About Standard Showdown

Standard Showdown is a weekly Standard play program, where players will gather to face off in tournaments using their Standard decks and walk away with awesome promos for top players every week! It's an incredible opportunity to bolster repeat play practices at your store.

With the recent expansion of the Standard rotation, your community has even more time to refine their decks and enjoy their collections—and with Standard Showdown, they'll have more opportunities to test their mettle against other competitive players in the community.

Scheduling: Between April 19 – July 25; use the Standard Showdown scheduling template

Format: Standard

Rules Enforcement Level: Regular recommended

Pairing Method: Swiss

Promo Support:

  • Winner promo for top players each week
  • Bring-a-Friend promo (both new players and their experienced friends receive the promo), while supplies last
  • Promos will be included with your Outlaws of Thunder Junction seasonal promo kit

Additional Information

Please keep in mind that Standard Showdown encourages competitive play but does not feed into competitive play events like the Pro Tour. You may consider promoting the Standard-format Store Championship for the season during your opening announcements.

Metrics & Allocation Information

On March 1, 2024, the snapshot metrics will no longer be in effect; only your live metrics will be used to determine promo and product allocations. That means that we will no longer be using Theros: Beyond Death Prerelease numbers when determining your store's Prerelease allocation.

Prerelease allocations are currently determined by checking past reported Prerelease events, typically the two or three that precede the most recent. Until March of 2024, Theros: Beyond Death will also be included in the checked sets for stores that hosted that event. Your baseline Prerelease allocation is based on the highest total attendance among checked sets.

All WPN members must meet a baseline metric requirement to remain part of the network—currently, the minimum requirements are 250 Tickets and 5 Engaged Players annually. WPN Premium retailers must achieve 1,500 Tickets, 30 Engaged Players, and 10 Activated Players annually.

All Magic: The Gathering events reported through Wizards EventLink, including At-Home Prerelease events, will count towards play metrics: Tickets, Engaged Players, and Activated Players.

Available Formats

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