Organized play. Simplified.

StarCityGames.com® Invitational Qualifiers offer players opportunities to compete for a share of $1,000 in prizes, SCG Points, exclusive playmats and pins, invitations to the next StarCityGames.com Invitational, and more — all in your store!

For stores around the world, Invitational Qualifiers bring the excitement of the SCG Tour to their local communities while increasing in-store traffic and sales.

The Invitational Qualifier Advantage

Invitational Qualifiers are easy to run!

StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers are simple and standardized.  As an organizer, you receive a box of promotional items 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 take your event to the next level!

Your event & store will be heavily advertised!

StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers are widely promoted which provides valuable advertising for your store.  Your event will be advertised on every StarCityGames.com page, have a listing on our Event Finder, and on Facebook with a custom event page. You simply need to share these pages and promote your Invitational Qualifier in-store!

Invitational Qualifiers will also be advertised in the StarCityGames.com Newsletter, to thousands of viewers via the SCG Tour broadcast, and on-site at SCG Tour locations through digital advertising.  We create all the advertising for your event!

Build your playerbase. Build your brand!

StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers get players in your store.  You will see both regulars and players traveling for the tournament excited to participate in competitive Magic.  This extra foot traffic is a perfect opportunity to move retail product, buy & sell more cards, and create new long-term customers!

As a tournament organizers of Invitational Qualifiers, you have an opportunity to build your store’s brand larger than ever!  When you tweet about your Invitational Qualifier, be sure to use the hashtag #SCGIQ and @starcitygames.com.  We will retweet your event, putting it in front of thousands of people!

2018 Season Two Event Kits

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Advertising Poster

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Exclusive ISP Tokens

C

Top 8 Playmat

D

Top 8 Pin

E

Invitational Winner Tokens

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Retired Playmats

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Invitational Qualification

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Your logo on all Top 8 playmats

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Dice Bags

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Retired Playmats

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Retired Tokens

  • Invitational Qualifier
  • $350
    USD
  • Event Kit Contains:
  • 2 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Top 8 Pins
  • 8 IQ Playmats
  • 4 Retired Playmats
  • 50 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 50 Exclusive ISP Tokens
  • 1 Promotional Poster
  • PLUS:
  • 4 Retired Playmats
  • 2 Retired Dice Bags
  • 25 Retired Tokens

  • Invitational Qualifier Plus
  • $400
    USD
  • Event Kit Contains:
  • 2 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Top 8 Pins
  • 8 IQ Playmats
  • 4 Retired Playmats
  • 50 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 50 Exclusive ISP Tokens
  • 1 Promotional Poster
  • PLUS:
  • 4 Retired Playmats
  • 2 Retired Dice Bags
  • 25 Retired Tokens

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/PinSCG PointsQualification
Winner$400Yes3Yes
Finalist$200Yes2Yes
Top 4$100Yes1
Top 8$50Yes

Success, Guaranteed.

We are so confident in the quality of StarCityGames Invitational Qualifiers that we guarantee at least 45 players at your IQs! If attendance does not meet that minimum, StarCityGames will issue a coupon redeemable for a free Invitational Qualifier or $350 off an Invitational Qualifier Plus.

To help you reach the guaranteed attendance numbers, Invitational Qualifiers offer extensive event advertising including a StarCityGames.com Event Finder listing, a personalized Invitational Qualifier Facebook Event page, a front page listing on StarCityGames.com, and much more!

For more in-store advertising, visit the Digital Media Kit Page for printable IQ event flyers, Facebook event photos, and more!

To qualify for the Guarantee, the event fee must be received in full within 30 days of approval and at least six weeks before the event date.