Destination Qualifiers – European Magic Series – Season 1

Destination Qualifier - Update

When we announced the European Magic Series, we told you we were going to work with partners on running Destination Qualifiers. So you could look forward to RCQs run by friendly local gaming stores, larger Destination Qualifiers run by other amazing TOs, and our Regional Championship

Ultimate Guard becomes title sponsor of the Ultimate Guard European Magic Series

We launched the RCQ kit sale and sold out within 2 weeks, which is humbling, and we’re working hard to improve the availability for Season 2.
We have published the Beta version of the Event locator and we will be updating it as more stores share their dates with us! More than that, the RCQ season started last weekend, and we watched excitedly as the European Magic Series is officially live!

We also announced our Regional Championship, which will be happening on the 8th-10th of November 2024, in Lille (France). Our Tournament Team is working on designing the weekend so our return to Magic is a true celebration of the game and of you, the players! 

Season 1

Now, we are finally able to start announcing our Destination Qualifiers. We will be adding these to the event locator, keep a list of the upcoming ones on our website and post on socials whenever tickets are up for any of them. We know this particular announcement is coming later than you, or we, would have liked. But we are already looking ahead, so before Season 2 comes along, we’re aiming to give you more details and a clear schedule of the Season!

Without further ado, our first Destination Qualifiers in the European Magic Series are:

  • These are all Season 1 Destination Qualifiers: 

    Axion Now

    • Date: 5 May
    • Location: Beanie Games, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
    • Formats: Mega Modern
    • Slots Available: 4

    Dutch Open Series

    • Date: 11-12 May
    • Location: Nieuwegein, NL
    • Formats: Modern, Sealed, Pioneer
    • Slots Available: 3

    JK Entertainment – 20 Year Anniversary Event

    • Date: 1-2 June
    • Location: Maintal/Frankfurt, DE
    • Formats: Modern, Sealed, Pioneer
    • Slots Available: 8

    Dungeon Street – Paupergeddon Event

    • Date: 23 June
    • Location: PalaTodisco, Via di Palazzetto 7/d, San Giuliano Terme (PI), Italy
    • Formats: Modern
    • Slots Available: 8

    Pan Mysza – Paprykarz Open Series Warszawa

    • Date: 14-16 June
    • Location: Centrum Konferencyjno-Szkoleniowe, Warsaw, Poland
    • Formats: Sealed, Pioneer x2
    • Slots Available: 8

    Cartapapa – DC National Championship 2024

    • Date: 14 July
    • Location: Châteauroux, France
    • Formats: Modern
    • Slots Available: 4

For those of you who attend these events, share your experience with us! Send us pictures, tag us, we’d love to see the European Magic Series through your eyes!

Season 2 - Announced Dates

We can confirm the following information on Season 2 Destination Qualifiers, with more to be confirmed and announced soon:

Lotus Vale – 16th, 17th and 18th August 2024– Germany –  8 Slots

Mindstage – 31st August and 1st September 2024 – Sweden – 8 Slots

Axion Now – 7th and 8th September 2024 – UK –  4 Slots

Distrito Zero & Arcanis Project – 18th, 19th and 20th October 2024 – Spain –  8 Slots

More Destination Qualifiers coming soon!

Save the date for August 31st – September 1, we are cooking up something special for our MTG Community on this date so stay tuned!

As a final update, we have reconsidered our policy on the Qualifications of the Top Performing Players at Regional Championship Naples. Thank you to everyone for reaching out and highlighting the importance of this topic for our competitive community. The Top-36 players of the upcoming RC Naples will automatically qualify for RC Lille.

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The European Magic Series is the name of the upcoming Regional Championship event series in the EMEA region. These Regional Championships are the gateway for competitive Magic: The Gathering players into the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour and World Championships.

The first upcoming European Regional Championship will take place in Lille at the Grand Palais on the weekend of 8-10 November 2024.

There will be 3 EMS Regional Championships each year.
We will work with other large MTG tournament organizers to organize Destination Qualifiers that will offer several qualification slots.

Yes, you absolutely can!
As a reminder, conceding a match in exchange of something is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.

As RCQs are Premier Events, it is required to follow the guidelines of the Magic Tournament Rules, specifically Appendix D, on both Booster Mix allowed and specific sets allowed (based on the date of the tournament).

The Regional Championship will be free of charge for players who have won an invite. Players can win invites from winning a Regional Championship Qualifier (hosted by a WPN store), from Destination Qualifiers and Last Chance Qualifiers. Winners are only able to use their invites at the Regional Championship corresponding with the qualifying season.

You are allowed to trade cards with your friends and other players.

Buying and selling are only allowed with/by the official vendors that are present at the event. If you are found buying and/or selling to someone that is not an official vendor, you will be removed from the tournament hall. If you’d like to apply to be an official vendor, please do so here

Please fill out this form. Our staffing team will reach out to you and you’ll receive a Discord invite to our tournamentcenter Staff Community Discord where further steps will be shared.

Local rules and regulations apply, but players must be 13 years or older, or have written parental permission to participate in our events.

We expect our Regional Championships to feel similar to the previous Regional Championships you’ve participated in before.

At its heart will be the Regional Championship Main Event, with side events, vendors, and Commander play surrounding it. The size and scope of these extra activities will depend on the event hall and available space, this will vary. We will announce further details when the Regional Championship will be fully announced.

We will comply with applicable local laws and regulations.
Please reach out to our Customer Support team if you have any specific questions or requests.

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