Are you a fan of Magic the Gathering, or are thinking about diving into it? Well, here at VGU we have the lowdown on an event that welcomes every kind of Magic player. What event you say? Why the Manchester Grand Prix of course.
First of all, let’s talk about what a Grand Prix is in terms of Magic the Gathering. They are run all over the world and are completely open to all players. They attract a lot of players and the event offers substantial prizes to those who do well. You even receive a prize for participating (while the stocks last). But mainly, the event is a great atmosphere location for players to have fun and test their skills on a grand scale.
As for the skill and experience requirements for the Grand Prix, there are none. You can be a seasoned veteran looking to claim the top spot or, you can be completely new to the game and still have the same amount of fun and enjoyment. Even if you just spectate and observe the matches going on, it is guaranteed that the event will be worthwhile. You could even just go there to trade with the many people you have not seen before.
This festival of Magic will start on Friday 30th May 2014 and will run throughout the weekend. It will be located at EventCity Limited, Phoenix Way, off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB. Aside from the main event, which will take up the latter two days, there will be a plethora of side events and competitions for all players to enjoy who are not participating in the main event. They include formats such as Legacy and Commander, so be sure to check those out also.
If this article has piqued your interest into going to the Grand Prix in Manchester or you were thinking of going regardless, we’d highly recommend you watch the Pro Tour coverage of Journey to Nyx that took place on 16th-18th May 2014. This will allow you to see the Pro players duke it out with the Theros block of cards and you can pick up some nifty tricks and tips from watching them. The format for this weekend will be the same for the end of the month so there is a lot to be gained from tuning in.
To get you prepared we have worked with Wizards of the Coast to bring you a pre-gp check list. Save the image below.
So get your Magic caps on people, the Grand Prix is coming. For more information, please go to the official website. Game well.