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, 2013Dallas/Fort WorthUSAStandard
December 20-22, 2013ShizuokaJapanStandard
January 10-12, 2014PragueCzech RepublicModern
January 17-19, 2014SacramentoUSA Theros Sealed/Draft
January 24-26, 2014Vancouver BCCanadaStandard
January 24-26, 2014Kuala LumpurMalaysia Theros Sealed/Draft
February 14-16, 2014ParisFranceLegacy
February 14-16, 2014México CityMexico Theros/i>Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
February 28-March 2, 2014BarcelonaSpain Theros/Born of the Gods Team Sealed
February 28-March 2, 2014MelbourneAustraliaStandard
March 7-9, 2014RichmondUSAModern
SEASON 2
March 14-16, 2014MontréalCanada Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
March 14-16, 2014Buenos AiresArgentinaStandard
March 21-23, 2014CincinnatiUSAStandard
March 21-23, 2014ViennaAustria Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
March 28-30, 2014BeijingChinaStandard
April 4-6, 2014PhoenixUSAStandard
April 11-13, 2014PhiladelphiaUSA Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
April 11-13, 2014NagoyaJapan Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed/Draft
May 9-11, 2014MinneapolisUSAModern
May 9-11, 2014WarsawPoland Theros Block Sealed/Draft
May 23-25, 2014AtlantaUSA Theros Block Sealed/Draft
May 30-June 1, 2014ManchesterEngland Theros Block Constructed
May 30-June 1, 2014São PauloBrazil Theros Block Team Sealed
SEASON 3
June 13-15, 2014MoscowRussian FederationStandard
June 20-22, 2014ChicagoUSAStandard
June 27-29, 2014Washington DCUSA Theros Block Sealed/Draft
June 27-29, 2014UtrechtNetherlands Theros Block Sealed/Draft
July 25-27, 2014Boston-WorcesterUSAStandard
July 25-27, 2014TaipeiChinese TaipeiStandard
August 8-10, 2014PortlandUSACore Set Team Sealed
August 8-10, 2014MilanItalyStandard
August 22-24, 2014SydneyAustraliaCore Set Sealed/Draft
August 22-24, 2014KōbeJapanModern
SEASON 4
September 5-7, 2014Salt Lake CityUSACore Set Sealed/Draft
October 3-5, 2014OrlandoUSA"Huey" Sealed/Draft
October 3-5, 2014ShanghaiChina"Huey" Sealed/Draft
October 17-19, 2014Los AngelesUSAStandard
October 24-26, 2014StockholmSwedenStandard
October 31-November 2, 2014NashvilleUSA"Huey" Team Sealed
October 31-November 2, 2014SantiagoChileStandard
November 14-16, 2014New JerseyUSALegacy
November 14-16, 2014MadridSpainModern
November 21-23, 2014OttawaCanada"Huey" Sealed/Draft
November 28-30, 2014StrasbourgFrance"Huey" Sealed/Draft
November 28-30, 2014San AntonioUSAModern

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