2014 Grand Prix Schedule, Updated Prize Structure

Today, Helene Bergeot made an exciting announcement about the future of Grand Prix. Recently, Magic has been growing by leaps and bounds, and the prize structure and number of Grand Prix are increasing to match.

Starting with Grand Prix Dallas/Fort Worth this December, prize distribution will be based on attendance. For Grand Prix with 1,200 or fewer players, $35,000 will be distributed down to 64th place. For up to 1,400 players, the prizes increase to $44,000 and will be paid out to 100th place. In excess of 2,400 players, the prize pool increases to $54,000 and pays down to 150th place. The cash prize for winning a Grand Prix has been increased to $4,000 from $3,500. Head over here for a complete breakdown of prize distribution for events of all sizes.

Additionally, due to increased attendance and the widespread success of online pre-registration, on-site registration will no longer be available on the Saturday of an event, starting with Grand Prix Dallas/Fort Worth. This should help events start on-time and run more smoothly.

The return of Team Grand Prix has been largely well-received. However, there have been a number of logistical issues contributing to the excessive length of these events. As such, Day Two will begin with five rounds of Sealed Deck using new card pools. After the cut to Top 4 is made, both the semifinals and finals will consist of a team draft. Additionally, in order to reduce the number of rounds, all byes are being eliminated from Team Grand Prix.

With the addition of a fourth Pro Tour, there also needs to be a fourth Grand Prix season. The first season will run from December to March, the second from March to June, the third from June to September, and the fourth from September through December. For a complete breakdown of the Grand Prix schedule for 2014, as well as the Pro Tours that they feed into, check the table below or head to the official announcement.

Date City Country Format
SEASON 1
December 6-8, 2013 Dallas/Fort Worth USA Standard
December 20-22, 2013 Shizuoka Japan Standard
January 10-12, 2014 Prague Czech Republic Modern
January 17-19, 2014 Sacramento USA Theros Sealed/Draft
January 24-26, 2014 Vancouver BC Canada Standard
January 24-26, 2014 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Theros Sealed/Draft
February 14-16, 2014 Paris France Legacy
February 14-16, 2014 México City Mexico Theros/i>Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
February 28-March 2, 2014 Barcelona Spain Theros/Born of the Gods Team Sealed
February 28-March 2, 2014 Melbourne Australia Standard
March 7-9, 2014 Richmond USA Modern
SEASON 2
March 14-16, 2014 Montréal Canada Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
March 14-16, 2014 Buenos Aires Argentina Standard
March 21-23, 2014 Cincinnati USA Standard
March 21-23, 2014 Vienna Austria Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
March 28-30, 2014 Beijing China Standard
April 4-6, 2014 Phoenix USA Standard
April 11-13, 2014 Philadelphia USA Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
April 11-13, 2014 Nagoya Japan Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
May 9-11, 2014 Minneapolis USA Modern
May 9-11, 2014 Warsaw Poland Theros Block Sealed/Draft
May 23-25, 2014 Atlanta USA Theros Block Sealed/Draft
May 30-June 1, 2014 Manchester England Theros Block Constructed
May 30-June 1, 2014 São Paulo Brazil Theros Block Team Sealed
SEASON 3
June 13-15, 2014 Moscow Russian Federation Standard
June 20-22, 2014 Chicago USA Standard
June 27-29, 2014 Washington DC USA Theros Block Sealed/Draft
June 27-29, 2014 Utrecht Netherlands Theros Block Sealed/Draft
July 25-27, 2014 Boston-Worcester USA Standard
July 25-27, 2014 Taipei Chinese Taipei Standard
August 8-10, 2014 Portland USA Core Set Team Sealed
August 8-10, 2014 Milan Italy Standard
August 22-24, 2014 Sydney Australia Core Set Sealed/Draft
August 22-24, 2014 Kōbe Japan Modern
SEASON 4
September 5-7, 2014 Salt Lake City USA Core Set Sealed/Draft
October 3-5, 2014 Orlando USA "Huey" Sealed/Draft
October 3-5, 2014 Shanghai China "Huey" Sealed/Draft
October 17-19, 2014 Los Angeles USA Standard
October 24-26, 2014 Stockholm Sweden Standard
October 31-November 2, 2014 Nashville USA "Huey" Team Sealed
October 31-November 2, 2014 Santiago Chile Standard
November 14-16, 2014 New Jersey USA Legacy
November 14-16, 2014 Madrid Spain Modern
November 21-23, 2014 Ottawa Canada "Huey" Sealed/Draft
November 28-30, 2014 Strasbourg France "Huey" Sealed/Draft
November 28-30, 2014 San Antonio USA Modern

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