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GP Fact Sheet

FORMAT & STRUCTURE

Format

  • GP Santa Clara’s format is Team Trios Constructed
    • Each team will consist of three players.
    • Each team must have a Standard player, a Modern player, and a Legacy player.
  • Players should review the Magic Tournament Rules for the rules specific to Team Tournaments, paying particular attention to the following sections:
    • Section 8.2: Team Composition and Identification
    • Section 8.3: Team Communication Rules
  • Each deck must be constructed in accordance with the rules of its format. Unified Construction rules are not in effect.
  • Decklists are required.
  • Players must use the same deck on Day Two that they use on Day One.

Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds)
  • Day One will consist of 8 Swiss Rounds. Day Two will consist of 6 Swiss Rounds and the Top 4 single-elimination playoff.
  • All teams with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 40 teams – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • The Top 4 teams after the final Swiss round on Day Two will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoff.
  • Top 4 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3 per individual match, with no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
  • Only 1 round will be played in the semi-finals and finals.
  • Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing teams in the semifinal playoff rounds.
  • For the first game of each match in the playoff, the players on the team that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 4 playoff match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive on Day One and Professional on Day Two.
  • 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 are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals, card sleeves, and appropriate counters or tokens.
  • 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).

PRIZE STRUCTURE

Prize Money

PlacePrize Money
1$15,000
2$7,500
3-4$3,750
5-8$2,100
9-12$1,800
13-16$1,500
17-20$1,200
21-24$900
25-30$900*
31-42$750*
43-58$600*

Pro Points

PlacePro Points
1st6
2nd5
3rd-4th4

Top 4 Teams receive Pro Points based on rank. All other players receive Pro Points based on their match point total at the end of the event.

Match PointsPro Points
34+4
333
31-322
301
0-290

*If Grand Prix attendance is 0-999 teams, prize money will be paid out to 24th place. If Grand Prix attendance is at or over 1,000 teams, prize money will be paid out to 58th place.

Attendance at a Grand Prix is calculated on participation, not preregistration. The Tournament Organizer will announce Grand Prix attendance as soon as this is confirmed. Tournament attendance and standing are subject to review by Wizards of the Coast before being finalized.

Prize money is awarded per team.

All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Top 4 teams and all teams with 36 match points or greater at the end of the event also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis, MN from August 3-5, 2018.

Pro Points earned at this event count toward the Rivals of Ixalan (Nov. 18, 2017 – Feb. 25, 2018) cycle for the Pro Tour Players Club.

TOURNAMENT BYES

Byes are not offered for Team events.