Event Schedule

The StarCityGames.com Invitational Weekend offers a robust event schedule on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus On-Demand Events all weekend long!

Challenge events

Entry into all Challenge side events (Infinite Challenge) is FREE with the purchase of an Infinite Challenge package

Thursday

On Thursday, November 30th from 6-10pm, StarCityGames.com and Rodeo Grande welcome all fans for a special pre-Invitational gathering featuring a Magic: The Gathering team trivia event starting at 7pm, Meet and Greets with some of the game's most entertaining personalities (appearances and times listed below) and more! Make plans to join us for a relaxing evening of good food, good friends and good fun before the big weekend begins. Mention "Star City Games" to receive 10% off any Rodeo Grande dine-in food purchase (11/30-12/3 only).

Rodeo Grande
4826 Valley View Blvd NW
Roanoke, VA 24012


Time Guest
6-7pm Brad Nelson (SCG Premium content producer)
6-7pm Patrick Sullivan (SCG Tour commentator)
6-7pm Justin Parnell (Commander VS personality)
6-7pm Stephen Green (Commander VS personality)
7-8pm Todd Anderson (SCG Premium content producer)
7-8pm Ross Merriam (SCG Premium content producer)
7-8pm Ryan Overturf (SCG Tour commentator)
8-9pm Jeremy Noell (Commander VS personality, Split Second host)
8-9pm Jonathan Suarez (Commander VS personality)
8-9pm Matthias Hunt (SCG Tour commentator
8-9pm Todd Stevens (SCG Premium content producer)
9-10pm Cedric Phillips (SCG Tour commentator)
9-10pm Emma Handy (SCG content producer)
9-10pm Nick Miller (SCG Tour coverage associate)

All appearances and times are subject to change.

Friday

Hall opens at 10am! Registration for all scheduled side events closes 10 minutes before the start of the event.

Start Time
(Reg. Close)
Event Name
(Format)
Entry Fee Prizes
11am
(10:50am)
Sealed Spectacular
(XLN Sealed, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
11am
(10:50am)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Modern Challenge
(Modern, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
12pm
(11:50am)
Invitational Main Event - Day One
(Standard/Modern, eight rounds of Swiss)
Free! Prizes & Info
12pm
(11:50am)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Standard Challenge
(Standard, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
1pm
(12:50pm)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Legacy Challenge
(Legacy, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
2pm
(1:50pm)
Two-Headed Giant Sealed Spectacular
(XLN 2HG Sealed, four rounds of Swiss)
$40 /team Prizes & Info
2pm
(1:50pm)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Modern Challenge
(Modern, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
3pm
(2:50pm)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Standard Challenge
(Standard, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
4pm
(3:50pm)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Legacy Challenge
(Legacy, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
5pm
(4:50pm)
Free with Infinite Challenge package Modern Challenge
(Modern, four rounds of Swiss)
$20 Prizes & Info
6pm
(5:50pm)
Super Game Night
(XLN Sealed, three rounds of Swiss)
$30 Prizes & Info
7pm
(6:50pm)
Friday Night Magic (FNM)
(Modern, three rounds of Swiss)
$5 Prizes & Info
7pm
(6:50pm)
Friday Night Magic (FNM)
(Standard, three rounds of Swiss)
$5 Prizes & Info

Friday Night

Looking for a place to hang out and unwind Friday evening? The Mantras take the Martin’s Downtown stage at 10pm! Mention "Star City Games" at the door to receive 50% off of the show’s $12 ticket price and to your server(s) to receive 15% off any dine-in food purchase (11/30-12/3 only).

Martin’s Downtown
413 1st St SW
Roanoke, VA 24011


Saturday


Sunday


All Weekend

Command Zone sponsored by Ultimate Guard

A designated area reserved exclusively for fans wanting to play and/or watch others play Commander. Entry into the Command Zone is FREE!

Friday Saturday Sunday
10am-8pm 8am-8pm 8am-6pm

On-Demand Events

Signup Times:

Friday Saturday Sunday
10am-7pm 8am-5pm 8am-4pm

Each On-Demand Event begins as soon as it fills!

Event Name Entry Fee Prizes
Booster Draft (8-player)
(XLN Booster Draft, single-elimination)
$10 1st: 30 Prize Wall tickets OR free entry into another booster draft!
Commander (4-player)
(Commander)
$5 1st: 20 Prize Wall tickets

Additionally, each player receives 10 Prize Wall tickets to give to the player they felt made the best contribution to the game. These tickets must be given to another player.

Turbo Drafts

Signup Times:

Saturday Sunday
5pm-7pm 4pm-6pm

Each Turbo Draft Event begins as soon as it fills!

Event Name Entry Fee Prizes
Turbo Draft (8-player)
(XLN Booster Draft, single match)
$20 Winner: 100 Prize Wall tickets

(Single-elimination)

Each player receives 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck.

5 Wins: 2 Byes, 180 Prize Wall tickets, Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]
4 Wins: 180 Prize Wall tickets
3 Wins: 90 Prize Wall tickets
2 Wins: 60 Prize Wall tickets
1 Win: 30 Prize Wall tickets

(Single-elimination)

Each player receives a Progenitus FOIL promotional card[i]
5 Wins: 1000 Prize Wall tickets, spot in the Top 8[i]
4 Wins: 800 Prize Wall tickets
3 Wins: 600 Prize Wall tickets
2 Wins: 400 Prize Wall tickets
1 Win: 200 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

Each player receives a peregistered Sealed pool containing the contents of 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck and an Ultimate Guard Deck Case 100+.

At the end of each Sealed Grand Prix Trial, all 4-0 players will play an additional single-elimination round with the winners each receiving 2 byes in Saturday’s Main Event and an exclusive Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]!

4-0: 300 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 200 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 100 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 70 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 70 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

At the end of each Challenge, all 4-0 players will play an additional single-elimination round with the winners each receiving 2 byes in Saturday’s Main Event and an exclusive Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]!

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

At the end of each Challenge, all 4-0 players will play an additional single-elimination round with the winners each receiving 2 byes in Saturday’s Main Event and an exclusive Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]!

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

At the end of each Challenge, all 4-0 players will play an additional single-elimination round with the winners each receiving 2 byes in Saturday’s Main Event and an exclusive Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]!

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

At the end of each Challenge, all 4-0 players will play an additional single-elimination round with the winners each receiving 2 byes in Saturday’s Main Event and an exclusive Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]!

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

Each player receives 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck.

At the end of each Challenge, all 4-0 players will play an additional single-elimination round with the winners each receiving 2 byes in Saturday’s Main Event and an exclusive Grand Prix Richmond Glory-Bound Initiate playmat[i]!

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

Each player receives 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck.

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

Each player receives 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck.

4-0: 150 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 90 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 60 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 60 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 30 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

Each 2HG team receives 8 XLN booster packs from which to build their two decks.

All prizes are per team.

4-0: 300 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 180 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 60 Prize Wall tickets

(Four rounds of Swiss)

Each player receives 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck.

4-0: 360 Prize Wall tickets
3-0-1: 240 Prize Wall tickets
3-1: 120 Prize Wall tickets
2-0-2: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-1-1: 80 Prize Wall tickets
2-2: 40 Prize Wall tickets

(Single match)

Players compete in a one-round, winner-take-all match.

Winner: 80 Prize Wall tickets

(Single match)

Players compete in a one-round, winner-take-all match.

Winner: 80 Prize Wall tickets

(Single match)

Players compete in a one-round, winner-take-all match.

Winner: 80 Prize Wall tickets

(Three rounds of Swiss)

Each player receives 6 XLN booster packs from which to build their deck, and an exclusive Game Night pin.

Each round, every match will receive 30 Prize Wall tickets and a Game Night Token. The winner of the match receives 20 Prize Wall tickets and the token, and the other player receives 10 Prize Wall tickets.

(Three rounds of Swiss)

Players receive a random promotional card just for entering!

Each round, the winner of the match receives 20 Prize Wall tickets. In the case of a draw, both players will each receive 10 Prize Wall tickets.

(Fifteen rounds of Swiss)

Winner: $5,000, 30 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Finalist: $2,000, 25 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Top 4: $1,000, 20 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Top 8: $500, 15 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Top 16: $325, 10 SCG Points
Top 32: $200, 6 SCG Points
Top 64: $100, 4 SCG Points
Day 2: 3 SCG Points
Participation: 1 SCG Point

(Swiss round based on attendance)

Winner: 3,600 Prize Wall tickets, 15 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Finalist: 2,400 Prize Wall tickets, 10 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Top 4: 1,800 Prize Wall tickets, 8 SCG Points, Invitational Qualification
Top 8: 1,200 Prize Wall tickets, 6 SCG Points
Top 16: 600 Prize Wall tickets, 4 SCG Points
Top 32: 300 Prize Wall tickets, 2 SCG Points
Participation: 1 SCG Point