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MTG Modern 1K Tournament – Saturday, May 26th at AU Blue Bell

April 30th, 2018

 

 

Alternate Universes is holding a special Magic: the Gathering 1K Modern Tournament at AU Blue Bell on Saturday, May 26th!  We will be giving away a total of $1000 worth of store credit to the top 8 players! If we get more than 50 players, we’ll increase the prize pool to include the top 16 players!

We’ll also be giving away door prizes and promo cards to random participants!

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry fee: $25

Registration: 11:00 AM
Tournament start: Noon

Format: Modern, Swiss-style
For information on the Modern format, click here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/modern

PRIZES
If we get more than 50 players, we’ll increase the prize pool to include the top 16 players!
1st Place: $400 store credit
2nd Place: $200 store credit
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each
5th-8th Place: $50 store credit each
9th-18th Place: $25 store credit each
Store credit is given on a rechargable AU Gift Card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

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MTG Battlebond SEALED Preview Tournaments – Saturday, June 2nd

May 23rd, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding SEALED MTG Battlebond Preview tournaments on Saturday, June 2nd at all three of our stores! These tournaments will help you get ready for the Battlebond release on June 8th and our Battlebond Two-Headed Giant Drafts!

There is a player cap of 32 teams for each Preview tournament! Preregistration is available in-store now so your team can reserve its spot!

Battlebond is an upcoming Magic set that revolves around the Two-Headed Giant format. For info on Two-Headed Giant, click here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/two-headed-giant

Format: SEALED Two-Headed Giant
Each team of two players will receive 6 booster packs of Battlebond with which to construct two 40 card decks, with the remaining cards available as a sideboard.  After deck construction, teams will play three rounds of Swiss, with single-game tournament matches.

Entry: $30 per team

AU Holmes
Registration opens: 5:30 PM
Deck-Building begins: 6:00 PM
Tournament begins: 7:00 PM

AU Blue Bell
Registration opens: 11:30 AM
Deck-Building begins: Noon
Tournament begins: 1:00 PM

AU Wilmington
Registration opens: 2:30 PM
Deck-Building begins: 3:00 PM
Tournament begins: 4:00 PM

PRIZES
3 – 0: 6 packs of Battlebond per team
2 – 1: 4 packs of Battlebond per team
1 – 2: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
0 – 3: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
Prizes are based on win – loss ratio after three rounds

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MTG Battlebond Launch Tournaments – Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th

May 23rd, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding MTG Battlebond 2-Headed Giant Drafts and Sealed tournaments on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th!

We’re holding Battlebond 2-Headed Giant Drafts on Friday, June 8th (during FNM) at all of our stores! Pods will be comprised of three to four teams and will draft with four Battlebond packs per team. Each team will take two cards from the pack at a time to add to their pool before passing the rest on. Discussion among teammates is encouraged!

We’re also holding Battlebond SEALED Launch Tournaments on Saturday, June 9th at all of our stores, featuring special two-card promo packs which are usable during the event! Each team will get 6 packs of Battlebond plus a promo pack with which to construct two 40-card decks, with the remaining cards available as a sideboard. There is a player cap of 32 teams for each SEALED tournament!

Battlebond is a Magic set that revolves around the Two-Headed Giant format. For info on Two-Headed Giant, click here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/two-headed-giant

Draft entry: $20 per team
Registration opens at 6 PM at each of our stores
Drafting will begin at 7 PM!

Sealed entry: $30 per team
AU Holmes
Registration: 5:30 PM
Deck-Building: 6:00 PM
Tournament begins: 7:00 PM

AU Blue Bell
Registration: 11:30 AM
Deck-Building: Noon
Tournament begins: 1:00 PM

AU Wilmington
Registration: 2:30 PM
Deck-Building: 3:00 PM
Tournament begins: 4:00 PM

SEALED PRIZES
3 – 0: 6 packs of Battlebond per team
2 – 1: 4 packs of Battlebond per team
1 – 2: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
0 – 3: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
Prizes are based on win – loss ratio after three rounds

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Dominaria Standard Showdown – May 6th thru June 16th!

May 11th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Dominaria Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Dominaria Booster Packs!  They also have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 2x.

We’ll be holding a Standard Showdown tournament at each store every week, beginning the week of May 5th and ending the week of June 16th!  We will have a number of Standard Showdown Booster Packs to give away as prizes at each tournament!

Here are each store’s details:

Holmes
Saturdays May 12th–June 16th
Entry: FREE
Registration begins: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays May 12th–June 16th
Entry: FREE
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Mondays May 14th–June 11th
Entry: $5, booster packs awarded in addition to Standard Showdown packs
Registration opens: 6 PM
Tournament begins: 7 PM

Each Standard Showdown booster pack contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land from Dominaria
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

*Standard Showdown: Dominaria booster packs do not include double-sided cards

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MTG Standard PPTQ – Saturday, June 30th at AU Wilmington

May 11th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Standard
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Saturday, June 30th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Here are the details:

Format: Standard
Entry fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
Registration opens: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Silverside Center
3615A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Dominaria + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Atlanta!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Dominaria
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dominaria each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dominaria each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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MTG Modern 1K Tournament – Saturday, May 26th at AU Blue Bell

April 30th, 2018

 

Alternate Universes is holding a special Magic: the Gathering 1K Modern Tournament at AU Blue Bell on Saturday, May 26th!  We will be giving away a total of $1000 worth of store credit to the top 8 players! If we get more than 50 players, we’ll increase the prize pool to include the top 16 players!

We’ll also be giving away door prizes and promo cards to random participants!

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry fee: $25

Registration: 11:00 AM
Tournament start: Noon

Format: Modern, Swiss-style
For information on the Modern format, click here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/modern

PRIZES
If we get more than 50 players, we’ll increase the prize pool to include the top 16 players!
1st Place: $400 store credit
2nd Place: $200 store credit
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each
5th-8th Place: $50 store credit each
9th-18th Place: $25 store credit each
Store credit is given on a rechargable AU Gift Card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

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MTG Battlebond SEALED Preview Tournaments – Saturday, June 2nd

May 23rd, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding SEALED MTG Battlebond Preview tournaments on Saturday, June 2nd at all three of our stores! These tournaments will help you get ready for the Battlebond release on June 8th and our Battlebond Two-Headed Giant Drafts!

There is a player cap of 32 teams for each Preview tournament! Preregistration is available in-store now so your team can reserve its spot!

Battlebond is an upcoming Magic set that revolves around the Two-Headed Giant format. For info on Two-Headed Giant, click here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/two-headed-giant

Format: SEALED Two-Headed Giant
Each team of two players will receive 6 booster packs of Battlebond with which to construct two 40 card decks, with the remaining cards available as a sideboard.  After deck construction, teams will play three rounds of Swiss, with single-game tournament matches.

Entry: $30 per team

AU Holmes
Registration opens: 5:30 PM
Deck-Building begins: 6:00 PM
Tournament begins: 7:00 PM

AU Blue Bell
Registration opens: 11:30 AM
Deck-Building begins: Noon
Tournament begins: 1:00 PM

AU Wilmington
Registration opens: 2:30 PM
Deck-Building begins: 3:00 PM
Tournament begins: 4:00 PM

PRIZES
3 – 0: 6 packs of Battlebond per team
2 – 1: 4 packs of Battlebond per team
1 – 2: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
0 – 3: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
Prizes are based on win – loss ratio after three rounds

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MTG Battlebond Launch Tournaments – Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th

May 23rd, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding MTG Battlebond 2-Headed Giant Drafts and Sealed tournaments on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th!

We’re holding Battlebond 2-Headed Giant Drafts on Friday, June 8th (during FNM) at all of our stores! Pods will be comprised of three to four teams and will draft with four Battlebond packs per team. Each team will take two cards from the pack at a time to add to their pool before passing the rest on. Discussion among teammates is encouraged!

We’re also holding Battlebond SEALED Launch Tournaments on Saturday, June 9th at all of our stores, featuring special two-card promo packs which are usable during the event! Each team will get 6 packs of Battlebond plus a promo pack with which to construct two 40-card decks, with the remaining cards available as a sideboard. There is a player cap of 32 teams for each SEALED tournament!

Battlebond is a Magic set that revolves around the Two-Headed Giant format. For info on Two-Headed Giant, click here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/two-headed-giant

Draft entry: $20 per team
Registration opens at 6 PM at each of our stores
Drafting will begin at 7 PM!

Sealed entry: $30 per team
AU Holmes
Registration: 5:30 PM
Deck-Building: 6:00 PM
Tournament begins: 7:00 PM

AU Blue Bell
Registration: 11:30 AM
Deck-Building: Noon
Tournament begins: 1:00 PM

AU Wilmington
Registration: 2:30 PM
Deck-Building: 3:00 PM
Tournament begins: 4:00 PM

SEALED PRIZES
3 – 0: 6 packs of Battlebond per team
2 – 1: 4 packs of Battlebond per team
1 – 2: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
0 – 3: 2 packs of Battlebond per team
Prizes are based on win – loss ratio after three rounds

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MTG Standard PPTQ – Saturday, June 30th at AU Wilmington

May 11th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Standard
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Saturday, June 30th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Here are the details:

Format: Standard
Entry fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
Registration opens: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Silverside Center
3615A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Dominaria + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Atlanta!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Dominaria
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dominaria each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dominaria each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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