Forty players. 5.000,00* in prizes!
The Players' Championship is the Dutch Open Series & Dutch Open Qualifiers invite-only year-end event. The year's Dutch Open winners, seasonal point leaders, the top Dutch Open Points earners & reigning Champion (Terrence Serraarens) form a field of forty players to compete for an expected prize pool of 5.000,00 in prizes with a total worth of 2.000,00 in prizes for the winner (credit & free entrance to all Dutch Open Series in 2019 with one bye!)
1. HOW TO QUALIFY
Starting from 1st of January 2018 up to 31th of December 2018 you will receive Dutch Open Points (DOP) on Dutch Open Qualifiers (hosted by atleast 't Lab
throughout 2018) and Dutch Open Series events. If you manage to win one of the sixteen Dutch Open Series main event(s) you will automatically place for the Players' Championship (PC): so each Dutch Open Series event is a Players' Championship Qualifier!
At the end of each season the top three of the season ladder automatically qualify for the Players' Championship (Please note: All Dutch Open Players' Championship invitations pass down to the next unqualified player). We have a total of four season's in 2018:
At the end of Season 4 (31 December) the top ten players on the leader board that are not yet qualified for the Players' Championship are invited to join us! We will than also announce the DOS Player of the Year
: this is the player that earned the most Dutch Open Points in 2018. The Player of the Year will win a booster box Eternal Masters & free entrance to all the Dutch Open Series in 2019 including 1 bye per tournament! The Players' Championship will be held in January of 2019, date to be confirmed.The Player's Championship will consist out of the following player's:
16 Dutch Open Series event winners (4 player's per Dutch Open Series weekender, one for each format)
12 Seasonal point leaders (3 player's per season)
10 Yearly point leaders
1 Player of the Year
1 Reigning Champion Players' Championship (Terrence Serraarens)
2. DUTCH OPEN POINTS
The point system that is in place for the Player's Championship is rather simple. For each DOQ you visit you will receive at least 1 Dutch Open Point. If you make it to the Top 8 of a DOQ you will receive bonus points for your achievement. This also applies for all the Dutch Open Series main event(s). Since the Dutch Open Series events are larger in scale and an overall harder field of player's you are rewarded more points for those events:
In above schedule the position you finish is rewarded the total amount of points displayed. So if you win a Dutch Open Series event you will receive a total of 24
Dutch Open Points. We will work with seasonal & yearly ladders that will be available on our website and on KVdeckmasters.
3. DUTCH OPEN QUALIFIERS
Dutch Open Qualifiers (DOQ) are tournaments hosted by your local game stores on a monthly basis - we work with several exclusive locations in The Netherlands that uphold our standard and have shown to care & invest in the community and feel this is the next step in a more mature Magic: The Gathering environment in The Netherlands.
We proudly present the participating stores (new stores will be added throughout 2018):
Each DOQ will earn you Dutch Open Points & will hand out a ticket for an (constructed) Dutch Open Series event in 2018 + 1 bye for that tournament.
4. DUTCH OPEN SERIES EVENTSDutch Open Series
are the main events that will return every season, a Dutch Open Weekender consists out of 4 main events supporting Modern, Legacy, Standard & Sealed. All the Dutch Open Serie events are open for all player's and are hosted by GOAT Enterprise
and supported by UltraPro
. All participators will receive an official UltraPro playmat just for attending (limited quantity = 400 per weekender)!
If you manage to win a Dutch Open Series main event you will be locked for the Players' Championship, you will also receive great prizes in the form of DOS tix, Ultra Pro Goodies
& Dutch Open Points.
5. PLAYERS' CHAMPIONSHIP
More information about the Players' Championship will be available Q2 of 2018! Keep your eyes on this topic.
We will try to keep up with the agenda of all our DOQ & DOS events, you can also check the KV agenda or the Dutch Tournament Magic
7. RULES & REGULATIONS
Good sportsmanship and conduct is required at all times from both players and spectators. Acts of poor sportsmanship, inappropriate conduct, and offensive language may result in disciplinary action up to and including banning from Dutch Open Series events and removal from the venue. Players wearing clothing which features inappropriate or offensive language or imagery, as determined by Dutch Open Series in its sole discretion, may be asked to find other attire or face the same penalties. Dutch Open Series further reserves the right to refuse service or access to the Dutch Open Series event, or to remove anyone from the Dutch Open Series event, at any time for any reason or no reason, to the extent permitted by law. Aggressive behavior will, at no time, be tolerated at Dutch Open Series events. Anyone exhibiting such behavior will be removed from the event immediately.
We also apply the DCI tournament rules, which can be found here: Rules & Documents.
8. OUR SUPPORTERS
Last year was a rollercoaster for us. We hosted our very first Players' Championship and acquired a major sponsor in the form of UltraPro - we also made big steps in professionalizing our Twitch.tv stream with the help of our very hardworking & loyal volunteers! Without this and the support of you, the player, we couldn't make this happen!
I would like to specially thank the following people for their support & trust in us:Gerrit
from 't Lab MonkyMartijn
, Martijn 'Tinus'
from 4YourGamesMichael, Joost, Laurens, Jan, Bas, Elke & Ray
from our Twitch.tv Coverage / production team!Dustin de Leeuw
as Judge ManagerRudy Meijer
from GOAT Enterprise for his full support & believe in this plan and his continues effort with the Dutch Open Series events!
You guys really do rock!
*Expected prize pay-out, prizes are based on yearly attendance of DOQ & DOS event(s), sponsorship's & external revenue generated by the Dutch Open franchise.
Minimum prize pay-out Player's Championship will be EUR 2.500,00 with a guaranteed prize payout for the winner of EUR 1.000,00 including free entrance for all 2019 Dutch Open Series event(s) with 1 bye. All corresponded prizes are in store credit / card credit at GOAT Enterprise. Credit can be used on a later date as well.
Dutch Open Series reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify and change this document and/or the programs it supports at any time without notice, including, but not limited to, modifying all eligibility and invitation criteria.
All rights reserved - Dutch Open Series / GOAT Enterprise 2018