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Grand Prix Pittsburgh

We hope you’ll join us for GP Pittsburgh! The main event is Standard, and with Dominaria in effect, the metagame promises to be fresh and exciting. Space is limited for the main event, so get your spot now!

Got Questions?

Check out our Grand Prix FAQ, where we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about our events.

If there’s anything we’ve missed or anything else you’d like to know about Grand Prix Pittsburgh 2018, please contact CFB Events Customer Service.

Grand Prix Updates

2018 has brought some changes to Grand Prix events that we think will be great for players! You can read our Fact Sheet to get all the details, but here’s a quick summary of what’s new:

  • Day 1 will be 8 Rounds of Swiss, and Day 2 will be 7 Rounds of Swiss
  • Players with 18 points (6-2 or equivalent) or more will qualify for Day 2

Check out the Fact Sheet for Grand Prix Pittsburgh here.

Grand Prix

Playmat Information

Official Grand Prix Pittsburgh Playmat

Grand Prix events always feature Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful Magic art, and Grand Prix Pittsburgh is no exception! For this event, we have a playmat featuring Mathias Kollros’s art for Tatyova, Benthic Druid, a new card from Dominaria. You can purchase this mat as an add-on or as part of a combo with the Mega Last Chance Trial!

 

Registration & Hall Hours

  • Online registration for Grand Prix Pittsburgh’s Main Event will be open until June 22nd at 9:00 PM local time.
  • On-site registration will be available on June 22nd from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM local time while space remains.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION.

Hall Hours: (subject to change)
Friday, June 22nd: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, June 23rd: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, June 24th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Registration Packages

Based on your feedback, we’ve created registration packages that everyone can enjoy and provided add-ons that you can use to customize your Grand Prix experience!

Main Event Registration $69.99

 

  • Entry into the Grand Prix Pittsburgh Main Event
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen

 

This is a constructed main event, and decklists are required. All players, regardless of whether or not they have byes, may submit their decklists either on site or online.

On-site submissions:
Players without byes should submit their decklists on Saturday morning when players are seated for Round 1. Please have your decklist ready by 9:00 AM. Late submissions may result in tardiness penalties.
Players with byes may submit their decklists either Friday evening at Customer Service or Saturday Morning at the Blue Main Event stage before 9:00 AM. Late submissions may result in tardiness penalties.

Online submissions:
Players with or without byes may submit their decklists online at my.CFBEvents.com. Select your event and click on the “Submit Decklist” link, then fill out the form. Make sure you save your Decklist Code – if you do not see your Decklist Code, you have not completed your submission. Online submissions must be made before 9:00 AM Saturday. Late submissions may result in tardiness penalties.

Registration Add-Ons

You can get add-ons with any of our registration packages or by themselves!

Add-ons for Grand Prix Pittsburgh include:

Grand Prix Pittsburgh Playmat – $14.99

  • Get the exclusive Grand Prix Pittsburgh Playmat as a souvenir of this event!
  • $20 on site – save by adding on now!

Mega Last Chance Trial Registration – $24.99

  • Play in the Mega Last Chance Trial at 10:30 AM on Friday! Format is Sealed Deck. Includes the exclusive Grand Prix Pittsburgh Playmat!

Add-ons do not include main event registration. All add-ons are are limited in quantity.

Add-On Now

 

Constructed Fanatic Package $99.99

 

Want to play Constructed Side Events all weekend? No need to pick a format in advance – the Constructed Fanatic Package lets you play in ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the course of the weekend. Play the events of your choice on your schedule!

  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the weekend

This package does NOT include Main Event Registration.

Check the schedule for our eligible Constructed events – they’re all marked with the Constructed Fanatic Logo!

 

Limited Fanatic Package $149.99

 

Not bringing a deck? Sign up for our Limited Fanatic Package and play in ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Limited Side Events over the course of the weekend.

    • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
    • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
    • ChannelFireball Deck Box
    • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
    • Entry into ANY 6 of our our eligible Scheduled Limited Side Events over the weekend

This package does NOT include Main Event registration.

Check the schedule for our eligible Limited events – they’re all marked with the Limited Fanatic Logo!

Commander Fanatic Package $99.99

 

Do you think Magic is best with large libraries, multiplayer mayhem, and seldom-seen synergies? Sign up for our Commander Fanatic Package and play Commander all weekend! The package includes:

  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Fanatic Mutavault Playmat!
  • Exclusive 2018 Grand Prix Foil Promo Mutavault
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • 3 Commander Scheduled Event Coupons
  • 9 Commander On-Demand Event Coupons)

This package does NOT include Main Event registration.

 

Event Location

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Hotel & Travel

Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Rates starting at $119/night + Tax! Rooms are available through June 4, 2018 or while supplies last.
Book today!

Events Schedule

Not interested in the main event? Can’t make the start time? Want to play other formats? No problem! ChannelFireball is working on an amazing Side Events Schedule so you can play Magic all weekend!

Turbo Town

Looking to play Constructed on your schedule? Don’t want to commit to a 3-round event? No problem – come on down to Turbo Town and battle!

Turbo Town is the place to be if you want to play a one-on-one constructed match. For just $5, you can sign up for whatever constructed format you have a deck for, whether that’s Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Pauper, Canadian Highlander, Artist Constructed, or something even wackier!

Once someone else comes along and signs up for the same format, you’ll be paired up for a match. The winner of the match will receive 30 Prize Tix. Don’t worry – you still get 10 Prize Tix if you lose.

Once the match ends, that’s it – you can go experience other parts of the Grand Prix if you want, but if you want to stay in Turbo Town and play a few more matches, we’ll be happy to help you find your next opponent!

Online Side Event Registration

Looking for the fast lane for side event registration? Check out my.CFBEvents.com, where you can sign up for side events from your computer, tablet, or phone! Same-day registration will be available for all of our scheduled side events over the course of the weekend, so skip the line and sign up for your favorite events in advance.

Special Guests!

Grand Prix Pittsburgh will feature a group of sponsored professional Magic players and influencers who will be on hand to enhance your GP experience! You can meet them at the following events on Friday:

Spellslinging

12-4 PM

Ever wanted to match wits with one of the best players in the world? Well, now you can! On Friday afternoon, our featured professional players will be accepting challengers. Bring a Constructed deck and get ready to battle – if you manage to win, you’ll receive an extra prize. No entry fee is required for Spellslinging; just get in the queue, and when your time comes, make sure to bring your A-game!

Corey Baumeister

Andrew Cuneo

Back to Basics

5 PM

On Friday evening, we’ll be hosting the Back to Basics event, a three-round Sealed Deck Event where you can win more of the beautiful Grand Prix Promo Basic Land. Some of our pro players will be entering the event as well, so we’ve put a bounty out on them! If you get paired against one of our sponsored pros and you win the match, you’ll receive an additional prize to commemorate your victory.

Corey Baumeister

Andrew Cuneo

Ben Stark

Reid Duke

Seth Manfield

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Artists

We love Magic art – old and new – and we’ve invited some of Magic’s best artists to set up booths at Grand Prix Pittsburgh!
We’ll let you know which artists will be on site during the weekend as soon as we can.

Christopher Moeller

Lightning Bolt

Meddling Mage

Scott Murphy

Angelic Field Marshal

Windfall

Ryan Yee

Scalding Tarn

Vizier of Many Faces

Vendors

Vendors from around the world will be available on site to fulfill your every Magic: the Gathering need! Whether you’re looking for some Power 9 for your collection or just a Power Conduit for your Commander deck, the vendors at Grand Prix Pittsburgh should be able to help you get what you’re looking for.

Prize Wall

We believe you should be able to play the formats you enjoy and compete for prizes that interest you at our Grand Prix events, and with that in mind, we’re continuing to offer the Prize Wall at our 2018 Grand Prix events! Win Prize Tix in events and redeem them for items like booster packs, single cards, and uncut sheets. As always, 10 Prize Tix can be redeemed for a booster pack of the most recent Standard-legal set, with other items available at different redemption rates.

We’re planning to offer a consistent Prize Wall experience for the year 2018. We’ll offer a wide variety of recent booster packs, single cards, and other items that you’ve come to know and love along with some special items unique to certain events.

Any unique items will be offered along with uncut sheets, oversized cards, canvas prints, complete sets, and Grand Prix T-Shirts!

Trading Info

Trading is, of course, permitted at Grand Prix Pittsburgh.
Everyone is welcome to trade cards with the goal of building decks or collecting their favorite cards. Trading cards for the primary purpose of gaining value or earning a profit is restricted to those who have purchased a vendor booth for the event. Buying and selling cards with anyone other than official vendors is strictly prohibited. The enforcement of all event policies is at the sole discretion of the CFB Events staff.

Some additional things aren’t permitted on site and may result in ejection from the venue without refund. Examples include:

  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards with anyone except Authorized Vendors.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any type of compensation.
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Advertising without permission from CFB Events admin staff.

Have Questions?

Check out our Grand Prix FAQ, where we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about our events.

If there’s anything we’ve missed or anything else you’d like to know about Grand Prix Pittsburgh 2018, please contact CFBEvents Customer Service.