Oath of The Gatewatch Prerelease Event (1-on-1) - January 16th, 2016 January 07 2016


Prereleases provide players with the earliest possible opportunity to play with the newest cards in Magic. Prereleases are enjoyable casual events that encourage fun over competition.



Registration Starts

Prerelease Starts

Entry Fee

January 16th



$35 (Taxes Included)


Prereleases are Sealed Deck format events, where players are given Prerelease Packs and time to construct a 40-card minimum deck.

Prerelease Packs make deck-building more exciting with the inclusion of specialized “seeded” boosters packs and regular booster packs that let players choose a focus for their deck.

Players who are uncomfortable building a Sealed Deck may participate in Open Dueling instead of the main tournament. Open Dueling players use an Intro Pack to experience the new set a week before it hits shelves.


Players get to keep all of the cards opened in their Prerelease Pack or Intro Pack. In addition Prerelease Packs contain a premium foil stamped with the Prerelease date. Players who participate in the tournament will receive 2 additional booster packs of the newest set–an exclusive opportunity to take home even more of the latest cards before they’re available to purchase in stores!

This event is three rounds long (with time allocated for deck building in the beginning), swiss paired and has 50-minute rounds.

Additional prizes will be distributed based on standings.


Prerelease events focus on fun and enjoying the upcoming Magic expansion, allowing players a chance to experience the newest cards in a fun and stress-free environment. That said, as Sealed Deck tournaments, they follow certain rules for deck construction and play.

  • Decks must be constructed with a minimum of 40 cards.
  • Decks may only be built using cards opened in the Prerelease Packs assigned at the beginning of the event, and no outside cards may be added.