What Is a Cardmarket Series Store Challenge?

The Cardmarket Series is Europe's largest independently organized tournament series. Every stop of the Cardmarket Series features eight exciting main events with a wide range of exiting formats! Over the course of the series, it awards over 150.000€ in prizes. Find out more about Cardmarket Series events here: Cardmarket Series Webpage.

As part of the Cardmarket Series, Cardmarket offers tournament organizers, stores and communities across Europe the chance to run so called Store Challenges for Standard, Limited, Modern, Pioneer & Legacy formats for each of our stops. Cardmarket supports Store Challenge organizers with game materials, Cardmarket coupons, and special prizes for the Champion of the Challenge to attend our event!
Additionally, Cardmarket Series Store Challenges also give a 4x multiplier to PlanesWalkerPoints!

How Can I Organize Cardmarket Series Store Challenges?

In order to organize Store Challenges, you'll need to follow a few steps:

  • You must first register your store and location and provide all necessary information through the Tournament Manager Here. A Cardmarket representative will get in touch with you to process the registration.
  • Register your first Challenge and make sure to put "Cardmarket Series Store Challenge’ in the name.
  • Once your first Challenge is approved, it will be listed ont he Challenge Challenge Locator and you can run the event like any other.
    We do ask that you to place the Cardmarket roll-up banner that we ship to you in the venue during the event.
  • After the event, you'll need to submit the results of the Challenge (export the data from the official software) together with the Champion's information (name and DCI) through the Tournament Manager.
  • Once the event has been processed by our team, you will receive coupons by mail for your next Challenge and you can start planning more Store Challenges!
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What Does Cardmarket Offer to Store Challenge Organizers?

To reward the champions of Store Challenges, we are offering special prizes that help to reimburse the cost of attending the Cardmarket Series. Champions can pick up the following prizes at the Prize Wall of the respective Cardmarket Series event:

  • a 40€ Cardmarket Coupon!
  • A limited-edition Store Challenge playmat!

In addition to the prizes for the Store Challenge Champion, we will provide organizers Cardmarket coupons (via email) after every succesfully reported Store Challenge to be used as prizes for (future) Store Challenges, based on the size of the Store Challenge:

No. of PlayersCardmarket Coupons
8 - 1010 € (2 x 5 €)
11 - 1515 € (3 x 5 €)
16 - 2020 € (4 x 5 €)
21 - 2525 € (5 x 5 €)
26 - 3030 € (6 x 5 €)
31 - 3535 € (7 x 5 €)
36 - 4040 € (8 x 5 €)
41 - 4545 € (9 x 5 €)
46 - 5050 € (10 x 5 €)

If you expect more than 50 players at your Store Challenge, please contact us prior to the event!

New Cardmarket partners (tournament organizers who run their first Store Challenge) will receive a product package with Cardmarket game materials (life pads, pens, table tents and more). Existing Cardmarket partners can get additional Cardmarket gaming material upon request.

What Are the General Rules and Guidelines for Store Challenges?

  • Store Challenges must be organized as an open tournament in an appropriate venue using one of the approved formats (Standard, Limited, Modern, Pioneer, or Legacy).
  • Organizers must register the store / location with their Cardmarket account (a Cardmarket account is mandatory). A Store Challenge organizer is only considered a partner of Cardmarket when their first Challenge is officially confirmed.
  • Organizers MUST request Store Challenges at least fourteen (14) days in advance and all Store Challenges must occur at least five days before the respective Cardmarket Series event.
  • Store Challenges must be approved by Cardmarket before the event. Approved Challenges will be shown as 'confirmed' and organizers will receive an email with confirmation. Players will be able to find all Store Challenge Here
  • Organizers must report the final standings of their Store Challenges. Cardmarket will only award prize support after successful reporting of the event.
  • Organizers can organize one (1) Challenge for each available format per Cardmarket Series stop.
  • Cardmarket Series Store Challenges are official DCI tournaments. You cannot sanction an event (such as Friday Night Magic, WPNQ, or any other official event) as a Store Challenge.
  • Store Challenges fall under the official Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide, unless specifically stated otherwise. Ruling documents can be found in the Magic Document Center.
  • A certified Judge should be present to supervise the tournament.
  • A minimum of 8 players is needed to sanction and report the tournament.
  • The use of proxies at Store Challenges is prohibited. Only official Magic:The Gathering cards may be used.
  • Players participating in the Store Challenge should hand in decklist prior to the start of the tournament.
  • The Store owner, organizer, scorekeeper, and/or Judge(s) of the Store Challenge are not allowed to compete in the event.
  • Organizers can choose to enforce a Rules Enforcement Level (REL) of Regular or Competitive.
  • Store Challenges should be played as Swiss rounds with 2-out-of-3 (50 minutes), and a top cut with 2-out-of-3 single elimination (untimed). The number of rounds depends on the number of players. Organizers may run trials with different tournament structure, as long as it is clearly anounced ahead of the tournament.
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