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Grand Prix Miami Event Information


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Grand Prix Miami is brought to you by StarCityGames.com.

Date: June 28-30, 2013

Format: Standard

Tournament Location

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Click here for map

Registration: $40
Friday, June 28 – 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday, June 29 – 8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.



Get your promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).

StarCityGames.com proudly presents Grand Prix Miami!

The action takes place in the heart of beautiful South Beach, surrounded by warm weather, inviting water, soft sand beaches, and sizzling nightlife.

However, you'll also be surrounded by thousands of fellow fans, as much Magic as you can fit into one weekend, plus artists Eric Deschamps, Zoltan Boros, and—making his first U.S. Magic event appearance ever—guest of honor Greg Staples!

On June 28-30, find out why Miami is really nicknamed "The Magic City"!



 
  Follow live streaming video coverage of Grand Prix Miami at DailyMTG.com and SCGLive's Twitch.tv channel with Cedric Phillips, Osyp Lebedowicz, and Patrick Sullivan. The live video stream will start at approximately 11 a.m. ET Saturday.

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to step up your game, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition over three days. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, the Grand Prix features a host of other activities, including side events and artist signings. Side-event tournaments begin Friday, with the Grand Prix main event running Saturday and Sunday. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.




 

Tournament Format and Schedule

Place Prize Money Pro Points
1 $3,500 8
2 $2,300 6
3-4 $1,500 5
5-8 $1,000 4
9-12 $600 3
13-16 $500 3
17-32 $400 2
33-64 $200 1
Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Theros in Dublin (October 2013).
If Grand Prix attendance is 1,200 or more, Top 8 finishers earn invitations and airfare, and all players with 39 or more match points who do not make Top 8 earn invitations.
All prizes in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: $40

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, June 28: Registration 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 29: Registration 8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 29: Grand Prix Miami begins at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 30: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix Miami is open to Magic players of all ages.

Players must have a signed publicity release form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage. Forms can be downloaded here (15k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on this form. Publicity releases will be collected during registration.

Tournament Format

  • Standard
  • Deck lists are required.
  • Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • If 799 or fewer players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 64 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 128 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • Top 8 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3, and have no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
  • For the first game of each match in the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 8 match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).

Judges
The Judge Staff for Grand Prix Miami is set, but you can still attend the Judge Conference on the Friday of the Grand Prix.

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive on Day 1 and Professional on Day 2.
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the Magic Document Center .
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals, card sleeves, and appropriate counters or tokens.
  • In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).



 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-Chance Trials: Friday, June 28
Format: Return to Ravnica Block Sealed Deck and Standard, 32-person single-elimination flights
Times: Friday, Noon – 7 p.m. (Sealed Deck), noon – 8 p.m. (Standard)
Cost: Sealed: $30 (includes 6 packs - 2x RTR, 2x GTC, 2x DGM); Standard $20
Planeswalker Points Multiplier: 3x
Prizes:
1st: Eighteen (18) booster packs, third-round bye for Grand Prix Miami, free Sleep-In Special, one (1) Grand Prix Miami dice bag
2nd: Eighteen (18) booster packs
3rd-4th: Nine (9) booster packs
5th-8th: Six (6) booster packs
9th-16th: Three (3) booster packs

Other Grand Prix Miami Trials will be run in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers one third-round bye to Grand Prix Miami.

  • Grand Prix Miami Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • Find a Trial Near You!

Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Wednesday immediately before the Grand Prix. (For Grand Prix Miami, the cutoff date will be Wednesday, June 26.) Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix. Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:

Third-Round Byes

  • Winners of Grand Prix Miami Trial tournaments.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
  • Members of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Second-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver

First-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)

Trial winners
Winners of a Trial tournament are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down. Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players who accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds. For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.



 

Side Events

Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. Listed below are the side events offered at all Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional events and a full schedule can be found on the StarCityGames.com. All side events will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x.

Friday
Last-Chance Trials
Earn a valuable Third-Round bye by winning one of the Last-Chance Trials. Last-Chance Trials are 32-person single-elimination events, starting as soon as 32 players register. For more info, check out the Byes section of this page.

"Foiled Again"
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get 1 past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.

Saturday
Value Drafts
Enjoy a special discount on pick-up drafts on Saturday. Actual times and prices vary by event.

"Rebound" Event
Format at organizer's discretion. The winner(s) earn free entry into the "Super Sunday Series" (see below). Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.

Sunday
Super Sunday Series
Two Super Sunday Series tournaments will be held at each Grand Prix, one Sealed Deck and one Standard. The Top 4 players from each will proceed to play in the Super Sunday Series Final Booster Draft. The Top 4 players in Super Sunday Series Final will each be awarded a special Grand Prix messenger bag. The winner of the Super Sunday Series Final will earn an invitation and travel award for the Super Sunday Series Championship, to be held in January 2014 in Seattle with a prize purse of $20,000. The Super Sunday Series Championship experience also includes a tour of Wizards of the Coast, dinner with Wizards employees, and more. (Details about the Championship will be announced later in 2013.).


 

Artist Information

Greg Staples (Guest of Honor)

Legendary Magic the Gathering artist and guest of honor Greg Staples joins us from the United Kingdom and makes Grand Prix Miami his first U.S. Magic: The Gathering event appearance ever!

Zoltan Boros

StarCityGames.com is proud to welcome Zoltan Boros, illustrator of all ten Return to Ravnica/Gatecrash charms and countless more of your favorite Magic cards, to Grand Prix Miami.

Eric Deschamps

Rounding out an all-star roster is the artist behind many of Magic's most popular Planeswalkers! Please join us in welcoming Eric Deschamps to Grand Prix Miami.



 

Travel Information

Visit magicgp.com for travel information.




 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: StarCityGames.com
Email: op@starcitygames.com
Phone: 540.767.4263 x280

Venue Address

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Click here for map

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