Prizes for the 2017 MKM Series Power 8

After the final event of the 2017 MKM Series, the eight most successful players of the season, according to the MKM Series 2017 Leaderboard, will be known as the MKMS Power Eight and will receive a reward just for attending the stops of the MKM Series in 2018 (if they take part in at least one of the four main events).

1st Place €300 per stop
2nd Place €200 per stop
3rd & 4th €150 per stop
5th – 8th €125 per stop

That means we're handing out a total amount of €6,500 for the eight most successful players of 2017's MKM Series!

How to Earn Leaderboard Points

  • Each player earns 4 points by enrolling in a main event of the MKM Series 2017, regardless of the size of the event. The points specified below are awarded to each main event's top finishers in addition to these four points.
  • If a player wins a Grand Trial tournament at one of the stops of the MKM Series 2017, they'll be awarded 2 points.
  • As we want the series to conclude with a bang, for the last event of the MKM Series 2017 in Barcelona, we will add a 1.5 multiplier to all points given out. (For example, if 250 players show up for an event, the winner will receive 30 points for his finish instead of the regular 20 points.)
0 – 100 Players
1st: 10
2nd: 8
3rd & 4th: 6
5th – 8th: 4
9th – 16th: 2
101 – 300 Players
1st: 20
2nd: 16
3rd & 4th: 12
5th – 8th: 8
9th – 16th: 4
301 – 500 Players
1st: 30
2nd: 24
3rd & 4th: 18
5th – 8th: 12
9th – 16th: 6
501 or more Players
1st: 40
2nd: 32
3rd & 4th: 24
5th – 8th: 16
9th – 16th: 8

MKM Series 2017 Leaderboard:

The Leaderboard has been updated to reflect the ranking for the 2017 MKM Series after its third stop in Prague!

(We don't list players with fewer than 18 points. If you believe there to be an error, please get in touch.)

1 Gutbrod, Johannes 58
2 Bulhoff, Simon 48
3 Knab, Julian 46
3 Hausmann, Marius 46
5 Hayo, Justin 44
5 Koenigsmark, Dennis 44
5 Woelfler, Walter 44
8 Mar, Tomas 42
9 Cadei, Angelo 40
9 Kral, Martin 40
9 Togores, Rodrigo 40
12 Wagner, Kevin 38
13 Anghelescu, Jonathan 36
14 Tuma, Jiri 32
14 Nguyen, Virgil 32
14 Bolland, Felix 32
14 Zens, Dennis 32
18 Derpmann, Werner 30
19 Marzano, Pierre 28
19 Huschenbeth, Arne 28
19 Johnson, Matthew 28
19 Thiesen, Anders 28
23 Eriksson, Hannes 26
23 Meinung, Carl 26
23 Schubert, Mathias 26
23 Szegho, Dalibor 26
27 Di Noia, Domenico 24
27 Avart, Paul 24
27 Fischer, Tom 24
27 Friedrich, Fabian 24
27 Reuschel, Christian 24
27 Schneider, Valentin 24
27 Beiersdorfer, Alexander 24
27 Kaufmann, David 24
27 Linden, Mikael 24
27 Martin, Malik 24
27 Schlichting, Kai 24
27 Sodomirski, Tomasz 24
27 Pejanovic Nosaka, Tomo 24
40 Giarola, Andrea 22
40 Hastreiter, Simon 22
42 Cecolin, Riccardo 20
42 Duguet, Nicolas 20
42 Cibak, Andrea 20
42 Rutar, Andrej 20
42 Sakwerda, Krzysztof 20
42 Brandstetter, Hannes 20
42 Faris, Karim 20
42 Hittel, Matthias 20
42 Langer, Tim 20
42 Ledy, Jonathan 20
42 Möller, Steffen 20
42 Nimz, Alexander 20
42 Paris, Christophe 20
42 Rehmann, Daniel 20
42 Schumacher, Stefan 20
42 Swiecki, Robert 20
42 Wiaderny, Szymon 20
42 Wilhelm, Christopher 20
61 Haas, Krister 18
61 Teze, David 18
61 De Decker, Tom 18
61 Fauth, Sebastian 18
61 Lovino, Luca 18
61 Mateo, Joan 18
61 Paugsch, Lukas 18
61 Trajhan, Matous 18
61 Van Der Lans, Tim 18

Explanation of the Changes

Over the course of the past two years, we held nine exciting events in various European cities. When we first announced the MagicCardMarket Series back in 2014, we wanted to give back to the community and offer players in Europe another chance to sleeve up and win some great prizes playing Magic. While we think that we have both accomplished this goal and are now meeting the high expectations that you are having when it comes to official MKM branded events, we also collected plenty of feedback which we wanted to incorporate into the MKM Series 2017 and beyond.

One of the biggest complaints that we received was that the MKM Series didn't feel much like a tournament series at all. That is not to say that the individual events weren't fun, it's just that you didn't get the feeling you were working toward a larger goal when you were attending several of these events.

The MKM Series back in 2015
The MKM Series in 2016

While we still think that the original idea behind the MKM Series SuperFinals—rewarding the best players of any given year—was a good one, we don't think this was the very best way to accomplish it. Considering that some players only had to show up for one event of the MKM Series which then qualified them for the SuperFinals, it didn't feel like we were truly rewarding the regulars among the MKM Series competitors who are, after all, the main reason why these tournaments have gained more and more traction and turned into a big success.

That is why, for the MKM Series 2018, we will abandon the SuperFinals and instead replace it with something better: the MKM Series Power Eight! The eight top finishers of the MKM Series 2017, the MKMS Power Eight, will be rewarded with additional prize money just for showing up at the events of the MKM Series 2018!

We think that this is a much better way to continue to grow the international MKM Series community as it will allow the Power Eight to attend even more events in 2018! Also, if one of the Power Eight won't be able to attend one particular event, he still won't be missing out as he can get great extra prizes at the other four stops of the MKM Series (whereas, if someone didn't show up for the SuperFinals, that player didn't get anything out of his good finish in the previous season).

We hope you are as excited as we are about these upcoming changes and you're looking forward to the new rewards we'll have in store for you with the MKM Series moving forward!

The MKM Series events in 2017