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).

Finish:
Credit:
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

Note:

If the quarterfinalists/semifinalists/finalists of a tournament decide not to play out their matches, each individual player will receive the same amount of points that the lowest ranked player of them would have received. Please note that, to be in line with Wizards/DCI regulation, we are not able to provide prize splits.

Examples:

  • At an event with 250 players, one finalist concedes to the other instead of playing out the final match. Instead of the winner receiving 20 points and the runner-up receiving 16 points for their finishes, both players will now receive 16 points each.
  • At an event with 354 players, all Top 8 players decide to call it a day and not play out the remaining matches. All of them will receive 12 points for their finish.

MKM Series 2017 Leaderboard:

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

(We don't list players with fewer than 14 points. If you believe there to be an error, please get in touch.)

1 Bulhoff, Simon 48
2 Hausmann, Marius 38
2 Knab, Julian 38
4 Koenigsmark, Dennis 36
4 Woelfler, Walter 36
6 Gutbrod, Johannes 34
6 Mar, Tomas 34
8 Kral, Martin 32
8 Zens, Dennis 32
10 Togores, Rodrigo 30
11 Hayo, Justin 28
11 Huschenbeth, Arne 28
11 Johnson, Matthew 28
11 Pejanovic Nosaka, Tomo 28
11 Tuma, Jiri 28
16 Eriksson, Hannes 26
16 Schubert, Mathias 26
18 Avart, Paul 24
18 Beiersdorfer, Alexander 24
18 Cadei, Angelo 24
18 Linden, Mikael 24
18 Martin, Malik 24
18 Nguyen, Virgil 24
24 Szegho, Dalibor 22
25 Bolland, Felix 20
25 Brandstetter, Hannes 20
25 Cecolin, Riccardo 20
25 Derpmann, Werner 20
25 Hittel, Matthias 20
25 Marzano, Pierre 20
25 Nimz, Alexander 20
25 Rutar, Andrej 20
33 Haas, Krister 18
33 Lovino, Luca 18
33 Mateo, Joan 18
33 Teze, David 18
33 Van Der Lans, Tim 18
33 Wagner, Kevin 18
39 Anghelescu, Jonathan 16
39 Bachstadter, Jonas 16
39 Boccalari, Marco 16
39 Cane, Ivan 16
39 Cibak, Andrea 16
39 Duguet, Nicolas 16
39 Endle, Heiko 16
39 Faris, Karim 16
39 Fischer, Tom 16
39 Friedrich, Fabian 16
39 Geiger, Frederic 16
39 Haas, Mathieu 16
39 Integlia, Davide 16
39 Kaufmann, David 16
39 Kennel, Fabian 16
39 Leopold, Jan 16
39 Lin, Hung Yi 16
39 Mackl, Valentin 16
39 Reischmann, Tobias 16
39 Reuschel, Christian 16
39 Schlichting, Kai 16
39 Schneider, Mischa 16
39 Schneider, Valentin 16
39 Sieksmeyer, Thorben 16
39 Swiecki, Robert 16
39 Villepreux, Edouard 16
39 Wilhelm, Christopher 16
66 Dorigo, Andrea 14
66 Giarola, Andrea 14
66 Hastreiter, Simon 14
66 Heerens, Daniel 14
66 Karlinski, Anton 14
66 Meinung, Carl 14
66 Tobiasch, Marc 14
66 Weiss, Johannes 14
66 Wibmer, Sebastian 14
66 Wild, Patrik 14

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