MSEM2 Grand Prix [Next Event - Grand Prix Cairo - Mid October 2017]

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Tue, 2017-05-23 18:21
Timespiraled
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Welcome to MSEM 2.0's Grand Prix League Hub. This thread is split up into different categories so make sure you're looking in the right spoiler for your information.

First of all, the Grand Prix League or GPL for short is a series of small tournaments designed to help playtest, curate and enjoy the work the community has done in designing, developing and creating MSEM 2.0. GPLs will be held regularly and consist of short double bracket elimination tournaments for 3 or more players. The format is subject to change in the future, but currently it combines both short-term and non-single elimination aspects meaning we can quickly move through a tournament but not feel bad because we got ousted match 1 because of a bad hand for example.

This thread will serve as the local hub for these events. The official site for these will be hosted off-site and a link will be provided when it is ready. Here, you will see announcements for the next Grand Prix as well as reminders of upcoming changes and links to useful information.


Next Tournament

Grand Prix Cairo

Event Begins: Mid October 2017

Registration: STANDBY

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Grand Prix events will always give you a one week minimum advance warning to give you time to join in an event.

Signing Up for Events
To sign up for an individual Grand Prix Event you will need to follow these simple steps:

  • Create a MSEM 2.0 legal deck using standard deckbuilding rules, including sideboards if you wish to have one.
  • Whenever a Grand Prix Event goes live, a link to the Challonge tournament link will be provided for you to sign up here and on the MSEM2 Discord AND the MSE Discord. If you have a Challonge account feel free to use it to track your tournaments. Otherwise simply use a recongizable name (preferably your MSE board name.)
  • Fill out a decklist and PM it to Timespiraled here or on discord.
  • You will be sent a confirmation message. At this point simply wait for the event to go live!

Playing In Events
Once you're all signed up, you just need to wait for the event to go live. It'll be posted here so don't worry. You will be paired against an opponent. Feel free to post below, PM them or whatever you want to make sure you play your games. Discord is probably the best place to reach them. Here are some very brief but important rules:

  • Once the tournament goes live, decklists will be shared since no new changes to decks can be made. This assures no cheating since we can't easily monitor games.
  • Keep in mind that from now on there is a Maximum Delay. You are expected to complete games within 3 days of being paired and notified. Extreme circumstances should be explained to the Tournament Head (Timespiraled). For fairness, if a single player is causing the delays and his opponent is present and ready to continue, the absentee player will be notified and then dropped if delays persist. If both players are absentees, both players will be dropped.
  • If you lose a match, you aren't done yet. As a double elimination tournament format, you have a chance of making it back to the finals. A second match loss though and that's it.
  • Any disputes will be handled according to usual MTG tournament rules and admin discretion. Remember that Lackey is not without flaws so mistakes can happen. Be transparent and honest and deal accordingly.

Example of a tournament bracket.

Player Rankings
GPLs will have a rankings of all the players in the roster. Players earn distinctions in two ways: Prix Points and Trophies.

Prix Points: These points are earned whenever you participate and whenever you win games. You get 1 Prix Point for every event you participate in (with an additional point given if there are more than 8 players) and 3 Prix Points whenever you win a match. So if you joined in a 5 man event and won 2 matches you'd be awarded 7 points (1 + 3 +3).

Finishes: Whenever you reach 1st, 2nd place or 3rd place, you will gain a 1st/2nd/3rd Place Finish. These are simply for show.



Important Links
MSEM 2.0 Website: The main site for MSEM2 and the Grand Prixs.

Below are all the necessary links you'll need:
MSE Modern 2.0: The forum thread on the discussion of the format.
Tournaments: The link to the Challonge tournament website where you can track ongoing tournaments.

If you have any questions, ask below!

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Tue, 2017-05-23 18:30
WindyDelcarlo
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This registration process seems very confusing although less so than a regular gp, so I'm in?

Tue, 2017-05-23 18:37
Timespiraled
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@Windy: Essentially, in short words:

- Let me know you want to play in the Leagues.
- I let you know when an event is ready.
- Let me know you want to play in that event, make your deck and send it to me however way you want.
- I let you know when the tournament starts.
- Play tournament, get accolades.

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Tue, 2017-05-23 21:46
marioware2
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I'm in

Tue, 2017-05-23 22:40
digiman619
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**** it, I'll join.

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:20
ThisisSakon
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Hi

Wed, 2017-05-24 01:28
Korakhos
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I'll join

Wed, 2017-05-24 02:35
Timespiraled
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Alright, everyone's been added in so you're all Grand Prix Leaguers. Don't forget to actually sign up for GPs as they become available. You can already pre-register for Grand Prix Alexandria.

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Wed, 2017-05-24 02:58
Guitarweeps
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I'll join the league. Not sure how many events I will be able to do in the immediate future though.

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Wed, 2017-05-24 03:05
Timespiraled
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It's at your leisure A happy smile

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Fri, 2017-05-26 01:31
Kiku
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I'll give it a shot.

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Fri, 2017-06-09 01:58
Timespiraled
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Announcements for dates will still be here, but they will mostly be kept to the MSEM2 site from now on.

GP ALEXANDRIA: Starts June 16th! Decklists must be PMed to me before then.

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Fri, 2017-06-09 02:23
digiman619
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I've got some deckbuilding to do...

Fri, 2017-06-09 20:09
Cajun
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I will be free to lose soundly if there's a spot open.
How important is the voice side? May need to replace my old mic.

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Fri, 2017-06-09 20:18
Guitarweeps
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There is a chat system in the client, I didn't even know there was voice...

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Fri, 2017-06-09 20:23
WindyDelcarlo
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I won't do most of my games in voice because I'm either streaming and therefore talk over everything or I'm doing something else sounds based

Fri, 2017-06-09 20:29
ThatDude9795
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Count me in!

Fri, 2017-06-09 20:47
Timespiraled
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You do not need voice, I just like using it.

Adding Cajun and ThatDude9795. Don't forget to add yourselves on the Tournament page and send me decklists before the 16th! Glad to have you onboard!

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Thu, 2017-06-15 02:34
digiman619
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Well, now that the brackets are finalized and I've seen Timespiraled's decklist, all I can say is that I'm glad that a) this is double elimination, and b) I didn't have to pay anything to enter. Because I'm playing a slower Green/wite mana symbol deck and he is playing a blisteringly fast Red mana symbol burn deck. I give myself 20:1 odds of surviving long enough to overcome this assault.

Thu, 2017-09-28 01:44
Timespiraled
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Grand Prix Cairo coming in hot Mid October!

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Tue, 2017-10-03 06:05
Cajun
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In addition to the bragging rights, I will now be working with GP winners to add a promo of one of their winning cards into MSEM. Here are our current MSEM Champions, marioware's Master of Tranquility and Wind's Scorch:

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