About Store Championship

Store Championship is a structured, in-store tournament program that follows many major Magic: The Gathering releases. It is an opportunity for your players to prove their mettle and earn commemorative promos.

Store Championship events are a great way to get players excited about the new cards a set brings to the Standard format. To allow your community to develop their decks and hone their skills, consider running additional Standard events leading up to Store Championship.

Scheduling: 1 event between March 2 – 10; use the Store Championship scheduling template

Format: Standard only

Rules Enforcement Level: Regular or Competitive

Pairing Method: Swiss

Promo Support:

  • Participation promos (quantity based on play metrics)
  • 8 Top-8 promos
  • 1 Winner promo
  • WPN Premium stores receive an extra set of the Top-8 and Winner promos in non-foil with their store’s name printed on the card. Both versions of each should be provided to qualifying players.
  • Promos will be included with your Murders at Karlov Manor seasonal promo kit

Additional Details

  • Store Championship events can only be run using Standard format.
  • You do not have to cap your event based on how many participation promos you receive; participation promos should be provided first come, first served in order of event registration.
  • Playoff rounds are optional but not required for Store Championship events.
  • As always, you are welcome to add additional prizing to the event at your discretion.
  • If your event does not launch or you have extra participation promos the surplus promo policy will apply.

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.

For example, your Murders at Karlov Manor Prerelease allocation is based on whatever was the highest attended among Theros Beyond: Death, March of the Machine, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™, and Wilds of Eldraine. Depending on product availability, your allocation may not precisely match your highest total attendance.

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.

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