2013 Magic World Championship Event Information

The 2013 Magic World Championship showcases the best players in the world battling against one another for the title of World Champion. Sixteen players will be invited to compete across three formats for the title and $40,000 first prize, with a total cash purse exceeding $100,000. In addition to the prize money, players earn one Pro Point for each match win during the first two days and two points per match win on the final day.

The 2013 Magic World Championship takes place on July 31, August 1, and August 4 in Amsterdam, with the 2013 World Magic Cup being run August 2-4. All five days will be live streamed.

Event Coverage

The live video webcast for the 2013 Magic World Championship starts Wednesday, July 31. 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.

Webcast Schedule

City Wednesday, July 31 Thursday, August 1 Sunday, August 4
Amsterdam Noon Noon 9 a.m.
Los Angeles 3 a.m. 3 a.m. Midnight
Chicago 5 a.m. 5 a.m. 2 a.m.
New York 6 a.m. 6 a.m. 3 a.m.
Rio de Janeiro 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 4 a.m.
London 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 8 a.m.
Paris Noon Noon 9 a.m.
Berlin Noon Noon 9 a.m.
Moscow 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 11 a.m.
Tokyo 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m.
Sydney 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 5 p.m.

In addition to the live video stream, text coverage will be available at DailyMTG.com starting Wednesday 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 2013 Magic World Championship is #mtgchamp.

Media Requests

Please send an email to press@wizards.com if you wish to set up a media credential for the 2013 Magic World Championship. Wizards of the Coast asks that all media requests be submitted by July 12 (three weeks prior to the event). Requests made after that date, including requests made on-site, may be denied.

Event Location

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

Tournament Format

Finish Prize Money
1 $40,000
2 $20,000
3-4 $10,000
5-8 $5,000
9-16 $1,000
Total $108,000
Players earn one Pro Point per match win in the Swiss rounds and two Pro Points per match win in the Playoffs.

Day 1 (Wednesday, July 31)

  • Modern Masters Booster Draft – 3 Swiss rounds.
  • Standard constructed – 3 Swiss rounds.

Day 2 (Thursday, August 1)

  • Magic 2014 Booster Draft – 3 Swiss rounds.
  • Modern constructed – 3 Swiss rounds.

Advancement to Playoff

  • All players may participate in all 12 Swiss rounds of Wednesday and Thursday's competition.
  • The top 4 players after round 12 will advance to Sunday's Playoffs.

Day 3 (Sunday, August 4) - Playoffs

  • Playoff matches will be Modern constructed format.
  • Playoff matches will be single-elimination.
  • Playoff matches will be best 3 of 5.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Round Times

  • All rounds during days 1 and 2 will be 55 minutes per round.
  • Day 3 single-elimination payoff matches have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.

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