Asia-Pacific Play Metrics Returning with Innistrad: Crimson Vow Prerelease
As of November 12—to coincide with the Innistrad: Crimson Vow Prerelease—events will once again begin counting toward metrics in the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
As a reminder for WPN retailers in China, play metrics were reinstated beginning with Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Prerelease.
By reporting in-store, webcam, and at-home events in Wizards EventLink, retailers can maintain and grow WPN allocations.
Don't remember how play metrics work? Here's a refresher:
Tickets are the total number of player entries across all your Magic: The Gathering events in a rolling calendar year (the last 12 months).
Engaged Players are players who join six or more events at your store in a rolling calendar year (the last 12 months).
Your store’s play metrics determine allocations for Promo Packs and Buy-a-Box promos, as well as product allocations for Prerelease Early Sales and select products. The higher your Tickets and Engaged Players, the more promos and product will be allocated to your store.
As a reminder, Prerelease Pack allocations are not based on your Tickets and Engaged Players, but rather past reported Prerelease attendance.
Here’s what you need to know about metrics counting again:
You will have until January 1, 2023 to build up your metrics starting from the date metrics begin counting in your region.
During this grace period, promo and product allocations will be based on either the metric snapshot from Q1 2020 or your live metrics. After that period, only your live metrics will be used to determine allocations.
In these Asia-Pacific countries, metrics will begin counting on November 12, 2021. After metrics are turned on, we will still evaluate both your current and Q1 2020 snapshot metrics and apply whichever is higher until January 1, 2023.
All Magic events reported through Wizards EventLink will count towards your metrics.
This includes both In-Store and Webcam events, as well as all scheduling options for Prerelease, including At-Home events. If you are still not ready to run in-store events but want to grow your promo quantities, reporting Webcam and At-Home events allow you to do just that.
All formats now count towards Engaged Players.
Whether your community prefers Modern or Standard, Commander or Legacy, or anything in between, all forms of Magic play will now count towards both metrics.
Guest entries count towards Tickets, but not Engaged Players.
Individual guest accounts are only ever connected to a single event, meaning they will never reach the six entries required to count as an Engaged Player.
All entries in your events will count towards Tickets regardless of which type of account is used, but guest account entries will not contribute to your Engaged Player count.
Love Your Local Game Store Promos Continue
WPN stores in the above countries can now begin passing out the Love Your Local Game Store play promo cards for each in-store event entry arriving with Innistrad: Crimson Vow Release.
Keep players coming back for more with these fan-favorite, foil, retro-frame promos for each event!
- Aven Mindcensor
- Dig Through Time
- Bolas’s Citadel
- Goblin Guide
- Scavenging Ooze
In addition, Australia, Japan, and South Korea will receive Magic: The Gathering Arena Code cards to hand out with the above promos!
WPN event policy changes have also been enacted for our Asia-Pacific stores. We advise retailers to use our Ultimate Return to Store Play Checklist to help prep you for your return to in-store play.
For any additional play status updates and questions about conducting in-store events, please consult our Play Status page.
We’re eager to see our retailers in these countries begin to grow allocations by reporting play once again! Remember to schedule all your Innistrad: Crimson Vow Prerelease events in Wizards EventLink, regardless of whether they are in-store or remote.