MTG Foil Week & Sneak Peek

This week our weekly Magic: the Gathering events will be upgraded – because we will be making all the promo packs we give out this week the Premium Foil Promo Packs!

Even better, this week we are Doubling the number of promo packs at all four events! That means that if you attend our Wednesday Modern, Thursday Pioneer, or FNM Standard of Draft events you are much more likely to get your hands on some of that awesome awesome shiny!

Check out our Weekly MTG page for details on weekly events at BKG.

In 2020 we have some great plans in place to reward our Magic Players even further for participating in our events. We will be introducing our first event MTG EventS Card – a punch card where you’ll earn rewards automatically after attending a certain number of BKG Events.

Here is a peek at the back of the card, as you can see you’ll be getting some great rewards just for consistently showing up!

MTG BKG Grand Championship Invitational 2019

The crown jewel of the MTG year at Black Knight Games is our annual Grand Championship Invitational. Last year was the inaugural event, and all year long players have been earning their spot in this exclusive event.

What is it?:  Our Invitational will be a prestigious MTG event that we host at the end of 2019.  The 32 participants will each be invited to attend based on their successes gaming at BKG over the past year.  The event will be a multi-format event, with the aim of crowning a single BKG Grand Champion, and presenting them with an exciting reward.

Who Gets Invited?: There are a couple of ways that our gamers might get invited:

  • If you are crowned ‘Champion‘ in any of the four seasons of 2019, you will be invited.
  • If you win one of our the major events, like our upcoming WPNQ, you will be invited. These events will list the opportunity to qualify in their description.
  • If you were the Iron-Player at one of the Prerelease Weekends (meaning you won the most matches over the course of the weekend) you will be invited.
  • If you are the top-ranked unqualified player in one of our ‘Last Chance Qualifier‘ events you will earn an invite.  The three weekly events in the week immediately before the Grand Championship will be LCQs.  In the case of a tie, for example multiple undefeated draft pods, the player yet to qualify with the best record in the Winter 2019 season will win the tie.
  • Remaining seats, if there are any, will be hand-selected by BKG, based on things like overall attendance, record, and loyalty to the community.

Invitations, other than those from the LCQ, will be extended in advance (likely just before Christmas), and we will also have a waiting list that we will keep in the case of some of our top 32 not being able to make it.

Event Details

When: January 4th, 2020, Starts at 10am

Entry Fee: $30.00 per player
Total Prize Pool & Prize Value: $1,160 in credit, +1 Booster Box, 8 Playmats, Champion Plaque, Draft Packs for eight, & 40 Hero’s Rewards.

Competition Level: REL Competitive, We will have a L2 judge on hand.

Format: 32 Player event, 2 four-round tournaments, followed by a three-round top-8 draft.  Each of the 4 round segments will be seeded, and matched as their own separate events.

10:00am:  4 Rounds Swiss of Modern

2:00pm:  4 Rounds Swiss of Standard

6:00pm: Top-8 Booster Draft, elimination.

Byes: If you auto-qualified more than once, not including LCQs, you will be given a single Bye, which can be take either in the Modern or in the Standard leg.  No more than 1 Bye may be earned.

Prize Distribution:

All participants get: 1 Hero’s Reward
Top 8 Participants get: Grand Championship Playmat, a second Hero’s Reward, Boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
5th-8th Place: An additional $50.00 BKG Store Credit
3rd-4th Place: An additional $100.00 BKG Store Credit
2nd Place: A standard-legal Booster Box of their choice, & $100.00 BKG Store Credit
BKG Grand Champion 2018: $500.00 BKG Store Credit, Grand Champion Plaque

Already Qualified: The following individuals have already earned an invite

Adrian Murchison (Earned 1 Bye)2018 Grand Champion, Winter Modern ChampDayle Chapman (Earned 1 Bye)Ravnica Weekend Champ, Winter Standard Champ)
Jeff Braid (Earned 1 Bye)Team Trios Champ, War of the Spark Prerelease Iron-PlayerBrad CookWinter Draft Champion
Josh FitzsimmonsTeam Trios ChampMatt DugdaleTeam Trios Champ
Matteo KhawajaModern Trios ChampSheldon GormanModern Trios Champ
Mitchell SleemanModern Trios ChampCody GambleSpring Modern Champ
Mason BermelSpring Standard ChampTammer AbouhusseinSpring Draft Champ
Nolan McDonaldSummer Modern ChampRoss ScottSummer Standard Champ
Jesse McMannSummer Draft ChampAshley KraftcheckRavnica Allegiance Prerelease Iron-Player
Ilia BondarenkoM20 Prerelease Iron-PlayerJon BoutinThrone of Eldraine Prerelease Iron-Player
Aaron StrossModern Horizons Prerelease Iron-Player ? Autumn Draft Champ
? Autumn Modern Champ ? Autumn Standard Champ
? WPNQ Champion ? LCQ Draft
? LCQ Modern ? LCQ Standard
6-11 Additional PlayersHand-Selected Invites

MTG Pioneer Weekly in November

This week Wizards of the Coast announced a brand new format: Pioneer! Pioneer is basically a format like Modern that doesn’t rotate, but it just includes a smaller number of sets. This means you can build decks without fear of rotation, and you can cut many of the more expensive elements of Modern out – so Pioneer should be a reliable set of cards, that are easier to acquire and aren’t as expensive as Modern.

Black Knight Games is excited to run our first Pioneer events, and we are starting off with a new weekly game night for MTG in the month of November. This should give players a chance to try the format, build some decks, and tinker a bit – and give us a real chance to evaluate the demand for this new format.

So if you are eager to be a pioneer of Pioneer join us every Thursday in November!

Date: Thursday Evenings in November, 6:00pm start time (registration begins at 5:30pm))

Entry Fee: $8.00 -or- 2 Hero’s Rewards Per Player
Stronghold Members: $7.00

Format: Pioneer, Swiss, 4 Rounds, No Cut,

Prizes:  1.5 Booster Packs will be put in to the prize pool per participant, which will be used to prize out the 3-1 and undefeated players. Players with the same record can expect the same prize.

In addition we will put 1 Promo Pack in to the prize pool for every 8 participants (minimum packs). 4-0 Players will get one, and the rest will be passed to other high ranking players, and random players, either as full packs or as random single cards picked from a freshly opened pack.

MTG Brawl Weekend

Every main set that Wizards releases brings us a fun and different special Magic Weekend event, and this time the focus is Brawl. Brawl is a Commander-like format where players use cards from Standard in a smaller 60 card deck. It’s a fun and new format, and with this set WotC released a series of Brawl Decks that sold out instantly!

Since the format is so new, and those decks sold out so quickly, we are going to be running the event a little bit different by merging Commander & Brawl in to one event – check out the details:

When: Saturday, October 26th, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: Our Brawl Weekend event will place players in multiple commander/Brawl games with the aim of completing their in-game Achievement Card.

Players may bring any legal Commander Deck or Brawl Deck, however to encourage folks to try out Brawl, anyone using a Brawl Deck gets to place up to three of their Legendary Creatures in to the commander zone, and all three count as having the ‘Partner’ keyword. Additionally the prizes they get are upgraded (see below)

Prizes: Any player that completes at least 5 out of 6 of the achievements on their card will get a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack. But, if you are playing with a Brawl Deck your Promo Pack will be upgraded to a FOIL Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack!

Additionally players will get a Throne of Eldraine booster pack for each match they play in (up to a maximum of 2 per person).

So join us to celebrate Throne of Eldraine, and give Brawl a crack!

MTG: WPN Qualifier (Open)

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting a WPN Qualifier! This is one of the first major events that we’ve been allocated as a Premium Store, so we will endeavor to make it a memorable one. At the end we will have a champion that will earn themselves an invitation to the Players’ Tour North America!

The top 32 players will
receive this promo
Arcbound Ravager!

When: Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am (check-in begins at 9:00am)

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 8 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 4-7 Rounds of Swiss (based on attendance) and a Cut to Top 8.  50min Rounds. Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive. We will have an L2 judge on hand for the event.

We expect this event to be popular, so be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot!

Prizes: We have some very exciting prizes for our participants for this event

Top 32: Promo Arcbound Ravager

—The Cut—
3rd-8th: We will draw from a pool of store credit for these players based on attendance. $10.00 per participant will be allocated to the pool, and those finishing 3rd & 4th will get roughly double the amount of store credit as those 5th-8th.
2nd Place: $300.00 Store Credit
1st Place: The Invite to the Player’s Tour + Their choice of $500.00 Store Credit, or $500 in Travel Expenses to help them get to the Player’s Tour!

Just Missed the Cut/the Ravager: Any player that shares the same record with someone in the Top 8 but missed the cut, or anyone that shares the same record with someone in the Top 32 but missed the cut, will get 2 Booster Packs.

Warmachine Tournament OCT

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting yet another Warmachine & Hordes Steamroller tournament!

When: Saturday, October 5th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds, Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool.  There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army (as voted on by the participants), and the ‘Best Sportsmanship’ (as voted on by your opponents).  The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

So bring your forces, preferably painted, to BKG and battle it out in our Steamroller Tournament!

MTG Draft Weekend: Throne of Eldraine

To celebrate the Throne of Eldraine release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, October 5th, 12:00pm

Firing More Drafts: If there is demand we will fire additional drafts with the same format on-demand.

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, we will be providing all participants that go 2-1 or better with a Throne of Eldraine Promo Prize Pack!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with!

MTG Throne of Eldraine Preorder Special

Image result for kenrith buy a box

The next set of MTG, Throne of Eldraine, is coming!  This set has some insanely cool themes, and has a ton of buzz – AND an extra special reason to preorder. Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Early Release:  Throne of Eldraine booster boxes will have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – while supplies last (so pre-order if you can)!

Throne of Eldraine Release Date: Friday, October 4
Throne of Eldraine Early-Bird Pick Up: September 27-29

Throne of Eldraine Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which can not be found in normal boosters.  The card is ‘Kenrith the Returned King’.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Throne of Eldraine from Black Knight Games.

Throne of Eldraine Collector Booster:

In addition to the normal Buy-a-Box card the first batch of customers to order a Throne of Eldraine booster box will get a Collector Booste Pack! These packs will be in extreme demand, and are very valuable because they are just full of cool promos and rares. And it’s an extra throw in!

Booster Box Preorder Price: $164.99 (Reg $174.99) – Save some money off the regular price!

Hero’s Rewards: When you pre-order before pre-release weekend you will also get 2 Hero’s Rewards!

Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  Well you can always trade us 40 Hero’s Rewards and get a preordered booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using Hero’s Rewards!

So get us those orders for your Throne of Eldraine boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

MTG Throne of Eldraine Prerelease Weekend

The Throne of Eldraine set has everyone excited – this is truly an incredible set, with some awesome themes and cards. We are all itching to crack open some packs and get to playing with what might be the most narrative set yet. Your first chance at the set is the prerelease weekend, and do we ever have you covered when it comes to options!

When: We have eight sealed deck events! There will be five regular sealed and two ‘Two-Headed Giant’ Sealed Throne of Eldraine Prerelease events over the weekend, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday. Let’s just say you’ve got options!

Friday, September 27
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #1
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #2

Saturday, September 28
9:00am – 2:00pm Sealed Deck #3
2:30pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #4
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #5 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, September 29
10:00am – 2:30pm Sealed Deck #6
12:00pm – 2:30pm Youth Prerelease (Sealed Deck)
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #7 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Formats: We are running three different formats this weekend. We will be hosting both regular, and two-headed giant sealed deck events. And, we are hosting a casual Prerelease for our younger players.

Sealed Deck & Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck

Entry Fee: $45.00 // $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Swiss, 4 Rounds, Prerelease Pack includes 6 Throne of Eldraine Boosters, a die & a Promo, 50mins per round. For Two-Headed Giant players play in teams of Two.
Prizes: We will add three Throne of Eldraine packs to the prize pool per participant. Each match (aka best of 3 round) a player wins will earn them a prize pack.  Remaining packs (1 per person) are distributed among undefeated and 3-1 players (3-1 players get +1 pack, undefeated players split the rest, usually that means between 12-16 packs).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone gets something!). Each participant gets a Hero’s Reward.

Youth Prerelease Party

Entry Fee: $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Open Play, players play as many games against whomever they wish. Staff & volunteers will help new players, and facilitate games. Prerelease Pack includes 6 Throne of Eldraine Boosters, a die & a Promo.
Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event. If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport. Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.
Prizes: All participants get a booster pack, a Hero’s Reward, and a Knights of Blackwood pet. Everyone that plays a game will earn another Throne of Eldraine booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another! Combine that with the free pack you get for joining in and every player gets 3 packs! Anyone that plays at least 3 matches will get another Hero’s Reward (and will get that third pack if they didn’t win any).

Tasty Sustenance: We will have some delicious snacks to keep you powered throughout the day! With the set being themed around food, let’s just say we’re going all out this time…

Preorder Special:  Just like with the past number of sets when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend, as well as a special Buy-a-Box card!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!

MTG: Team Trios Modern

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting another Team Trios tournament for MTG!  Team Trios is a special format where teams of three players face off against other teams. This time rather than using different formats every player will be playing Modern!

Date: Saturday, September 7, 12:00pm start time (be there at 11:30am)

Entry Fee: $15.00 -or- 5 Hero’s Rewards Per Player
Stronghold Members Get: A Hero’s Reward for participating

Format: Swiss, 3-5 Rounds, No Cut, Teams of 3, Each round teams face off against one another with the players of the same format playing one another. Players play a best of 3 match, and the team that wins the most matches wins the round. Before the event teams assign each player either ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ and within matches A plays A, B plays B, and C plays C.

Unified Modern (With the exception of cards with the basic supertype or cards with text that specifies otherwise, no two decks on a team may contain the same card, based on its English card title. (For example, if one player is using Naturalize in a Team Constructed tournament, no other player on that team may use Naturalize in his or her deck.) No players may use cards that are banned in a particular format).

Because it’s an unusual format, and one that might cause some confusion we will have a judge on hand for the event, and decklists will be taken at the beginning of the event.

Prizes:  3 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record, with team-mates each taking down the same prize.  Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

2019 BKG Invitational: The winning team will secure ALL THREE PLAYERS a spot in our 2019 Grand Invitational Event in January!