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Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers: Magic Weekend Paris 2011

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Think you have what it takes to beat the best? Now you can find out for sure. Pro Tour Qualifiers return to Magic: The Gathering Online. Players can earn an invitation to the Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris 2011 and an invitation to compete in the Paris 2011 Magic Online Superdraft…all from the comfort of their own home!

Magic Online will host 16 sealed deck Pro Tour Qualifier events between September 17, 2010 and December 24, 2010. See the complete schedule and event rules below.

Date Time Format
Friday, 9/17/10 1:00 PM PDT (21:00 UTC) Magic 2011 Sealed
Sunday, 10/3/10 8:00 AM PDT (15:00 UTC) Magic 2011 Sealed
Tuesday, 10/12/10 6:00 PM PDT (Wednesday, 1:00 UTC) Magic 2011 Sealed
Sunday, 10/17/10 3:00 PM PDT (22:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Thursday, 10/21/10 2:00 PDT (21:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Tuesday, 11/2/10 7:00 AM PDT (14:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Friday, 11/12/10 3:00 AM PST (11:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Sunday, 11/14/10 7AM PST (15:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Tuesday, 11/23/10 6:00 PM PST (Friday, 02:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Friday, 11/26/10 11:00 AM PST (19:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Friday, 12/3/10 7:00 AM PST (15:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Sunday, 12/5/10 6:00 PM PST (Monday, 02:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Tuesday, 12/7/10 7:00 AM PST (15:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Thursday, 12/16/10 2:00 PM PST (22:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Sunday, 12/19/10 7:00 AM PST (15:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed
Friday, 12/24/10 11:00 AM PST (19:00 UTC) Scars of Mirrodin Sealed

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier (Magic Weekend Paris 2011)

START TIME: See above schedule.
LOCATION: Premier Events room.
ENTRY FEE: 30 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 booster packs of the appropriate type (either Magic 2011 or Scars of Mirrodin for each event (see schedule above). Magic Online will provide 3 booster packs of the same type as the event for the "Top 8" Draft.
SIZE: 33 players minimum, 512 players maximum.
DURATION: Deck building time plus a number of 50-minute Swiss Pairing rounds determined by attendance. The "Top 8" will consist of 3 Rounds, Single Elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.

Place Prize QPs
1st Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris Invitation,
Paris Superdraft Invitation, and 36 booster packs
6
2nd 36 Booster Packs 5
3rd-4th 27 Booster Packs 4
5th-8th 18 Booster Packs 3
9th-16th 9 Booster Packs 0
17th-32nd 6 Booster Packs 0
33rd-64th 3 Booster Packs 0

NOTE: The Magic Online Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris Qualifiers on September 17, October 3, and October 12 will award Magic 2011 booster packs. All other Magic Online Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris Qualifiers will award Scars of Mirrodin booster packs.

Pro Tour Qualifier Eligibility
Invitations to the Pro Tour (including those awarded on Magic Online) are governed by the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy. The latest version can be viewed here.

Players who already hold invitations to the Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris 2011 may not compete in individual-format Qualifier tournaments (including Magic Online Qualifiers for the Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris 2011) that feed into the Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris 2011.

Players that compete in Qualifier tournaments (including Magic Online Qualifier tournaments) for which they already hold an invitation will be subject to appropriate DCI penalties, up to and including suspension.

Important information regarding event crashes for the Pro Tour Qualifiers: If, in the sole judgment of Wizards of the Coast and its representatives, a system error, tournament or rules bug, or other issue has significantly compromised the integrity of the event, Wizards of the Coast retains the right to modify the tournament structure as needed to maintain as fair and competitive an experience as possible for all players.

Paris 2011 Superdraft

START TIME: To be determined. The Paris 2011 Superdraft will be scheduled around the other events at the Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Paris 2011 so that registered players will be able to participate in both events.
LOCATION: Live event at Magic Weekend Paris 2011.
ENTRY FEE: Free – Invitation only.
PRODUCT: To be determined.
SIZE: 2 flights; 8 players per flight.
DURATION: 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.

PlacePrize
1 $1,000 & 36 digital boosters
2$1,000 & 27 digital boosters
3-4$1,000 & 18 digital boosters
5-8$1,000 & 12 digital boosters

NOTE: Superdraft qualification does not guarantee prizes. Players must participate in the Superdraft event at Magic Weekend Paris in order to be eligible for the Superdraft prizes.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in the Paris 2011 Superdraft. Forms can be downloaded here 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!

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

OTHER RULES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS
During the tournaments, Wizards of the Coast staff (marked with the Wizards logo beside their online name) may ask players for their name and/or contact information. Do not give out your information to anyone who is not Wizards of the Coast Staff (marked with the Wizards logo beside their online name). Wizards of the Coast staff members will never ask for your password.

Failure to provide accurate information may result in significant penalties, including suspension from Magic Online tournaments up to and including termination of your Magic Online account.

Playing on another person's account, selling your account, etc. are all violations of the Terms of Service. If you play in these, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are on your own account. We do not recognize "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 adult has purchased.

If a player wins that is ineligible to play in DCI™-sanctioned tournaments (i.e. DCI suspended and/or a paid contractor), then the Magic Online Pro Tour invitation will pass down to the player with the next best finish. The final Swiss standings of the Pro Tour Qualifier Finals tournament will determine the difference between third and fourth place and the difference between fifth through eighth place, should that be necessary.

In either of the above cases, the booster pack prizes will not pass down to the next player.

Determination of the eligibility of a person under age 18 to participate in a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier is based on the permission granted to said person by his/her parent or legal guardian. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a contest of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdiction for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under 18) a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier , each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under 18) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if winner is under 18) thereby releases Wizards of the Coast LLC, Hasbro, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved properly, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks
Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier.

Participation in a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

The winners of this Tournament will be posted on www.wizards.com.

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