Hour of Devastation Prerelease

The second sun rises over desert oasis of Amonkhet as The God Pharoah returns. Join the Worthy to stand against Nicol Bolas at the Hour of Devastation!

Join GameKnight on July 8th and 9th to celebrate our return to the plane ruled by the omnipotent evil of Magic the Gathering’s past, Nicol Bolas. Throughout the weekend we will be running sealed deck events. Preregister before July 7th ($35) or pay at the door ($40).

During each event players will receive a prerelease kit containing:

  • 6 Boosters of Amonkhet
  • 1 Randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card, drawn from any rare or mythic in the set
  • 1 Spindown life counter

From the pool of cards contained therein, players build a 40 card deck. Players are paired to duel other participants in a Swiss round tournament for a chance at winning Amonkhet boosters and a trophy!

Do You Like a Challenge?

Enter one of our competitive events for a chance at big prizes!

Friday night at Midnight, Saturday morning at 10:00 am and Saturday night at midnight, GameKnight will run tournaments with boosters split among the top 8 players. First place will receive a planeswalker trophy, and at the 10:00 am Main Event we guarantee first place at least a full booster box of Amonkhet!

Not all of the prizes go to the best though. When prizes are awarded, all players who are still in the tournament who did not win any boosters will be entered into the “shuffle.” That means the tournament organizer will open a number of boosters, shuffle them up and deal out a few card to each person. Even if you come in last place, you could win big!

Or Do You Prefer to Just Have Fun?

Enter one of our casual events throughout the weekend to meet other magic players and maybe win a few boosters as well!

Each of the Casual tournaments will be exactly 4 rounds, and you will receive 1 booster for each match you win. With prizes spread out so evenly among all players, feel free to just have fun and enjoy your games.

Preregistration: $35 | At the door: $40

Booster Box Bonus! – Each booster box of Amonkhet you pre-purchased at the time of preregistration saves another $5.00 off the pre-registration cost of the pre-release. Pre-purchase a full case (six booster boxes) and get your pre-release free (a $35.00 value!).

Multiple Pre-Releases: Preregister for multiple main events and save $5.00 off each event’s entry fee beyond the first.

Saturday

Midnight Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (726 Osborne Street)

Prize Structure

  • Maximum 4 rounds
  • Ranking-based prizing
  • Trophy
  • Prize Shuffle

10:00 am – Main Event Sealed

Location: Churchill Park United Church (525 Beresford Avenue)

Prize Structure

Prize boosters awarded to each place in top eight depending upon the total players in the tournament.

   

  • 4 rounds then cut to top 8
  • Ranking-based prizing
  • Guaranteed booster box for 1st place! (or more if attendance allows)
  • Trophy
  • Prize Shuffle

1:00 pm – Main Casual Sealed

Location: Churchill Park United Church (525 Beresford Avenue)

Did you open a mediocre pool in the main event, or perhaps just got terrible luck? Did you miss the 10:00 am start time, or do you just want a fun casual experience? Enter the Main Drop Casual Sealed event and get another chance to win a few boosters!

Only $30 if you dropped from the Main Competitive Event!

  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 1 booster per match win

6:00 pm – Casual 2-Headed Giant Sealed

Location: Churchill Park United Church (525 Beresford Avenue)

Grab a friend and test your skills against other teams in 2-headed Giant!

Each team receives two Amonkhet prerelease kits and builds two 40+ card decks from the twelve boosters and two promos contained therein. Teammates sit next to each other, playing at the same time. Teammates play their phases together and share a life total starting at 30. Each round consists of only one game.

  • Late entries allowed
  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 2 boosters per team per match win

Sunday

Midnight Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (726 Osborne Street)

Prize Structure

  • Maximum 4 Rounds
  • Ranking-based prizing
  • Trophy
  • Prize Shuffle

1:00pm – Casual Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (726 Osborne Street)

  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 1 booster per match win