Grand Prix São Paulo Event Information


 Information  

Date: July 20-21, 2012

Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

Colégio Marista Arquidiocesano
R. Domingo de Moraes, 2565 – Vila Mariana
São Paulo – SP
04035-000

Registration: R$100,00
Friday, July 20: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 21: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


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

Back to Brazil, Grand Prix São Paulo brings you a new meaning of the concept of a weekend full of fun. Come to be part of the biggest event in Latin America and join the ranks of best players of the world for a huge Magic weekend.

Devir Livraria invites you to an unforgettable weekend in São Paulo!

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out into the Magic tournament community, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play some great 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. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, Grand Prix feature a host of other activities, including public events and artist signings (prizes subject to change). Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.


 

Tournament Format and Schedule

PlacePrize MoneyPro 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 Return to Ravnica in Seattle.
All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck / Booster Draft
Participation Fee: R$100,00

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, July 20: Registration 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 21: Registration 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 21: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 22: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix São Paulo 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

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.
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • 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 Grand Prix São Paulo Head Judge will be Damian Hiller from Argentina. The DCI Certified Judges interested to judge at GP São Paulo can send an application to henrique@devir.com.br. Send your name, DCI, country, DCI level and any other relevant information. Volunteers willing to help with the GP or interested to gain experience as judge and organizer can send the same info above to henrique@devir.com.br.

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (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 must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
  • 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, July 20
Format: Standard or Sealed Deck, 32-person single-elimination flights
Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Standard R$20,00; Sealed Deck R$70,00
Planeswalker Points Multiplier: 3x

New tournaments will begin every time 32 players sign up. First place wins a three-round bye in Grand Prix São Paulo and 18 booster packs, second place wins 18 booster packs, third and fourth place each win 9 booster packs.

Other Grand Prix São Paulo Trials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers one three-round bye to Grand Prix São Paulo .

  • Grand Prix São Paulo Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the São Paulo Area
  • Find a Trial Near You!

Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds):

Third-Round Byes

  • Winners of Grand Prix São Paulo Trial tournaments.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,200 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a 2012-2013 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 600 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a 2012-2013 Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level of 1
  • Players who have accumulated at least 300 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)

Trial winners
People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.

For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the 2012 Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.



 

Public Events

For the latest updated schedule for the weekend's public events, please visit Devir’s website.



 

Artist Information

Raymond Swanland and rk post will be in attendance at Grand Prix São Paulo.

 

Travel Information

Here is a list of nearby hotels.

Hotel Comfort
Rua Vergueiro , 2.740 Bairro: Vila Mariana CEP: 04102-001
+ 55 (11) 2197-7600

Formule 1 - Paraíso
Rua Vergueiro, 1571 - Paraíso
h3531-re@accor.com.br
55+ (11) 5085-5699

Hotel Residencial Pantanal
- Rua Afonso Celso, 402 - São Paulo
+55 (11) 5549.7787

Hotel Parks
- Rua Pedro Toledo, 338 - São Paulo
+55 11 5084-5990

Telstar Hostels
Rua Capitão Cavalcânti, 177 - Vila Mariana – São Paulo
+55 11 2389-6383

Hotel Oriental Plaza
Largo da pólvora, 120- Liberdade - São Paulo
+55 11 3208-7466

Hotel Banri
Rua Galvão Bueno, 209 – São Paulo
+55 11 3207-887



 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Devir Livraria
Email: henrique@devir.com.br
Web: www.devir.com.br/magic
Telefone: +55 11 2127-8787

Venue Address

Colégio Marista Arquidiocesano
R. Domingo de Moraes, 2565 – Vila Mariana
São Paulo – SP
04035-000

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