Magic Online Pro Tour Theros Qualifiers

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Compete for an invitation to Pro Tour Theros and an invitation to compete in a Pro Tour Theros Challenge without having to leave your living room. Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers are open to anyone not already qualified for Pro Tour Theros. Pro Tour Theros takes place October 11-13, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

Magic Online will host 16 Pro Tour Qualifier events between March 24 and August 11, 2013. The format for these tournaments will either be Standard or Limited. See the complete schedule* and event rules below.

Date Day Time (PDT) Time UTC Format
03/24/13 Sunday 11:00 AM 18:00 UTC Standard
03/29/13 Friday 05:00 PM 00:00 UTC Standard
03/31/13 Sunday 11:00 AM 18:00 UTC Standard
04/06/13 Saturday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Gatecrash Sealed
04/07/13 Sunday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Standard
04/13/13 Saturday 05:00 AM 12:00 UTC Standard
04/21/13 Sunday 11:00 AM 18:00 UTC Standard
04/28/13 Sunday 11:00 AM 18:00 UTC Standard
05/04/13 Saturday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Standard
06/02/13 Sunday 05:00 AM 12:00 UTC Dragon's Maze Sealed
06/29/13 Saturday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Standard
07/04/13 Thursday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Standard
07/06/13 Saturday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Modern Masters Sealed**
07/14/13 Sunday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Standard
07/21/13 Sunday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Standard
08/11/13 Sunday 07:00 AM 14:00 UTC Magic 2014 Sealed

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier

START TIME: See above schedule*.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 30 Event Tickets. (**See Below)
PRODUCT: For Constructed PTQs, players must bring a deck that is legal in the listed format. For Sealed Deck PTQs, Magic Online will provide 6 booster packs of the appropriate type for each event.
SIZE: 33 players minimum, 1,024 players maximum.
DURATION: A number of 50-minute Swiss Pairing rounds determined by attendance. For Constructed PTQs, the Top 8 includes 3 rounds, single elimination. For Sealed Deck PTQs, the Top 8 includes drafting and deck building time, plus 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament. The booster pack and complete set prizes for each Pro Tour Qualifier will be selected by Wizards of the Coast from a current Magic: The Gathering set or expansion available in Magic Online at the time of the event.

Place Prize QPs
1st Pro Tour Theros Invitation, Pro Tour
Theros Challenge Invitation, 1 complete premium foil set,
54 Booster Packs, and 1,000 Planeswalker Points
2nd 1 complete standard non-foil set and 54 Booster Packs 5
3rd-4th 54 Booster Packs 4
5th-8th 36 Booster Packs 3
9th-16th 24 Booster Packs 0
17th-32nd 12 Booster Packs 0
33rd-64th 6 Booster Packs 0
65th-128th 3 Booster Packs 0
129th-256th 1 Booster Pack 0

Note: Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Qualifier Points (QPs) are only awarded as prizes when there is an active MOCS season. **Due to the product used, the entry option for the Modern Masters Sealed PTQ is increased to 45 Event Tickets.

Pro Tour Qualifier Eligibility
Invitations to the Pro Tour (including those awarded by participation in tournaments) are governed by the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy. The latest version can be viewed here.

Players who already hold invitations awarded at a Pro Tour Qualifier (including Magic Online Qualifiers) to the Pro Tour Theros tournament may not compete in Pro Tour Qualifier tournaments (including Magic Online Qualifiers for Pro Tour Theros) that award invitations to Pro Tour Theros.

Players who compete in Qualifier tournaments (including Magic Online Qualifier tournaments) for which they already hold an invitation will be subject to appropriate penalties, up to and including suspension.

Important information regarding event crashes for the Pro Tour Qualifiers: If, in the sole judgment of Wizards of the Coast and its representatives, a system error, tournament or rules bug, or other issue has significantly compromised the integrity of the event, Wizards of the Coast retains the right to modify the tournament structure as needed to maintain as fair and competitive an experience as possible for all players.

Pro Tour Theros Challenge

START TIME:* To be determined. Pro Tour Theros Challenge will be scheduled around the other events at Pro Tour Theros so that registered players will be able to participate in both events.
LOCATION: Live event at Pro Tour Theros.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Free – Invitation only.
FORMAT: Constructed.
STRUCTURE: Each qualified Pro Tour Theros Challenge player will be randomly paired against one other qualified Pro Tour Theros Challenge player.
SIZE: Multiple tournaments; 2 players per tournament.
DURATION: 1 match, single elimination.
PRIZES:* Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.

Place Prize
1st $1,000 & 36 Digital Boosters
2nd $1,000 & 27 Digital Boosters

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pro Tour Theros Challenge qualification does not guarantee prizes. Players must participate in the Challenge event at Pro Tour Theros in order to be eligible for the Challenge prizes.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in the Pro Tour Theros Challenge. Forms can be downloaded here and will be available onsite. 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!

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.
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).


*Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

Occasionally while playing Magic Online, Wizards of the Coast staff (marked by a Wizards of the Coast logo beside their online name) may ask players for their name and/or contact information. Failure to provide accurate information may result in significant penalties, up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Do not give out your information to anyone who is not Wizards of the Coast Staff. Wizards of the Coast staff members will never ask for your password.

Players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in any Pro Tour Qualifier event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s). Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online events, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-18 to play on an account that the adult has established.

If a player wins that is ineligible to play in sanctioned tournaments (such as he or she is suspended and/or a paid contractor), then the Pro Tour invitation will pass down to the player with the next best finish in that event. The final Swiss standings of the Pro Tour Qualifier tournament will determine the difference between third and fourth place and the difference between fifth through eighth place, should that be necessary.

In either of the above cases, the booster pack prizes will not pass down to the next player.

Determination of the eligibility of a person under age 18 to participate in a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier is based on the permission granted to said person by his/her parent or legal guardian. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a contest of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdiction for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under 18) a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier , each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under 18) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if winner is under 18) thereby releases Wizards of the Coast LLC, Hasbro, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved properly, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks
Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier.

Participation in a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

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