General

It is a tribute to union and brotherhood offered by Magic: The Gathering. We want each player to be able to feel rediscovered with what they are passionate about, which moves them to go in search of high-level tournaments and especially, to be part of a community as great as this one.

 

The series is divided into 2 important moments:

The first being the Showdown Qualifiers where players can participate in their local stores to get a pass to the Final Showdown that will take place at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Mexico City.

 

The second part, the Final Showdown, where those winners will have the opportunity to take part of the prize pool. 

For those who didn’t qualify or just want to have fun,  a variety of Side Events will be offered so that you can play and enjoy this event as well.

All WPN members in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

1st Season: July 2 – September 25, 2022

Regional Final: December 16-18, 2022

 

2nd Season: October 1 – December 18, 2022

Regional Final: Expect more information in August 2022

 

3rd Season: January 7 – April 2, 2023

Regional Final: Expect more information in August 2022

General admission: $35 usd / $700 mxn

Side Events: Expect more information in August 2022

Friday: Last Chance and Side Events

Saturday: Main Event and Side Events

Sunday: Top 8, Side Events and Awards

Visit the “PRIZE” tab to find out how the prizes are awarded. 

Visit the “SIDE EVENTS” tab to find out how the prizes are awarded.

Each local store, registered in the program, will have a certain number of VIP invitations to deliver to the 1st place or 1st/2nd place, according to the membership they have acquired (Gold or Platinum). The local store must deliver the VIP tickets included in their membership to the winners.

Also, anyone who buys a VIP ticket can have access to the VIP Lounge. Space is limited.

Everyone must wear their mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. There will be sanitization points at various points in the venue. Keep a healthy distance.

Everyone must wear their mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. There will be sanitization points at various locations throughout the venue. Attendees are invited to keep a healthy distance at all times.

Proof of vaccination schedule must be shown. If you do not have evidence of a vaccination schedule, show a negative test for COVID-19, performed no more than 72 hours ago. They can also go to the COVID-19 module to take a quick test and have access to the event.

If you already have your complete vaccine schedule, you can print a receipt by going to this site https://cvcovid.salud.gob.mx/

If you wish to report any situation that seems out of place or incorrect, please send a message to the committee through this form

Don’t worry, you can contact the committee through this form and we will resolve your doubts as best as possible.

You can contact the committee through this form

The Gathering: Showdown Series events strictly adhere to all applicable WPN rules and policy documents for the conduct of the tournament, in addition to the following:

– All stores, participants and event attendees are expected to display good sportsmanship and proper conduct at all times.

– While our staff will take reasonable steps to address any issues directly related to the offending attendee(s), failure to correct the offending behavior(s) may result in a disciplinary action, which may include expulsion from the venue and a temporary or permanent ban from attending future events.

– In addition, The Gathering: Showdown Series directive, reserves the right to refuse service or access, remove anyone from the event, at any time, for any reason or no reason, to the extent permitted by law.

– Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated at any time. Anyone displaying such behavior will be removed from the event immediately.

– We do not tolerate theft at our events. Consequences may include disqualification from the tournament with no prize, removal from the site, and a ban from future events. In addition, we may notify the proper authorities.

 

For more information regarding the rules of organized play, visit the following leagues:

Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/document/magic-infraction-procedure-guide

The entry of the following items is strictly prohibited:

1.- Electronic items

Any attendee can carry personal electronic items, however, the use of them during a game is prohibited unless the opponent allows it.

We are not responsible for damage, loss or theft of any personal items.

2.- Food and drinks

The entry of food and drinks from outside the establishment is not allowed. We will have an area where attendees can purchase these items.

3.- False Magic Cards

4.- Proxies

5.- Drugs

6.- Weapons and sharp objects

Stores

BRONZE

  • 1 place guaranteed for the Main Event in the Regional Final (entrance ticket to the venue not included)
  • 1 Selfless Spirit “foil” Promo Card for qualified players
  • Top 8 – Selfless Spirit “non-foil” Promo Card
  • 32 “non-foil” Thraben Inspector Promo Card for participating
  • Access to the Digital Platform
  • Your logo on Banners and PrizeWall at the Regional Final
  • * Does not apply travel support
    *Shipping costs apply depending on the destination
    *Additional import charges or taxes are the responsibility of each store

SILVER

  • 2 places guaranteed for the Main Event in the Regional Final (entrance ticket to the venue not included)
  • 1 Coupon for Side Events
  • 2 Selfless Spirit “foil” Promo Cards for qualified players
  • 16 Selfless Spirit “non-foil” Promo Cards for Top 8 or 16
  • 64 “non-foil” Thraben Inspector Promo Cards for participating
  • 16 Thaben Inspector “foil” as pre-registration incentive
  • Support, by reimbursement, for travel to the Final Showdown for Top finishers.
  • Access to the Digital Platform
  • Your logo on Banners and PrizeWall at the Final Showdown 
  • Your logo on all digital media. 
  • Free shipping *Customs charges or local taxes that are generated are the responsibility of each store.

 

GOLD

  • 2 places guaranteed for the Main Event in the Regional Final (entrance ticket to the venue not included)
  • 1 access ticket to the VIP Lounge
  • 2 Coupons for Side Events
  • 8 exclusive Playmats
  • 2 Selfless Spirit “foil” Promo Cards for qualified players
  • 16 Selfless Spirit “non-foil” Promo Cards for Top 8 or 16
  • 64 “non-foil” Thraben Inspector Promo Cards for participating
  • 16 Thaben Inspector “foil” as pre-registration incentive
  • Support, by reimbursement, for travel to the Final Showdown for Top finishers.
  • Access to the Digital Platform
  • Your logo on Banners and PrizeWall at the Final Showdown 
  • Your logo on all digital media. 
  • 20% discount on a vendor stand *Subject to availability 
  • Free shipping *Customs charges or local taxes that are generated are the responsibility of each store.

 

Para WPN PREMIUM:

PLATINUM 

  • 4 places guaranteed for the Main Event in the Regional Final (entrance ticket to the venue not included)
  • 2 access tickets to the VIP Lounge
  • 4 Coupons for Side Events
  • 16 Exclusive Playmats
  • 4 Selfless Spirit “foil” Promo Cards for qualified players
  • 16 Non-foil Selfless Spirit Promo Cards
  • 64 “non-foil” Thraben Inspector Promo Cards for participating
  • 32 Thaben Inspector “foil” as pre-registration incentive
  • Access to the Digital Platform
  • Your logo on Banners and PrizeWall at the Final Showdown 
  • Your logo in all digital media. 
  • 20% discount on a vendor stand *Subject to availability 
  • Free shipping *Customs charges or local taxes that are generated are the responsibility of each store.

*Support will be given for travel expenses, by reimbursement, to travel to the Final Showdown in México City to the 1st and 2nd place of each participating store. This support will be based on the area where the store is located, except: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Querétaro.

Area 1 – $25usd – Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Veracruz, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca 

Area 2 – $75usd – Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo 

Area 3 – $200usd – Central America and Caribbean 

Belice, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, República Dominicana.

Each player must send by email to contacto@thegatheringseries.com a photo of their proof of payment of their means of transportation to the Final Showdown along with their full name. Likewise, you must deliver the voucher to the staff in the registration area at the time of your arrival. The payment by reimbursement will be processed in a maximum of 15 business days, after the delivery of the receipts.

Unfortunately, this package is only available for Premium stores. We suggest you apply to obtain the status.

Of course! However, you will miss out on the benefits of Platinum.

You can make your payment through the page www.thegatheringseries.com or directly to our bank account that will be provided to you upon request.

Allowed formats are Standard, Modern, Pioneer and Limited. Other formats will be subject to evaluation.

The format for the 1st season of the Regional Final will be Pioneer

You will be able to reschedule your Qualifying Event and we will be able to help you spread the word about your Event.

Yes, every store must report its Qualifying Event in the EventLink Reporter, otherwise your event will not be valid.

You will need to report the event in the EventLink Reporter. In turn, you will need to update the requested information (number of players, winner, most played archetype, winning archetype, etc.) in your account at www.thegatheringseries.com.

It depends on the number of players you receive. For this, lean on the Judge Academy

To cancel a Qualifying Event, the reasons will be evaluated with the organizing committee.

To change the date of a Qualifying Event, the reasons must be stated and a later date will be sought that does not interfere with the Event of another store.

Yes, you can hold up to 2 Qualifying Events with your membership per season. You must submit an invitation at each Qualifying Event.

Your Kit must arrive 2 weeks before your Qualifying Event

You will need to contact the organizing committee at admin@thegatheringseries.com

Prices are at the discretion and responsibility of each store.

Yes! All tickets you earn in your Qualifying Event are yours.

Your store logo will appear on all social media, banners, and advertising for The Gathering Showdown Series. Also, as a partner, on the day of The Gathering: Final Showdown, your logo will be visible at various points around the venue.

Players

Yes, all players participating in the Showdown Qualifiers and Final Showdown must have a Wizards account and provide the email address associated with that account.

Players can create their account here: https://myaccounts.wizards.com/register

Each local store is responsible for running its Qualifying Tournament. Stop by your Local Game Store for more information or visit Wizards Store Locator 

https://locator.wizards.com/

Each local store is responsible for distributing the prizes that have been given to them for this purpose, which consist of promo cards, playmats, guaranteed place in the Final Showdown and entrance to the VIP Lounge.

In addition, the prizes to be distributed in the Final Showdown are: $15,000 usd prize pool, exclusive promo cards, Draft Booster boxes, invitation to the World Championship for 1st place and invitation to the Pro Tour for 1st-4th place (3rd and 4th only are for the first season by launch promotion).

 

Players who have won in-kind prizes will need to collect them on site during the event weekend, in the case of the Final Showdown, or at their local store in the case of the Showdown Qualifiers. Otherwise, shipping costs for non-cash prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Deberás llenar un formulario con tus datos para poder recibir tu premio

Nombre Completo

Correo electrónico

Los premios monetarios para jugadores se envían como pago de i-Payout a la dirección de correo electrónico que figura en el formulario enviado por el jugador alrededor de treinta (30) días después del evento en el que se ganó el premio.

Si un jugador no proporciona la documentación adecuada para que se le envíe su premio, Yellow Rabbit intentará ponerse en contacto con el jugador y obtener la información necesaria para recibir su premio. Sin embargo, es responsabilidad del jugador proporcionar esta información de manera oportuna. 

Los premios monetarios deben cobrarse o solicitarse por escrito dentro de los 30 días posteriores al evento. Pasado ese tiempo, los premios no cobrados o solicitados se considerarán perdidos.

Go to the “PRIZE” tab to learn more.

You must fill out a form with your data in order to receive your prize

Full name

Email

Monetary prizes for players are sent as i-Payout payment to the email address on the form submitted by the player approximately thirty (30) days after the event in which the prize was won.

 

If a player does not provide the proper documentation for their prize to be shipped, Yellow Rabbit will attempt to contact the player and obtain the necessary information to receive their prize. However, it is the player’s responsibility to provide this information in a timely manner.

Monetary prizes must be collected or requested in writing within 30 days of the event. After that time, the prizes not collected or requested will be considered lost.

Each local store sets the cost per entry to their Qualifying Event.

The entrance to the Final Showdown will be $35 usd or $700.- MXN per person (winners of the Main Event must also pay their entrance; the ticket only ensures their place)

Splitting of the prize is not permitted, unless explicitly permitted in Wizards of the Coast policies.

If in the Final there is a negotiation that allows the prize to be divided, a winner must be determined and that will require the other player to drop the event, before the final.

https://wpn.wizards.com/en/document/magic-infraction-procedure-guide

Yes, you must go to www.thegatheringseries.com , create a username and password to access more options. There, you will find the tab to upload your deck. This applies to the Showdown Qualifiers in local stores and the Regional Finals (Final Showdown).

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