Regional PTQs for the First Pro Tour of 2016
Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs) for the first Pro Tour of 2016 take place October 31 in North America, Asia Pacific, and Japan, and November 7 in Europe and Latin America. The format for this round of RPTQs is Modern Constructed.
Bring your best Modern deck and 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 the first Pro Tour of 2016!
Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for the first Pro Tour of 2016 take place on October 31 (in North America, Asia Pacific, and Japan) and November 7, 2015 (in Europe and Latin America). The exception to this is one Regional Pro Tour Qualifier in the United States, which will take place at Grand Prix Indianapolis on Friday, October 30, 2015.
The Top 4 finishers of a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier with 128 or fewer players receive airfare and invitations to the first Pro Tour of 2016, while 5th- 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, 5th- through 8th-place finishers instead receive airfare and invitations to the first Pro Tour of 2016.
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.
Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers are an invitation-only event. An invitation to participate in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the first Pro Tour of 2016 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 June 6, 2015 to August 16, 2015.
- Players who finished 5th- through 8th-place at a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar that had 128 or fewer players.
The following players may not compete in Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for the first Pro Tour of 2016:
- Players who have previously participated in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier that awards an invitation to the first Pro Tour of 2016.
- Players who have won a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier Final that awards an invitation to the first Pro Tour of 2016.
- 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 the first Pro Tour of 2016.
- Players who finished in the Top 8 of an individual-format Grand Prix that awards invitations to the first Pro Tour of 2016.
- Players who finished in the Top 4 of a team-format Grand Prix that awards invitations to the first Pro Tour of 2016.
- Players who finished with 33 or more match points at Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar.
- 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.
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 Liliana of the Veil promo card.
All participants in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier receive an exclusive deck box.
The Top 4 of each Regional PTQ with attendance of 128 or fewer players receive an invitation and travel award* to the first Pro Tour of 2016.
If the Regional PTQ has an attendance of 129 or more players, the Top 8 receive an invitation and travel award* to the first Pro Tour of 2016. 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.
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.
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Below is a list of locations that will host the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers on the weekends of October 31, 2015 and November 7, 2015.
Note: Regional Pro Tour Qualifier locations in Europe will be posted later this month.
|10/30/2015||Modern||Indiana Convention Center||Indianapolis||Indiana||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Magic Stronghold Games||Vancouver||British Columbia||Canada|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Premier Organizer - Salvatore Reda||Toronto||Ontario||Canada|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Jeux Face a Face||Verdun (Montréal)||Quebec||Canada|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Red Dice/ 레드 다이스||Seoul||Korea, Republic of|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Hobbymaster Ellerslie||Auckland||Auckland||New Zealand|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Metro Mall MRT Chatujak||Bangkok||Krung Thep Maha Nakhon [Bangkok]||Thailand|
|10/31/2015||Modern||San Diego Games and Comics||San Diego||California||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Enchanted Grounds - Littleton||Littleton||Colorado||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Cool Stuff Games - Maitland||Maitland||Florida||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Super Games||Roswell||Georgia||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Collector's Cache||Lenexa||Kansas||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Dream Wizards||Rockville||Maryland||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Legion Games (Dreamers Vault Games - Burnsville)||Burnsville||Minnesota||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Dragon's Den||Poughkeepsie||New York||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Guardian Games||Portland||Oregon||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Mr Nice Guy Games||Monroeville||Pennsylvania||United States|
|10/31/2015||Modern||Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy - San Antonio||San Antonio||Texas||United States|
|11/7/2015||Modern||Salón Basaldua||Buenos Aires||Argentina|
|11/7/2015||Modern||Mundo Kinoene||São José dos Campos||São Paulo||Brazil|
|11/7/2015||Modern||Najada||Prague 3||Czech Republic|
|11/7/2015||Modern||Gamesmart||México City||Distrito Federal||Mexico|
|11/7/2015||Modern||Dragons Lair - Stockholm||Stockholm||Sweden|