Announcing: The Hairy Tarantula Challenge Series!

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We’re proud to present our first very own weekly competitive Magic tournament series; The Hairy Tarantula Challenge Series! Consisting of twenty events in 2017, covering a range of Magic formats including Modern, Legacy, Standard and Limited, this is your opportunity to compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes, and all roads lead to our Championship event: the Final Challenge! The season starts July 1st!

The Final Challenge will be on December 9, and features $2,000 in prizes! Invitations will be given to players who:

– Win a Challenge Series event
– Have 15 Challenge Series Points

Points are given out as based on the final standings:

– 1st: 10 points
– 2nd: 8 points
– 3rd-4th: 6 points
– 5th-8th: 4 points
– 9th-12th: 2 points
– 13th-16th: 1 point

Bonus Points for top seeds after swiss

– 1st: 3 points
– 2nd: 2 points
– 3rd-4th: 1 point

Once you’re qualified, you’ll still want to keep playing! Byes will be awarded to season point leaders.

– Top 10 in points: 1 Bye
– Points Leader: 2 Byes

 Qualifier Events:

Saturday Challenge Prerelease
Saturday Game Day
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers
StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers
Other Independent Programs (Eternal Weekend Trials)
Non-Program Events with “Hairy Tarantula Challenge Series” or “HTCS” in the title

Coverage

In addition to any coverage required by any particular program, we will have a weekly recap, featuring Top 8 decklists, winner photos and updated Challenge Series Standings.

Schedule

July 1 – Modern
July 8 – Hour of Devastation Prerelease
July 15 – Legacy
July 29 – Modern IQ

August 5 – Game Day (Standard)
August 13 – Legacy
August 19 – Modern IQ Plus
August 26 – Standard

September 2 – Legacy
September 9 – Modern (SCG IQ)
September 17 – Masters Double Draft
September 23 – Ixalan Prerelease
September 30 – Standard

October 7 – Modern PPTQ
October 21 – Modern (SCG IQ)
October 28 – Sealed PPTQ

November 5 – Legacy
November 11 – Standard
November 18 – Iconic Masters Draft
November 25 – Legacy

December 2 – TBA (non-points event)
December 9 – Final Challenge (Formats TBA)