Overview

Date: July 26-28, 2019
Format: Modern and Modern Horizons Booster Draft
Official Hashtag: #MythicChampionshipIV

Mythic Championship IV will take place at:

Fira de Barcelona - Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

(Note: this is a different venue from previous Pro Tour, World Magic Cup, and Grand Prix events)

The formats for this Mythic Championship are Modern Constructed and Modern Horizons Booster Draft.

Three packs of Modern Horizons will be used for the Booster Draft portions of the event.

Decklists are required.

The closest airport to this Mythic Championship is El Prat Barcelona International Airport.

Invitations

Live Streaming Video

Follow live streaming video coverage of Mythic Championship IV on twitch.tv/magic! Coverage begins all three days at 9 a.m. local time (CEST)/7 a.m. UTC.

Player Information

Hall Hours

  • Thursday (Registration): Hall opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 8 p.m.
  • Friday: Hall opens at 8 a.m. and closes at the end of Round 8 of the Mythic Championship
  • Saturday: Hall opens at 8 a.m. and closes at the end of the live Top 8 announcement
  • Sunday: Hall opens at 8 a.m. and closes at the end of the Mythic Championship awards ceremony

Registration

Decklists must be submitted using the Online Decklist Submission tool that is provided to players via email no later than Wednesday, July 24 at 11:59 p.m. local time (ET).

Registration takes place on Thursday, July 25 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the venue.

If you are unable to attend the official player registration that day, please email esports@wizards.com as soon as possible so that we know that you will be attending and can plan accordingly.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Mythic Championship IV. Forms are available onsite or can be obtained by contacting esports@wizards.com. Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver's license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

On-Site Vendor

Mythic Championship IV is taking place at MagicFest+ Barcelona. For information on vendors hosting at this event, please refer to the MagicFest+ Barcelona event information page.

Tournament Information

The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and Infraction & Penalty Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information on this page.

  • Day One will consist of 3 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 5 rounds of Modern
  • Day Two will consist of 3 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 5 rounds of Modern
  • 16 Swiss Rounds total, 50 minutes per round
  • When time is called, the active player will finish the turn and five additional turns will be taken
  • Stalling and slow play rules will be strictly enforced during the tournament
  • All players may participate in all 8 Swiss rounds of Friday's competition
  • Players with 12 or more match points after Round 8 will advance to Saturday's competition
  • The Top 8 players after Round 16 will advance to Sunday's single-elimination playoff rounds

Playoffs

The Top 8 will use a traditional single-elimination bracket.

  • Playoff rounds will be Modern Constructed format
  • All playoff matches will be best 3 out of 5
  • The first two games played in a 3 out of 5 playoff-match on Sunday are pre-sideboard games. After Game 2 is completed, players may exchange cards from their deck for cards in their sideboard
  • 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
  • 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 (for quarterfinal and semifinal matches) and 90 minutes (for the finals match)
  • For the first game of each match in the playoff rounds, the player that 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.)

Schedule

Wednesday

  • 11:59 p.m. Barcelona local time: Decklists due via the Online Decklist Submission Tool

Thursday

  • 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Player registration at event site

Friday

  • 8:55 a.m.: Seating for player meeting posted
  • 9:00 a.m.: Mandatory player meeting begins
  • 9:10 a.m.: Day One play begins

Saturday

  • 8:55 a.m.: Day Two pairings posted
  • 9:00 a.m.: Day Two play begins

Sunday

  • 8:15 a.m.: Top 8 players check in at the Top 8 playoff area
  • 9:00 a.m.: Single-elimination matches begin

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points Multiplier 12x (Lifetime Total only), REL: Professional
  • Players are required to use the same Modern deck for Day One, Day Two, and the Top 8 playoff
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and professional tournament rules

Players are responsible for bringing their own appropriate counters or tokens.

Social Media

Spectators Welcome!

Not qualified for this event? Are you traveling with a competitor, or do you live near the venue? Then come on by, because you're more than welcome to witness the action in person, and a whole host of offerings are available for players and fans alike as part of MagicFest+ Barcelona!

Media Requests

If you wish to set up a media credential for this event, contact press@wizards.com. Wizards of the Coast asks that all media requests be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests made after that date, including requests made on-site, may be denied.

Prize Structure

Prize Money

The prize pool for Mythic Championship IV is $500,000 in total.

All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Place Amount
1 $50,000
2 $20,000
3-4 $15,000
5-8 $10,000
9-16 $6,000
17-24 $3,000
25-32 $2,000
33-48 $1,500
49-64 $1,000
65-180 $750
181-470 $500
471+ $500
Total $500,000*

*Assumes 470 players

Pro Points

Per the Wizards of the Coast esports announcement, the last event to award Pro Points for the purpose of Pro Club levels is Grand Prix Seattle (June 23-24).

The Pro Point structure listed below will be used solely to determine the standings for the 2018-2019 Magic Tabletop Mythic Championship Team Series.

Place Pro Points
1 30
2 26
3 24
4 22
5 20
6 18
7 17
8 16

Top 8 players receive Pro Points based on rank. All other players receive Pro Points based on their match point total at the end of the event.

Match Points Pro Points
36+ 15
35 12
34 11
33 10
32 8
31 7
30 6
28–29 5
27 4
0–26 3

How Can I Play In A Mythic Championship?

Earn and invitation by:

  • Being a top finisher at a Mythic Championship Qualifier
  • Winning a Magic Online Championship Series event
  • Being a top finisher at a Grand Prix
  • Having the appropriate Pro Players Club status
  • Finishing with 33 match points or greater at the previously held Mythic Championship

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