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MTG Pioneer RCQs 2024-25 Round 1 Schedule at Alternate Universes – April 13th–July 21st, 2024

April 3rd, 2024

Magic: the Gathering RCQ 2024 Round 1 April 20th-July 20th at Alternate Universes

Magic: the Gathering
PIONEER Regional Championship Qualifiers
April 13th–July 21st, 2024

Sat. 4/20 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 5/11 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 5/18 @ AU Blue Bell
Sun. 5/26 @ AU Holmes
Sat. 6/1 @ AU Blue Bell
Sat. 6/15 @ AU Holmes
Sat. 6/29 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 7/6 @ AU Blue Bell
Sat. 7/20 @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64 player cap on each event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW!
Click above to preregister online, or stop by your local AU! ✅

We’re holding Magic: the Gathering Pioneer RCQs for the April 13th–July 21st, 2024 season of RCQs, which all support the Regional Championships at SCG CON Washington DC Oct. 4th–6th, 2024! Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs!

Magic Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. RCQs qualify players for Regional Championships, which in turn qualify players for the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship.

Each player gets a Secret Lair promo Springleaf Drum for entering! Top 16 finishers get a Secret Lair promo Goblin Guide, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Goblin Guide! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: PIONEER

Entry: $30

Pre-registration is open NOW! Click one of the links above or stop by your local AU to preregister!

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, at least $150 store credit, FOIL Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
3rd & 4th Place: at least $100 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
5th–8th Place: at least $50 store credit each, Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo
9th-16th Place: Secret Lair Goblin Guide promo

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 32 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $390 store credit to the prize pool.

Store credit prizes are guaranteed for 17 or more players.

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Parties – April 26th & 28th at Alternate Universes

April 17th, 2024

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Parties at Alternate Universes

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Parties
Friday, April 26th at AU Holmes & AU Wilmington
Sunday, April 28th at AU Blue Bell

Commander Parties are fun, FREE Commander format events where you will get to experience a narrative while you play, influence the story’s outcome via your games, and/or have your games influenced by the story.

For Outlaws of Thunder Junction, players will be grouped into pods of about four.

At the Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Party, players take on the role of upstanding citizens…at first. Throughout the game, players will choose to add counters to certain vaults, with the option to swoop in and take them away, giving them immediate benefits but moving their status to “On the Run.” With the high stakes of the heist adding to the game, who knows which player will walk away the victor?

Each player who participates gets a Costly Plunder Retro Frame promo!

These events will each be 2 hours long.

AU Holmes
Friday, April 26th
Registration opens: 6 pm
Play begins: 7 pm

AU Wilmington
Friday, April 26th
Registration opens: 6 pm
Play begins: 7 pm

AU Blue Bell
Sunday, April 28th

Registration opens: 1 pm
Play begins: 2 pm

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Parties – April 26th & 28th at Alternate Universes

April 17th, 2024

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Parties at Alternate Universes

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Parties
Friday, April 26th at AU Holmes & AU Wilmington
Sunday, April 28th at AU Blue Bell

Commander Parties are fun, FREE Commander format events where you will get to experience a narrative while you play, influence the story’s outcome via your games, and/or have your games influenced by the story.

For Outlaws of Thunder Junction, players will be grouped into pods of about four.

At the Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Party, players take on the role of upstanding citizens…at first. Throughout the game, players will choose to add counters to certain vaults, with the option to swoop in and take them away, giving them immediate benefits but moving their status to “On the Run.” With the high stakes of the heist adding to the game, who knows which player will walk away the victor?

Each player who participates gets a Costly Plunder Retro Frame promo!

These events will each be 2 hours long.

AU Holmes
Friday, April 26th
Registration opens: 6 pm
Play begins: 7 pm

AU Wilmington
Friday, April 26th
Registration opens: 6 pm
Play begins: 7 pm

AU Blue Bell
Sunday, April 28th

Registration opens: 1 pm
Play begins: 2 pm

MTG Standard Showdown Kick-Offs and Weekly Tournaments at AU – 2/13, 2/18, 2/21

January 29th, 2024

MTG Standard Showdown Returns to Alternate Universes

MTG Standard Showdown Kick-Offs
& Weekly Standard Showdown Tournaments
Starting February at Alternate Universes

MTG Standard Showdown is returning to Alternate Universes starting this February! We’re holding a special Standard Showdown Kick-Off Tournament at each store to get things started, featuring exclusive Lunar New Year Promos! Each player who enters gets a Dragonlord’s Servant, and the winner gets a Sarkhan Unbroken!

Every week following the kick-off will be a regular Standard Showdown tournament in the same time slot! This season will feature full-art traditional foil Omenpath Basic Lands for top performers while supplies last! Players also win store credit based on their record after 3 rounds.

The first season of Standard Showdown runs until Apr. 11, 2024.

Alternate Universes Holmes
Tuesday, Feb. 13th @ 7 pm
and every Tuesday thereafter!

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Wednesday, Feb 21st @ 7 pm
and every Wednesday thereafter!

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Sunday, Feb. 18th @ 1 pm
and every Sunday thereafter!

Entry: $10

PRIZES
3 – 0: $40 store credit
2 – 0 – 1: $30 store credit
2 – 1: $20 store credit