MTG Pauper League

Event details

  • Thursday | April 5, 2018 to Saturday | June 30, 2018
  • All Day
  • Forbidden Power Triq Misrah il-Barrieri Msida Malta
  • 00356 21 227 999
What is Pauper Format?

Pauper is a Magic Online Format in which all cards used for deck building must have been printed at common rarity in a Magic Online set or product. If a common version of a particular card was ever released on Magic Online, any version of that card is legal in this format.

Example: Counterspell was a common card in Seventh Edition Core Set online. Counterspell was reprinted in Masters Edition II with an uncommon expansion symbol. Both versions of the card can now be used in pauper.

Other than that, the usual rules for constructed decks apply:

  • Minimum of 60 cards in the main deck
  • (There is no maximum size for main decks)
  • Up to 15 cards in your sideboard, if used
  • No more than 4 of any individual card in the main deck and sideboard combined (with the exception of basic lands)
Some information on the Event
  • Format: Pauper (following the MTG Online Pauper Rules and Banlist)
  • Registration Open Until: Monday 2nd April 2018
  • Decklists to be submitted by not later than: Wednesday 4th April 2018
  • Start date: Thursday 5th April 2018
  • End Date: 16th May 2018
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Fee: €7
  • Time: Any time during Store Opening Hours
Prize Allocation:
  • 2 x Packs per Participant (distribution to be announced upon player registration);
  • 1x Exclusive Promo for top 8 – TBC;
  • 1x Exclusive Promo for all participants - TBC;
  • Invite to Invitationals Tournament for Winner
How does the Event Work?

Once registration is complete; Players will be randomly divided into a 4 groups.

Players will have to play a 1v1 (best of 3) game against each other player in their group.

Players will have six weeks to play their games. It is the players’ responsibility to contact other players in their group in order to set up matches.

The top two players from each group will then proceed on to the next round which is a top 8 single elimination round in which they will be paired as follows:
– Group 1 1st vs Group 4 2nd
– Group 2 1st vs Group 3 2nd
– Group 3 1st vs Group 2 2nd
– Group 4 1st vs Group 1 2nd

Special Rules
  • Deck Building - Normal Pauper Rules as explained above;
  • Open lists – Lists will be public once registration is complete;
  • Decklists to be submitted electronically via –;
  • Players cannot change cards in their decks for the duration of the league;
  • No proxies allowed;
  • Time per game: indefinite;
  • Matches: Best out of 3;
  • Ban list: MTGO Pauper available here;
  • All Games should be played at Forbidden Power;
  • Games will be scored as follows: Win 3 points, Draw 1 point, Loss 0 points;
  • Scores will be posted publicly online and on the store’s Notice board;
  • It is the players’ responsibility to contact and set up matches with players from their group

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