Special Events


Yu-Gi-Oh! 2015 OTS Championship Tournaments – Saturday, February 28th at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington


Alternate Universes is proud to announce it will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Tournaments at Alternate Universes Blue Bell and Wilmington Saturday, February 28th.  Stores will open at 9:00 AM for registration and play will begin at 10AM.   There is no preregistration for this event.  Official Konami Judges will be present at each location.

Entry fee for the OTS Championship Tournament is $20.00.  Each player will receive 5 booster packs upon entry.   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.

In addition to the product each Duelist receives upon entering the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship Game Mat.
  • Top 4 Duelists, after the conclusion of the Top 8 Playoffs, will also receive invites to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier.
  • Additional booster pack prizes will be awarded depending upon the number of participants.

MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Atlantic City – Sunday, March 1st at AU Wilmington


Alternate Universes, Wilmington will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Atlantic City on Sunday, March 1st.  Pregistration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Sealed.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each player participating will be put in the prize pool!

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic: the Gathering tournaments that award at least one 2-round bye to the appropriate Grand Prix.  Players with a 2-round bye at a Grand Prix get a “leg up” in the event – they don’t have to play in the first two rounds of the tournament and are considered to have won those rounds!

Grand Prix events themselves are large, regional Magic tournaments open to all players. Grand Prix award invites to an upcoming Pro Tour and award cash prizes. Other activities offered at Grand Prix include Magic artist signings and dozens of other public tournaments.  Grand Prix Atlantic City will be held May 8th – 10th at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Sunday, March 1st, 2015.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Format:  SEALED

Entry Fee: $30

Premier Event — Tournament Officials (Tournament Organizer, Store Owner, Judges, Scorekeeper) may NOT play in the event.

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x


MTG Philadelphia Legacy Series (PLS) Tournament – Saturday, March 7th at AU Blue Bell

MTG Legacy Tournament

Alternate Universes Blue Bell is hosting a Magic: the Gathering Legacy Tournament on Saturday, March 7th, 2015.  This event is part of the Philadelphia Legacy Series (PLS).  High finishes in this event count towards the 2015 PLS Championship for which you can earn byes and even free entry.

Time: Doors and registration open at 11:00 AM.  Play will begin at Noon.

Entry Fee: $25

Format: Legacy. Competitive REL. The number of Swiss rounds played will be based on attendance.  There will be a cut to Top 8 single-elimination playoffs. The play/draw rule will be in use for the Top 8 so the higher seeds have the choice of whether to play or draw.

PRIZES: This prize breakdown is based on 40 players.
(note: store credit prizes are now usable at any Alternate Universes location!)
1st place: $400 store credit
2nd: $200 store credit
3rd – 4th: $100 store credit
5th – 8th: $50 store credit
Prizes to be given out are based on attendance. As always, 100% of the entry fees collected are put back into the prize pool.

Special door prizes will also be given away at the event!  You must be entered into the tournament and have played at least one round to be eligible for random drawings, and you must be present at the time of a drawing to win!


MTG Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, March 21st & 22nd


The Magic: the Gathering Dragons of Tarkir prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, March 21st & Sunday, March 22nd at all AU stores.  For each participating player we are putting in four booster packs in the prize pool!  Additionally we will be giving away door prizes including AU Playmats & t-shirts, deck boxes and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament.    And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases.

We’re also taking Dragons of Tarkir Booster Box pre-orders!  Pre-order a box, and it’ll only cost you $105 instead of the usual $120!  Come in to any of our stores to pre-order your boxes and guarantee yours on the day of release!

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Dragons of Tarkir  Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Entry fee is $30.00 if you preregister, $35.00 at the door.  If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55.00. Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is just $25.00!  All preregistrations must be paid in advance.  Preregistration ends Thursday, March 19th.

Two Headed Giant entry fee is $55.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Kit per player) 

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Midnight, Saturday, March 21st (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, March 20th)
10:00 AM, Saturday, March 21st (registration begins at 9:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, March 21st  (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, March 22nd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team

Midnight, Saturday, March 21st – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, March 20th)
3:00PM, Saturday, March 21st- (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, March 21st  – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday  March 22nd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, March 21st  – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, March 20th)
10:00AM Saturday, March 21st – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, March 21st –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, March 21st  – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team
10AM, Sunday,  March 22nd  (registration begins at 9:30AM)

All tournaments except the 2-Headed Giant tournaments at Blue Bell and Holmes will be 4 rounds regardless of the number of players.

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.

Pack prizes will be awarded based on the number of match wins as follows:

Prize support structure:

Regular Swiss Tournament:
4 – 0 record: 12 booster packs 
3 – 0 – 1 record: 10 booster packs
3 – 1 record: 8 booster packs
2 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
Everyone else receives 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Prize Support:
3 – 0 Record: 12 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 8 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 4 booster packs per team
Every other team gets 2 packs.