Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) begin a player's climb from in-store play to the peak of competitive Magic at the Pro Tour.

The winner of the PPTQ earns an invite to a Regional PTQ. Top finishers at the Regional PTQ earn a berth on the Pro Tour.

Because of that high level of competition, event efficiency is more important than ever. See this page for a list of crucial best practices.


  • Primary: Engaged Players


New Player: No knowledge of how to play Magic
Interested Player: Basic understanding of Magic, ready to learn more about strategy and game play
Engaged Player: Competence in Magic game play, eager to invest in the game on a regular basis


  • Players : 8+
  • Rounds : 3+
  • Formats : Modern, Sealed Deck
  • Number of events:1
  • Judges: PPTQs require a level 2 judge.