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 up to €7,800 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 4 points.
  • To clarify: A player is considered to be enrolled in a main event when the player hands in a decklist and is at some point personally present for the tournament in question.
  • 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

In Case of a Tie …

If players are tied on points at the end of the 2017 MKM Series, the following criteria will be used to break ties, applied in the following order, as necessary:

  • Number of first-place finishes at main events
  • Number of second-place finishes at main events
  • Number of Top 4 finishes at main events
  • Number of Top 8 finishes at main events
  • Total number of participants at the main events where a player finished in first place
  • Total number of participants at the main events where a player finished in second place
  • Total number of participants at the main events where a player finished in the Top 4
  • Total number of participants at the main events where a player finished in the Top 8
  • Number of Top 16 finishes at main events
  • Total number of participants at the main events where a player finished in the Top 16

MKM Series 2017 Leaderboard:

The Leaderboard has been updated to reflect the ranking for the 2017 MKM Series after its fourth and penultimate stop in Hamburg!

(We don't list players with fewer than 16 points. If you believe there to be an error, please get in touch.)

RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 Zens, Dennis 72
2 Gutbrod, Johannes 68
3 Knab, Julian 68
4 Togores, Rodrigo 56
5 Mar, Tomas 56
6 Hausmann, Marius 54
7 Anghelescu, Jonathan 52
8 Huschenbeth, Arne 50
9 Wagner, Kevin 48
10 Bulhoff, Simon 48
11 Hayo, Justin 48
12 Koenigsmark, Dennis 44
13 Woelfler, Walter 44
14 Eriksson, Hannes 42
15 Kral, Martin 40
16 Cadei, Angelo 40
17 Bolland, Felix 40
18 De Decker, Tom 38
19 Persson, Karl Oskar 38
20 Linden, Mikael 38
21 Kauf, Jamin 36
22 Krull, Nicklas 36
23 Nieke, Jonas 34
24 Mateo, Joan Anton 32
25 Tuma, Jiri 32
26–27 Nguyen, Virgil 32
26–27 Wibmer, Sebastian 32
28–31 Bender, Marius Thomas 30
28–31 Derpmann, Werner 30
28–31 Hastreiter, Simon 30
28–31 Walzer, Friedemann 30
32–39 Henning, Vico 28
32–39 Johnson, Matthew 28
32–39 Kohn, Michel 28
32–39 Marzano, Pierre 28
32–39 Severin, Thoralf 28
32–39 Sieksmeyer, Thorben 28
32–39 Thiesen, Anders 28
32–39 Umhöfer, Michael 28
40–42 Meinung, Carl 26
40–42 Schubert, Mathias 26
40–42 Szegho, Dalibor 26
43–67 Avart, Paul 24
43–67 Bachstadter, Jonas 24
43–67 Basart, Oscar 24
43–67 Beiersdorfer, Alexander 24
43–67 Brown, Jason 24
43–67 Di Noia, Domenico 24
43–67 Fidzinski, Maciej 24
43–67 Fischer, Tom 24
43–67 Friedrich, Fabian 24
43–67 Hartwig, Robert 24
43–67 Kaufmann, David 24
43–67 Lindrath, Marc 24
43–67 Martin, Malik 24
43–67 Möller, Steffen 24
43–67 Nimz, Alexander 24
43–67 Pejanovic Nosaka, Tomo 24
43–67 Reuschel, Christian 24
43–67 Richter, Pascal 24
43–67 Roth, Frank 24
43–67 Sanchez, Pedro J. 24
43–67 Schlichting, Kai 24
43–67 Schneider, Valentin 24
43–67 Sodomirski, Tomasz 24
43–67 Swiecki, Robert 24
43–67 Walkenhorst, Ole 24
68–74 Bose, Timur 22
68–74 Bühlbecker, Lukas 22
68–74 Giarola, Andrea 22
68–74 Heerens, Daniel 22
68–74 Kluczek, Michal 22
68–74 Lippmann, Robert 22
68–74 Rodriguez Pozo, Javier 22
75–97 Brandstetter, Hannes 20
75–97 Cecolin, Riccardo 20
75–97 Cibak, Andrea 20
75–97 Codausi, Karl-heinz 20
75–97 Duguet, Nicolas 20
75–97 Faris, Karim 20
75–97 Grieger, Stefan 20
75–97 Hittel, Matthias 20
75–97 Karlsson, Sven Anders 20
75–97 Kockler, Karsten 20
75–97 Krauss, Andreas 20
75–97 Krumnow, Andre 20
75–97 Langer, Tim 20
75–97 Ledy, Jonathan 20
75–97 Manz, Daniel 20
75–97 Paris, Christophe 20
75–97 Rehmann, Daniel 20
75–97 Rutar, Andrej 20
75–97 Sakwerda, Krzysztof 20
75–97 Schumacher, Stefan 20
75–97 Tuitjer, Karsten 20
75–97 Wiaderny, Szymon 20
75–97 Wilhelm, Christopher 20
98–107 Fauth, Sebastian 18
98–107 Haas, Krister 18
98–107 Holtmann, Niklas 18
98–107 Johansson, Mikael 18
98–107 Lovino, Luca 18
98–107 Paugsch, Lukas 18
98–107 Scheyer, Kristoffer 18
98–107 Teze, David 18
98–107 Trajhan, Matous 18
98–107 Van Der Lans, Tim 18
107–162 Altmann, Frederik 16
107–162 Baumer, Michael 16
107–162 Baxter, George 16
107–162 Becker, Philipp 16
107–162 Boccalari, Marco 16
107–162 Burger, Oliver 16
107–162 Cane, Ivan 16
107–162 Carlucci, Sandro 16
107–162 Cunderlik, Tomas 16
107–162 Delago, Fabian 16
107–162 Dorfler, Christoph 16
107–162 Dosch, Dominik 16
107–162 Eckert, Christian 16
107–162 Endle, Heiko 16
107–162 Fischer, Manuel 16
107–162 Geiger, Frederic 16
107–162 Gerleigner, Maximilian 16
107–162 Ghafouri, Fabian 16
107–162 Gjokaj, Qaush 16
107–162 Grupp, Momme 16
107–162 Gudehus, Jan 16
107–162 Haan, Imko 16
107–162 Haas, Mathieu 16
107–162 Hagemann, Michael 16
107–162 Jenvold, Christiern 16
107–162 John, Korbinian 16
107–162 Kennel, Fabian 16
107–162 Kohles, Alexander 16
107–162 Krampfl, Manuel 16
107–162 Lenger, Jan 16
107–162 Lenz, Maurice 16
107–162 Leopold, Jan 16
107–162 Lin, Hung Yi 16
107–162 Lukas, Marvin 16
107–162 Mackl, Valentin 16
107–162 Muller, Andreas 16
107–162 Muller, Christoph 16
107–162 Muller, Lukas 16
107–162 Penz, Patrick 16
107–162 Petrikowski, Jorn 16
107–162 Prinz, Kristof 16
107–162 Reischmann, Tobias 16
107–162 Ruckriegel, Alexander 16
107–162 Schilff, Florian 16
107–162 Schlegel, Michael 16
107–162 Schneider, Arthur 16
107–162 Schneider, Daniel 16
107–162 Schneider, Mischa 16
107–162 Schuh, Daniel 16
107–162 Seegelken, Timo 16
107–162 Sommer, Eugen 16
107–162 Stefankova, Jaroslava 16
107–162 Tetzlaff, Nico 16
107–162 Tydecks, Tom 16
107–162 Villepreux, Edouard 16

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