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MTG Rivals of Ixalan Draft Weekend – Saturday January 20th and Sunday January 21st

January 8th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Rivals of Ixalan Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, January 20th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday January 21st at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, January 20th!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  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.*

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Entry: $15 (Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $50 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 2 booster packs of the newest set, Rivals of Ixalan, and 1 booster pack of Ixalan. Players open one booster pack and choose one card, then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table for each pack.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For this Two-Headed Giant tournament, each team will be given 2 Rivals of Ixalan prerelease kits (one for each team team member) with which to build a 40 card deck!

Holmes
Saturday, January 20th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 20th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, January 20th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 21st
Registration begins: 12:30 PM
Drafting begins: 1:00 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan
All others: 1 booster pack of Rivals of Ixalan

Prizes for Two-Headed Giant will be determined based on attendance!

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MTG Rivals of Ixalan Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, January 21st at AU Holmes

January 11th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a SEALED
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT 25th Anniversary
on Sunday, January 21st at Alternate Universes Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: SEALED
Each player will receive 4 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan and 2 booster packs of Ixalan with which to build a deck. Lands will be provided at the event!

Entry fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)

Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
Deck-Building Begins: 11:00 AM
Tournament Begins: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Rivals of Ixalan + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT 25th Anniversary!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of  Rivals of Ixalan
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Rivals of Ixalan each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Rivals of Ixalan 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 Standard PPTQ – Saturday, February 17th at AU Wilmington

January 15th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary on Saturday, February 17th at Alternate Universes Wilmington!

Here are the details:

  • Format: STANDARD
  • Entry Fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

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

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Rivals of Ixalan + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT 25th Anniversary
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Rivals of Ixalan
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Rivals of Ixalan each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Rivals of Ixalan each

(Prizes based on 16 or more players)

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 Rivals of Ixalan Draft Weekend – Saturday January 20th and Sunday January 21st

January 8th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Rivals of Ixalan Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, January 20th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday January 21st at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, January 20th!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  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.*

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Entry: $15 (Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $50 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 2 booster packs of the newest set, Rivals of Ixalan, and 1 booster pack of Ixalan. Players open one booster pack and choose one card, then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table for each pack.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For this Two-Headed Giant tournament, each team will be given 2 Rivals of Ixalan prerelease kits (one for each team team member) with which to build a 40 card deck!

Holmes
Saturday, January 20th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 20th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, January 20th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 21st
Registration begins: 12:30 PM
Drafting begins: 1:00 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan
All others: 1 booster pack of Rivals of Ixalan

Prizes for Two-Headed Giant will be determined based on attendance!

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MTG Rivals of Ixalan Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, January 21st at AU Holmes

January 11th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a SEALED
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT 25th Anniversary
on Sunday, January 21st at Alternate Universes Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: SEALED
Each player will receive 4 booster packs of Rivals of Ixalan and 2 booster packs of Ixalan with which to build a deck. Lands will be provided at the event!

Entry fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)

Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
Deck-Building Begins: 11:00 AM
Tournament Begins: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Rivals of Ixalan + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT 25th Anniversary!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of  Rivals of Ixalan
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Rivals of Ixalan each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Rivals of Ixalan 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 Standard PPTQ – Saturday, February 17th at AU Wilmington

January 15th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary on Saturday, February 17th at Alternate Universes Wilmington!

Here are the details:

  • Format: STANDARD
  • Entry Fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

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

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Rivals of Ixalan + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT 25th Anniversary
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Rivals of Ixalan
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Rivals of Ixalan each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Rivals of Ixalan each

(Prizes based on 16 or more players)

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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