to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon. There is no Top 8 playoff if the event has 129 or more players.

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

Booster Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Place Attendance 128 or fewer Attendance 129 or greater
1 - 4 - -
5 - 8 54 boosters -
9 - 16 36 boosters 36 boosters
17 - 24 18 boosters 27 boosters
25-32 - 18 boosters

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 (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 taking place between May 28 and June 4, 2016 will have two Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers in which qualified players may participate. The first will take place on May 28 at 3 p.m. PT, and the second one will take place June 4 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, May 25 at 11:59 PM PT (for the May 28 tournament)
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 PM PT (for the June 4 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 Eldritch Moon, as well as an invitation to play in the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour. The top 8 players will also receive an invitation to the next round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers.

The format for these Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers is Shadows over Innistrad Sealed Deck.

As a reminder, if you play 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.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR REGIONAL PTQ!

Your input is critical to help us improve the quality of our events! We therefore want to give you the opportunity to let us know about your Pro Tour Qualifier experience. Please click here and provide us with the date and location of the event(s) you participated in and a brief description of your experience.

Your feedback is very valuable. Thank you in advance for your time!

LOCATIONS

Below is a list of locations that will host the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers on the weekends of May 28, 2016 – June 5, 2016.

RPTQ Date LCQ Date Format Venue City Region Country Email
5/28/2016 5/27//2016 Sealed Auenland Dortmund Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany mail@auenland.de
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed SpielRaum Wien Wien   Austria wien@spielraum.co.at
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Bazar de Bagdá São Paulo São Paulo Brazil atendimento@bazardebagda.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Hotel Gala Viña del Mar Valparaíso Chile tiendas.command.center@gmail.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Hotel Mercure Roma Roma Italy stazionegioco@gmail.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed イエローサブマリン京都店 京都市 Kyoto-fu Japan kyoto@yellowsubmarine.co.jp
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed 晴れる屋トーナメントセンター 新宿区 Tokyo-to Japan tournamentinfo@hareruyamtg.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Gamesmart México City Distrito Federal Mexico ventas@gamesmart.mx
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Evolution - Madrid Madrid Madrid Spain luis@magicevolution.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Artifex San Diego California United States sdgamescomics@gmail.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Enchanted Grounds - Littleton Littleton Colorado United States jeff@enchantedgrounds.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Super Games Roswell Georgia United States DCI@supergamesinc.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Die Hard Games Lincoln Rhode Island United States DHGRI@yahoo.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Madness Games and Comics - Plano Plano Texas United States events@madnessgames.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Atlantis Games and Comics - Portsmouth Portsmouth Virginia United States ac3@atlantis-comics.com
5/29/2016 5/28/2016 Sealed Mox Boarding House Bellevue Washington United States fstanley@moxboardinghouse.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Infinity Games Adelaide South Australia Australia infinity@chariot.net.au
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Face To Face Games - Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada toronto@facetofacegames.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Jeux Face a Face Verdun (Montréal) Quebec Canada peter.sachlas@facetofacegames.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed M3卡牌店/M3 Card Store 上海 Shanghai China george8112@hotmail.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Menza Studentsky dum Praha   Czech Republic turnaje@cernyrytir.cz
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Fanatic - København København Ø   Denmark info@fanatic.dk
6/5/2016 5/22/2016 Sealed Radisson Blu Hotel Stansted   England liz@axionnow.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Magic Bazar Paris Paris Paris France s.tichadou@magicbazar.fr
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Amarin Plaza Food Court Bangkok   Thailand hobby.bugong@gmail.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Eudemonia Berkeley California United States info@eudemonia.net
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Campus Cards and Games - Orlando Orlando Florida United States campuscardsandgames@gmail.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Something 2 Do Louisville Kentucky United States something2dogames@gmail.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed HobbyTown USA - Lincoln (South) Lincoln Nebraska United States hobbytownlincoln@gmail.com
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Toy Wiz Nanuet New York United States khazad777@netscape.net
6/5/2016 6/4/2016 Sealed Misty Mountain Games Madison Wisconsin United States ben@mistymountaingames.com

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