Beginning at the Big Apple Con in October, will host a series of Magic: The Gathering competitions with major cash prizes being awarded to the winners.

Starting at Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York, the Championship Series will host events at every Wizard World Comic Con, offering $10,000 prizes at each, culminating in a huge $75,000 championship tournament at Chicago Comic Con in 2011. In total, over $250,000.00 in cash and prizes will be paid out during the inaugural year of the Championship Series.

“I’m very excited about this partnership,” said tournament organizer and Magic Hall of Famer Rob Dougherty in a prepared statement.  “The Wizard World Conventions are fantastic locations to compete in the TCGplayer Championship Series and enjoy a full weekend of Magic competition. They will have sanctioned events for every level of player. For casual players there will be demos, drafts, two-headed giant, EDH and more. Competitive players will be able to play high level events all weekend, with the $5K trials on Friday and a major $5K event on both Saturday and Sunday.  This all leads up to the $75,000 Championship, the biggest independent tournament in Magic’s history. It’s going to be awesome!”

At each Wizard World convention, will host two main Magic event tournaments and many smaller events running throughout the weekend.  Each main event will give out $5,000 in prizes and will consist of a Standard Tournament on Saturday and a Sealed Tournament on Sunday.  Top players from each $5,000 tournament will earn invitations to play in the end of the year $75,000 Championship Tournament.  Each Wizard World convention will also have a full schedule of Magic Side events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including $5K Trials, Booster Drafts, Sealed Deck, 2HG, EDH, Standard, Extended and Legacy tournaments. Collectors will also be able to buy and sell cards and accessories throughout the weekend from many of the vendors listed on’s Internet Store.

Sounds like you might want to dust off some of your best cards, practice, practice, practice, and hopefully win some money.

via Wizard World


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