January 8, 2016
MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Pre-Release Tournaments
Saturday, January 16th @ Noon AND Sunday, January 17th @ Noon
Continuing our very fun and successful series of Magic events, Gamescape is pleased to be hosting a double-dip of Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release spectaculars! MTG Oath of the Gatewatch releases on Friday, January 22nd. Our Pre-Releases will take place one week before then on Saturday and Sunday, January 16th and 17th at 12:00 noon. There will be Sealed Deck Tournaments on both days and also a special Two-Headed Giant Tournament on Sunday.
If you’re interested in attending any of the pre-release tournaments, 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. If you are signing up for the Two-Headed Giant Tournament, you will need the names of both team members at the time of sign-up. Note that we will not be matching players before the tournament begins. There are 66 spaces available each day, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournaments at least one hour early in order to pay your entry fee of $30.00. Each player will receive a MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Pre-Release Pack, regardless of whether it’s the Sealed or Two-Headed Giant events.
The weekend’s tournaments will each consist of one flight of entrants with the goal of each event to be completed by 6pm. For a great introduction to playing in this format, check out WotC’s MTG Pre-Release Primer. Prizes will be given in the form of MTG Oath of the Gatewatch 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. Please arrive as early as you can to ensure that we get playing as soon as possible.
MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Release Tournament – Friday, January 22nd @ 6pm
If you’re not able to make the Pre-Release, we’ll be holding the Release Tournament on the Friday that MTG Oath of the Gatewatch releases for sale. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 6:00pm to sign in and hold your spot in the event. We always recommend signing up ahead of time, just in case things fill up quickly. This Sealed Tournament will consist of four rounds of Swiss pairing using six MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Booster Packs, likely to be finished by 10:30pm.
Special Box Discounts
As always, we’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of MTG Oath of the Gatewatch if you’re in our Customer Rewards system or if you sign up for our Geek Card 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 again offering a special buy-a-box promo card to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us. The card for this release is Goblin Dark-Dwellers!