This M:TG Arena event will be held by GGtoor the weekend of July 16, 2022, with AT Tournaments as Tournament Administrator.
THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR THE EVENT, everyone is welcome to join!
Be sure to Pre-Register NOW to secure your spot and compete for fun, bragging rights, and your share of the CASH Prizing!
If paper printouts are made for this tournament, players' names will display as their Melee usernames regardless of their profile settings.
Players are required to join the GGtoor discord for ongoing updates about the event: https://discord.gg/GUhyZxFH8Q and be sure to visit #get-roles to take all of the MTG roles so you unlock access to the channels for the game and get notifications for the event.
This event will be a Standard Format event featuring Best of 3 matches, with swiss brackets then a cut to Top 8. (The number of Swiss rounds will vary depending on participants.)
All events will be held under the current official BAN LIST issued by Wizards of the Coast. This means that if a new Ban List is issued near the time of the tournament, the new list will be the one in effect, provided the tournament platform has updated in time to mirror the new ban list.
Deck-lists are required and will be open. Decklists must be submitted by 10 AM EST/4 PM CET on game day. If no decklist is submitted, you will be dropped from the event. Players who fail to report for any match during the event may be dropped from the event by staff without notice (especially if the missing player is already mathematically eliminated from the possibility of winning prizing.)
Each round will be set to 60 minutes on MTGmelee; However, if a match has not yet ended, the MTG Arena match timers will end the round, not the MTGmelee timer - to avoid Delay of Tournament, be aware game loss or match loss Tardiness penalties will be issued if it is determined that the match was not started timely - be sure to begin your matches promptly! There will be 10 minutes between rounds to get ready for the next match. If a player's MTG Arena timer reaches 0:00, that player loses the match. See "Schedule" for additional information about timing.
For top 8, the higher seed gets to choose as if they won the coin flip for the first match.
Check-in for the event will open 90 Minutes before the event starts. IF YOU DO NOT CHECK IN BY THE DEADLINE (WTHIN 90 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE EVENT) ON MTG MELEE, YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE! It is VERY IMPORTANT that you double-check your time conversion to the local time for your time zone, so you do not miss this deadline of 90 MINUTES before the event!
VERY IMPORTANT: You should join the #mtg-chat channel of this discord at least 30 minutes before the event begins, and stay there for the duration of the event, to make sure you do not miss any important instructions from the tournament staff!
ILLEGAL DECK: Starting the game with an illegal deck will result in the offending player being issued a Game Loss.
TARDINESS: Each time you are paired against your next opponent, you should reach out to the opponent on discord via DM if needed to arrange your match. (Use the Direct Challenge in MTG Arena to challenge your opponent. Set up your match by selecting "Tournament Match" and please remember that MTG Arena user names are case sensitive.) If more than 10 minutes has passed since the round was scheduled to start and they appear to be non-responsive, then create a ticket in mtg melee to make a judge call to staff. Unless the Tournament Organizer has made a public announcement to adjust this policy for the current round (due to specific circumstances, for example, servers going down gamewide,) if your opponent is confirmed to have failed to report within the first 10 minutes, then a match loss will be issued. If a match is started extremely late or otherwise delayed due to one or both players, the judge may issue game loss penalties to one or both players for delay of tournament.
DISCONNECTS: If there is a disconnection during a match game, the disconnected player should try to rejoin the game as quickly as possible and keep playing. If the disconnected player times out and loses the game, the loss will stand, the game should NOT be restarted/voided (unless in special circumstances adjudicated differently, at the sole discretion of the Tournament Staff. )
Age: To be eligible to participate, a player must be at least 13 years old (or such other age, of greater, as may be required in such player’s country of residence). Players between the ages of 13 and 17 (or such other age, if greater, as may be required in such player’s country of residence) must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian (a form will be provided which must be returned in order to complete processing your registration). IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, THE FORM CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://discord.com/channels/708790719015551017/761211030927441940/786226171864023050 (be sure to join the discord to have access) PLEASE CONTACT TOURNAMENT STAFF PRIOR TO THE EVENT TO HAVE THE REQUIRED PAPERWORK COMPLETED OR YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.
IF THERE ARE GENERAL CONNECTION PROBLEMS/INTERRUPTIONS OF THE GAME'S SERVERS, THE EVENT MAY BE SUSPENDED AND RESCHEDULED TO COMPLETE ON A FUTURE DATE.
Cheating of any kind will result in disqualification without prizes from the event, and being banned from all future events. If you are in a match where you believe your opponent cheated, please send any evidence you may have to the tournament staff. In addition to Hacking, "CHEATING" ALSO INCLUDES USING ANY BUG OR UNINTENDED EXPLOIT THAT EXISTS IN THE GAME, intentionally or unintentionally. If this somehow happens to you unintentionally, you should immediately alert your opponent and tournament staff - if you don't, you will be deemed to have been Cheating, and you will be disqualified without prizing and banned from all future events. If you are accusing someone else of Cheating, it is important you have proof to verify your accusation.
Sportsmanlike conduct is expected. You are NOT allowed to be disruptive or grief your opponent in Real Life, such as in any Discord or Twitch chat (or any other actions that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct except for actions intended to be allowed within the game itself as part of normal game-play.) If you do, your actions may result in a game loss, match loss, or disqualification from the event without prizes, solely at the discretion of the Tournament Staff. Any interactions that were reviewed by staff for possible Unsporting Conduct infractions are also forwarded to MTGmelee for further review and potential broader sanctions, whether or not any penalty is applied in real time during the subject tournament event.
Players are fully responsible for the presence and stability of an internet connection as well as for the stability of the system running MTG Arena. Any types of connection issue, bugs, anything related to your game crashing/not functioning properly is the sole responsibility of the player.
If the player's internet connection and/or hardware is not stable, continually crashes, or the player is otherwise unable to continue, the player may be issued a Match Loss, and/or may be dropped/unable to advance to the next round.
Select matches for this event may be streamed on one of our designated and/or Official Twitch channels. When asked, TOP 8 players are required to make every reasonable effort to be able to share their screen/live stream their match on Discord if at all possible (A player may request an exception from sharing their screen if their hardware and/or internet connection makes it impossible for them to successfully screen share and play at the same time.) If you are asked to stream your game on the Discord server for rebroadcast as part of our Official stream(s), please share/stream the MTGA window, not your monitor. Competitors playing in the event may live stream the event on their own personal channels from their own POV as well (and are strongly encouraged to do so-if you do, please add "#GGtoor" to the title and don't forget a time delay so no one can stream snipe you!) By registering for this event, you agree that we may live re-broadcast your live stream from Discord or any other source on our designated Twitch channels, and commentate any game-play during the course of the event, and also create VODs of this Content, which we may choose to make available on our official Youtube channels and other platforms, so others may marvel at your awesome plays (or epic fails!)
PROOF OF WIN: At a minimum, you should take a screenshot of your match result screen just in case of any disputes. If you have the capability, recording video of all of your matches (and/or live streaming on Twitch, with a delay) is a Very Good Idea, to further help ensure any dispute can be properly ajudicated. If both players claim different match results, and we have no evidence to properly determine which player is mistaken, the match might be ajudicated as a draw.
By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the GGtoor terms of service: https://ggtoor.com/terms.php
If there is a discrepancy between the tournament rules listed on MTGmelee.com when compared with the rules listed on GGtoor.com, the rules listed on the MTGmelee page shall prevail.
ALL DECISIONS BY THE TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS EVENT ARE FINAL.
Number of swiss rounds will vary depending upon the number of particpants, then cut to top 8 single elimination bracket, all on July 16, starting at 10 AM EDT/4:00 PM CEST
The organizer has agreed to pay out prizes in 7 days or less.
Cash Prize Pool of $500 USD!
Funds for Cash prize winners will be sent via PayPal. Wnd winners will be required to provide full Legal Name, current age, and Physical Mailing Address (along with the email address associated with the PayPal account) for winnings to to be disbursed.
Note: if the event does not have at least 100 active participants, the event might be postponed to a later date.
Remember, Players are required to join the GGtoor discord for ongoing updates about the event: https://discord.gg/GUhyZxFH8Q (and be sure to visit #get-roles to take all of the MTG roles so you unlock access to the channels for the game and get notifications for the event.)
For registration issues (except deck related questions,) contact Sinobii#0976 on Discord
For deck related issues or general rules questions about the MTG event, be sure to read all the information here on MTGmelee as well as #mtg-event-info and #mtg-announcements on the GGtoor discord. If the question still remains unanswered, post in #mtg-chat (not general chat!) on the discord so one of the MTG Staff can help you.
(As always, for any issues during the event including disputes within your matches, create a ticket in realtime on MTGmelee.)