At January 6th-8th's Grand Prix Louisville, thousands of Magic: The Gathering fans will be on-site competing in the main event, participating in countless side events, buying/selling/trading with our many vendors, meeting many of the game's most popular card artists, making new friends and enjoying the game of Magic: The Gathering in whatever way most appeals to them.

If you've never attended a Magic: The Gathering event the size of Grand Prix Louisville before, you're definitely in for a treat, but may understandably have a few questions.

Main Event FAQ

What is Grand Prix Louisville's maximum main event seating capacity?

Grand Prix Louisville's maximum main event seating capacity is 4,000 players.

Is it true that I cannot register for Grand Prix Louisville's main event on Saturday morning?

Yes. Wizards of the Coast requires that you must register for the main event online (before 9pm ET on Friday, January 6th) or on-site (on Friday, January 6th from 10am-9pm ET)

Where can I find a decklist form?

The Grand Prix Louisville Legacy Main Event requires a decklist, and we will have plenty of forms available on-site. If you wish to print your own ahead of time, you can do so here. Please note that you will also need to submit a publicity waiver in order to participate in the Main Event.

Begining December 31st, players may also submit their decklist online.

How does the Show Up & Play! experience work?

Thanks to our Show Up & Play! Experience, not only will players have the opportunity to pick up their Registration Rewards from our Customer Service station, but Main Event participants who have acquired byes for Grand Prix Louisville will be able to get a little extra sleep on Saturday morning!

Players with zero (0) byes will have a players meeting at 9am where a decklist and publicity waiver will be collected and the players will receive their Progenitus FOIL promotional card[i].

All players with one or more byes must submit their decklist by 9am either online or on-site to Customer Service or the Grand Prix stage.

Players with one (1) bye will submit a publicity waiver and receive their Grand Prix promotional card at a 10am players meeting.

Players with two (2) or three (3) byes may collect their Grand Prix promotional card and turn in their publicity waiver at our Customer Service station at any time throughout the weekend.

What time do I need to show up?

Byes Report Time
None Saturday at 8:45am
One Saturday at 10am
Two Saturday at 11:15am
Three Saturday at 12:30pm

How do I collect the exclusive Grand Prix Louisville playmat I'm supposed to receive as part of my Main Event registration package?

If you're eligible to receive the exclusive Grand Prix Louisville playmat by having registered for the Main Event online before 11:59pm on Friday, December 9th, you can collect your playmat at the Customer Service station (beneath the Karn banner) anytime the event hall is open before 8pm on Sunday. Please note that you will need to present a valid form of photo identification so that our Customer Service team can confirm both your identity and eligibility.

How will I receive any prize money won at Grand Prix Louisville and how long will it take to do so?

All prize money is paid by Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro via i-Payout.

Registration & Rewards FAQ

I filled out my name, DCI number, etc. incorrectly when I registered. What should I do?

No worries. Simply email us at with the corrections and we'll take care of it for you. If you received a confirmation email after registering, please forward that to us as well as it will make it easier for us to assist you.

If I want to attend Grand Prix Louisville but not play in the Main Event, do I still need to purchase a registration package?

There is no charge to enter the hall, so come hang out with us! You may enter individual side events and you only need to purchase a Registration package if you wish to receive the advertised benefits that come with doing so.

I've already registered, but can no longer attend the event. What do I do?

We're sorry to hear that you won't be joining us. Please email to request a refund.

Can I purchase the Registration Reward items separately?

Registration Reward items can only be obtained as advertised here.

If I purchase a 3-Day Infinite Challenge registration package, but am unable to attend on all three days, will I still receive the Registration Reward items included with that option?

Yes. All players who purchase a 3-Day Infinite Challenge registration package will receive the Registration Reward items included with that option regardless of how many days that player is actually able to attend, However, all Registration Reward items must be picked up on-site.

What happens if I register, then end up not being able to attend? Can I have my Registration Reward items shipped to me?

No. Registration Reward items can only be obtained via the options appearing here, and you must be present to receive them. If you've registered for/purchased one (or more) of those options, and later find that you're unable to attend Grand Prix Louisville, please contact us to request a refund.

How do I obtain one of this event's exclusive playmats?

There are four ways for fans to obtain one of this event's exclusive playmats:

  1. Register online for the main event by 11:59pm ET on Friday, December 9th
  2. Purchase a 3-Day Infinite Challenge package (available online until 11:59pm ET on Thursday, January 5th and on-site all weekend long)
  3. Finish any Challenge event with a 5-0 record (Friday only)
  4. Accumulate enough Prize Wall tickets to redeem for one at the Prize Wall

Will you be accepting credit cards on-site for event entries, registration packages, etc?

Yes, and for purchases made at the sales booth, as well.

Event Schedule FAQ

If I drop from a Challenge side event, will I still receive Prize Wall tickets based on whatever my current record was at the time?

Yes. All Challenge side event participants receive prizes based on their match point total, regardless of whether or not they complete all four rounds of the event.

  • 12 points: 360 Prize Wall tickets
  • 10 points: 240 Prize Wall tickets
  • 9 points: 120 Prize Wall tickets
  • 8 points: 80 Prize Wall tickets
  • 7 points: 80 Prize Wall tickets
  • 6 points: 40 Prize Wall tickets

However, please note that prizes for Challenge events cannot be claimed until approximately 5 minutes after the start of that event's fourth round.

Can SCG offer a [insert format here] side event at the Grand Prix?

As Grand Prix organizers, SCG is responsible for managing the side event schedule, which is approved and sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast at its discretion. Grand Prix attendees are welcome to gather with friends to organize a Magic: The Gathering event featuring any format, as long as they:

  1. do not require anything in exchange for entry into the event
  2. do not offer or award any sort of prize and
  3. do so in a way that disrupts any aspect of the Grand Prix.

If you can find eight players who wish to play in an event featuring a format not supported by the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules, we will be happy to offer such as a casual, 8-player On-Demand Event. Please note that the use of proxies is still not permitted in such events.

Vendor FAQ

What are the rules for trading while at Grand Prix Louisville?

While trading with your fellow fans is both allowed and encouraged, please note that the following things are not permitted:

  • Buying/selling cards for cash with anyone except for our authorized dealers.
  • Soliciting to buy and/or sell with anyone except the event's authorized dealers.
  • Advertising without receiving permission from's on-site Event Manager.
  • Offering to "alter" cards in exchange for some form of compensation.
  • Utilizing an excessive amount of space when trading.
  • Using suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Use of playmats that display prices (more commonly known as "buy mats"), electronic card scanners, and/or price tags/stickers.
  • Using's or the event's official hashtags in order to facilitate breaking any of the rules listed above.

Please note that failure to obey these rules may result in all involved parties being both removed from the event without refund and banned from attending future events.

Which Grand Prix Louisville vendors will be accepting credit cards on-site? will be accepting all major credit cards for on-site purchases, but other Grand Prix Louisville vendors may or may not do so. If you have questions regarding a specific vendor's credit card acceptance policy, please contact them to ask.

What do I need to do to become an Authorized Vendor at future events?

Please email and we'll be happy to assist you.

Are Authorized Vendors able to offer products/services other than Magic: The Gathering at this event?

In many cases, yes. Please email a brief description of what you have in mind to and we'll let you know.

More Questions?

I've never played in a Grand Prix before. What can I expect?

Please watch this video prepared by our friends at Wizards of the Coast. If you still have questions, please contact us, and we'll be happy to help!

What do I do if I still have questions?