Formerly, Pro Tour Top 8s and Grand Prix Top 8s were counted, but that system was muddled when Wizards of the Coast overhauled the system of professional play. As of 2021, the following events count as a Top Finish:
- Pro Tour Top 8s
- Team Pro Tour Top 4s
- Players Tour Top 8s
- Players Tour Finals Top 8s
- Mythic Championship Top 8s/Top 4s
- Mythic Invitational Top 8s/Top 4s
- World Championship Top 4s (2012-current)
- Magic Online Championship Top 4s.
(For team events, a Top 4 team place is considered making a Top 8 for the individual team members.)
In the current system, Grand Prix Top 8s are counted separately.