Introducing the MKM Series Power Eight!

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

Prizes for the MKM Series Power Eight 2017

The eight most successful players of the MKM Series 2017, the MKMS Power Eight, 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!

MKM Series 2017 Leaderboard:

We will update this section shortly after the first event of the MKM Series 2017 has concluded!

How to Earn Points: The New MKM Series Points Structure

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

Additional Points:

  • Each player earns four points by enrolling in a main event of the MKM Series, regardless of the size of the event. The points specified on the left 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 events of the MKM Series, they'll be awarded two 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 another 1.5 x multiplier to all points given out. (For example, if 250 players show up for an event, the winner would receive 30 points for his finish instead of the regular 20 points.)

Note on Prize Splits:

If the quarterfinalists/semifinalists/finalists decide to split prizes and not play their matches, each individual player will receive the same amount of points that the lowest ranked player of them would have received.

Examples:

  • At an event with 250 players, both finalists decide to split the prizes 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 it out. All of them will receive 12 points for their finish.