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Players Tour Finals

Organized by: Magic Esports

Platform: MTG Arena

The 2020 Players Tour Finals concludes the Players Tour events of the 2020 season, as players compete for their share of $250,000.

Free to Play | Invite Only | Format: Standard | Ended | 145 of 500 Enrolled Players

2020 Players Tour Finals

PT Finals Players: If you are experiencing an issue registering, please proceed to the PT Finals Discord and ping the PTAdmin group and they will assist you. You should have a link to the Discord server in communications sent to you with information on this event.

Location and Times:

The Players Tour Finals will take place on MTG Arena

Day 1: July 25, 2020 – 9:00 AM (09:00)

Day 2: July 26, 2020 – 9:00 AM (09:00)

Top 8: August 1, 2020: 9:00 AM (09:00)

All times are listed in Seattle local time (PDT)

Discord for the event: http://discord.gg/R78MyCm

Format

Standard Constructed

Decklists

Players must submit their Standard-legal decklist for the Players Tour Finals via this tournament page by no later than 11:59pm (PDT) on July 22, 2020. For your local time equivalent, click here. Players who are late with their deck submission will receive tournament penalties. The penalty will start with a game loss if the deck is between 0-4 hours late, and will upgrade every four hours late after that. Players who fail to submit a deck 24 hours after the deadline will be dropped from the tournament.

Decklists will become public at the start of round 1.

Invitees

  • All MPL members
  • All players who had qualified for the now-cancelled Players Tour Finals in Houston
  • All players who had qualified for the now-cancelled Players Tour Finals in Minneapolis
  • The Top 8 players from 2019 Mythic Championship IV in Barcelona
  • The Top 8 players from 2019 Mythic Championship VI in Richmond
  • The winner of each Grand Prix held between September 14, 2019 and March 8, 2020
  • All players who finished with 33 or more match points in the four (4) Players Tour Online events held the weekends of June 13-14 and June 19-21
  • The winner and finalist of each Magic Fest Online Season Finals event

The complete invitation list can be viewed here.

Invitations cannot be deferred as no future Players Tour Finals events will be scheduled in 2020. If you (or someone you know) are not on the invitation list, and believe you (or they) should be, please email us at esports@wizards.com.

Structure

  • 14 Swiss rounds, with records from Day 1 carrying over to Day 2
  • All rounds of competition use Tournament Match Direct Challenge settings via Direct Challenge in MTG Arena, which means:
    • 30-minute time banks for player priority are enforced in-client, Timers are on,
    • Matches are best 2 of 3,
    • Players should double-check to ensure they have not selected “Tournament Match – Limited”, “Tournament Match – Historic”, or “Challenge Match” in Direct Challenge settings
  • Day 1: 7 rounds Standard Constructed, with a cut to Day 2 at 12 match points
  • Day 2: 7 rounds Standard Constructed, with a cut to the Top 8
  • Each Swiss round will be timed by tournament officials at 60 minutes:
    • Players must challenge their opponent by the time the round has officially started based on the time provided by the tournament organizer,
    • Players who have not been able to begin their match and who have received communication from their opponent should contact a tournament admin once the round has begun,
    • At the end of 60 minutes, tournament admins will message players who have not yet reported their match, and players still in a match are expected to respond to the admin’s message to confirm they are still playing
  • Top 8: Double-elimination Top 8 bracket playoff.
    • Matches are best 2 of 3 Standard Constructed
    • The higher seed for all matches except the matchup in which the last remaining players in the upper and lower bracket compete may choose play/draw in Game 1 of their matches
    • The matchup in which the sole players remaining in the upper and lower brackets will be best-of-three MATCHES to determine the winner of the tournament rather than traditional best-of-three games.
    • The upper bracket player may choose play/draw order for the first game of the first match.
    • Play/draw in the first game of later matches in this final matchup after the first match will be decided by the person who lost the prior match.
    • Top 8 bracket will be seeded at random, not by standings after Swiss.
    • Top 8 playoff will take place on a separate weekend, August 1.
    • The bracket will be revealed on Friday, July 31.

The top 16 players will earn invitations to the 2020 Season Grand Finals (Date TBD)

Prizes

$250,000 prize pool

Place Prize
1 $10,000
2 $8,000
3 $7,000
4 $6,000
5-8 $5,000
9-12 $4,000
13-16 $3,000
17-24 $2,500
25-32 $2,000
33-76 $1,500
77-145 $1,000
Total $250,000

Digital MTR/IPG

Wizards will use these documents to govern the Players Tour Finals.

These documents can be viewed at:

Digital Magic Tournament Rules

Digital Magic Infraction Guide

Arena Accounts

Each qualified player has received an Arena account fully stocked with 4 of each Standard-legal card in order to playtest and use in the Players Tour Finals.

Account information and rules for the use of these accounts was sent to players on Thursday, July 2, 2020. If you have not received this information, please email esports@wizards.com ASAP, as you will be required to use this account for the tournament.

Known Issues/Disconnects

Players should review the known issues in MTG Arena prior to participation in sanctioned digital events. Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for impact on the game and match results as a result of players experiencing known issues.

Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the results of any disconnection or network problems experienced by players.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, and change this document or the program it supports at any time and for any reason without notice

Outside Assistance

During matches, players may not seek play advice from spectators and spectators may not give play advice to players. Reports of players receiving outside assistance will be investigated and penalties (up to and including disqualification) will be assigned. Players who receive unsolicited outside assistance from another player or spectator are expected to report the incident to tournament officials and submit any supporting evidence of attempt to provide outside assistance.

Deck Validation

Players are expected to use the same 75-card configuration that they submitted for this tournament for all rounds of competition. Wizards will be conducting deck checks via a script for each round, and players who are found to be playing with a deck that is different than what they submitted may be disqualified without prize from the tournament.

Streaming Policy

For this event, players should not be streaming their gameplay on platforms such as Twitch or YouTube in order to best support our feature match process. Players are welcome to record their gameplay if they wish to stream their matches at a later time or showcase their matches in pre-produced video once each day of competition is over.

Note: By participating in this event, you agree to allow your first and last name to be displayed in this tournament's standings.

Standings

Pairings