Online signup is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome, with the same entry fee. Registration opens at 9am and the event starts at 10am sharp. Please arrive early to allow proper time for registration and deck list preparation.

I’m Board! Games & Family Fun welcomes you to Wisconsin’s only Mythic Championship Qualifier for the Mythic Championship in Barcelona, Spain. Read on for all the information, and hit the link to reserve your seat today!

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: The event will start promptly at 10:00am. Doors will open at 9am. Arrive early!
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
Format: Standard. Eight rounds of Swiss-paired matches followed by a cut to Top 8 with single elimination. This is a Competitive REL event, and players will be held to a higher standard of precise technical play.
Cost: $50 per player, which includes all taxes and registration fees. Walk-in registration welcome and is the same $50 entry fee.
Player Cap: 208 players

What Are The Prizes?
  • All players will receive an exclusive participation card
  • The Planeswalker Point Multiplier is 5X.
  • Prize pool of 8 packs per player. There are no cash prizes for this event.
  • Packs provided will be anything in the Standard block, player choice, while supplies last. Players may opt for I’m Board store credit (in the form of gift certificates) at $2.50 per pack. Some vendors may also offer to purchase or trade prize packs, but that will be up to each individual vendor.
  • Top 8 players will also win an exclusive event Top 8 playmat, with the winner receiving an exclusive Champion playmat.
  • Winner will also earn a Champion plaque, and an invitation to the Mythic Championship in Barcelona, Spain. Note that the winner is responsible for their own transportation to, and lodging at, the Mythic Championship.

What Do I Need To Bring?

Aside from your Standard-legal deck, you must submit a filled-out Deck Registration Sheet at the beginning of the tournament. Please have this sheet completed before you arrive to ensure an on-time start and not risk a round one loss.

Will There Be Side Events?

Yes! Once the 3rd round has completed (around 2:30), registration will open up for side events. Each event will fire once enough people for the pod sign up. All prizes are in packs. Non-commander events are single elimination. Players who did not play in the tournament are welcome to join side events! No side event will begin after 6:00 PM.

Commander

  • 4-Person Pods
  • $10 Per Player
    • 1st place – 6 packs
    • 2nd through 4th – 2 packs

Constructed (Standard or Modern)

  • 8-Person Pods
  • $15 Per Player
    • 1st place – 18 packs
    • 2nd place – 10 packs
    • 3rd and 4th – 4 packs

Draft

  • 8-Person Pods
  • $15 Per Player
    • 1st place – 8 packs
    • 2nd place – 4 packs
    • 3rd and 4th – 2 packs
Can You Tell Me About the Judges?

There has been a bit of talk about the judging at these events, and rest assured that I’m Board is committed to bringing top-quality judges to our Qualifier! Head Judge will be Jacob Milicic, leading a team of experienced, sanctioned judges to handle all aspects of the event, including side events.

“Jacob Milicic is one of the premier L2 judges in the North region [Ed. note: Jacob recently achieved L3 status] and one of the top group of judges in the United States and worldwide. Jacob’s experience as a judge has spanned a wide scope of events. He has head judged three StarCityGames Classic tournaments in different formats, head judged a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier, and done a huge amount of other event work ranging everywhere from local store events to team leading at Grand Prix. Jacob is widely respected for both his knowledge of rules and policy and his sense of fairness, and I trust him to run an event of the importance of Madison’s first Mythic Championship Qualifier without reservation”
– Rob McKenzie, Level 3 Judge and Regional Coordinator USA – North
 
Will There Be Vendors?

Yes! In addition to our own booth, following local stores and organizations are scheduled to participate:

What Are The Food Options?

As with most hotel venues, outside food and drink is prohibited. The Sheraton will have grab-and-go food and drink options available for sale during the tournament.

Tentative menu provided by the venue:

  • Beef Nachos- $7
  • Hot Dogs -$5
  • Bratwurst-$6
  • Chips-$1
  • Cookies-$1
  • Soda- $2
What If The Event Sells Out?

If you go to register and discover that the event has sold out, please join the waitlist. As we are able, we will open up seats and let you know via email that a seat is available for you. If this happens, you will have 24 hours to register for that seat before we cancel the opportunity and move to the next player down the list.

IMPORTANT!
The online waitlist will be voided the day before the tournament. If you are on the online waitlist and do not hear from us by the day before the tournament, you can assume that you will NOT be contacted with an available seat.

Day of the Tournament
We will create a brand new physical waitlist on the morning of the tournament, and you must be at the venue to join that list. Calls ahead will not be considered. We will start taking names at 9am when the doors open. Your placement on the online waitlist will have no bearing on this brand new waitlist. So if you want to take a chance to come in and hope for an open seat, you must arrive at the venue and officially register as a waitlister (we will have staff on hand to take your name). Once the players are seated for announcements, the judge staff will assess the attendees and determine if seats are available, and then call names from that new physical waitlist.

What If I Need To Cancel?

Players who cancel using the Eventbrite system (the same one you use to register) up to one day before the event will receive a full refund. Check the email you received when you registered or log back in to your Eventbright account, and look for an option that you can no longer attend. Afterward, cancellations and no-shows to the event can contact I’m Board via email to request a refund, which will be issued within 7 days, less a 15% processing fee (resulting in a $42.50 total refund). Requests for refunds will no longer be accepted 30 days after the event.

What If I Have More Questions?

You can contact I’m Board via email and we will respond as soon as possible.