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!

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

Menace of the Deep by Evyn Fong

Exclusive Playmats

Invitational Qualifier playmats now feature exclusive artwork! Organizers hosting Invitational Qualifiers between July and September will receive kits containing this exclusive playmat – Menace of the Deep!

Star City Games® Personality Tokens

Each Invitational Qualifier kit contains 100 tokens featuring five fan-favorite Star City Games personalities! A new set of 5 tokens will be released every two months. You will get 20 of each token to use as door prizes, registration rewards, prizes for top performers, or however you wish!

May – June 2019 Personality Tokens

Ultimate Guard® Deck Boxes

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

Out-of-Print SCG Tour Playmats

Each Invitational Qualifier kit contains 2 out-of-print SCG Tour playmats. Upgrade to Invitational Qualifier Plus and you will receive 4 out-of-print SCG Tour playmats instead!

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 the semifinalists get one step closer to the 15 SCG Points needed for a seasonal points qualification. In 2019, SCG Points become even more valuable to players as they seek to secure a seat at the year-end Star City Games Players’ Championship and give more players a 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 ISP playmats, 2 additional out-of-print SCG Tour playmats, plus all of the contents of a regular Invitational Qualifier kit!

Invitational Qualifier and Invitational Qualifier Plus Kits

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Advertising Poster

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SCG Personality Tokens

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Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmats

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Out-of-Print SCG Tour Playmat

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Ultimate Guard Deck Box

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Out-of-Print ISP Playmats

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Invitational Qualification

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Your logo on all Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmats

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Out-of-Print Dice Bags

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Out-of-Print SCG Tour Playmats

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Out-of-Print ISP Tokens

  • Invitational Qualifier
  • $350
    USD
  • Event Fee Includes:
  • 2 Invitational Qualifications
  • 8 Ultimate Guard Deck Boxes
  • 8 Exclusive Invitational Qualifier Playmats
  • 100 Star City Games Personality Tokens (20 sets of 5)
  • 2 Out-of-Print SCG Tour Playmats
  • 4 Out-of-Print ISP Playmats
  • 1 Promotional Poster
  • FREE SHIPPING
  • 50 Out-of-Print ISP Tokens
  • 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*)
  • 100 Star City Games Personality Tokens (20 sets of 5)
  • 4 Out-of-Print SCG Tour Playmats
  • 8 Out-of-Print ISP Playmats
  • 1 Promotional Poster
  • 4 Out-of-Print Dice Bags
  • 50 Out-of-Print ISP Tokens
  • 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