Endgame will be hosting a four-week Aether Revolt League from February 14th through March 12th. Read on for a full breakdown of how the league will work. Remember: if your questions aren't answered here, always check with your judges!
What is a sealed league?
A league is a multi-week format where you'll play magic against many opponents! You pay $30 for 6 packs, and will open some of the boosters to make a 30 card deck to battle every week, changing its configuration as you unlock more packs. Unlike with most sanctioned tournaments, in league each match is just one game, and players get a free mulligan each game.
What are Endgame's league rules?
$30 for 6 packs, 30 card minimum deck size. Decks are always at minimum 30 cards throughout the league. You will receive all six packs at once, but will open a certain amount at a time (see below). Please open your packs at Endgame so that newer players can receive help if necessary!
Week 1: we all open 3 (2 Aether Revolt, 1 Kaladesh) packs and build our 30-card deck from those. The first 3 league matches you play will be recorded. If you go 0-3, you may immediately open your next pack (which is usually reserved for the next week).
Week 2: open 1 additional pack if you haven't already and rebuild your 30-card deck if you wish. Another 3 league matches recorded. If you are 0-6, you may immediately open your next pack.
Week 3: open 1 additional pack if you haven't already and rebuild your 30-card deck again if you wish. Another 3 league matches recorded.
Week 4: open 1 additional pack if you haven't already and rebuild your 30-card deck if you wish. Another 3 league matches recorded.
End of week 4: rankings based on wins and losses
**RECORD YOUR MATCHES AS SOON AS YOU FINISH THEM**
How do matches work in this league?
Each pair of magic players will play a best of ONE game. No time limit. Unlike in a three-game match, the first mulligan is to a full hand of seven (but with no Scry unless you take another mulligan down to six or fewer cards). Each week, you will take your own Match Card from the register and record your results as you play. Please return them to the register after you are done.
What do we get for playing?
A foil Gremlin/Energy token to the first 30 players, and packs based on final standings.
Are Kaladesh inventions allowed?
Yes, as long as you opened them in your pool. As with any Sealed Tournament, you may only play with cards you personally opened.
Can I drop and rejoin the league?
You may do this once.
How late can we join?
You have until the last week to join. If you join late, you open as many packs as the others have to that point. Example: If you join in week 2, you would open four packs and build your 30-card deck from there.
Where do we keep our decks?
Keep them with you when you want to play league!
Help! How do I find opponents?
We have several Magic nights throughout the week. You can show up a little early to see if anyone wants to get league games in, or you can play between rounds. It's best to coordinate with others in the group so you're guaranteed some games!
If you're not in the Endgame Magic Facebook group, feel free to send a request and introduce yourself to one of the staff or judges and we can connect you to the rest of the community.
Where should we play our matches out?
Please try to keep league games within Endgame or Endgame Cafe, and record results as soon as you are finished.
Where do I report my results?
Each week, you will take your own Match Card from the register and record your results as you play. Please return them to the register after you are done.
When does the week reset? Aka when can I open my next pack?!
The week resets on Monday. If you go 0-3, or 0-6, you may immediately open your next pack instead of waiting until next Monday.
Can I play the same opponent more than once?
You may play the same opponent once per week (for match records). Feel free to play your friends as much as you wish!