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Gatecrash Prerelease and Release Events

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ore Guilds, More Gold.

The Gatecrash set is the second in the Return to Ravnica block, the long-awaited return to the city-plane of Ravnica and its ten ancient two-color guilds. Five of those guilds were featured in the Return to Ravnica set. Gatecrash brings the remaining five guilds to the forefront—Orzhov, Dimir, Gruul, Boros, and Simic. Though the guilds rule Ravnica, they aren’t the only ones who walk its streets. The guildless of Ravnica come from all walks of life—soldiers and street urchins, peddlers and Planeswalkers— all with only one thing in common: they want nothing to do with the guilds.

Play Even Sooner!

Magic Online Prerelease events begin on February 8, at 10:00 AM, and will run through the weekend. As soon as the Prereleases end Monday morning at 10:00 AM, Gatecrash will be available in the Magic Online Store. Gatecrash Release Event queues (Sealed Deck and Draft) will begin at the same time the set goes on sale so players won't have to wait before jumping into a draft!

Choose your Guild!

Ten guilds, each aligned with two of the five colors of magic, are vying for control of the vast city-world of Ravnica. This conflict carries over from Return to Ravnica to the Prerelease of Gatecrash. When you head to your friendly local game store for the Gatecrash Prerelease, you will declare your allegiance and get a corresponding Guild Prerelease Pack that includes five Gatecrash boosters, a guild-specific booster pack, and your Prerelease promo card (along with some other goodies).

The Magic Online experience is very similar. You'll purchase the Guild Mark for your favorite guild from the Magic Online Store for $5.00 USD, and then use that Guild Mark plus 20 Event Tickets to enter the Gatecrash Prerelease Sealed Deck Queue. Your Guild Mark will determine which guild booster pack and Prerelease card you get and, just like paper, you will be able to use your Prerelease card in your deck! You can check out the Guild Marks and Prerelease promo cards below. To learn more about the guilds, visit GuildsofRavnica.com.

The Orzhov Syndicate The House Dimir
The Gruul Clans The Boros Legion
The Simic Combine

Play with the Pros

While you draft Gatecrash, don't miss your chance to also watch live coverage of Pro Tour Gatecrash in Montreal. Like a deck the pros are playing? Use the deck export feature to import your favorite Standard list right into Magic Online as soon as it is available.

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atecrash Prerelease Events

Gatecrash Prerelease events start at 10:00 AM on February 8 and end at 10:00 AM on February 11. Events will consist of two parts: the Gatecrash Prerelease Sealed Deck Queue and the Gatecrash Swiss Booster Draft Queue. Both events will be available for the duration of the Gatecrash Prerelease.

Please note, the Sealed Deck Queue will be a guild experience and requires players to purchase a Guild Mark to participate. Guild Marks are untradeable event entry objects that will be available in the Magic Online Store on Thursday, February 7, at 10:00 AM until Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM, and will determine what guild booster pack and Prerelease promo card each player will get during deck building.

GATECRASH PRERELEASE SEALED DECK QUEUE
START TIMES: On demand beginning Friday, February 8, at 10:00 AM, and ending Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets plus 1 Gatecrash Guild Mark.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 5 Gatecrash booster packs and 1 Guild booster pack (including Prerelease promo card) that matches the Guild Mark used to enter.
SIZE: 16 Players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus four rounds, Swiss pairings. Play in all four rounds, win or lose!
PRIZES: Prizes are based on the total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
12 10 Gatecrash booster packs 3
9 4 Gatecrash booster packs 1
6 1 Gatecrash booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: This Prerelease promo card is included in the guild booster pack used during deck creation.

GATECRASH SWISS BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES
START TIMES: On demand beginning Friday, February 8, at 10:00 AM, and ending Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 15 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT:Magic Online will provide three Gatecrash booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, Swiss pairings. Play all three rounds, win or lose!
PRIZES: Prizes are based on the total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 4 Gatecrash booster packs 1
6 2 Gatecrash booster packs 0
3 1 Gatecrash booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: There will not be any additional promo cards given out for draft queue participation.

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atecrash Release Events

Gatecrash will be available in the Magic Online Store on Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM. Gatecrash Release Events consist of five parts:

  • Gatecrash Booster Draft Queues (beginning February 11)
  • Gatecrash 16-player Sealed Deck Queues (beginning February 11)
  • Gatecrash 64-Player Top 8 Premier Drafts (beginning February 15)
  • Gatecrash Top 8 Sealed Deck Events (beginning February 15)
  • Gatecrash Release Events Championship (March 3)

Gatecrash becomes legal in ALL Constructed formats following the Wednesday, February 6, scheduled downtime. All appropriate Daily Events, Scheduled Events, and Queues will have Gatecrash added to their prize structures after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, February 13.

GATECRASH BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES
START TIME: On demand starting Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, February 27.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Gatecrash booster packs.
SIZE: 8 players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination, or three rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament. Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Gatecrash 4-3-2-2 Draft

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Gatecrash booster packs 1
2nd 3 Gatecrash booster packs 0
3rd–4th 2 Gatecrash booster packs 0

Gatecrash 8-4 Draft

Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Gatecrash booster packs 1
2nd 4 Gatecrash booster packs 0

Gatecrash Swiss Draft

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 3 Gatecrash booster packs 1
6 2 Gatecrash booster packs 0
3 1 Gatecrash booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player who participates in a Gatecrash Booster Draft queue will receive a Obzedat, Ghost Council avatar.

GATECRASH 16-PLAYER SEALED DECK QUEUES
START TIME: On demand starting Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM, until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, February 27.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT:Magic Online will provide 6 Gatecrash booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 16 players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus four rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
12 13 Gatecrash booster packs 3
9 8 Gatecrash booster packs 1
6 3 Gatecrash booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player who participates in a Gatecrash Release Sealed Deck queue will receive a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 Match Points will receive a Borborygmos Enraged avatar.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Borborygmos Enraged

GATECRASH 64-PLAYER TOP 8 PREMIER DRAFTS
START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, February 15, and ending Friday, March 1.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets OR 8 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Gatecrash booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Gatecrash booster packs for the Top 8 booster draft.
SIZE: 64 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Gatecrash booster packs 6
2nd 18 Gatecrash booster packs 5
3rd–4th 12 Gatecrash booster packs 4
5th–8th 9 Gatecrash booster packs 3
9th–16th 4 Gatecrash booster packs 0
17th–32nd 2 Gatecrash booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Gatecrash 64-Player Top 8 Premier Draft will receive a Aurelia, the Warleader avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive an Prime Speaker Zegana avatar and qualify for the Gatecrash Release Events Championship.

Aurelia, the Warleader Prime Speaker Zegana

GATECRASH TOP 8 SEALED DECK EVENTS
START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, February 15, and ending Friday, March 1.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 6 Gatecrash booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Gatecrash booster packs for the Top 8 booster draft.
SIZE: Minimum 65 players, maximum 256 players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus a number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 45 Gatecrash booster packs 6
2nd 33 Gatecrash booster packs 5
3rd–4th 21 Gatecrash booster packs 4
5th–8th 12 Gatecrash booster packs 3
9th–16th 9 Gatecrash booster packs 0
17th–32nd 3 Gatecrash booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Gatecrash Top 8 Sealed Deck Event will receive a Aurelia, the Warleader avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive an Prime Speaker Zegana avatar and qualify for the Gatecrash Release Events Championship.

GATECRASH RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP
START TIME: Sunday, March 3, at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Invitation Only.
PRODUCT:Magic Online will provide 6 Gatecrash booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss pairings rounds and 3 Gatecrash booster packs for the Top 8 booster draft.
SIZE: Determined by number of qualified players.
DURATION: Number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 complete premium Gatecrash sets 6
2nd 1 complete premium and 1 complete standard Gatecrash set 5
3rd–4th 1 complete premium Gatecrash set 4
5th–8th 1 complete standard Gatecrash set 3
9th–16th 12 Gatecrash booster packs 0
17th–32nd 9 Gatecrash booster packs 0
33rd–64th 3 Gatecrash booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Gatecrash Release Events Championship will receive one copy of the Gatecrash launch weekend promo card Skarrg Goliath. All players in the Top 64 will also receive a premium copy of Skarrg Goliath.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Gatecrash Release Events Championship, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in any end-of-season championship or championship event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online events, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-18 to play on an account that the adult has established.

It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that he or she has been properly entered into this event and is able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the Championship, he or she will need to contact customer service for assistance.

For all Gatecrash Release Events, Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

Note: All times above are Pacific Standard Time (UTC -8 hours).

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