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2017 National Championships
Date 9–10 September 2017
16–17 September 2017
14–15 October 2017
Location 73 different countries
Format Standard and Booster Draft
Previous Nationals:
Next Nationals:

The 2017 National Championships were the first National Championships events that took place since the reintroduction of Nationals in 2017.[1] They were taking place across three weekends in 2017 in 73 countries, and featured Standard and Booster Draft.


The return of Nationals was announced on February 8, 2017. These were initially determined to be Standard only, and the top Pro Point earner in the previous season for each country, being already qualified for the World Magic Cup, could not participate. However, following a reevaluation after feedback from the Magic community, changes to Nationals announced on April 18, 2017 included that the events would be split-format events with both Standard and Booster Draft, and that the top Pro Point earner would be eligible to participate.


Silver, Gold, and Platinum members of the Pro Players Club were invited, as well as members of the Hall of Fame. Most players, however, earned their invites by earning a sufficient number of yearly Planeswalker Points during the previous season. The number of points required varied for each country.

Points required for invitation Points required for one-round bye Countries
100 1500 Belarus, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Northern Ireland, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wales
200 2400 Chile, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine
300 3000 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden
500 4000 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United States

Format and schedule[]

Each 2017 National Championships were held on one of three weekends:

Date Format Countries
September 9–10 Standard and Amonkhet block Booster Draft Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine
September 16–17 Standard and Amonkhet block Booster Draft Argentina, Austria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela
October 14–15 Standard and Ixalan Booster Draft Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United States, Wales

Nationals were either one-day, two-day, or three-day events. Events with 227 or more players had 12 rounds, whereas smaller events followed the regular tournament structure.


  1. Helene Bergeot (2017-02-09). "THE RETURN OF NATIONALS AND CHANGES TO GRAND PRIX". Wizards of the Coast.