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    Worldwake Pre-Release and More

    January 28, 2010

    The new Magic set is right around the corner, and we’ve got a trio of great events planned for the next two weeks at Gamescape. Whether you want to run some competition before the boosters hit the street or join your friends in ripping open packs on the release day, we’ve got you covered. Read on for details on all three events and how you can be a part of the fun.

    Worldwake Pre-Release TournamentSunday, January 31st @ 12:00 Noon

    After the undoubted success of our first Pre-Release for Zendikar, Gamescape is pleased to be hosting another Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release Event! The second set in the Zendikar block, Worldwake, releases on Friday, February 5th. Our Pre-Release will take place one week before then on Sunday, January 31st at 12:00 noon. The format for this event will be a Sealed Tournament.

    If you’re interested in attending the tournament, we ask that you please sign-up ahead of time, as we have limited space for the event. You can do this in a number of ways: either by calling the store, sending an e-mail, or by dropping into the store in-person. There are 40 spaces available, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournament by 12:00 noon in order to purchase your entry package, which will consist of three Zendikar and three Worldwake booster packs for $30.00. All registered entrants will also get a pre-release foil promo card (while supplies last) of Comet Storm.

    The Sealed Tournament will consist of one flight of entrants with the goal of the event to be completed by 6pm. Prizes will be given in the form of Worldwake booster packs, promo cards, and some other nifty prize support that we have in the store. We regret that we will not be admitting players after 12:00pm SHARP, provided that there is space left on the day of the event. Please arrive as early as you can.

    MTG Worldwake Release TournamentFri, February 5th @ 6pm

    If you’re not able to make the Pre-Release, we’ll be holding another Release Tournament on the day that Worldwake comes out. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 6:00pm to sign in and purchase your cards package under the same format as above. This Sealed Tournament will consist of multiple 8-person pods which will each last three rounds, with the goal of each mini-tournament to be done by 10pm. Please sign up early to ensure a spot in the tournament.

    MTG Worldwake Launch PartySat, February 6th @ 12pm

    Join us for our MTG Worldwake Launch Party on the weekend after its release! All day in the store, 12 noon to 6pm, we’ll be running booster drafts and casual play. No matter what your play-style is, you’ll find some options for a good day spent with the new set.

    Launch Party Booster Draft
    We’ll be organizing a Booster Draft tournament when people arrive, preferably organized into 8-person pods. Entry will be $15 for three boosters (two Zendikar and one Worldwake), with Worldwake boosters given out as prizes according to placement, as well as foil promo cards also added in for extra prizes!

    Launch Party Open Dueling
    Magic players also have the option to sign up for Open Dueling. Open Dueling is an informal and flexible format ideal for new or returning Magic players. Entry fee payment ($15) will entitle you to one Intro Pack, one Open Dueling Results Card, and one special foil promo card (while supplies last) of Joraga Warcaller. After you complete five matches the organizer will reward you with one complementary Magic booster pack.

    Special Box Discounts
    We’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of new Worldwake boosters if you’re in our Customer Rewards system or if you sign up for our program. The points that you accrue on the purchase will also be tallied on your account. Individual boosters will remain at the standard retail price of $3.99. In addition, WotC is offering a special foil promo card of Celestial Colonnade to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us.