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Disney Lorcana Into the Inklands Set Championships – 4/20, 4/27, 4/28 at Alternate Universes

March 29th, 2024

Disney Lorcana Into the Inklands Set Championships at Alternate Universes

Disney Lorcana Into the Inklands Set Championships
Saturday, April 20th @ AU Blue Bell
Saturday, April 27th @ AU Wilmington
Sunday, April 28th @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64-player limit at each store!***
Online Preregistration is open now! Use the links below to preregister:
AU Blue Bell 4/20 Preregistration
AU Wilmington 4/27 Preregistration
AU Holmes 4/28 Preregistration

Alternate Universes is holding Disney Lorcana Set Championships for Set 3: Into the Inklands on Saturday, April 20th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell, Saturday, April 27th at AU Wilmington, and Sunday, April 28th at AU Holmes. Set Championships are one-time competitive events where players test their skills and try to win cool prizes!

Top 8 players will win store credit based on overall attendance, with $25 added to the overall prize pool per player! If we hit our cap of 64 players, the prize pool will be increased to include Top 16 players! 1st Place also wins a Stitch – Rock Star promo card and Champion playmat! 2nd Place wins a promo card and Stitch – Rock Star non-champion playmat, and 3rd and 4th each win the exclusive promo card!

Entry Fee: $25

Format: Core Constructed
Swiss-style, 50-minute rounds, best-of-3 matches (Top Cut matches are untimed)
Swiss Rounds followed by Top Cut playoffs depending on attendance

Sat. April 20th
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Sat. April 27th
Alternate Universes Wilmington

Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Sun. April 28th
Alternate Universes Holmes

MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Stitch – Rock Star Store Champion Playmat, Stitch – Rock Star Promo Card, Store Credit
2nd Place: Stitch – Rock Star Playmat (non-champion version), Stitch – Rock Star Promo, Store Credit
3rd & 4th: Stitch – Rock Star promo, Store Credit
5th-8th: Store Credit

Store Credit is awarded on a reloadable AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

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.

Pokemon TCG League Challenge – Thurs. April 25th at AU Holmes

March 20th, 2024

Pokemon League Challenge Thurs. April 25th at Alternate Universes Holmes

Pokemon TCG League Challenge
Thursday, April 25th at AU Holmes

We’re holding a Pokemon TCG League Challenge at Alternate Universes Holmes on Thursday, April 25th! League Challenges are the lowest level of Pokemon TCG Championship Series Events, wherein players of any skill level vie to earn Championship Points. Once a player has earned enough Championship Points, they qualify for the Pokemon TCG World Championships!

On top of Championship Points, players at our League Challenge will also win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is redeemable at any of our three locations.

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

Registration opens: 5:30 PM
Tournament starts: 6:30 pm

Entry fee: $10

Format: Standard
Swiss style; best-of-1 matches; 30-minute rounds; no Top Cut; the number of rounds will be determined by overall attendance.

PRIZES
On top of Championship Points, top finishers will win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is awarded on an AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location.

Placement – Championship Points – Kicker (# of participants)
1st – 15 – 0
2nd – 12 – 0
3rd & 4th – 10 – 0
5th-8th – 8 – 21
9th-16th – 6 – 48
17th-32nd – 4 – 80

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

Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge – Sun. April 28th at AU Wilmington

April 17th, 2024

Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge at AU Wilmington Sun. April 28th

Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge
Sunday, April 28th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

We’re holding a Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge at Alternate Universes Wilmington on Sunday, April 28th! VCG Premier Challenges are part of the Video Game Championship Series, and are the lowest level of Pokemon VGC Events, wherein players of any skill level vie to earn Championship Points. Once a player has earned enough Championship Points, they qualify for the Pokemon VGC World Championships!

On top of Championship Points, players at our Premier Challenge will also win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is redeemable at any of our three locations.

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

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament starts: 1 pm

Entry fee: $5

PRIZES
On top of Championship Points, top finishers will win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is awarded on an AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location.

Placement – Championship Points – Kicker (# of participants)
1st – 30 – 0
2nd – 16 – 0
3rd & 4th – 12 – 0
5th-8th – 8 – 17
9th-16th – 6 – 48
17th-32nd – 4 – 80

Disney Lorcana Into the Inklands Set Championships – 4/20, 4/27, 4/28 at Alternate Universes

March 29th, 2024

Disney Lorcana Into the Inklands Set Championships at Alternate Universes

Disney Lorcana Into the Inklands Set Championships
Saturday, April 20th @ AU Blue Bell
Saturday, April 27th @ AU Wilmington
Sunday, April 28th @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64-player limit at each store!***
Online Preregistration is open now! Use the links below to preregister:
AU Blue Bell 4/20 Preregistration
AU Wilmington 4/27 Preregistration
AU Holmes 4/28 Preregistration

Alternate Universes is holding Disney Lorcana Set Championships for Set 3: Into the Inklands on Saturday, April 20th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell, Saturday, April 27th at AU Wilmington, and Sunday, April 28th at AU Holmes. Set Championships are one-time competitive events where players test their skills and try to win cool prizes!

Top 8 players will win store credit based on overall attendance, with $25 added to the overall prize pool per player! If we hit our cap of 64 players, the prize pool will be increased to include Top 16 players! 1st Place also wins a Stitch – Rock Star promo card and Champion playmat! 2nd Place wins a promo card and Stitch – Rock Star non-champion playmat, and 3rd and 4th each win the exclusive promo card!

Entry Fee: $25

Format: Core Constructed
Swiss-style, 50-minute rounds, best-of-3 matches (Top Cut matches are untimed)
Swiss Rounds followed by Top Cut playoffs depending on attendance

Sat. April 20th
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Sat. April 27th
Alternate Universes Wilmington

Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Sun. April 28th
Alternate Universes Holmes

MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

PRIZES
1st Place: Stitch – Rock Star Store Champion Playmat, Stitch – Rock Star Promo Card, Store Credit
2nd Place: Stitch – Rock Star Playmat (non-champion version), Stitch – Rock Star Promo, Store Credit
3rd & 4th: Stitch – Rock Star promo, Store Credit
5th-8th: Store Credit

Store Credit is awarded on a reloadable AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

Pokemon TCG League Challenge – Thurs. April 25th at AU Holmes

March 20th, 2024

Pokemon League Challenge Thurs. April 25th at Alternate Universes Holmes

Pokemon TCG League Challenge
Thursday, April 25th at AU Holmes

We’re holding a Pokemon TCG League Challenge at Alternate Universes Holmes on Thursday, April 25th! League Challenges are the lowest level of Pokemon TCG Championship Series Events, wherein players of any skill level vie to earn Championship Points. Once a player has earned enough Championship Points, they qualify for the Pokemon TCG World Championships!

On top of Championship Points, players at our League Challenge will also win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is redeemable at any of our three locations.

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

Registration opens: 5:30 PM
Tournament starts: 6:30 pm

Entry fee: $10

Format: Standard
Swiss style; best-of-1 matches; 30-minute rounds; no Top Cut; the number of rounds will be determined by overall attendance.

PRIZES
On top of Championship Points, top finishers will win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is awarded on an AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location.

Placement – Championship Points – Kicker (# of participants)
1st – 15 – 0
2nd – 12 – 0
3rd & 4th – 10 – 0
5th-8th – 8 – 21
9th-16th – 6 – 48
17th-32nd – 4 – 80

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

Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge – Sun. April 28th at AU Wilmington

April 17th, 2024

Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge at AU Wilmington Sun. April 28th

Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge
Sunday, April 28th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

We’re holding a Pokemon VGC Premier Challenge at Alternate Universes Wilmington on Sunday, April 28th! VCG Premier Challenges are part of the Video Game Championship Series, and are the lowest level of Pokemon VGC Events, wherein players of any skill level vie to earn Championship Points. Once a player has earned enough Championship Points, they qualify for the Pokemon VGC World Championships!

On top of Championship Points, players at our Premier Challenge will also win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is redeemable at any of our three locations.

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

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament starts: 1 pm

Entry fee: $5

PRIZES
On top of Championship Points, top finishers will win store credit based on overall attendance! Store credit is awarded on an AU gift card, and is redeemable at any AU location.

Placement – Championship Points – Kicker (# of participants)
1st – 30 – 0
2nd – 16 – 0
3rd & 4th – 12 – 0
5th-8th – 8 – 17
9th-16th – 6 – 48
17th-32nd – 4 – 80

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