2013 World Magic Cup

The World Magic Cup celebrates the global status of the game, bringing together the best players from around the world in a unique team event. Each year, players from more than 70 countries come together for the pinnacle of international Magic competition, all with the hopes of bringing the title of "World Magic Cup Champion" home to their country.

Tournament Location

The 2013 World Magic Cup will be held at the Amsterdam Convention Factory on August 2-4, 2013.

Viewer Information

Live Webcast
The live video webcast for World Magic Cup begins Friday, August 2 and runs all three days, with Brian David-Marshall, Rich Hagon, Sheldon Menery, Rashad Miller, Zac Hill, and Marshall Sutcliffe calling the action. The live video stream can be found at wizards.com/webcast and twitch.tv/magic. Check out the schedule below to find the start time in your area (start times approximate). Sunday's live stream features the Top 8 of the World Magic Cup, followed by the Top 4 of the World Championship.

City Friday, August 2 Saturday, August 3 Sunday, August 4
Amsterdam 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 9 a.m.
Los Angeles 2 a.m. 2 a.m. Midnight
Chicago 4 a.m. 4 a.m. 2 a.m.
New York 5 a.m. 5 a.m. 3 a.m.
Rio de Janeiro 6 a.m. 6 a.m. 4 a.m.
London 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 8 a.m.
Paris 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 9 a.m.
Berlin 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 9 a.m.
Moscow 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 11 a.m.
Tokyo 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m.
Sydney 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m.

More Event Coverage
In addition to the live video stream, text coverage will be available at DailyMTG.com starting Friday morning, live chat sessions with players, R&D staff, and coverage reporters will take place at various times during the three days on CoverItLive, and video content will be posted to YouTube on the wizardsmtg channel.

The official Twitter hashtag for the World Magic Cupis #mtgwmc.

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Media Requests
Please send an email to press@wizards.com if you wish to set up a media credential for the World Magic Cup. Wizards of the Coast asks that all media requests be submitted by July 19 (two weeks prior to the event). Requests made after that date, including requests made on-site, may be denied.



Player Information

The World Magic Cup is a three-day invitation-only team event across multiple formats.

2013 World Magic Cup Tournament Format and Schedule

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.

Venue Information
The Amsterdam Convention Factory
Czaar Peterstraat 213
1018 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tournament Hall Hours
The tournament hall is closed to the public. Each World Magic Cup participant is allowed one guest. Security wristbands will be distributed at the entrance to the hall on Thursday during registration and Friday morning. For World Magic Cup participants and their guests, the hall will be open at these times:

Thursday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (or end of Round 7, whichever comes later)
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (or end of Stage 2 Round 3, whichever comes later)
Sunday: 8 a.m. - immediately following the end of the World Championship Awards Ceremony.

Single-card vendors Card Haus and Gaming Etc. will be at the venue starting Thursday night for player registration through Saturday at noon. To ensure specific card availability, we encourage players to contact these vendors in advance of the World Magic Cup.

 Registration  

Time: Thursday, August 1: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (18:00 - 21:00)
Friday, August 2: 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (9:00 to 9:30)

Location: The Amsterdam Convention Factory
Czaar Peterstraat 213
1018 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at the 2013 World Magic Cup. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour 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!

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).

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

We encourage players to register on Thursday, August 1. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we will have late registration on Friday morning, August 2 from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (9;00 to 9:30).

The 2013 World Magic Cup will begin at 10:00 a.m. (10:00) on Friday, August 2. Players who have not registered by 9:30 a.m. (9:30) on Friday, August 2, 2013 may be denied entry to the 2013 World Magic Cup.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Scott Larabee at scott.larabee@wizards.com or +1-206-793-3534.

National Team Composition
  • Players compete as 3-person teams throughout the tournament.
  • At the start of each day, teams choose which 3 members will play in each format.
  • At the start of each day, teams chose which decks will be played by each team member during the Standard format.
  • On each day, the same 3 team members cannot be chosen to play each of the 2 formats (does not apply to national teams with 3 members).
  • At the start of each day, team members will choose their team seating configuration (player A, B, and C) for each format.
  • During each format, the 4th member (if present) of each national team may sit with the team and communicate with team members during matches.
  • Regardless of team composition during each portion, all members of each national team will receive prize money (if any) and Pro Points based on his or her national team’s final standing.
Day One (Friday, August 2)
  • Magic 2014 Team Sealed Deck – 3 Swiss rounds
  • Team Unified Standard Constructed – 4 Swiss rounds. No more than four copies of any Standard-legal card (basic lands excluded) may appear across a team's three Standard decks.
  • 12 Magic 2014 boosters per team will be used for Team Sealed Deck.
  • Standard deck lists must be submitted prior to the start of the tournament.
  • The top 32 teams will advance to Day Two.
Day Two (Saturday, August 3)
Team Pool Play (Part 1)
  • 32 Teams compete in seeded pools (8 pools of 4 teams each). Each team will play each other team in their pool once.
  • Return to Ravnica Block Team Sealed Deck – 3 rounds.
  • 4 boosters each of Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Dragon's Maze will be used for Team Sealed Deck.
  • The top 2 teams (16 total teams) from each pool with the best records within Team Pool Play (Part 1) will advance to Team Pool Play (Part 2).
  • If two or more teams are tied at the end of pool play, the team(s) with the highest seeding will advance.
Team Pool Play (Part 2)
  • 16 Teams compete in seeded pools (4 pools of 4 teams each). Each team will play each other team in their pool once.
  • Team Unified Standard Constructed – 3 rounds. No more than four copies of any Standard-legal card (basic lands excluded) may appear across a team's three Standard decks.
  • Teams will use the same Standard decks from Day One. Different team members may play those decks than played them during Day One.
  • The top 2 teams (8 total teams) from each pool with the best records within Team Pool Play (Part 2) will advance to Day Three.
  • If two or more teams are tied at the end of pool play, the team(s) with the highest seeding will advance.
Day Three (Sunday, August 4)
  • 8 Teams compete in a seeded, single-elimination bracket.
  • Teams are seeded in the bracket based on total points from Day One and Day Two.
  • Team Unified Standard Constructed.
  • Teams will use the same Standard decks from Days One and Two. Different team members may play those decks than played them during Days One and Two.
Round Times
  • Each Team Sealed deck building period will be 60 minutes.
  • All rounds during Days One and Two will be 55 minutes per round.
  • Day Three single-elimination finals have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.
Other Tournament Information

Schedule

Thursday
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Player registration at the Amsterdam Convention Factory

Friday
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Team registration at event site
9:55 a.m.: Seating for player meeting posted
10 a.m.: Mandatory player meeting begins. Unified Standard decklists are collected from teams by judges.
10:15 a.m.: Day One begins with Team Sealed deck building

Saturday
9:55 a.m.: Day Two seating posted
10 a.m.: Day Two begins with Team Sealed deck building

Sunday
8:30 a.m.: Top 8 teams check in at the Top 8 area
9 a.m.: Single-elimination matches begin

2013 World Magic Cup Prizes

Place Pro Points (per player on team) Prize Money (per player on team)
1 8 $12,000
2 7 $6,500
3-4 6 $4,000
5-8 5 $2,000
9-16 4 $1,500
17-32 3 $1,000
33+ 2 -
Total   $250,000

All members of the top 4 teams also receive invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Theros in Dublin. All prizes subject to change.

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