Casper Gronneman takes a look at MC3 from a European Perspective. Fully translated article on the Starkingtonpost.com!
Many of you will have already seen this on “the mother ship”.
Big changes coming in year 2012.
Some bullet points:
The Pro Tour will become exclusive invite only events.
Regional Prereleases will end. (we’ll still have some of the largest prereleases around at Misty and Misty North though!)
MANY Grand Prix events will be added around the world.
At this time we believe that PTQs will be completely unaffected.
Head to the link above and read up!
Before anyone gets their hackles up over this, it seems to me to be nothing but win. I would expect with the larger number of GPs, we’ll see some smaller attendances, making them easier to handle/plan for. We’re currently hitting 1000-1200 in some pretty light markets. a few more will hopefully get this down into the 6-700 range a little more frequently. For Prereleases, we’ll hold them similar to what we have been for the time being. However, Misty Mountain North will be moving in the next 6 months, as our location in valley ridge mall is being eliminated for a new city project. Keep your eye out for information on the new location, which will hopefully be coming in the next several weeks to a month!
2 years ago we had Regionals.
Last year we had Nationals Qualifiers.
THIS year we have a Regional Nationals Qualifier!
GOOD! National Qualifiers this year are broken into 2 different types of events over 3 weekends. April 16th, this Saturday, there are 17 National Qualifiers being held in regional locations around the country. Minneapolis is one of those places. The Regional Nats Qs are 8 slot qualifiers; the top 8 make Nationals. The following 2 weekends there will be 1 slot national Qualifiers all over the country in WPN Hobby stores. We’ll be hosting these 1 slot events in both Misty Mountain Locations as well!
Legion Events will host a Regional Nats Q at the Minneapolis Convention Center this year. We’re upstairs in Ballroom B. See you there!
Added: I was just informed that through priceline.com you can put in 3 1/2 star hotels for $45 and the Millenium hotel is accepting. Millenium is about the closest hotel to the venue.
We’ve had a little trouble securing an artist, so we’re adding a second gunslinger to the Regional Prerelease at Misty Mountain North on May 7th!
We had already lined up Evan “The Magic Show” Erwin to come and battle you for packs… and now we’ve added The Innovator, Patrick Chapin to the mix!.
Come hang out with us and claim your share of the packs Evan and Patrick will be battling for!
Check out the new video Patrick posted this week… Jace, Jace, JACE!