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GP Fact Sheet



  • Grand Prix Washington DC’s format is Team Limited.
    • Each team will consist of three players.
  • Players should review the Magic Tournament Rules for the rules specific to Team Tournaments, paying particular attention to the following sections:
    • Section 7.7: Booster Draft Procedure
    • Section 8.2: Team Composition and Identification
    • Section 8.3: Team Communication Rules
  • Day One: Team Sealed Deck (12 Dominaria boosters)
    • 20 minutes for sealed deck pool registration and deck swap
    • 60 minutes for deck building
    • Decklists are required
    • Deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck
  • Day Two: Team Sealed Deck (12 Dominaria boosters)
    • 60 minutes for deck building
    • Decklists are required
  • Top 4: Team Booster Draft (3 Dominaria boosters per player)
    • Team members draft at the same draft table with one opposing team (6 total players per draft table). Team members will be seated at the draft table in exactly the following order:
      • Team 1, Player A
      • Team 2, Player C
      • Team 1, Player B
      • Team 2, Player A
      • Team 1, Player C
      • Team 2, Player B
    • No communication (verbal or non-verbal) is permitted between team members during the draft.
    • After the draft, team members will be located to separate tables to record their draft pools (15 minutes for draft pool registration and verification). After draft pool registration, team members will sit together for deck building (30 minutes for deck building).
    • Each team member will play the opposing team member with the same player designation (A, B, or C).
    • After the semifinals, the Top 2 teams will draft again using the procedure described above.
    • Decklists are required


  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds)
  • Day One will consist of 8 Swiss Rounds. Day Two will consist of 6 Swiss Rounds and the Top 4 single-elimination playoff.
  • All teams with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 40 teams – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • The Top 4 teams after the final Swiss round on Day Two will advance to the Top 4 single-elimination playoff.
  • Top 4 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3 per individual match, with no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
  • Only 1 round will be played in the semi-finals and finals.
  • Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing players in the quarterfinal and semifinal playoff rounds.
  • For the first game of each match in the playoff, the players on the team that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 4 playoff match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).


  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive on Day One and Professional on Day Two.
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the Magic Document Center.
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals, card sleeves, and appropriate counters or tokens.
  • In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).


Prize Money

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Pro Points

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Top 8 Players receive Pro Points based on rank. All other players receive Pro Points based on their match point total at the end of the event.

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*If Grand Prix attendance is 0-999 teams, prize money will be paid out to 24th place. If Grand Prix attendance is at or over 1,000 teams, prize money will be paid out to 58th place.

Attendance at a Grand Prix is calculated on participation, not preregistration. The Tournament Organizer will announce Grand Prix attendance as soon as this is confirmed. Tournament attendance and standing are subject to review by Wizards of the Coast before being finalized.

Prize money is awarded per team.

All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Top 4 teams and all teams with 36 match points or greater at the end of the event also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis, MN from August 3-5, 2018.

Pro Points earned at this event count toward the Dominaria (Mar. 3, 2018 – Jun. 10, 2018) cycle for the Pro Tour Players Club.


Byes are not offered for Team events.