Grand Prix Paris Event Information


 Information  

Grand Prix Paris is brought to you by Bazaar of Moxen.

Date: February 14-16, 2014

Format: Legacy

Tournament Location

Les Docks de Paris - Dock Pullman
50, avenue du president Wilson
93200 La Plaine Saint Denis
Click here for map.

Entry into the Grand Prix event venue is free of charge.

Registration: 35€ online, 40€ on-site
Online registration at www.bazaar-of-moxen.com
On-site registration: Friday, February 14 from 14:00-22:00
There will be no on-site registration on Saturday.

Many Grand Prix offer additional services to participants, such as Sleep-In Specials and VIP packages. Sleep-In Specials allow players with byes to skip the player meeting on Saturday and arrive shortly before their first round begins. VIP packages provide various perks such as complimentary bottled water, special seating, and exclusive artist signings. Details of these services vary from event to event; please check the organizer's site for specifics.



Get your promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).

Welcome to Grand Prix Paris! Bazaar of Moxen is proud to welcome you to the first major Legacy event of the year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The venue can comfortably welcome 2,000 players and is located in La Plaine Saint-Denis, just one metro stop outside Paris itself. Door to door, you're in Paris in 5 minutes and in its heart in a mere 15 minutes.

We strongly encourage you to register online prior to the event on www.bazaar-of-moxen.com. On top of securing your seat, this will also allow you to save on the entry fee.

If you do not play Legacy, we'll offer you awesome Sealed Deck, Modern and even Duel Commander events. Even if you can't participate in the Grand Prix, you will find an event that fits you. We will be open from 10:00 on Friday morning to 22:00 on Sunday evening. Yes, this means we'll be open all night long with feature night events like Zendikar, Onslaught and Ravnica: City of Guilds Sealed Deck events.

We are delighted to announce that Rob Alexander, the illustrator of half of the original dual lands, will be crossing the ocean to enlighten the Grand Prix with his presence. Check out our VIP package if you would like exclusive access to our VIP Artist Session.


 
  Follow live streaming video coverage of Grand Prix Paris at DailyMTG.com and Twitch.tv with Matej Zatlkaj, Pro Tour Hall of Famer Raphael Levy, Simon Görtzen, Rich Hagon, and Steven Leeming. The live video stream will start at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time / 12:30 p.m. GMT / 7:30 a.m. ET.

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to step up your game, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition over three days. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, the Grand Prix features a host of other activities, including side events and artist signings. Side-event tournaments begin Friday, with the Grand Prix main event running Saturday and Sunday. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.



 

Tournament Format and Schedule

Place Prize Money Pro Points
1 $4,000 8
2 $2,700 6
3-4 $1,500 5
5-8 $1,000 4
9-12 $600 3
13-16 $550 3
17-23 $500 2
24-32 $400 2
33-64 $300 1
65-100 $250* 0
101-150 $200* 0
*If Grand Prix attendance is 1,200-2,399 participants, prize money will be paid out to 100th place. If Grand Prix attendance is 2,400+ participants, prize money will be paid out to 150th place.
Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Journey into Nyx in Atlanta (May 2014).
If Grand Prix attendance is 1,200 or more, Top 8 finishers earn invitations and airfare, and all players with 39 or more match points who do not make Top 8 earn invitations.
All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Legacy
Participation Fee: 40€ (35€ online by Thursday, February 13th)
Grand Prix Paris offers both a Sleep-In Special and a VIP package. Please see the Bazaar of Moxen home page for details.

Registration and Schedule

  • Online registration until Thursday, February 13 22:00 at www.bazaar-of-moxen.com
  • Friday, February 14: On-site Registration 14:00 – 22:00
  • Saturday, February 15 Grand Prix Paris begins at 9:30
  • Sunday, February 16: Day Two begins at 9:00.

Registration to the Grand Prix main event closes Friday night. There will be no Saturday registration.
The main tournament at Grand Prix Paris is open to Magic players of all ages.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Grand Prix Paris. Forms can be downloaded here and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.

Tournament Format

  • Legacy Constructed
  • The list of banned cards for this format can found here.
  • Deck lists are required.
  • Players must use the same deck on Day Two that they used on Day One.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • Day One will consist of a maximum of 9 Swiss rounds. Day Two will consist of 6 Swiss rounds and the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • If 799 or less players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 128 players – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day Two will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3.
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
  • 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 Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 8 match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).

Judges
The Head Judge for Grand Prix Paris will be Riccardo Tessitori, a Level 5 judge from Italy.

Notes

  • 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).



 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-Chance Trials: Friday, February 14
Format: Legacy, 32-person single-elimination flights
Cost: 15€ per player
Times: Registration opens Friday at 10:00. Because we are open all night, the last trial will start on Saturday at 02:00
Prizes: Winner receives a Two-Round bye to Grand Prix Paris and a free Sleep-in Special
All players receive two Born of the Gods boosters per round won
Players registering in the first six trials on Friday will receive the exclusive Grand Prix Paris playmat (while supplies last).
Players registering in the first six Trials starting after 20:00 will also receive the exclusive Grand Prix Paris playmat (while supplies last).

Grand Prix Paris Trials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers one Two-Round bye to Grand Prix Paris.

  • Grand Prix Paris Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • Find a Trial Near You!

Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Wednesday immediately before the Grand Prix. (For Grand Prix Paris, the cutoff date will be February 12.) Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix. Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:

Third-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2014 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 2, 2013 – March 9, 2014)
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
  • Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Second-Round Byes

  • Winners of Grand Prix Paris Trial tournaments.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2014 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 2, 2013 – March 9, 2014)
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver

First-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2014 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 2, 2013 – March 9, 2014)

Trial winners
Winners of a Trial tournament are awarded two byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down. Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players who accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds. For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.



 

Side Events

Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. Listed below are the side events offered at all Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Grand Prix Paris Side Events will be running all day and night long. Check out our full Side Events schedule on www.bazaar-of-moxen.com.

All side events will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x, except for casual games, which will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 1x.

Friday
Last-Chance Trials
Earn a valuable Two-Round bye by winning one of the Last-Chance Trials. Last-Chance Trials are 32-person single-elimination events, starting as soon as 32 players register. For more info, check out the Byes section of this page.

"Foiled Again"
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get 1 past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.

Saturday
Value Drafts
Enjoy a special discount on pick-up drafts on Saturday. Actual times and prices vary by event.

"Rebound" Event
Format at organizer's discretion. The winner(s) earn free entry into the "Super Sunday Series" (see below). Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.

Sunday
Super Sunday Series
Qualifier tournaments for the Super Sunday Series will be held at each Grand Prix. The Top 8 players in the Super Sunday Series qualifier will each be awarded a commemorative Grand Prix water bottle. The winner of the Super Sunday Series qualifier will earn an invitation and travel award for the Super Sunday Series Championship 2015, expected to be held in February 2015 in Seattle. The Super Sunday Series Championship experience also includes a tour of Wizards of the Coast, dinner with Wizards employees, and more.



 

Artist Information

Rob Alexander is an illustrator and conceptual artist working in the publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card game markets. He paints fine art, fantasy, science fiction, children's illustrations, and contemporary landscapes. He has received numerous awards, had his work featured in several editions of the Spectrum Annual, and exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in NY, the Greisinger Lord of the Rings Museum and many international events. He is most known for his work over the past 20 years with Magic: The Gathering.

We are still working on having other artists attend. Please come back regularly to see who else will be joining!




 

Travel Information

La Plaine Saint Denis is located right outside the ring surrounding Paris. Les Docks de Paris are directly accessible by car from the A1 highway and just a couple metro station from two of Paris's major train stations: Gare du Nord et Gare de l'Est.

All details on how to reach the venue can be found on www.bazaar-of-moxen.com.



 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Kevin Desprez
Email: contact@bazaar-of-moxen.com

Venue Address

Les Docks de Paris - Dock Pullman
50, avenue du president Wilson
93200 La Plaine Saint Denis
Click here for map.

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