Overview

Bring your best Standard 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 Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad!

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs) for Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad take place February 20 – 28, 2016. The format for this round of RPTQs is Standard Constructed.

The Top 4 finishers of a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier with 128 or fewer players receive airfare and invitations to Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad, 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 Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad.

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

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 Shadows over Innistrad 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 August 22, 2015 to November 22, 2015.
  • Players who finished 5th- through 8th-place at a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch that had 128 or fewer players.

Eligibility

The following players may not compete in Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad:

  • Players who have previously participated in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier that awards an invitation to Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad.
  • Players who have won a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier Final that awards an invitation to Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad.
  • 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 Shadows over Innistrad.
  • Players who finished in the Top 8 of an individual-format Grand Prix that awards invitations to Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad.
  • Players who finished in the Top 4 of a team-format Grand Prix that awards invitations to Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad.
  • Players who finished with 33 or more match points at Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch.
  • 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.

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 Shadows over Innistrad.

If the Regional PTQ has an attendance of 129 or more players, the Top 8 receive an invitation and travel award* to Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad. 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 February 20 and 27, 2016, will have two Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers in which qualified players may participate. The first will take place on February 20 at 3 p.m. PT, and the second one will take place February 27 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.
  • This email needs to be sent by Monday, February 15, 2016.

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 Shadows over Innistrad, 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 Standard Constructed.

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—whether because you won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, earned an invitation with a fifth through eighth place finish at the previous round's Regional PTQ of 128 or fewer players, or are Silver in the Pro Tour Players Club—only lets you compete in one Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.

Tell Us About Your Pro Tour Qualifier!

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Locations

Below is a list of locations that will host the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers on the weekends of February 20, 2016 - February 27, 2016.

 

Date Format Venue City Region Country Email LCQ Date
2/20/2016 Standard FUNtainment Game Center Berlin Berlin Berlin Germany Email 2/19/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Good Games Brisbane Spring Hill Queensland Australia Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Mundo Kinoene São José dos Campos São Paulo Brazil Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Premier Organizer - Face to Face Toronto Ontario Canada Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Magicsur Chile Santiago Región Metropolitana de Santiago Chile Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard 暮光卡牌店/Mu Guang Card Game 北京 Beijing China Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Campus de l'Efrei Villejuif Paris France Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Eurotaverna Desio Monza e Brianza Italy Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard 大阪市西区民センター 大阪市 Osaka-fu Japan Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard 晴れる屋トーナメントセンター 新宿区 Tokyo-to Japan Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Gamesmart México City Distrito Federal Mexico Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Fundacja WZBS Warsaw Mazowieckie Poland Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Games Haven singapore Singapore - No State Singapore Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard ChannelFireball Game Center Santa Clara California United States Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Jacksonville Game Center Jacksonville Florida United States Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Pandemonium Books and Games Cambridge Massachusetts United States Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Fantasy Shop, The - St Charles St Charles Missouri United States Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest Lincoln Nebraska United States Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard CM Games - Kingston Pike Knoxville Tennessee United States Email 2/20/2016
2/21/2016 Standard Madness Games and Comics - Plano Plano Texas United States Email 2/20/2016
2/27/2016 Standard Top Deck Games Westmont New Jersey United States Email 2/26/2016
2/28/2016 Standard SpielRaum Wien Wien   Austria Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Hotel Expresso Montréal Quebec Canada Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Patriot Games Sheffield   England Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Evolution store Madrid   Spain Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Dragons Lair - Stockholm Stockholm   Sweden Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard San Diego Games and Comics San Diego California United States Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Enchanted Grounds - Littleton Littleton Colorado United States Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Legion Games (Dreamers Vault Games - Burnsville) Burnsville Minnesota United States Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Comic Town Columbus Ohio United States Email 2/27/2016
2/28/2016 Standard Mox Boarding House Bellevue Washington United States Email 2/27/2016

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