Multiplayer Events

Before choosing a Tournament Structure, you will need to choose your Format.
Valid formats for Multiplayer are Limited Starter Deck, Limited Booster Draft and Basic Constructed.
To learn more about these formats, click here.

Multiplayer structures have matches played out in groups of 3 to 6 players. Organisers may
also apply a time limit to each match (typically 1.5 hours).

 

SINGLE ROUND

INTO FINALS

This is a structure for multiplayer tournaments of 5 to 25 players. Players are randomly assigned to a seat across one or more tables.

If there are 7 or more players in the tournament, the winners (and potentially one or more runner-ups) advance to a final table.
Game winners are decided by Victory Points (VP). If two or more players are tied, last man standing is declared ‘Game Winner’.
If a runner-up is required, it goes to the runner-up with the most VP. VP tiebreakers are solved by last man standing.

The amount of matches played, and how many players are in each match, is determined by the amount of participants, as shown in the table below:

Participants: Players in Each Game: Players in Finals Who Advances?
5 5 N/A N/A
6 6 N/A N/A
7 3,4 3 1 from 3, 2 from 4
8 4,4 4 2 from each
9 5,4 4 2 from each
10 5,5 4 2 from each
11 4,4,3 5 2 from 4s, 1 from 3
12 4,4,4 3 1 from each
13 5,4,4 4 2 from 4, 1 from 4s
14 5,5,4 5 2 from 5s, 1 from 4
15 5,5,5 3 1 from each
16 4,4,4,4 4 1 from each
17 5,4,4,4 5 2 from 5, 1 from 4s
18 5,5,4,4 4 1 from each
19 5,5,5,4 4 1 from each
20 4,4,4,4,4 5 1 from each
21 5,4,4,4,4 5 1 from each
22 5,5,4,4,4 5 1 from each
23 5,5,5,4,4 5 1 from each
24 5,5,5,5,4 5 1 from each
25 5,5,5,5,5 5 1 from each

MULTIPLAYER

MULTI-ROUND

This is a structure for multiplayer tournaments of 8 to 150 players. All participants play 3 games in groups of 3 to 5 (games of 4 to 5 players should always be prioritised where possible). Each round randomly distributes the players across the games, and no player can have the same Target more than once.

The number of Game Wins and Victory Points across all 3 games are tracked. A Game Win is achieved by winning the game. In case multiple players end a game with tied Victory Points, ‘Game Winner’ is awarded to the last man standing.

At the end of the three rounds, the 5 players (or 4, for smaller tournaments) with the most Game Wins move on to the Finals Table. If the tournament has 8 to 10 players, the final consists of 4 players. Any more participants and the final is made up of 5 players.

Any tiebreakers to determine who gets to move on the Final Table (or seeding order) are determined in the following order:

  • Whoever has the most Victory Points
  • Whoever lasted the longest in all three rounds. 1 point for every player that was defeated before them.
  • Whoever scored the most Victory Points in a single match.
    If there is still a tie, it’s up to the event organizers to decide criteria. If there is time, a tiebreaker match can be played (potentially multiplayer, if necessary) where seating order is randomized.

To determine seating at the final table, the player with the lowest seed places their hero on the table. The next player then places their hero to the left or right of the first. The next player can then place their hero in any relation to the first two heroes (left, middle, or right). And this continues until all players have placed their hero. This means that the player with the highest seed gets to choose where to sit, in relation to the previous 3 or 4.

SINGLE

ELIMINATION

If a tournament has more than 25 players (up to a maximum of 150), multiple small tournaments are formed. The winners (and potentially runner-ups) of the Final Tables move to a Grand Final of 4 to 6 players. Seating at the Grand Final is completely randomised.

A new small tournament is added for every part of 25 players.

Example:
A tournament has 57 participants. There are two sets of 25 and one part of a 25, so we end up with three small tournaments.

Two of the tournaments have tables of 5, 4, 4, and 4, and the third has four tables of 4 players. 

After the 3 rounds, the five best players of each tournament run their finals, according to the standard rules.

We then need to create a finals tables of 4 to 6 players. With three groups, we are in a multiple of 6, meaning we need two players from each finals to move on to the Grand Finals. This is done in the same way as for the Casual format (Game Winner and the best runner-up).

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