Countdown To Grand Prix Atlanta: 9 Days Out – Main Event Registration!

Grand Prix Atlanta is just nine days away! If you’re looking for the main event — and maybe your chance to fly to Dublin to play in Pro Tour Aether Revolt — Cedric Phillips has the details you need!

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Welcome back to the Grand Prix Atlanta countdown blog! Yesterday, I dove deep into the Registration Options and Rewards available to anyone looking to attend Grand Prix Atlanta. Today I’ll be going over everything that’s involved with the main event, from how to register to how many Pro Points you could walk away with. Let’s go!

How To Register

Registering for the main event of Grand Prix Atlanta is simple. How simple, you ask? Well, with the magic of the internet, I can provide you a direct hyperlink to the registration page right here!

See? Simple!

A few additional things worth noting:

  • Anyone wanting to participate in Grand Prix Atlanta’s main event must register online or on-site by 9:00pm on Friday, October 7th.
  • There is no Saturday main event registration.

Maximum Main Event Seating Capacity

The main event of Grand Prix Atlanta is going to be a spectacular event that we want everyone to be a part of. Remember: it’s always our goal at StarCityGames.com to be able to accommodate as many players as we can at our events without sacrificing player experience at the tournament. Therefore, for Grand Prix Atlanta, the maximum main event seating capacity is 4,500 players.

The Show Up & Play! Experience

As I mentioned yesterday, beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, main event participants will be able to construct their Sealed decks as soon as they arrive. Simply report to the Show Up & Play! stations next to the main event stage to receive your preregistered Sealed pool and be seated for deck construction. Once seated, players will receive five (5) minutes to verify the contents of their preregistered Sealed pool and then thirty (30) minutes to construct their deck. If you’d like to learn more about our new and improved Show Up & Play! Experience, you can do so right here!

Remember! Round 1 begins promptly at 10:00am!

What Time Do I Need To Show Up For Deck Construction?

Good question! This should make things easy:


Time you need to show up for Deck Construction


Saturday between 8am & 9am


Saturday between 8am & 10am


Saturday between 8am & 11:15am


Saturday between 8am & 12:30pm

Main Event Schedule

Again, we try to keep it simple:

Day and Time




On-Site Registration

Players can register at Customer Service (under the Karn banner) or online until 9pm Friday.


Main Event
Deck Construction

Main Event participants may begin to construct their Sealed decks.


Main Event
Day One

Round 1 begins promptly at 10am. After nine Swiss rounds of Kaladesh (KLD) Sealed play, all players with 18 or more match points advance to Day 2.


Main Event
Day Two

Round 10 begins promptly at 9am. After six rounds of Kaladesh (KLD) Booster Draft, the Top 8 finishers will participate in another KLD Booster Draft and battle through a single-elimination bracket to determine the Grand Prix Atlanta champion!

Main Event Prizes

Grand Prix Atlanta qualifies players for Pro Tour Aether Revolt, which takes place on February 3-5, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland! The Top 8 players, along with everyone who earns at least 39 match points in the Swiss rounds, automatically earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Aether Revolt regardless of placement.

Here’s a complete prize breakdown:



Additional Prizes



Pro Tour Aether Revolt Invitation + Travel Award



Pro Tour Aether Revolt Invitation + Travel Award



Pro Tour Aether Revolt Invitation + Travel Award



Pro Tour Aether Revolt Invitation + Travel Award









Added if the event reaches 3,000+ players



Added if the event reaches 3,000+ players

Grand Prix Main Event have an 8x Planeswalker Points Multiplier. These points can earn you byes in future Grand Prix Main Events. For more information on Planeswalker Points, visit the Planeswalker Points information page.

Pro Points

Pro Points are a huge reason why players come to play in any Grand Prix main event, and Grand Prix Atlanta is similar in that vein. From a Platinum-level pro looking to solidify their status to an up-and-comer looking for their first big finish, Pro Points are something that stay with you forever and acquiring any at all is one of Magic’s biggest accomplishments.

All players finishing in the Top 8 will receive Pro Points based on rank. All other players will receive Pro Points based on their total number of Match Points at the end of the event.

Here’s a complete Pro Point breakdown:


Pro Points









Match Points

Pro Points











Planeswalker Point Byes

Looking to make qualifying for Pro Tour Aether Revolt a bit less stressful? Earning byes is the best way to do it! Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Wednesday immediately before the Grand Prix. Planeswalker Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that same Grand Prix main event.


Planeswalker Points


1300 Points


2250 Points

Earned in the 2016 Yearly Award Season, 06/01/15 – 05/29/16, or the 2017 Yearly Award Season, 5/30/16 – 05/28/17.

What Tomorrow Brings

Now that you know everything that’s related to the main event of Grand Prix Atlanta, it’s time for me to catch you up on all of our side events for the weekend. Tomorrow I’ll be going over our entire side event schedule! From the numerous Challenge Events that you’ll receive access to with the Infinite Challenge badges to not one but two (!) Super Invitational Qualifiers, there’s a lot to cover. See ya then!

Previous Grand Prix Atlanta Blogs

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