Organized Play, Simplified

Star City Games® Invitational Qualifiers bring the excitement of the SCG Tour® to your local community while increasing in-store traffic and sales. Players compete for a share of $1,000 in prizes, SCG Points, exclusive playmats, invitations to the next Star City Games® Invitational, and more — all in your store!

The Invitational Qualifier Advantage

Easy to Run

Invitational Qualifiers are simple and standardized. As an organizer, you will receive a kit containing all of the promotional materials necessary to run your event. Invitational Qualifiers also follow a standard and heavily advertised cash payout to top performers. This creates a familiar atmosphere for each Invitational Qualifier that allows players to know what to expect, while empowering you as an organizer to offer any additional prizes that you may want to include!

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Your Event & Store will be Heavily Advertised

Invitational Qualifiers are heavily advertised in our weekly email newsletter, to thousands of viewers via our SCG Tour broadcasts, on-site at nearby SCG Tour locations, on every Star City Games webpage, in our online Event Finder, and via an official Facebook event page that we create for you. You simply need to promote your Invitational Qualifier via your own social media platforms and advertise the event within your store!

Build Your Playerbase, Build Your Brand

When you host an Invitational Qualifier, you will likely see many regular and out-of-town players show up at your store to participate. This is an ideal opportunity to buy, sell and trade sizeable quantities of Magic: The Gathering singles, sell lots of booster packs, supplies, snacks and drinks, and create new long-term customers!

When you tweet about your Invitational Qualifier, be sure to use the hashtag #SCGIQ and @starcitygames. We will retweet from our official account, and put your event details in front of tens of thousands of Magic: The Gathering fans!

THE PRIZES PLAYERS WANT

Exclusive Playmats

Invitational Qualifier playmats now feature exclusive artwork! Organizers hosting Invitational Qualifiers will receive kits containing these exclusive playmats for the months below.

Riders of the Apocalypse Series: Rotten to the Core

Riders of the Apocalypse Series: Rotten to the Core Playmat

Artwork by Robson Michel

January – June 2020

Feature IQ Tokens

Each Invitational Qualifier kit contains 50 Star City Games Invitational Winner tokens and 50 exclusive Invitational Qualifiers tokens. Use these tokens as door prizes, registration rewards, prizes for top performers, or however you wish!

Chris Barone Token

Chris Barone – Invitational Winner Token

IQ Exclusive Food Token

Ultimate Guard® Deck Boxes

Reward your Invitational Qualifier Top 8 players with Ultimate Guard deck boxes!

Out-of-Print Playmats

Each Invitational Qualifier kit contains 2 Official Magic: The Gathering art playmats as well as 4 Out-of-Print SCG Playmats.

A Path to the Star City Games® Players’ Championship

Each Invitational Qualifier automatically qualifies its two finalists for the next $100,000 Invitational at SCG CON®, and helps Top 8 players get closer to the 15 SCG Points needed for a seasonal points qualification. In 2020, SCG Points are even more valuable to players as players seek to secure a seat at the year-end Star City Games Players’ Championship giving players yet another reason to participate in your events!

Get More with Plus

Upgrade to Invitational Qualifier Plus and get your store’s logo printed on each of your exclusive playmats*! Each Invitational Qualifier Plus kit includes 50 out-of-print tokens, 4 out-of-print dice bags, 4 additional Out-of-Print SCG playmats, 2 additional Official Magic: The Gathering art playmats, plus all of the contents of a regular Invitational Qualifier kit!

Invitational Qualifier and Invitational Qualifier Plus Kits

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Invitational Qualifications

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Ultimate Guard Deck Box

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Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmat

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Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Tokens

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Invitational Winner Tokens

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Official Magic: The Gathering Art Playmats

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Out-of-Print SCG Playmats

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Your logo on all Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmats *

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Official Magic: The Gathering Art Playmats

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Out-of-Print SCG Playmats

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Retired SCG Tokens

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Retired SCG Dicebags

  • Invitational Qualifier
  • $350
    USD
  • Event Fee Includes:
  • 2 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Ultimate Guard Deck Boxes
  • 8 Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmats
  • 50 Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Tokens
  • 50 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 2 Official Magic: The Gathering Art Playmats
  • 4 Out-of-Print SCG Playmats
  • FREE SHIPPING
  • 4 Out-of-Print SCG Dicebags
  • FREE SHIPPING
  • Invitational Qualifier Plus
  • $400
    USD
  • Event Fee Includes:
  • 2 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Ultimate Guard Deck Boxes
  • 8 Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmats (Your Logo Included*)
  • 50 Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Tokens
  • 50 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 4 Official Magic: The Gathering Art Playmats
  • 8 Out-of-Print SCG Playmats
  • 50 Out-of-Print SCG Tokens
  • 4 Out-of-Print SCG Dicebags
  • FREE SHIPPING

*If you schedule, and pay for, an Invitational Qualifier Plus event within five (5) days of the scheduling window opening, you can have your store logo added to your Invitational Qualifier playmats at no extra charge!

Invitational Qualifier Prizes

All Invitational Qualifiers have a minimum prize pool of $1,000 which is the organizer’s responsibility to award to the top-performing players.

FinishPrizePlaymat & Deck BoxSCG PointsQualification
Winner$400Yes3Yes
Finalist$200Yes3Yes
Top 4$100Yes2
Top 8$50Yes1