Planeswalker Points is a worldwide system designed to reward you for playing in sanctioned Magic events. Unlike previous systems that rewarded only winning, Planeswalker Points is based on a simple premise: playing Magic is awesome and should be rewarded and winning is even better.
Any event that is scheduled by an authorized tournament organizer and whose results are properly reported to Wizards of the Coast is a sanctioned event.
There are two types of sanctioned events: (1) casual, which includes any events where match results aren't reported, multiplayer events, and events with fewer than eight players (you only get 1 participation point for casual events), and (2) competitive, where the results of each round are recorded and officially reported.
You get points by playing in sanctioned Magic events. You'll get even more points by winning matches, by playing in larger events, and by playing in special events with higher multipliers that can increase the number of points you receive.
Click here for the complete Planeswalker Points terms and conditions
Planeswalker Points tracks your points in various ways, including Lifetime Points that allow you to level up and gain ranks. There are also different categories, like the Seasonal Award Points and Yearly Award Points, which are used to determine player invitations to exclusive events, award byes to Grand Prix events, and/or offer other rewards.
If you have a DCI number, you are already a member of the Planeswalker Points Program. To view your points, just enter your DCI number on the Planeswalker Points page and click “View Points." If you do not have a DCI number, just follow the steps below to get started.
Just use our Event Locator.
When you first arrive, let the Tournament Organizer know that you are a new player. You will be asked to fill out a short registration form that includes your DCI number. You will need your DCI number to log onto your Planeswalker Points profile.
Immediately after the event ends, your Tournament Organizer will activate your account and enter your play results into the Wizards database.
Use the Activation code on your registration form to create a password for your account. Note that you can still view your profile and points without a password, but to protect your privacy many features are disabled unless you have a password.
Planeswalker Points rewards you for every sanctioned Magic event you play in. Here's how:
Play in a casual event and you get at least 1 point. Only your participation counts in casual events and you receive a fixed number of points when you participate. Points from casual events are listed as bonus points in your match history, as match results are not reported. For even greater numbers of points, competitive events are where it's at!
Competitive Events count both your participation and all of your match wins and draws. Competitive events have multipliers which can increase your points even more!
Every time you win a sanctioned match, you get 3 points! Every time you draw a sanctioned match, you get 1 point!
You can see your personal match history here.
We'll periodically be offering special bonus point opportunities to help you level up faster! For example, some achievements that you earn will also earn you Lifetime Planeswalker Points. Make sure to check out the "Notifications" tab after logging in to stay on top of the current bonus point opportunities.
The more people who play in a sanctioned event, the more participation points you get! Bring your friends to an event and you'll all get more points!
Different types of events will qualify for different event multipliers, sending the points you get for playing them through the roof! It starts with sanctioned events at a local gaming store and progresses up through the Pro Tour. The event multiplier applies to all points you get during an event except bonus points.
Here are examples of the different event multipliers available at events:
Certain special events and public tournaments at certain larger events may qualify for higher event multipliers. See the tournament fact sheets for the specific multipliers for those tournaments.
Remember: Casual events don't use event multipliers but are instead worth 1 Lifetime Point.
All Planeswalker Points allocations are subject to the Planeswalker Points terms and conditions here.
The Planeswalker Points program rewards by using different points categories based on the types of events you play in. The more points you receive, the higher your achievement level, and the likelier you are to get some great rewards. You can also earn achievements based on your involvement in various events or promotions.
Here's an overview of the different points categories used in Planeswalker Points and what those points are used for.
All reported Magic play counts toward your Lifetime Points. These points never reset! Your Lifetime Points are used to determine your achievement level and rank. If the events you're playing in aren't being reported, then you're not getting points! Make sure your favorite locations are running sanctioned Magic events.
You can view your Lifetime Points, current level, and match history by logging into your Planeswalker Points account.
We calculate your Lifetime Points by adding together every point you've received in sanctioned Magic events—past, present, and future—plus any bonus points you've received.
Here's how it works:
For example, let's say you play in a Game Day tournament with 30 players. You compete in five rounds, finishing with three wins, one draw, and one loss for a final record of 3-1-1. A tournament with 30 players is worth 2 Participation Points and the Event Multiplier for a Game Day is 2x. Also, let's say we were offering 5 bonus points to play in a Game Day that week. At this event, you'll earn:
Planeswalker Points also includes two categories for points gained in competitive Magic events called Seasonal Award Points and Yearly Award Points. Your Seasonal Award Points builds over a season of approximately three months. Your Yearly Award Points combines all the points you got in a designated twelve-month period. For specific details click here.
After a season ends, your Seasonal Award Points is used to determine whether you receive byes at Grand Prix events. Those benefits last until the end of the next season. Your Yearly Award Points is used to determine your eligibility for participating in your country's World Magic Cup Qualifiers.
From August 30 through November 30, 2014, a combination of Seasonal and Yearly Award Points are used to determine whether you receive byes at Grand Prix events. Starting December 1, 2014, you will receive byes based solely on your Yearly Award Points.
We calculate your Seasonal Award Points by adding together every point you've received in a competitive Magic event (sanctioned events that aren't casual events, Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, or the Magic World Championship). Bonus points are not included in your Seasonal Award Points. Here's how it works:
For example, let's say you play in a sanctioned booster draft tournament at your local store with 24 players. You compete in three rounds, finishing with two wins and one loss for a final record of 2-1. A tournament with 24 players is worth 2 Participation Points and the Event Multiplier for a sanctioned tournament is 1x.
Your Yearly Award Points is calculated in the same manner but over a designated twelve-month period instead of a three-month period.
Planeswalker Points rewards achievement at the highest levels of competition. Professional Points determine invitations to the Magic: The Gathering World Championship, membership in the Pro Tour Players Club, and qualifies a portion of the team members for the World Magic Cup team in each country.
Professional Points are awarded based on your performance at Pro Tour, Grand Prix, World Magic Cup, and Magic World Championship events. As a result there is no specific formula used to calculate your points directly; instead, points are awarded based on your overall finish in these tournaments and all of those points are added up over the course of a designated twelve-month period, though only your best six finishes at Grand Prix are included.
You'll find the full breakdown of Professional Points based on the event in which you participated in Appendix C here.
Planeswalker Points gives players like you an opportunity to qualify for exclusive invitation-only events like the World Magic Cup Qualifiers. You can also get byes at a Grand Prix, the largest, most exciting open tournament we have to offer. Click here for all the ways that Planeswalker Points may qualify you for invitations and byes. Every match of Magic you play gets you closer to some sweet rewards. Here's how it works:
Succeeding at a Grand Prix takes skill, determination, and strategy . . . but starting the tournament with some wins certainly helps! For each bye you have for a Grand Prix, you'll start the tournament with that many wins. For example, if you have two byes, you'll automatically win the first two rounds of the tournament.
Grand Prix byes* are awarded in a number of ways, most common being based on your Seasonal Award Points or Yearly Award Points total. Here is how they break down:
* Players receive only the highest bye level for which they are eligible.
Until the next Seasonal Points season's or Yearly Points season's end date, those players will start each Grand Prix they play in with the corresponding number of wins! That's right, you'll be able to use your byes in each Grand Prix you play in until the next season's end date. And with more Grand Prix events than ever before, there are more opportunities to get points than ever before.
Note: Only Yearly Award Points will be used to award Grand Prix byes after November 30, 2014. Any byes earned based on Seasonal Award Points will not be awarded after November 30, 2014.
Click here to see the latest Grand Prix schedule
World Magic Cup Qualifiers are invitation-only tournaments that determine which players will represent their countries at the World Magic Cup. Qualification for the World Magic Cup Qualifiers is based on your Yearly Award Points and the points required vary by country. Find detailed information here.
Getting to the Pro Tour is an enormous accomplishment. Click here to read the complete Pro Tour invitation policy.
Look for Pro Tour Qualifier tournaments in a city close to you! These events are open to all players, and the winner qualifies for the next Pro Tour in addition to being awarded a plane ticket to the big tournament, subject to eligibility.
Starting with the July/August 2015 Pro Tour, players will instead qualify for the Pro Tour via a two-tier series of events. Players will compete in local-level Prelimianry Pro Tour Qualifiers. Winners of these events will move on to Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers, which qualify top players in each event to the next Pro Tour, in addition to being awarded a plane ticket to the big tournament, subject to eligibility.
Along with earning points at every sanctioned Magic event, you can now unlock achievements along the way. Achievements are badges you can display on your Magic Scorecard and on your Planeswalker Points profile for others to see.
You can earn achievements for all sorts of things, including recognition for participating in events, playing in a certain number of a specific event type, as a reward for winning events and more!
Your achievements will not show up immediately after you play in an event. They may also not show up immediately even if the event appears in your event history. Achievements are dependent on when the event is reported and when our system processes the results, please allow up to 48 hours for your achievement to appear.
For a full list of achievements that you can earn, click here!
You can view all of your achievements using the "Achievements" tab. To manage the achievements displayed on your Magic Scorecard, you must be logged into your Planeswalker Points account. Once logged in you are able to drag and drop your achievement badges to your scorecard.
Also on this page you can enter redemption codes which, if valid, will earn you achievements. You can get these codes in a variety of ways such as from playing in events, opening them in booster packs, or online!
Your Magic Scorecard is the easiest way to share your Planeswalker Points and achievements with your friends. The Magic Scorecard allows you to post on your favorite forums or website for others to see how you're doing.
When you share your Magic Scorecard you're giving others a quick and easy way to see how many Planeswalker Points you've earned, how far you've progressed towards achieving your next level, and also to see your latest Planeswalker Points achievements.
Using your History tab you'll be able to see a chronological view of the events you've played in, as well as a quick view that allows you to see the achievements you've earned and when you attain a new level.
In this view you’re able to view your entire history of sanctioned play for Magic. From the very first you event you played in using your DCI Number to the events you’ve played in the most recent weeks. As events are reported to our system they will appear here.
When you are logged into the Planeswalker Points site you’re able to easily share these different line items with your friends and followers via Facebook®.
The Profile Tab is your default view for the Planeswalker Points interface, it includes your main info as well as your Activity List and it is where you have the capability to manage your achievements.
This tab is visible to the public only if they know your DCI number or if you share the link. The control functionality is only available if you log into your account on the Planeswalker Points website.
Want to show your friends your top finish? Or want to share the new achievement you earned? You can easily share these things through Facebook® using the social media buttons embedded on the Planeswalker Points site.
When you’re logged into Planeswalker Points, you’ll be able to share your events, achievements and levels via Facebook® by clicking their icons on the row of the event. When clicked a Facebook® window will open showing a preview. To add your own comments click the “Like” button. After you have added your comments, click the “Post to Facebook®” button to post your accomplishment!
If you notice an error in your match history, you may request an event correction. Before requesting an event correction, please review the Match History Appeals Policy, available here. Once you have read this policy, click here to request an event correction.
Each event in which you play only adds to your Planeswalker Points, so you want to make sure your points are all being credited to one account. If you think you might have more than one DCI number, log into your account and use the DCI Number Combine form so we can merge all your accrued Planeswalker Points under a single number.
When you sign in to Planeswalker Points your session is active for as long as you keep your web browser open and are using the website. If you close your web browser, sign out, or are idle for 60 minutes, you will be automatically logged out.
When you sign into Planeswalker Points and select the "Remember Me" option, your session will be active for 1 week. While you may sign out and end your session at any time, your session will persist if you close and reopen your browser. If you do not return to Planeswalker Points within a week, you will be automatically logged out.
You can change your password by clicking here.
If you are unable to reset your password (possibly because we do not have your e-mail address on file), please contact Game Support for help. Please provide us your name, DCI number, current email address, any previous email addresses we may have on file, your date of birth on file and home address. If the information provided is sufficient and accurate, we'll send a new password to your current email address.
Does something in your account appear incorrect? Missing an achievement that you earned? Not seeing an event that you know has been submitted? Game Support is more than happy to help you investigate these issues.
Game Support's hours are 7am to 7pm PT.
Your nationality country is listed on your profile page after you have signed into the PWP site. Your nationality is used to determine whether you are eligible to participate in and/or receive invitations for the following:
You can request to change your nationality by filing a “Residential Eligibility Appeal” using the Wizards Help System. All requests must be submitted through the Wizards Help System with the “Residential Eligibility Appeal” in the subject line. For more information about nationality, please see the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy here.