I’ve put up a full side events listing for GP Omaha. You should check it out.
If you want the TL;DR and want to just have a few sweet events called out for you, I’ve got you covered too. I’m going to pick my favorite events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and tell you why they are so awesome.
What is my favorite on Friday?
No questions, the VIP Dinner “Standard” Sealed at 5pm. It’s $30 for a Sealed where you get to use one booster of every set in Standard with a bonus Khans of Tarkir booster to make 6. Just for entering into this event, you get a GP Omaha deckbox.
The very best part of this event is the prize, though. The winner gets an invitation for them and a buddy to go to a Omaha steakhouse dinner at The Drover, a local steakhouse known for its whiskey marinaded steaks. Who else will be at that dinner? The GP artists (all seven of them), Steve Port the tournament organizer, and Chris Richter the head judge. The dinner is on Saturday night after the GP is done with swiss rounds. Oh, and you and that buddy get VIP upgrades for the GP, too.
What is my favorite on Saturday?
Besides the GP main event, the Rebound Modern at 3pm is amazing.
The price and prizes are super sweet. It is a $20 event, but you get $5 off if you played in the GP main event. Basically, if you get a little unlucky you get a cheaper shot at this event.
So what are the awesome prizes? Well, you play five rounds of swiss, and if you are undefeated you get a complete set of Khans of Tarkir, plus free entry into the Super Sunday Series event of your choice on Sunday. (Yeah, that’s one of each fetchland, Sorin, Sarkhan, the whole deal.) If you lose once, you still get 18 prize tickets, enough for half a box of Khans of Tarkir on our Prize Market. In fact, everyone down to 2 wins gets prizes.
What is my favorite on Sunday?
I’m gonna hedge a bit here, because on Sunday we really stacked our side events.
We have the two Super Sunday Series events, where you play for the chance to win an invitation to the yearly Super Sunday Series Championship held in Renton, Washington. That event has a $20,000 prize pool, and the winner of our Super Sunday Series gets a flight to that, hotel for that weekend, and prize tickets on top of that. You can get there either in Standard or in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Deck.
Those take all day, though. I’m a busy guy, Rob! I want something that only takes an afternoon. Well, we have you covered. If you don’t want to play in an all-day event, there are two events I’d be playing in if I were playing on Sunday.
We have an event we are calling Landlord Legacy at 11am. It’s a 4-round Swiss event that costs just $15, and for every 10th player in the event, we are giving away an awesome Legacy land at the start of round 1 of the event. You could get a Revised dual land, a Wasteland, a City of Traitors, or another land of similar awesomeness. (We like to keep you guessing.) This is one of those events where everyone wins – every player in this event will get a GP Omaha deckbox just for signing up. If we get 100 players for Legacy, you might win the jackpot – our awesomeness stakes go up with a foil fetchland as our 10th awesome land. (And yes, it can fetch an Island.)
If you have two friends who like sealed deck, we are running a Khans of Tarkir Trios Sealed event at 3pm. Team Trios is my favorite tournament format, and I like to spread the love to it. To encourage you to play, this event is giving away 24 prize tickets per player to undefeated teams after 4 rounds of swiss. That’s enough tickets for two boxes of Khans of Tarkir on our Prize Market. What happens if you don’t quite get there, and lose one round? You still get 12 tickets per player, which means your team gets enough to get a full box of Khans of Tarkir. Like our Landlord event, every player that plays in this event gets a sweet GP Omaha deckbox.
All of these events sound like the kind of event you might want to travel for…but they are all happening the weekend of GP Omaha, January 9-11, along with a ton of other side events. You should join us for the weekend.