"Design a Mirage™ Theme Deck" Tournament

When Mirage was originally released in 1996, Wizards of the Coast had not yet begun creating theme decks for new sets. As most of you know by now, Wizards will be releasing Mirage on Magic Online later this year. We are going to create 4 theme decks for the Online Release of Mirage.

The winner of this tournament series will design one of those theme decks. The winner will work with a member of Magic: The Gathering Research & Development to craft the deck. The process will be similar to the process used for the winner of the Magic Invitational to design his or her card.

Mirage Theme Deck Qualifiers

Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2005 through Wednesday August 17, 2005.

Approximately one half of all Premier Events will be designated "Mirage Theme Deck Qualifier Events". Each Mirage Theme Deck Qualifier will invite the Top 8 finishers to play in the "Design a Mirage™ Theme Deck" Championshipon Saturday August 20, 2005 at 9:00 AM PST. See the Magic Online Event Schedule for a complete schedule of Mirage Theme Deck Qualifiers.

Formats: Various (Limited and Constructed)

Cost: Constructed Formats – 6 Tix
Limited Formats – 2 Tix, plus Product

Prizes: Top 8 finishers of each Mirage Theme Deck Qualifier are invited to the "Design a Mirage™ Theme Deck" Championship.

"Design a Mirage™ Theme Deck" Championship

START TIME: Saturday August 20, 9:00 am PST

FORMAT: Standard

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: 6x, Manual pay to Top 64:

1 24 24 24
2 18 18 18
3-4 12 12 12
5-8 6 6 6
9-16 4 4 4
17-32 3 3 3
33-64 2 2 2

The 9-64 place prizes will be manually granted within 72 hours of event completion.

The winner of the Championship will work with a member of Magic: The Gathering Research & Development to craft the deck. The process will be similar to the process used for the winner of the Magic Invitational to design his or her card.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Championship event, players not permitted to have more than 1 of their accounts entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than 1 account playing in the Championship, either before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

In order to remain eligible for Prizes, all qualified players must email molworldsqt@wizards.com by Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 5:00 PM PST with the following information: Full Legal Name, Full Address, and Telephone number. Player must put their MTG:O Username as the subject of the email. (Account passwords will not be requested--never give your password to anyone.) Please do not email unless you have already qualified for the Championship. Do not send an email for another player or account, and do not have another person send the email for you.

In addition, during the tournament, Wizards of the Coast staff (marked with the Wizards logo beside their online name) may ask players for their name and/or contact information. Do not give out your information to anyone who is not a Wizards of the Coast Staff (marked with the Wizards logo beside their online name).

Failure to provide accurate information may result in significant penalties, including suspension from online Magictournaments.

*The Magic Online™ "Design a Mirage™ Theme Deck" Championship prize package includes the winner, in conjunction with Magic: The Gathering R&D, designing a Mirage™ Theme Deck for Magic Online. Wizard of the Coast has the final decision as to the final design of the Theme Deck. The winner will not be compensated for his or her design. A representative of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. will contact the winner regarding this prize package. This prize is non-negotiable. Wizards of the Coast retains the right to substitute a prize of equal value. The winner will be required to sign a Prize winner agreement prior to award; failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Important information regarding system crashes and refunds for Premier Events

If during your event the system crashes, 1 of 3 things will happen:

  1. The system will come right back up. In this case:

    • Events will continue and additional time will be given to allow players to finish the event
    • No Compensation will be given

  2. The system cannot recover the event and "finishes" (prematurely ends) the event, or a WOTC Tournament Coordinator must "finish" (prematurely end) the event.

    • We will accept the prize payouts "as is" - This means that whatever prize payouts and invites the system awards, we will not change what the system does.
    • No changes will be made to these events from what the system automatically pays out as prizes or invitations

    If the event is in TOP 8:

    • No product or tickets will be refunded
    • All players keep the product used to enter the event as well as the drafted cards from the TOP 8 draft.

    If the event is still in Swiss Rounds:

  3. The event is cleared or cancelled by the system. If an event is cancelled this means the event can no longer be viewed in the premier event listings.

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