If you've been to an SCG Tour® event in 2019, you've likely seen first-hand that interest in the SCG Tour® has never been higher! However, what you may not know is that the road to the 2019 Star City Games® Players' Championship - one of the most exclusive Magic: The Gathering events of the year – actually begins at your local game store!
Invitational Qualifiers (IQs)
Throughout April and May, dozens of local game store owners throughout the world will host Invitational Qualifiers (IQs) that offer their local communities a chance to directly qualify for the 2019 Season One Invitational at the SCG CON Summer Magic: the Gathering convention, June 6-9 in Roanoke, Virginia!
If qualifying for the 2019 Season One Invitational isn’t motivation enough, Top 8 competitors for any IQ in April, May or June will receive this awesome playmat!
Want to see more IQs in your area? Ask your local game store owner to e-mail us, and we will try to work with them to make it happen!
Opens and Classics
Wondering where the SCG Tour® will be visiting in Season Two? Wonder no more! Below are the dates, locations, (most) main event formats, and more!
|Date||Event||Main Event Format||Classic Formats|
|Jun 29-30||SCG Pittsburgh||Team Modern |
|Jul 13-14||SCG Worcester||Standard||Modern/Standard|
|Jul 20-21||SCG Philadelphia||Team |
|Jul 27-28||SCG Columbus||Modern||Modern/Standard|
|Aug 17-18||SCG Richmond||Team |
|Aug 31-Sep 1||SCG Dallas||Modern||Modern/Standard|
|Sep 14-15||SCG Syracuse||Legacy||Modern/Legacy|
|Oct 5-6||SCG Philadelphia||TBA||TBA|
|Oct 12-13||SCG Indianapolis||TBA||TBA|
|Oct 19||Regional Championships||Modern|
|Oct 26-27||SCG Atlanta||TBA||TBA|
|Nov 14-17||SCG CON Winter |
featuring the2019 Season Two Invitational
|Dec 13-15||2019 Players' Championship||TBA||N/A|
Team Modern (Non-Unified) Returns!
Earlier this year, we experimented with offering a Team Modern (Non-Unified) Open in which each member of a three-person team could play whichever Modern-legal deck they wished to play. It went so well, we're running it back in Season Two!
Assemble your crew, and make plans to join us June 29-30 in Pittsburgh!
New Registration Reward Playmats!
As always, everyone who participates in a 2019 Season Two Open or Classic will receive one of three SCG Tour® commemorative playmats. This time, they will feature original illustrations by fan-favorite Magic: The Gathering artists Titus Lunter, Mark Tedin and John Avon!
Check out "Captain's Quarters" by Titus Lunter – and stay tuned, as we'll be revealing the other two illustrations shortly!
As always, we welcome all constructive feedback, and will respond as much as possible on Twitter.
Thank you for your continued support of both Star City Games® and the SCG Tour®, and we look forward to seeing everyone this weekend in Cleveland!
Please note that some SCG Tour® and Star City Games® In-Store Programs web pages and policy documents may have not yet been updated to reflect the changes contained within this announcement.