Welcome back to the Grand Prix Louisville countdown blog! Yesterday, I did a brief overview of what to expect at Grand Prix Louisville, but today is when I’ll really start diving into things. Grand Prix are massive events with a lot going on at them. From awesome special guests and super-sweet side events to the chance to win an invite to a Pro Tour, a Grand Prix really is whatever you want to make out of it. But in order to make Grand Prix Louisville a special event for yourself, you need to become more familiar with what your options are!
Main Event Registration
Legacy is the main event format at Grand Prix Louisville, so dig out your most broken deck in Derby City and prepare to do battle! By signing up for a Grand Prix main event, not only are you signing up for the largest open-entry Magic: The Gathering tournament offered worldwide, but you’re also signing up for the opportunity to win an invitation to the Pro Tour! Throw in a FOIL Progenitus and our Show Up & Play experience, and our Main Event Registration is the perfect option for you!
- Entry into the Main Event
- Progenitus FOIL promotional card
- Show Up & Play experience (includes Sleep-In Special)
- Note: Anyone wanting to participate in Grand Prix Louisville’s Main Event must register online or on-site by Friday, January 6th at 9pm ET. A publicity waiver is required to play.
- Entry into all Challenge events (including Sealed Challenge events) for all three days
- Progenitus FOIL promotional card
- Exclusive Grand Prix Louisville 2017 Lotus Petal Playmat
- Note: All Friday Challenge Events are also Grand Prix Trials!
- 1 of 4 Commander VS playmats
- Ultimate Guard Commander Flip’n’Tray Xenoskin™ Deck Case 100+
- 4 Commander (4-Player) Event Vouchers
Three-Day Infinite Challenge
If you’re more interested in playing as many matches of Magic as possible, our Three-Day Infinite Challenge option is just what you’re looking for. We’ll be hosting Challenge events all weekend long across numerous formats (including Sealed!) for you to pick and choose from, so find what events work for your schedule and battle until you can battle no more. But don’t forget that you get these!
One-Day Infinite Challenge
Don’t have three days to spare to play Magic until infinity? Completely understandable, and we’re more than happy to accommodate you! Our One-Day Infinite Challenge option lets you play as many challenge events across numerous formats (including Sealed!) as you can handle.
If playing with 100-card decks is your cup of tea, we’ve got that covered as well. Many of you are familiar with our Command Zone at Grand Prix previously, but with a little help from the awesome people over at Ultimate Guard, we’ve transformed the Command Zone into a place where you can become the Ultimate Commander! Check out all the sweet swag you get for selecting this option!
Show Up & Play Experience
You know what sucks? Long lines. I’ve never met anyone who likes waiting in a long line and we at StarCityGames.com® don’t like long lines either. And thanks to our Show Up & Play! Experience system, not only will players have the opportunity to pick up their Registration Rewards from our Customer Service station, but Main Event participants who have acquired byes for Grand Prix Louisville will be able to get a little extra sleep on Saturday morning!
Players with zero (0) byes will have a players meeting at 9am where a decklist and publicity waiver will be collected and the players will receive their Progenitus FOIL promotional card. All players with one or more byes must submit their decklist by 9am either online or on-site to Customer Service or the Grand Prix stage. Players with one (1) bye will submit a publicity waiver and receive their Progenitus FOIL promotional card at a 10am players meeting. Players with two (2) or three (3) byes will receive their Progenitus FOIL promotional card and turn in their publicity waiver at our Customer Service station at any time throughout the weekend.
What Tomorrow Brings
Now that you know your options and what registration rewards come along with them, we can dive further into the main event. Tomorrow I’ll be going over Grand Prix Louisville’s maximum main event seating capacity (that’s a mouthful!), the main event schedule for Saturday and Sunday, the main event prizes, and the Pro Points you can earn. See ya then!