Players Tour Series 2

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Players Tour Series 2
Date June 13, 2020 - August 1, 2020
Location MTG Arena
Attendance TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Format Historic Constructed
Prize pool $150,000
$150,000
$150,000
$150,000
$250,000
Previous Players Tour:
Players Tour Series 1
Next Players Tour:
Players Tour Series 3

Players Tour Series 2 is a Players Tour Series, continuing the tradition of professional Magic: The Gathering Organized Play. It will be played out on MTG Arena between June 13 and August 1, 2020.

Description[edit | edit source]

Players Tour Series 2 was originally planned to be played on tabletop in May, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark (for Europe), Charlotte, USA (for the Americas) and Kitakyushu, Japan (for Asia-Pacific). The Finals had been planned for Minneapolis, USA on July 10–12, 2020. These events were canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and replaced by a series of events on MTG Arena.

The Players Tour Series 2 will not be played for Mythic Points or Player Points, and therefore doesn't impact MPL or Rivals invitations for the 2020–21 Players Tour Season.[1]

Tournaments[edit | edit source]

There are four tournaments. Qualified players can play in only one of their choosing beginning at the following dates and times:

  • Jun 13: 12:00 AM PDT
  • Jun 13: 9:00 AM PDT
  • Jun 19: 5:00 PM PDT
  • Jun 20: 6:00 AM PDT

Invitees[edit | edit source]

All players are invited that are on the invitation list for 2020 Players Tour (Series 2), including all outstanding qualifications, those earned through fractional invites, and earned through Events awarding Players Tour qualification that take place prior to these Players Tour events. Invitations cannot be deferred as no future Players Tour events will be scheduled in 2020.

Format[edit | edit source]

Each event will use the following structure:

  • 15 Swiss rounds
    • Day 1: 9 rounds Standard Constructed, Cut at 15 points
    • Day 2: 6 rounds Standard Constructed, followed by Top 8 Standard Constructed

All players that finish with 33 or more match points will qualify for the 2020 Players Tour Finals.

There is a $150,000 prize pool per Players Tour event (First Place: $8,000).

Finals[edit | edit source]

The Players Tour Finals for Series 2will take place July 25-26, 2020, with Top 8 playoff occurring the following weekend on Saturday, August 1.

Invitees[edit | edit source]

  • All MPL members
  • All players who had qualified for the Players Tour Finals in Houston (Players Tour Series 1
  • All players who had qualified for the cancelled Players Tour Finals in Minneapolis
  • All players who finish with 33 or more match points in the four Players Tour events held the weekends of June 13-14 and June 19-21
  • The winner and finalist of each MagicFest Online Season Finals event

Structure[edit | edit source]

The Players Tour Finals will use the following structure:

  • 14 Swiss rounds
    • Day 1: 7 Rounds of Standard Constructed

All players with 12 or more match points after day 1 will advance to day 2

    • Day 2: 7 Rounds of Standard Constructed

Top 8: Standard Constructed (played on the following weekend on August 1)

The Top 16 players will qualify for the 2020 Season Grand Finals.

There is a $250,000 prize pool (First Place: $10,000).

References[edit | edit source]