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The Store Championship is a two-day seasonal Magic: The Gathering tournament that was organized by the DCI in 2017 and 2018[1] and was reinstated in 2021. The tournament is played in local game and hobby stores around the world, at the end of the Standard Showdown of each set's season.

History[]

The early Store Championship events were Standard format tournaments, using only the newest cards the game had to offer. They were a continuation of the Magic Game Day, which used to be held much earlier in the season. All participants received a foil full-art promo preview card that showcased the upcoming next set (while supplies lasted). There was no additional card for Top 8 finishers. Instead, store champion playmats and program-exclusive deck boxes awaited those who emerged victorious.

The first Store Championship was held on December 30–31, 2017, as culmination of the Ixalan release.[1] The series was short-lived, because for Guilds of Ravnica it was already replaced by the Magic Weekend.[2] In Asian counties the Store Championship continued to exist as part of the Store Challenger Series.

The Store Championships were reinstated for Innistrad: Crimson Vow.[3][4] This time around, participants received a special promo, with extra promos for the Top 8 and the winner.[5] The latter promos awarded at WPN Premium stores will have the store name printed on them. Stores may determine the chosen format themselves (Standard, Modern, Pioneer or Limited).

List of cards[]

Championship Date Preview for Participation promo Top 8 (foil) Winner (foil)
Ixalan December 30–31, 2017 Rivals of Ixalan Ghalta, Primal Hunger [6]
Rivals of Ixalan April 2–8, 2018 Dominaria Steel Leaf Champion
Dominaria June 18–24, 2018 Core Set 2019 Demon of Catastrophes [7]
Core Set 2019 September 10–16, 2018 Guilds of Ravnica Emmara, Soul of the Accord [8]
Guilds of Ravnica November 9–11, 2018 Ravnica Allegiance Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt / Innistrad: Crimson Vow December 4-5, 2021 Arbor Elf[3][9] Collected Company Wurmcoil Engine

2021 Store Championship cards with the embossed name of the WPN Store.

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