The first three scheduled tournaments for the new Magic: The Gathering Players Tour Regional events, featuring over $2.5 million in prizes and a path toward the MTG World Championship, have been unveiled.
The new path for professional tabletop MTG players begins during the first week of February 2020 with events in Belgium, Japan, and the United States.
The Players Tour Regional events are the last tournaments on the way to the MTG Players Tour Finals. Players who attend the Regional events will have qualified by finishing in top spots through a variety of tournaments offered by Wizards of the Coast.
- Players Tour Qualifiers
- WPN Qualifiers
- Grand Prix tournaments
- Players Tour Premier Series
- Magic Online events
Once qualified, players then compete in one of three Players Tour Regional events.
- Europe: Feb. 1 to 2 (Brussels) with a $200,000 prize pool
- Asia-Pacific: Feb. 1 to 2 (Nagoya, Japan) with a $150,000 prize pool
- Americas: Feb. 8 to 9 (Phoenix) with a $250,000 prize pool
Each event will feature approximately 500 players competing for an invite to the MTG World Championship, according to Wizards of the Coast. Players who make it to the Players Tour Finals will include:
- Top finishers from Players Tour Regional events
- Previous top finishers at Players Tour Finals
- All MPL players
- Grand Prix winners from that qualifying season
As of now, WotC hasn’t revealed a date for the first MTG Players Tour Finals of 2020.