Hey Everyone! The Cyprus Nationals of 2018 is approaching fast! Isengard Fantasy Shop would like to make sure you are well prepared and informed for the momentous occasion so here is some key info for you. More to come later so hit that participation button so you stay up to date!
When: Saturday the 8th of September starting at 11am
Entrance Fee: TBA
Format: 3 rounds of standard, 3 rounds of draft, Top8 Standard. (9 total rounds). It will be run at Competitive REL. We will take a lunch break after the 3rd round (about 13:30-14:00)
Winner: The winner will be crowned their country’s national champion. The finalists will join the top pro point earner from the 2017-18 season to form the national team. They both receive an invite and travel award to compete in the 2018 World Magic Cup. (Dec 14 – 16 in Barcelona, Spain). There will also be a play off for 3rd/4th place in case there’s a need to pass down the invite for any reason.
Prizes/Promos: Each player receives an alternate art Flooded Strand. Top 8 receive an exclusive playmat. 1st place receives a champion plaque and 2nd place receives a finalist plaque. Boosters will be given to the top half of the rankings (except for 1st/2nd place).(Exact amounts TBA).
Points: 1st / 2nd place – 3 pro points. 3rd / 4th place – 1 pro point/ planeswalker points multiplier x8.
Who Can Play: Each country's 2018 Nationals are open only to those qualified players who are citizens or have been residents of that country since January 1, 2017. Qualified players have to have accumulated at least 100 planeswalker points in the 2017-2018 season. If you are planning to play, your first step should be to verify that you have the 100 minimum PWP and are listed under the correct nationality. To do this, just sign into the Planeswalker Points website with your DCI number and password. Your current nationality is listed immediately to the right of your name. *Link Below*. If it’s wrong, contact wizards support asap to change your account’s nationality to Cyprus.
Last Chance Trial: We will be holding a Last Chance Trial the day before (Friday). Only the invited players can take part and the winner will be awarded a bye for Nationals. A minimum of 8 players are needed to run the event.
Last Chance Qualifier: We will be holding Last Chance Qualifiers the day before (Friday). It will be a single elimination standard tournament. Only players who are NOT invited to the Nationals can take part (those with under 100 pp) and the winner will be awarded a qualification for playing in the Nationals. A minimum of 8 players are needed to run the event. The same Nationality restrictions apply. Note that LCQ’s do not award byes, just the eligibility to play in the Nationals.
Byes: Byes will be awarded based on Last Chance Trials, yearly Planeswalker points(1500+), Pro Club level and Hall of Fame status this year. Players who receive Byes will be noted on the invitation list that Wizards provides and posts on their website.
Sponsors: Finally, we would like to thank our sponsor, MagicCardMarket, for supporting Isengard during the Nationals. We will be handing out lots of cool Cardmarket accessories during the event, such as sleeves and playmats, as well as coupons to use for purchasing those much needed cards for completing your decks. Visit their site and fine tune your collection in Europe’s largest online marketplace for trading card games!
Here are some links for more info about the Nationals event and eligibility:
We are all looking forward to seeing you compete again for the chance to represent Cyprus in the World Magic Cup! :)
The Isengard MTG Team