Do you have what it takes to represent your country against the rest of the world? Nationals pits your nation’s best against one another in one big tournament, with the finalists of the event earning an invitation to the World Magic Cup to represent their country battle for the ultimate national bragging rights.
The World Magic Cup is an annual Magic event, gathering representatives from nations all over the world to compete in a unique team format for the ultimate national bragging rights. Teams of three, representing more than 70 countries, face off every year over a multi-day, multi-format event to crown the World Magic Cup Champion.
ELIGIBILITY & SCHEDULE
Eligibility and residency requirements are found on the Premier Event Invitation Policy (Section 4).
If you’re good enough to be a Nationals finalist, get in touch with last season’s Pro Point leader from your country. You’ve got a lot of work ahead of you to take on the world!
Top 4 competitors at each respective Nationals tournament will receive Pro Points that count towards the premier play season that the event takes place within. The two finalists from each country’s Nationals will receive an invitation and airfare to compete on their country’s team in the next World Magic Cup. The winner of a country’s Nationals will be crowned the National Champion.
Top 8 competitors will also receive an exclusive playmat, and all participants will receive a limited-edition promotional card (while supplies last).
Tournament organizers may also provide additional prizes.
Participants must be a citizen of the country or have been a continuous resident of the country since the first of the previous calendar year and must earn an invitation to their country’s Nationals by achieving one of the following standings:
- Players in the Planeswalker Points Yearly Award Points Season that have accrued the minimum amount of points for that country, in accordance with the Premier Event Invitation Policy (Appendix C)
- Players who are Pro Tour Players Club Silver, Gold, or Platinum level
- Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame
- Winners of Nationals Last Chance Qualifiers held in conjunction with each Nationals
- Tournaments are run at Competitive REL (Rules Enforcement Level) with an 8x Planeswalker Points Multiplier
- The number of rounds is determined by attendance
- Swiss rounds are 50 minutes long and best two out of three matches
- The Top 8 players at the end of the Swiss advance to the playoffs
- Playoff matches are best two out of three, single elimination, and untimed