Additional APAC-Exclusive Return to In-Store Play Promos and Events

Additional APAC-Exclusive Return to In-Store Play Promos and Events

May 17, 2021 | 1 min to read

Earlier this year, we kicked off the Year of the Ox with a Lunar New Year Celebration, including a Standard event and a beautiful Lunar New Year promo set.

Now, as in-store play returns in many regions worldwide, WPN members in Asia Pacific get something extra special to welcome players back to your stores.

In APAC only, we're continuing the Year of the Ox celebrations for the rest of the year with the Store Challenger Series and four traditional foil promo cards (two with new art commissioned just for this promotion!) exclusive to the region:

  • Moraug, Fury of Akoum
  • Ox of Agonas
  • Angrath, the Flame-Chained
  • Tahngarth, First Mate

Let's get into the basics of this event series and how it works together with the global Love Your Local Game Store promotion.

The Store Challenger Series

The Store Challenger Series is going to make the return to in-store play in Asia Pacific extra legendary.

In addition to the global Love Your Local Game Store promotion celebrating the return to in-store play with WPN-exclusive promos and sales of Mystery Booster Convention Edition, Asia Pacific-based stores get something extra: four APAC-exclusive foil promos and the Store Challenger Series.

Please note that availability of the Store Challenger Series will vary due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-store play. Be sure to check regional WPN policy and local health laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices.

If your store is in a region eligible to run Store Challenger Series, you will receive an email with details. We ask that you do not schedule Store Challenger Series in Wizards EventLink unless you are in an eligible region.

Here are the specifics on how to turn the return to in-store play into a year-long celebration with the Store Challenger Series.

The Store Challenger Series Structure and Prizing

  • Host at least four qualifier events during each series
    • Minimum of eight players—the events can be capped if needed
  • The top two players from each qualifier get an invite to the Store Championship!
  • Run one Store Championship after the final qualifier event in each series!

If you're located in one of the countries that can safely participate in the Store Challenger Series, you will receive 32 of each series' promo cards. They'll arrive throughout the year, close to the time of each series, so stay tuned for shipping updates.

You're free to hand out these promo cards to players that participate in the Store Challenger Series however works best for you and your community. The promos are different for each series, so encourage your players to come back and collect them all!

The Store Challenger Series Dates and Formats

June 21–July 18: Sealed or Draft

Promo: Moraug, Fury of Akoum

August 9–September 5: Modern or Standard

Promo: Ox of Agonas

October 11—November 7:  Standard or Limited

Promo: Angrath, the Flame-Chained

December 6–January 16: Standard or Limited

Promo: Tahngarth, First Mate

Scheduling for the first Store Challenger Series event window is now open—schedule yours in EventLink today.


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