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Invitation Policy

Introduction

This StarCityGames.com® Organized Play Event Invitation Policy (the “Invitation Policy”) covers the invitation and eligibility criteria for SCG Tour® events and other StarCityGames.com Organized Play (“Organized Play”) events as of December 2, 2017 through 11:59pm PT on June 9, 2018 and the qualifying tournaments that award invitations to them.

Current StarCityGames.com Organized Play programs include the following: 

SCG Tour Events 

Other Organized Play Events

StarCityGames.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, and change this document and/or the programs it supports at any time without notice, including, but not limited to, modifying prizes and/or eligibility and invitation criteria.  

Invitations

Players qualify for the next StarCityGames.com Invitational by earning either a point-based or slot-based Invitation.

View the list of qualified players

SCG Points

SCG Tour events and StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers award SCG Points. If a player is disqualified from one of these events, that player will not receive any SCG Points for that event. All terms conditions and/or benefits related to SCG Points are subject to change or cancellation at any time, with or without notice.

Learn more about how SCG Points are awarded at StarCityGames.com Organized Play events. 

Seasonal Standings

The SCG Tour Seasonal Standings are used to determine point-based invitations to StarCityGames.com Invitationals and to award byes and additional prizes to the Top 32 finishers in our Seasonal Standings.   

The total of all SCG Points earned by each participant at all SCG Tour and Invitational Qualifier (IQ) events in both the current Season and the previous Season is recalculated on a weekly basis and posted to the SCG Tour Leaderboard.

Byes

All players with the same or more SCG Points as the 16th place player on the posted SCG Tour Rankings will receive two (2) round byes at any StarCityGames.com Open event that takes place during that time. 

All players with the same or more points as the 32nd place player on the posted SCG Tour Seasonal Standings will receive a one (1) round bye at any StarCityGames.com Open event that takes place during that time.

Tiebreakers

If two or more players have the same SCG Point total in the SCG Tour Seasonal Standings, the tie will be broken as follows: 

  • 1st Tiebreaker - Total SCG Points earned in StarCityGames.com Invitationals during the current Season 
  • 2nd Tiebreaker - Total SCG Points earned in StarCityGames.com Opens during the current Season 
  • 3rd Tiebreaker - Highest finish in a StarCityGames.com Invitational during the current Season 
  • 4th Tiebreaker - Highest finish in a StarCityGames.com Open during the current Season 
  • 5th Tiebreaker - Second highest finish in a StarCityGames.com Invitational during the current Season 
  • 6th Tiebreaker - Second highest finish in a StarCityGames.com Open during the current Season 
  • Subsequent tiebreakers will utilize the same pattern outlined above.

Tournament Eligibility

Players that are currently suspended from participating in DCI-sanctioned events by Wizards of the Coast are not eligible to compete in SCG Tour or StarCityGames.com Organized Play events. Players who are banned from StarCityGames.com events are not eligible to attend events for which StarCityGames.com is the Tournament Organizer. 

Tournaments are classified as either open or invitation-only. Any player may compete in an open tournament as long as he or she is not currently suspended or banned from participating in DCI-sanctioned events by Wizards of the Coast, suspended or banned from participating in SCG Tour events by StarCityGames.com and meets the general tournament eligibility requirements set out in the official Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules. Only eligible players who have received an invitation from StarCityGames.com may participate in StarCityGames.com’s invitation-only events.

Invitation Regulations

Invitations described in this policy may not be transferred, assigned, or passed down from one player to another and may not be deferred to future events. A player’s ability to participate in any particular tournament is subject to the requirements stated in all SCG tournament-related policies, including, without limitation, that each player meet the eligibility requirements for participating in that tournament and submit a signed competitor waiver. General tournament policies include Acceptable BehaviorTradingPrize Policies, and Legal Notices. Except as specifically stated and described in this policy, invitations may not be renounced by players, and in the event that a player cannot (or chooses not to) use an invitation, the invitation will not be assigned to another player. 

If you earn an invitation, you acknowledge and grant StarCityGames.com permission to use your name and image for promotional or advertising purposes, including in the appropriate Tournament Invitation List. Tournament invitation lists are published online. Invitations, byes, and any other awards associated with those invitations or byes will not be officially awarded until complete event results are reported to, received, and verified by StarCityGames.com. If a tournament official incorrectly or improperly issues an invitation or bye for any reason, StarCityGames.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withhold any and all invitations, byes, and other awards associated with those invitations or byes for an event. 

Invitations, byes, and any other awards associated with those invitations or byes may be rescinded by StarCityGames.com upon investigation. Any such decisions are final and cannot be appealed. StarCityGames.com reserves the right to issue additional invitations and/or byes to players at its sole discretion.

For specific questions about this Invitation Policy, please contact us.