Legacy News: Northern Legacy at League IQ Huddersfield and Eternal Magic: The Gathering Champion at Fanboy 3 by Christopher Cooper

Legacy News: Northern Legacy at League IQ Huddersfield and Eternal Magic: The Gathering Champion at Fanboy 3 by Christopher Cooper

Legacy News: Northern Legacy at League IQ Huddersfield and Eternal Magic: The Gathering Champion at Fanboy 3 by Christopher Cooper

When I first approached Tu Nguyen the owner Manaleak with the idea for the Eternal Nationals held back in May, it was on an entirely selfish, small scale point of view. I originally wanted to have somewhere I could play some Vintage and creating a big, well publicised tournament seemed like the best way to go about this. I would need a friendly, slightly crazy store owner with a vision to help follow this through. Luckily I had Tu who has these qualities in abundance along with a desire to help grow the Magic community in general.

Flash forward to now and Manaleak hosted their largest ever event, spread across three days with people coming from across the continent. But we didn’t want it to end there.

At this point it seems inevitable that the mtgUK series will become an annual event, bigger and better year on year. However, the event would not have hit all goals, if this was the only thing to have come from it.

What we really wanted to see is other people carrying on in the same vein, growing both the Legacy and Vintage communities in the UK.

This is where Alex Gershaw comes in.

On Thursday it was announced that there will be not one but TWO large Eternal events in the North of England this Autumn. Firstly, there will be a player led one at IQ games in Huddersfield run by Alex himself.

Northern Legacy League

This is the beginnings of the Northern Legacy League, a player led league which will move around the North of England at independent venues to give a great player led experience with large prizes and the potential for much, much more.

There will be high end prizes available with judges enforcing a Competitive REL. Entry is £25 and all of the money will be put back into the prize fund.

The doors will open at 10:00am with registration closing at 10:45am and the first round starting at 11:00am.

The venue is:

IQ Games Centre
23 Byram Street
HD1 1DR
Huddersfield

and you can pre-register here.

The second one is even bigger. Not only did Alex feel inspired to set up his own series, but he talked to another local Tournament Organiser, Ross Silcock of Fanboy 3 in Manchester, and they decided to run another of their own Eternal Weekends for the Champion of the North.

Eternal Magic: The Gathering Champion of the North!

Saturday: Modern Championship & Vintage Championship

Sunday: Legacy Championship

MODERN CHAMPIONSHIP – Saturday 24th
Entry: £20
Registration: 9am – 10:15am.
Player Meeting and Round 1 start: 10:30am

First place prize: a sealed box of Modern Masters 2013!
Runner Up: 15 Boosters of Modern Masters 2015
Semi Finalist: 10 Boosters of Modern Masters 2015
Quarter Finalist: 5 Boosters of Modern Masters 2015

VINTAGE CHAMPIONSHIP – Saturday 24th
Entry: £25
Registration: 10am – 10:45am.
Player Meeting and Round 1 start: 11am

Prizes: Top 8 payout will be a minimum of £400 cash. However, the bigger the attendance, the bigger the prizes.

LEGACY CHAMPIONSHIP – Sunday 25th
Entry: £20
Registration: 9am – 10:15am.
Player Meeting and Round 1 start: 10:30am

First Place prize will be £400 cash!
Finalist: 4 Tempest Wastelands.
Semi Finalist: 1 Force of Will each.
Quarter Finalist: TBC

All prices and prizes are subject to change – but will be confirmed by the end of July.

Pre-Registration will go up by the end of July in line with the confirmation of prices and prizes.

If anyone has any comments, thoughts, or suggestions, please do get in touch with Ross at ross_silcock@outlook.com.

 

Community Question: Do you plan on attending either of the Eternal events in the North? What would stop you from going?

Do you plan on attending either of the Eternal events in the North

Christopher Cooper

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