Modern Series Overview

The 2016 Modern Series is a series of tournaments spanning from the second quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2016. Four main events will crown city champions around Arizona and various Modern Series Trials will bring competitive Modern to a majority of competitive Magic: the Gathering players.

At the end of the series, sixteen players will qualify for the 2016 Modern Series Masters through either slot-based qualifications or Modern Series Points-based qualification. Please read further for details on the Modern Series.

07 - July Event

Modern Series Trials

Modern Series Trials are three or four-round Swiss tournaments that award Modern Series Points to top finishers. Details such as date, time, and entry fee for these events will vary.

To All Store Owners: If you are interested in hosting a Modern Series Trial, please contact Jason Abong at [email protected]!

Please see our Schedule page for the details for the Modern Series Trials.

Modern Series Trials Points Distribution

Match Points Modern Series Points Awarded
12 5 Modern Series Points
10 4 Modern Series Points
9 3 Modern Series Points

 AZ Summer Champs Top 8

Modern Series City Championships

The Modern Series City Championships is the main event of the 2016 Modern Series. The entry fee for these events will be $30. Prizes will be based on attendance and paid out in store credit.

The following cities will play host to this year’s main events:

  • Tempe

The rest will be announced later.

Please see our Schedule page for the details for the City Championships.

Modern Series City Championships Points Distribution

Finish Modern Series Points Awarded
1st Place* No Points Awarded
2nd Place 20 Modern Series Points
3rd-4th Place 15 Modern Series Points
5th-8th Place 10 Modern Series Points
9th-16th Place 5 Modern Series Points
17th+ Place 2 Modern Series Points

*1st Place does not receive any points due to a slot-based qualification for the 2016 Modern Series Masters.


Modern Series Masters

The Modern Series Masters is the final event of the 2016 Modern Series! Sixteen players will battle it out for Modern pride.

Here are how the sixteen players will qualify for this event:

  • The four 2016 Modern Series City Champions
  • The Top 2 Players via 2016 Modern Series Points earned only at City Championships
  • The Top 10 Players via 2016 Modern Series Points earned at ALL Modern Series events

Please read our Qualification Policy for more details.

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