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Magic The Gathering… A New Pro Tour Qualifier Event At Insomnia 54!!!

GamesQuest with the help of Big Orbit Cards will be supporting Multiplay in hosting two exciting Magic The Gathering card game tournament events running on the 4th and 5th April 2015!

Attendees of Insomnia54, the UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival hosted at the Ricoh Arena – Coventry, will have the fantastic opportunity to enter both tournaments over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.


If you’ve never been before, the Insomnia Gaming Festival is the home of eSports in the UK, and has the biggest tournaments and prize pools in the country. There’s lots to do throughout the event weekend but why not try your hand and take on the best in one of these great new tournaments?

On the 4th is the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier which is a sealed event, where players compete for the chance of winning an invitation to the Regional PTQ of their choice this season, starting their journey to the Pro Tour!

Then on the following day is the Grand Prix Trial Utrecht, a Standard Constructed Swiss Style tournament. The winner gets a 2-Round Bye for Grand Prix Utrecht.

There are lots more prizes on offer, so there is something for everyone.


Entering Magic The Gathering… and What Do I Win???

To enter each tournament, there’s a £30 (+ a small booking fee) charge that you can only pay by using the online service. This ticket allows entry into the Insomnia event that day and the Card Tournament.

Since the events are limited to 64 players each, it is worth your while pre-booking to avoid disappointment. Pre-Registering also means that they can accurately predict attendance.

So on Saturday the Preliminary  Pro Tour Qualifier – Sealed players will be competing for the chance of winning an invitation to the Regional PTQ of their choice this season. The format will be Sealed with the latest set of Dragons of Tarkir, combined with Fate Reforged. The prizes will be 2 Boosters per player entered in to the pool with the exact split based on attendance, in addition to the invitation awarded to first place.

Then Sunday will the Grand Prix Trial Utrecht, where the 1st Place Winner gets a 2-Round Bye for Grand Prix Utrecht, and on top of that they are also offering up to three Booster boxes of Dragons of Tarkir! (dependent on attendance). 8 Boosters will be placed into the pool per player.

As if that’s not enough Magic, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday they will be running on demand drafts of 1 x Fate Reforged booster, 2 x Dragons of Tarkir boosters.


Don’t forget that your tournament entry, buys you entry into the entire Insomnia festival for the day of that tournament.

Meaning you also have the opportunity to see everything the festival has to offer, including free video games to play, new indie games to try, awesome gaming tournaments to watch, the retro video gaming area, the Mine-craft zone and the rest of our fantastic tabletop zone. Where there will be tabletop game demos and events taking place during the day all weekend!

Don’t waste any time! For further information on this fantastic event and to secure your place in the tournament – click here now!



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Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews is a Sales Manager for Gamesquest Ltd, as well as a part-time Board game Demonstrator and Blogger. After several years playing Yu-gi-oh at Tournament level, his latest passion is all things board gaming. Besides playing board games, Paul is a part time author and enjoys reading and archery. Paul has a Degree in Humanities Psychology/Counselling and several Life-skill Degrees in Parenting, Horse Management and Ecommerce.