Grand Prix

Posted in Articles on 17 Avril 2002

Magic: the Gathering Grand Prix
Introduction to Magic Grand Prix

Grand Prix are the biggest open events run around the world, attracting hundreds of Magic players to battle for prizes and glory in a festival atmosphere. They're high-energy and often feature the best players in the world. But you don't have to be a pro to play—Grand Prix are open to players of all ages and no invitation is necessary. Playing a good game is all that matters, and with high Planeswalker Points multipliers on the main event and cash prizes all the way down to at least 64th place, one thing is certain: a Grand Prix is sure-fire great time.

Each participant gets an alternate-art promotional card (while supplies last). Pro Tour invitations are awarded to top finishers based on the size of the Grand Prix (see each event for details). Alongside the main event, a full side events schedule starts Friday and runs all weekend offering a wide range of smaller-scale tournaments.

Players with high Competitive/Seasonal Award Planeswalker Points totals or Pro Players Club levels can earn byes for Grand Prix tournaments. You can also earn byes at Grand Prix Trials.

Find a Trial Near You!

    Announcements
    Grand Prix Prizes

Each Grand Prix tournament has a prize purse of at least $35,000, with a first-place prize of $4,000 (prizes subject to change). For a complete prize breakdown, click here. Top finishers are also awarded Professional Points.

You also earn Planeswalker Points for playing in a Grand Prix. These points can earn you byes at future Grand Prix. For more information on Planeswalker Points, visit this page.

    Grand Prix History

Take a look back at the more than 200 Grand Prix tournaments that have been run all over the world, along with the top performers throughout the years.

    2014 Season

The Grand Prix experience is held over three days starting on Friday, with the main event starting Saturday morning.

CityCountryVenueDatesFormatTrials
SEASON 1
Dallas/Fort WorthUSFort Worth Convention CenterDecember 6-8, 2013StandardInfo
ShizuokaJapanTwin MesseDecember 20-22, 2013StandardInfo
PragueCzech RepublicIncheba Palace of IndustryJanuary 10-12, 2014ModernInfo
SacramentoUSSacramento Convention CenterJanuary 17-19, 2014Theros Sealed/Draft Info
Vancouver BCCanadaVancouver Convention CentreJanuary 24-26, 2014StandardInfo
Kuala LumpurMalaysiaSunway Pyramid Convention CentreJanuary 24-26, 2014Theros Sealed/Draft Info
ParisFranceDock Pullman, Saint-DenisFebruary 14-16, 2014LegacyInfo
México CityMexicoExpo RefomaFebruary 14-16, 2014Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Info
BarcelonaSpainFira BarcelonaFebruary 28-March 2, 2014Theros/Born of the Gods Team Sealed --
MelbourneAustraliaMelbourne Olympic ParkFebruary 28-March 2, 2014StandardInfo
RichmondUSGreater Richmond Convention CenterMarch 7-9, 2014ModernInfo
SEASON 2
MontréalCanadaPalais des congrès de MontréalMarch 14-16, 2014Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Info
Buenos AiresArgentinaGolden CenterMarch 14-16, 2014StandardInfo
CincinnatiUSDuke Energy Convention CenterMarch 21-23, 2014StandardInfo
ViennaAustriaMesse WienMarch 21-23, 2014Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Info
BeijingChinaBeijing Science and Technology University StadiumMarch 28-30, 2014StandardInfo
PhoenixUSPhoenix Convention CenterApril 4-6, 2014StandardInfo
PhiladelphiaUSPennsylvania Convention CenterApril 11-13, 2014Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Info
NagoyaJapanFukiage HallApril 11-13, 2014Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft Info
MinneapolisUSMinneapolis Convention CenterMay 9-11, 2014ModernInfo
WarsawPolandEXPO XXIMay 9-11, 2014Theros Block Sealed/Draft Info
AtlantaUSGeorgia World Congress CenterMay 23-25, 2014Theros Block Sealed/Draft Info
ManchesterEnglandEvent CityMay 30-June 1, 2014Theros Block Constructed Info
São PauloBrazilClube Atlético JuventusMay 30-June 1, 2014Theros Block Team Sealed --
SEASON 3
MoscowRussiaElektrifikatsiyaJune 13-15, 2014StandardInfo
ChicagoUSDonald E Stephens Convention CenterJune 20-22, 2014StandardInfo
Washington D.C.USDulles Expo amp; Conference CenterJune 27-29, 2014Theros Block Sealed/Draft Info
MilanItalyMalpensa FiereJune 27-29, 2014Theros Block Sealed/Draft Info
Boston-WorcesterUSDCU CenterJuly 25-27, 2014ModernInfo
TaipeiChinese TaipeiTaipei Innovation City Convention CentreJuly 25-27, 2014Core Set Sealed/DraftInfo
PortlandUSOregon Convention CenterAugust 7-10, 2014Core Set Team Sealed--
UtrechtNetherlandsJaarbeurs UtrechtAugust 8-10, 2014 Standard Info
SydneyAustraliaHowie ComplexAugust 22-24, 2014Core Set Sealed/DraftInfo
KōbeJapanKobe International Conference CenterAugust 22-24, 2014ModernInfo
SEASON 4
Salt Lake CityUSSouth Towne Exposition CenterSeptember 5-7, 2014Core Set Sealed/Draft Info
OrlandoUSOrange County Convention CenterOctober 3-5, 2014"Huey" Sealed/DraftInfo
ShanghaiChinaShanghai MartOctober 3-5, 2014"Huey" Sealed/DraftInfo
Los AngelesUSLos Angeles Convention CenterOctober 17-19, 2014StandardInfo
StockholmSwedenInfra CityOctober 24-26, 2014StandardInfo
NashvilleUSNashville Music City CenterOctober 31-November 2, 2014"Huey" Team Sealed--
SantiagoChileGrand Palace Convention CenterOctober 31-November 2StandardInfo
New JerseyUSNew Jersey Expo CenterNovember 14-16, 2014LegacyInfo
MadridSpainMadrid ArenaNovember 14-16, 2014ModernInfo
OttawaCanadaGatineau Congress CenterNovember 21-23, 2014"Huey" Sealed/DraftInfo
StrasbourgFranceParc des Expositions – Pavillion KNovember 28-30, 2014"Huey" Sealed/DraftInfo
San AntonioUSHenry B Gonzalez Convention CenterNovember 28-30, 2014StandardInfo