The Limits 2011 Season


Gateway Tournament Round 1
Bye Winners
Gateway Tournament Round 2
Bye Winners
Gateway Tournament Round 3
Bye Winners
Gateway Tournament Round 4
Bye Winners
Regional Tournaments
Winners
Championship
2011 Championship Info

Find a Limits tournament near you!
Find a Limits tournament near you!

Gateway Tournaments

Gateway Tournaments are open to any player, and can be organized by any WPN Gateway level retail location. (For more information about the WPN and levels, please refer to the WPN page.)

There will be four seasons of Gateway Tournaments in 2011, held during the following date ranges: February 14 – March 21, May 16 – June 12, July 18 – August 14, and October 3 – October 16. Locations may run only one Gateway Tournament during each round. Gateway Tournaments will be run using either Sealed Deck or Booster Draft format, are Rules Enforcement Level: Regular, and have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 1x. (For more information about formats, rules enforcement levels and K Value, please refer to the DCI Tournament Rules.) Organizers and other event staff are permitted to play in Gateway Tournaments. Please refer to the above links for event information for each qualifier round.

Winners of a Gateway Tournament will earn a 1-round bye at the Regional Tournaments (see below). Byes are not cumulative; if a player wins more than one Gateway Tournament, he or she will receive only one 1-round bye. However, byes are not "used up"—a player with a bye from a Gateway Tournament may play in more than on Regional Tournament and would have a 1-round bye at each Regional Tournament. Additional prizes such as product or promotional cards may be offered; check with your local organizer for details.

Regional Tournaments

There are two types of Regional Tournaments: Regular and Special. All Regional Tournaments will take place between October 31 and November 20. Regional Tournaments are run using either Sealed Deck or Booster Draft format, are Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive, have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x, and require a certified DCI judge as head judge.

Regular Regional Tournaments

Regular Regional Tournaments for The Limits are open to any player and can be organized at any WPN Core or Advanced level location. Top finishers in Regular Regional Tournaments earn invites to the Championship according to the following chart.

Participants Invites
8-32 1
33-64 2
65+ 4

Special Regional Tournaments

In addition to Regular Regional Tournaments, a limited number of Special Regional Tournaments for The Limits will also be held at certain locations nationwide. Special Regional Tournaments are open to any player. Top finishers in Regular Regional Tournaments earn invites to the Championship according to the following chart.

Participants Invites
8-15 1
16-32 2
33-64 4
65+ 8

The Limits Championship

The Championship for The Limits will be held in December (exact date and location will be announced later). The event is open to any player who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Regional Tournament top finishers
  • The Limits 2010 Season Champion (Tooru Inoue)

The Limits Championship is run using three rounds of Draft format, three rounds of Sealed Deck format, followed by a cut to a Top 8 single elimination round using Rotisserie Draft, a format in which all cards except basic lands in the current block are drafted using Rochester Draft rules. The Championship is Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive and has a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x.

Top finishers in the Championship will be rewarded prize money according to the following schedule.

Final Standing Prize
1 ¥250,000
2 ¥150,000
3-4 ¥80,000
5-8 ¥40,000
9-16 ¥20,000
17-32 ¥10,000
Total: ¥1,040,000
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