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Old 10-06-2016, 10:29 AM   #761
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Default Re: Premier Play Changes

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles...esh-2016-10-06

tl;dr:

Keeping changes started at PT EMN (selective pairings and anti-scouting methods)
Adding 2 points to all thresholds for Silver/Gold/Plat
RIP Super Sunday Series
GP Vegas replaced Standard with Limited!
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:55 AM   #762
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Some changes announced today

Highlights:

Worlds will be returning to 3 player teams, format will be Standard

Nationals is back, replacing World Magic Cup Qualifiers. Format will be Standard only. Top 2 qualify, also top pro point earner from the country qualifies

Old school PTQs (large single person event to qualify single spot to Pro Tour) will be held on the Sunday of a GP, event cap is 225 players

Store run Grand Prix trials end after GP Las Vegas. Last chance bye trials still held on the Friday of a GP on site.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:15 AM   #763
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Zzzzzzzzzzz

I guess every change can't be exciting
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:25 AM   #764
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I guess every change can't be exciting
Sunday PTQs is reasonably exciting, as long as they don't hit their cap before the end of the day on Saturday. Being guaranteed 2 days of meaningful action makes it a little more likely I would travel for a random limited GP.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:56 PM   #765
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Yeah I like that. But with a 225 (250?) cap, I wouldn't be surprised if it fills ok Saturday

They'd have to run multiple or you can still lose your win and in/ last few rounds for day 2 and have nothing for Sunday
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:09 PM   #766
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Yeah I like that. But with a 225 (250?) cap, I wouldn't be surprised if it fills ok Saturday

They'd have to run multiple or you can still lose your win and in/ last few rounds for day 2 and have nothing for Sunday
Didn't take long for controversy to erupt around this. GP Vancouver's TO put up a pre-reg link for the Sunday PTQ. Entry fee: $75. It initially said you could get a $50 rebate if you pre-registered and then made day 2 of the GP and couldn't PTQ. Then, they said, sorry, no refunds. Mascioli's FB and Twitter went nuts and they pulled the pre-reg option.

Helene Bergeot tweeted #nothappy. These fucking TOs can't get out of their own way and WotC has put all of their eggs in that very small basket.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:35 PM   #767
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It's supply and demand. The supply side is 225 spots at a GP with 1200+ people, 900 ish not making day 2.
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The cost doesn't even affect the GP total attendance. Capitalism baby. It's a Trump world out there.
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Default Re: Premier Play Changes

Of course of course

Going to have enough to still hit the 225 cap even with running it like a total asshole

So that's why there won't be multiple

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Old 02-09-2017, 04:00 PM   #770
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Kind of amazing that they could probably fill three of these if they managed it right, but instead will get 1.5 of them plus lots of pissed off people. And all for a few stolen entry fees. Stolen in my book anyway. Can't seriously claim no refunds lol.

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