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MTG Ixalan Prereleases – Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th

August 31st, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Ixalan prerelease tournaments on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Ixalan Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, September 22nd, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Ixalan Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, September 23rd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, September 22nd)
11:00 AM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 24th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, September 23rd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM,September 22nd)
3:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell/E.Norriton*:
Midnight, Saturday, September 23rd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, September 22nd)
Noon, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*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.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of match wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments – Saturday, September 30th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington

August 31st, 2017

OTSChamp_logo

Alternate Universes is proud to announce that it will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments at our Holmes and Wilmington stores on Saturday, September 30th!  Stores will open at 10:00 AM for registration and play will begin at 11:00 AM.  There is no preregistration for this event.  Official Konami Judges will be present at each location.

Entry fee: $20
Each player will receive 4 OTS Packs for entering (or 5 booster packs depending on availability), plus 5 UDS Points.

Registration start: 10 AM
Play begins: 11 AM

Format:
All Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship events are Tier 2 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss-round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship will play Swiss Rounds, with a Top 8 Playoff top cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played.  The number of Swiss rounds played will depend on the number of players in the tournament.

Decklists are required for this event.
Duelists can download the official KDE Deck List at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf. This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.  Make sure your name and COSSY ID are on your Deck List.  If you do not have a COSSY ID they will be available on the day of the event.  Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.  There is a very helpful article that will help you fill out your Deck List properly. Just follow the link here:  http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534.  Duelists are encouraged to complete their Deck List before arriving at the Tournament!

PRIZES:

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Game Mat, an invite to the next World Championship Qualifier, and 15 UDS Points (10 for the invite, 5 for accurately completing the WCQ Invite Form)
  • Top 4 Duelists, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will also receive invites to the next World Championship Qualifier and 15 UDS Points (10 for the invite, 5 for accurately completing the WCQ Invite Form)
  • Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 based on attendance!
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MTG Ixalan Sealed PPTQ – Saturday, September 30th at AU Blue Bell

August 31st, 2017

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, September 30th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Deck Building Begins: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Ixalan + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the next Pro Tour
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Ixalan
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Ixalan each
5th – 8th: 9 packs 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 Ixalan Prereleases – Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th

August 31st, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Ixalan prerelease tournaments on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Ixalan Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, September 22nd, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Ixalan Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, September 23rd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, September 22nd)
11:00 AM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 24th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, September 23rd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM,September 22nd)
3:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell/E.Norriton*:
Midnight, Saturday, September 23rd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, September 22nd)
Noon, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, September 24th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*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.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of match wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments – Saturday, September 30th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington

August 31st, 2017

OTSChamp_logo

Alternate Universes is proud to announce that it will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments at our Holmes and Wilmington stores on Saturday, September 30th!  Stores will open at 10:00 AM for registration and play will begin at 11:00 AM.  There is no preregistration for this event.  Official Konami Judges will be present at each location.

Entry fee: $20
Each player will receive 4 OTS Packs for entering (or 5 booster packs depending on availability), plus 5 UDS Points.

Registration start: 10 AM
Play begins: 11 AM

Format:
All Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship events are Tier 2 events, conducted as Advanced Format, Constructed Deck, Swiss-round events. The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship will play Swiss Rounds, with a Top 8 Playoff top cut, with prizes awarded at the end of the final playoff round played.  The number of Swiss rounds played will depend on the number of players in the tournament.

Decklists are required for this event.
Duelists can download the official KDE Deck List at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf. This is an editable PDF, so you will be able to type the card names in this form, which should help as your Deck List needs to be legible and complete – write the name of each card in full, and write down how many copies you have in your Deck.  Make sure your name and COSSY ID are on your Deck List.  If you do not have a COSSY ID they will be available on the day of the event.  Make sure your Deck List exactly matches your Deck.  There is a very helpful article that will help you fill out your Deck List properly. Just follow the link here:  http://www.konami.com/yugioh/articles/?p=3534.  Duelists are encouraged to complete their Deck List before arriving at the Tournament!

PRIZES:

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Game Mat, an invite to the next World Championship Qualifier, and 15 UDS Points (10 for the invite, 5 for accurately completing the WCQ Invite Form)
  • Top 4 Duelists, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will also receive invites to the next World Championship Qualifier and 15 UDS Points (10 for the invite, 5 for accurately completing the WCQ Invite Form)
  • Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 based on attendance!
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MTG Ixalan Sealed PPTQ – Saturday, September 30th at AU Blue Bell

August 31st, 2017

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, September 30th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Deck Building Begins: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

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