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DreamHack Magic: The Gathering

Participate in a qualifier at your local store, or receive an invite from DreamHack to participate.

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DreamHack Magic: The Gathering

DreamHack’s Guiding Philosophy for Magic: The Gathering

Here at DreamHack, we are all about being immersed in exciting gamer experiences. The DreamHack Magic: The Gathering Showdown is a universe of opportunity for competition, community, and fun. From top competitors to new and casual players, there is Magic for everyone at DreamHack. “We are excited to produce this exclusive content for the United States as Wizard’s regional partner.”

In the Locator, click Premier Events, input your Zip Code, and then check the filter for RCQ.

Locations in 2023

DreamHack Magic Regional Championship Qualifier

Let’s Get Back Together!

Regular WPN stores can run one Qualifier each round. All Premium store Qualifiers are 2 slots each, and Premium can run up two!  Each WPN Qualifier Round has different promo cards.

Your WPN store decides when to run their Qualifier and the event format.  Let your store know what you and your friends would prefer.

Lava Spike for the first 32 preregistered players

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Non-Foil for the top 8 players

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Foil winner

One 3-Day DreamHack badge for the winner (picked up at Dreamhack)

Thraben Inspector for the first 32 preregistered players

Selfless Spirit for the top 8 players

Selfless Spirit foil winner

One 3-Day DreamHack badge for the winner (picked up at Dreamhack)

WPN Legal Formats

Each Round features Sealed Deck (with Top 8 Draft) or Constructed.  Your local WPN store decides which format they will run.  Let your store know what YOU want to play!

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Be the Best: The DreamHack Magic Showdown Regional Championships

Be crowned the best Magic: The Gathering player in the United States at our Regional Championships.  This event is invitation-only and awards $130,000, Pro Tour invites, and World Championship invites in prizes!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
AT DREAMHACK MAGIC SHOWDOWNS

DreamHack Magic Regional Championship
By invitation only.  $130k in cash, 48 Players Tour invites, and 2 Worlds invites!

A full day of scheduled events each day featuring classic and new formats.

Meet the people that make Magic and pick up art for your home.

Looking for that special card? Our vendors are the best in the business.

Two $10k Open Events
Saturday and Sunday each have a $10k Open event

Hang out with friends and make new ones in our relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Share your talent with the world! Costumes and creativity are always welcome at DreamHack.

New to Magic? Great! We will help you take your first steps, planeswalker!

We love Commander at DreamHack!  We’ll have the Command Zone at DreamHack, dedicated hosts to help you have a great time relaxing with friends new and old, and we’ll also have special events available exclusively for our Command Zone players.  Our dedicated hosts can take care of your questions or event registration right there in the Zone so you never have to stop slinging spells while chilling with friends.

To help introduce Commander to more players, some of our scheduled events will feature a Visitor Pass to temporarily join the Command Zone and try out some of the most fun with the best fans the multiverse has to offer.

Regional Championship

Place
Amount
Pro Tour Invites
World Championship Invites
1
$30,000
Yes
Yes
2
$15,000
Yes
Yes
3-4
$7,500
Yes
5-8
$4,000
Yes
9-16
$2,500
Yes
17-32
$1,500
Yes
33-48
$525
First Year Only
49-64
$100
Total Payout
$130,000

Regional Championship at a Glance

Friday: Last Chance Qualifiers for Saturday’s Regional Championships

Saturday: Regional Championship Day 1, invited players only, 9 Swiss rounds

Sunday: Regional Championship Day 2, 18 points (6 – 3) or more players only, rounds based on cut size followed by a single-elimination Top 8

The format for the DreamHack Atlanta Magic Regional Championship is Pioneer.

destination events

Destination Events and Series are special extra-large events that host RCQs.  Unlike Local RCQs, qualified players can play in Destination Events and Series RCQs!

FAQ

Player FAQ

DreamHack is an immersive gaming experience where the community comes to life. At our festival, you come to experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and high school gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay, art, activities, expo, screenings and more.

The Regional Championship is a two-day, invitation-only, Competitive event with $130,000 USD, 48 Players Tour invites, and 2 Worlds invites up for grabs!

DreamHack RCQs are WPN store Qualifiers that earn you an invitation into the Regional Championship at a DreamHack Magic Showdown.

There are several ways to qualify for the Regional Championship.  The best option is, of course, playing at your local WPN store.

  • Winner of a Regional Championship Qualifier at your local WPN store
  • Pro Tour Hall of Fame members can choose one Regional Championship and its associated Pro Tour
  • Players already qualified for the associated Pro Tour
  • Players who are otherwise invited
  • Your favorite WPN local gaming store (LGS) is the best place to qualify
  • Your WPN store picks to date, time, price, and format
  • Qualifiers are competitive, so you’ll need a MTGMelee.com account to submit your decklist
  • WPN store events are run using EventLink and the Magic Companion app
  • Your Magic Arena login email is your Wizards account email and works on EventLink and the Companion app
  • Your feedback to your favorite store helps them plan the events you want
  • Players who qualify for the Regional Championship will be contacted via their Wizards account email address and have a DreamHack badge waiting for them at the DreamHack Magic Showdown Regional Championship

Congratulations on Qualifying for DreamHack Regional Championship. 

Next steps: 

  • Please make sure your store reports you as the winner to DreamHack at our email address WPNMagic@eslgaming.com or they can use the MTGMelee site to report their winner.
  • Once this is done we will have your ticket waiting for you at DreamHack Atlanta
  • No additional steps need to be taken by you
  • Mid-October we will email you at your Wizards account email confirming your invite & providing helpful details about DreamHack Atlanta and the Regional Championship

If you feel there was an error in reporting please email us at Magic@eslgaming.com 

If you feel like you have had a bad experience at your local LGS please first consult the rules of the WPN MTG_MTR prior to reporting. 

If you feel that the MTR was violated or that there is another reason not in the MTR to report please send an email with the following information. 

  • Name of Store and location
  • Incident description
  • Your name and contact info 

Please keep all reports as short and clear as possible. 

Players who qualify at any RCQ in the USA during the round are not authorized to compete in any further LGS RCQs for the remainder of the round. 

Players may attend Destination Events such as NRG, SCG, etc. If they win that RCQ their invite at the Destination Event will be null and void if they have already qualified.

Please fill out the form under the DreamHack Dallas Creator Hub area for more info.

Join our active Discord community today!

Players who qualify at any RCQ in the USA in a given round are not authorized to compete in any further LGS RCQs for the remainder of that round,  Players or stores that knowingly violate this policy can face loss of invite and badge for the payer, loss of the ability to run RCQs for the store, and potential further action.

Players may play in Destination Events such as the NRG series, SCG Cons, Pastimes conventions, and Card Monster Cons. If they win an invitation at the Destination Event, that invite will be null–there is no pass-down.

WPN FAQ

  • WPN store Regional Championship Qualifiers are the best place to play!
  • On-site Last Chance Qualifiers Friday at DreamHack
  • Sunday Qualifiers at the DreamHack (for the next Regional Championship)
  • Register your WPN store with MTGMelee.com
  • In the MTGMelee DreamHack Portal, order a DreamHack Regional Championship Qualifier Kit
  • We’ll verify your store information and set up the event in Wizards Event Link
  • Each WPN store chooses the competitive format* their players would love most
  • Each WPN store chooses the date, time, and entry fee for their Qualifier
  • Qualifier Kit promos must be awarded as indicated, additional prizes are up to the WPN store
  • Note: Qualifiers must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance for verification and shipping
  • Note: All Regional Championship Qualifiers are Competitive (decklists are required, players can create and submit constructed decklists for your event through MTGMelee)
  • Note: Qualifiers may not be part of any other Wizards of the Coast program (FNM, Prerelease, Game Day)

*Formats are Sealed Deck with Top 8 draft, Standard, Modern, and Pioneer.

  • Each round runs for a number of months based on when the DreamHack festivals are scheduled
  • WPN stores can run one (1) Qualifier per round
  • WPN Premium stores can run two (2) Qualifiers per round
    • Round 1 July 2nd through September 24th. 
    • The second round will be scheduled on TBD.
  • WPN Stores can begin scheduling their Qualifier events starting on April 1, 2022
  • The DreamHack ATLANTA Regional Championship Qualifier event dates must be scheduled to occur between July 2nd and September 24th 
  • DreamHack Atlanta is November 18 – 20, 2022
  • WPN Regional Championship Qualifier Kits are required to run Qualifier events.  Each Kit Contains:
    • 1 Qualifier Winner WPN Promo Foil – Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ) 
    • 1 DreamHack badge for the winner (virtual will-call redemption)
    • 8 Qualifier Top 8 WPN Promos Non-Foil – Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
    • 32 Qualifier Preregistration Promos Non-Foil – Lava Spike
    • Informational inserts for running the event and DreamHack Magic Showdown partners

DreamHack has partnered with global suppliers to help WPN stores add extra zest to their Magic Showdown Regional Championship Qualifier events!

When ordering a Qualifier Kit, stores will also have the option to buy special bundles from our Showdown partners to enhance their event or enhance their store.  Each Showdown partner offers different options, and quantities are limited.

  • All WPN stores can order a basic bundle
  • WPN Premium stores can order an enhanced bundle

Players who qualify at any RCQ in the USA during the round are not authorized to compete in any further LGS RCQs for the remainder of the round. 

Players may attend Destination Events such as NRG, SCG, etc. If they win that RCQ their invite at the Destination Event will be null and void if they have already qualified. 

Complete FAQ

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Partnering with Pinfinity

We partnered with Pinfinity to make a Top 8 RCQ pin bundle for each Round.  An optional additional purchase is made when a store orders their kit.  Each bundle contains a Champion’s pin and lanyard boxed set and seven window-boxed RCQ pins.

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