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Introducing The SCG Tour Online! 

The SCG Tour is bringing an all-new Magic: The Gathering event experience directly to you! 

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to extend the current hiatus on tabletop SCG Tour events through the end of August for the health and safety of our staff, attendees, and everyone else who has a part in making those events happen.  Decisions regarding subsequent months will be made as new information becomes available, then publicly announced as soon as possible.   

You may have noticed that both mentions of the “SCG Tour” above were preceded by the word “tabletop”. If you read the title of this announcement, you already know why.  

Introducing The SCG Tour Online!  

For well over a decade, Star City Games has continually sought to provide fans with the highest quality tabletop Magic: The Gathering event experiences possible. Today, I am excited to announce our plans to do the same for those who enjoy the game on its premier digital platform.                

The SCG Tour Online is a new tournament series played on Magic: The Gathering Arena, in which players from around the world will compete for Star City Games store credit and cash prizes! All SCG Tour Online events will be administered by our Star City Games Organized Play team using MTGMelee‘s top-rated online event software.   

Events  

The SCG Tour Online consists of three different types of events.   

Challenges

Challenges are open events that award various amounts of SCG Online Points to all competitors, plus Star City Games store credit to top finishers. We offer Six (6) daily events during each Challenge Period, but may increase the number of events accordingly.

For Challenge Period 2 (Saturday, June 20 through July 3), we will be increasing the number of daily events from Six (6) daily Challenges to Nine (9).

Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss  

Entry: $20 USD  

Prizes:  

  • 4-0: 10 SCG Online Points, $50 Star City Games store credit  
  • 3-1: 4 SCG Online Points, $20 Star City Games store credit  
  • Participation: 2 SCG Online Points  

Ten (10) SCG Online Points are needed to participate in the next SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier.   

Championship Qualifiers 

Championship Qualifiers are invitation-only events that award various amounts of SCG Online Points to all competitors, plus a total of $10,000 USD in prizes to top finishers.   

Structure: Swiss rounds based on number of competitors followed by a single-elimination Top 8  

Entry: Free, Invitation only. Ten (10) SCG Online Points must have been earned in the previous Challenge Period to participate in the current SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier. Although the qualifying period for each SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier is typically the previous Saturday through Friday, the length of each qualifying period may vary depending on a variety of factors.   

Prizes: $10,000 USD (Total)  

  • 1st: $1,000 USD, 100 SCG Online Points  
  • 2nd: $800 USD, 100 SCG Online Points  
  • Top 4: $500 USD, 100 SCG Online Points  
  • Top 8: $400 USD, 100 SCG Online Points  
  • Top 16: $300 USD, 50 SCG Online Points  
  • Top 32: $200 USD, 30 SCG Online Points  
  • Participation: 10 SCG Online Points  

One hundred (100) SCG Online Points are needed to participate in the next SCG Tour Online Seasonal Championship.   

Seasonal Championships 

Seasonal Championships are invitation-only events that award a total of $25,000 USD in prizes and qualifications to the next season’s Championship Qualifiers and/or Seasonal Championship to top finishers.   

Structure: Swiss rounds based on number of competitors followed by a single-elimination Top 8  

Entry: Free, Invitation only. One hundred (100) SCG Online Points must have been earned within the current Season to participate in that Season’s SCG Tour Online Championship.  

Prizes: $25,000 USD (Total)  

  • 1st: $2,000 USD, Qualification for all of the next season’s SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifiers, Qualification for the next season’s SCG Tour Online Seasonal Championship  
  • 2nd: $2,000 USD, Qualification for all of the next season’s SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifiers  
  • Top 4: $1,500 USD, Qualification for the next SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier  
  • Top 8: $1,000 USD  
  • Top 16: $750 USD  
  • Top 32: $500 USD  

2020 Season One Schedule  

Looking to play in an SCG Tour Online 2020 Season One event? You’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so!   

Wednesday, June 10 — Friday, June 19   

  • 9 AM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 12 Noon ET Historic Challenge  
  • 2 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 5 PM ET Historic Challenge  
  • 7 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 9 PM ET Standard Challenge  

Saturday, June 20   

  • 2020 Season One Championship Qualifier #1 is Standard format on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10 AM ET  

Saturday, June 20 — Wednesday, June 24 | Monday, June 29 — Friday, July 3  

  • 9 AM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 11 AM ET Standard Challenge
  • 12 Noon ET Historic Challenge  
  • 1 PM ET Standard Challenge
  • 3 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 5 PM ET Historic Challenge  
  • 7 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 9 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 10 PM ET Historic Challenge

Saturday, July 4  

  • 2020 Season One Championship Qualifier #2 is Standard format on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10 AM ET

Saturday, July 4 — Friday, July 10   

  • 9 AM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 12 Noon ET Historic Challenge  
  • 2 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 5 PM ET Historic Challenge  
  • 7 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 9 PM ET Standard Challenge  

Saturday, July 11   

  • 2020 Season One Championship Qualifier #3 is Standard format on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10 AM ET

Saturday, July 11 — Tuesday, July 14   

  • 9 AM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 12 Noon ET Historic Challenge  
  • 2 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 5 PM ET Historic Challenge  
  • 7 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 9 PM ET Standard Challenge  

Wednesday, July 15 — Friday, July 17   

  • 9 AM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 12 Noon ET Standard Challenge  
  • 2 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 5 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 7 PM ET Standard Challenge  
  • 9 PM ET Standard Challenge

Saturday, July 18   

  • 2020 Season One Championship Qualifier #4 is Standard format on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10 AM ET

Sunday, July 19  

  • 2020 Season One Championship is Standard format on Sunday, July 19 at 10 AM ET

Live coverage of all SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifiers and Seasonal Championships will be streamed at twitch.tv/starcitygames!   

Join the Conversation  

I invite everyone to share your thoughts on today’s SCG Tour Online announcement below, then learn more at starcitygames.com/scgtouronline, and register for an SCG Tour Online Challenge today!