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UPDATE: Grand Prix Player Points Cap Announced

UPDATE: Wizards of the Coast has reversed their decision to have Player Points at Grand Prix events count towards Magic Pro League and Rivals races. There will be an ongoing dialogue as to what the system will look like for the full 2020-21 season.

With Grand Prix Austin at MagicFest Austin set to begin on Saturday, Wizards of the Coast released a new Grand Prix policy late on January 9th. The policy judges the awarding of Player Points at the Grand Prix level. Player Points will be used to help determine levels for the Magic Pro League, Magic Rivals, and Challengers.

The policy is as follows:

  • The first two Grand Prix events players participate in per each Players Tour series cycle will contribute toward the total Player Points earned when calculating rankings.
  • Subsequent Grand Prix events during that Players Tour series cycle will not contribute toward total Player Points earned when calculating rankings.

This is a departure from counting a subset of best finishes at the Grand Prix level. If a player does not want a Grand Prix to count towards their “first two” total, they must inform Wizards of the Coast prior to the start of Round 1 via email at [email protected].

This policy change comes mere hours before the start of Grand Prix Austin and the Series 2 qualifier season. It also does not delve into the nature of Player Points. When asked about Player Points this was the response from the Magic esports Twitter account:

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