Monday, May 1, 2017

Introducing the MPDC League

Today I am pleased to officially announce the Monday Pauper Deck Challenge League. You can find all the details about this new event here, which (for now) includes rules, the season schedule, and the prize structure for the event.

As I mentioned last time, we will still have a regular tournament today at our normal 2pm EDT / 6pm GMT timeslot in channel #MPDC, and Amonkhet will be legal for that event. But this will be the last "live" event, at least for this season.

I've already heard from several players that this will allow them to participate in Standard Pauper once more, so I am hoping that this will be a good solution to the declining participation in our events. I will be sending out an email to all those who have taken part in our events in the past and inviting them to try out our new "league-style" event.

While I encourage you to read all the rules for the details, here's the most important things to know:
  1. You DON'T have to register ahead of time. Join chat channel #mpdc on Magic Online, find an opponent, play a Standard Pauper match, and report the results. That's it.
  2. You can play as many matches as you want, but only the first five will count toward your record. Prizes are distributed each week based on point totals for that week, and at the end additional prizes will be distributed based on the cumulative points across the whole season.
  3. As always, matches should be Standard format, best 2 of 3, and 25 minute timer. Play them in the Just for Fun room with "MPDC League" in the comments. 
  4. Since BOTH players need to report the results, I don't recommend just creating a random table. Chat with players in #mpdc instead.
  5. The league begins a week from today - Monday, May 8th and will run through the week of July 16th.
Questions? Comments? Let me know below, or feel free to email me at gwyned at gmail dot com. 

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