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Success, Guaranteed.

We are so confident in the quality of StarCityGames.com® In-Store Programs, we guarantee the following minimum attendance at your events:

  • Invitational Qualifiers: 25 players
  • 1K Super Invitational Qualifiers: 50 players
  • 2K Elite Invitational Qualifiers: 90 players

If attendance does not meet these minimums, StarCityGames.com® will issue a coupon which is redeemable for a free Invitational Qualifier, or $200 off a 1K Super or 2K Elite Tournament. Coupon will expire 90 days from issuance.

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!

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.


  • Invitational Qualifier
  • $300
  • Event Kit Contains:
  • 1 Invitational Qualification
  • 8 Top 8 Pins
  • 8 IQ Playmats
  • 1 Judge Playmat
  • 25 Table Tents
  • 8 FOIL Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 25 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 16 SCG Premium Vouchers
  • 1 Advertising Poster


Extensive Marketing

  • StarCityGames.com® Event Finder listing
  • Bimonthly geotargeted event email listing
  • Event listings on regional StarCityGames.com® orders
  • In-Store Programs Google Calendar listing
  • StarCityGames.com® Facebook page advertising
  • Invitational Qualifier Facebook page event
  • Sidebar Link on StarCityGames.com®
  • SCG Newsletter promotion

Minimum Prize Structure

  • 1st: $250, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com® Invitational, 5 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 2nd: 24 Packs of Current Set, 4 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 3rd-4th: 12 Packs of Current Set, 3 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 5th-8th: 6 Packs of Current Set, 2 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin

Judge Requirements

1 (L1 or higher) — Rewards (5 Judge Pts)

Other Requirements

Tournament organizers are required to submit a winner photo, Top 8 Decklists, and DCI Reporter or Wizard Event Reporter file in Organizer tools. If you have any questions about running an IQ, please see our FAQ.

  • 1K Super Invitational Qualifier
  • $500
  • Event Kit Contains:
  • 2 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Top 8 Pins
  • 12 IQ Playmats
  • 2 Judge Playmats
  • 50 Table Tents
  • 16 FOIL Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 50 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 16 SCG Premium Vouchers
  • 1 Advertising Poster


Extensive Marketing

  • StarCityGames.com® Event Finder listing
  • Bimonthly geotargeted event email listing
  • Event listings on regional StarCityGames.com® orders
  • In-Store Programs Google Calendar listing
  • StarCityGames.com® Facebook page advertising
  • Invitational Qualifier Facebook page event
  • Sidebar Link on StarCityGames.com®
  • SCG Newsletter promotion
  • Preferred placement of event listings
  • SCGLive® Commercial

Minimum Prize Structure

  • 1st: $400, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com® Invitational, 6 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 2nd: $200, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com® Invitational, 5 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 3rd-4th: $100, 4 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 5th-8th: $50, 3 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 9th-16th: 1 Open Point

Judge Requirements

2 Levels — Rewards (10 Judge Pts for Head Judge*)

*Additional Judges working the event will receive 5 Reward Points

Other Requirements

Tournament organizers are required to submit a winner photo, Top 8 Decklists, and DCI Reporter or Wizard Event Reporter file in Organizer tools. If you have any questions about running an IQ, please see our FAQ.

  • 2K Elite Invitational Qualifier
  • $750
  • Event Kit Contains:
  • 4 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Top 8 Pins
  • 16 IQ Playmats
  • 4 Judge Playmats
  • 75 Table Tents
  • 24 FOIL Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 100 Invitational Winner Tokens
  • 16 SCG Premium Vouchers
  • 1 Advertising Poster


Extensive Marketing

  • StarCityGames.com® Event Finder listing
  • Bimonthly geotargeted event email listing
  • Event listings on regional StarCityGames.com® orders
  • In-Store Programs Google Calendar listing
  • StarCityGames.com® Facebook page advertising
  • Invitational Qualifier Facebook page event
  • Sidebar Link on StarCityGames.com®
  • SCG Newsletter promotion
  • Preferred placement of event listings
  • SCGLive® Commercial
  • Custom banner ad on StarCityGames.com®
  • Extended front page advertising
  • Custom social media blasts

Minimum Prize Structure

  • 1st: $500, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com® Invitational, 8 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 2nd: $300, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com® Invitational, 6 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 3rd-4th: $200, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com Invitational®, 5 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 5th-8th: $100, 4 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat, Top 8 pin
  • 9th-16th: $50, 2 Open Points, Exclusive StarCityGames.com® Playmat
  • 17th-32nd: 1 Open Point

Judge Requirements

Head Judge (L2+) — Rewards (15 Pts for Head Judge*)

*Additional Judges working the event will receive 5 Reward Points

Other Requirements

Tournament organizers are required to submit a winner photo, Top 8 Decklists, and DCI Reporter or Wizard Event Reporter file in Organizer tools. If you have any questions about running an IQ, please see our FAQ.

Fall 2015 Event Kits

“Runes and Ruin” Event Kits are available during the Fall Season (October-December 2015).

Event Kits now include regular Invitational Winner Tokens, FOIL Invitational Winner Tokens and Judge playmats!