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Magic: The Gathering - Las Vegas Fact Sheet

Friday Modern Main Event: 

  • Modern Constructed

  • Decklists are required.

  • Players must use the same deck on Day Two that they used on Day One.​

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds)

  • Day One will consist of 8 Swiss Rounds followed by a cut. Day Two will consist of 6 Swiss Rounds and the Top 8 single-elimination playoff.

  • All players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players – whichever is greater, advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day Two will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoff.

  • Top 8 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3, with no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)

  • Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing players in the quarterfinal and semifinal playoff rounds.

  • For the first game of each match in the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 8 match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).​

Saturday Limited Main Event: 

  • Day One(Saturday): Sealed Deck

  • Day Two and Top 8 (Sunday): Booster Draft

  • Sealed Deck Product: 6 Boosters 

  • Booster Draft Proudct: 3 Boosters

  • Decklists are required.

  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and verification will be performed.

  • 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 8 single-elimination playoff.

  • In Day One, players will be give 20 minutes for deck registration and 30 minutes for deck building. 

  • All players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players – whichever is greater – advance to the the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day Two will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoff.

  • Top 8 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3, with no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)

  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.

  • Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing players in the quarterfinal and 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 8 playoff match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).​​

Notes

  • 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.

Prizes

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Side Events

Information about Side Events is coming soon!