Phoenix Store Championship!

by Phoenix Comics and Games

It's time once again to gather the best of the best and crown a new Phoenix Store Champion! We've got a bunch of prizes lined up, including some one-of-a-kind promotional items. So, if you're interested in competing in our semi-annual awesome contest of might (tm), read on to find out more information!

Phoenix Store Championship Tournament Info

Let's start with the basics. Here's all the time/date/format information you'll need to decide if competing in the event is up your alley:

  • Date: July 16, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Format: Modern Constructed
  • Entry Fee: $35 until July 9, then $40 afterwards
  • Max Rounds: 6 (Plus a cut to the top 8)
  • REL: Competitive (Decklists required)
  • Player Cap: 52

Safety information: Masks continue to be required to play. Non-Alcoholic drinks, water bottles, etc, are permitted inside the store, but food is not. For more information please see our Covid-19 response here.

Preregistration

You can preregister for this event on our website beginning November 15 at 11:00 AM! You'll be able to see the event over on our events page or if you're looking for a link directly to it, use this one! 

Rules Enforcement Level - Competitive

Since this is our first competitive event in a while, here's a run-down of what to expect. At at Competitive REL, decklists for the event are required. You can find a copy of a deck list here to print out ahead of time, or you can fill one out when you arrive for the event. Either way, you'll need to have one that accurately represents both your deck and sideboard ready for when the tournament begins, and we will be performing random deck-checks during the tournament.

Players are also expected to be familiar with the Magic Tournament Rules and the Infraction Protocol Guide. Our intent here is to protect the interests of all players by providing tournament integrity while also recognizing that not all players are intimately familiar with tournament structure, proper procedures, and rules. Infractions in these tournaments are covered by the Magic Infraction Procedure Guide.

Prizes!

Prizes for this event will be awarded based on attendance. When we sat down to plan this, we decided on a three tiered approach to prizes, with progressively greater offerings the more folks we get! 

Tier 1 - Unique Promos!

The Phoenix Store Championship comes loaded with some one-of-a-kind promo cards. For starters, the top 40 players who participate will be awarded a alt-art promo Flame Slash as seen below.

 

The top 8 players will all receive an alt-art Archmage's Charm, stamped with the store's name.

 

The winning player will also receive an extended art promo Dark Confident, again stamped with our store's name. 

 

All prizes at tier one will be available regardless of the number of players who participate. 

Tier 2 - WPN Premium Promos

One of the many perks of being a WPN Premium store are the promos we get from Wizards. This time we've got two sets of promos - the Moonlit Lands from Innistrad and the Neon Yellow Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos from Kamigawa! If we get to 24 players, each member of the top 8 will receive a set of the lands and a copy of the Hidetsugu.

Tier 3 - Modern 1.5K time!

If we get to 48 players, the event will become a Modern 1K on top of all the other prizes, with $1500 in store credit prizes going out as follows:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3-4th Place: $100
  • 4-8th Place: $75
  • 9-16th Place: $50 

So, are you hyped yet? If so head on over to the event listing and sign up! Don't wait! Our last store championship sold out, and we're sure this one will too.

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