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Moonshot Invitational

The Moonshot Invitational Series is a group of seventeen $1,000 MTG Tournaments taking place from June - Oct, where the winners of each tournament will earn a spot at the $10,000 Moonshot Invitational Championship Tournament on November 6th!

There will be many chances to qualify, with tournaments being held for Standard, Modern, and Limited play formats. The winner of each individual tournament automatically qualifies for the $10,000 championship in November, but players can also earn their way in through accumulating enough points by playing in our various $1,000 tournaments beginning in June.

Please note that for the safety of all participants we are limiting each of these events to the first 64 players that register. We expect these events to fill up quickly. Tickets to each event will go on sale at MoonshotGameStore.com. Please subscribe to our Hotlist email to be notified when tickets go on sale.

See the Current Standings

- $1K Events - 

June 19th - Modern (Recap)
  • Winner: Chase Lamm (Bant Blink)
  • 2nd Place: Ziang Chen (Living End)
  • 3rd Place: Chad Harney (Golgari Food)
  • 4th Place: Kodie Yost (Amulet Titan)

July 10th - Modern (Recap)

  • Winner: Bob Culp (Hammertime)
  • 2nd Place: Abraham Schnake (Izzet Murktide)
  • 3rd Place: Joshua Satterfield (Golgari Sacrifice)
  • 4th Place: Kodie Yost (Amulet Titan)

July 24th - Limited: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms (Recap)

  • Winner:  Andrew Branham
  • 2nd Place:  Garett Nickels
  • 3rd Place:  Joshua Satterfield
  • 4th Place:  Chris Anderson

July 31st - Limited: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms (Recap)

  • Winner:  James Moskal
  • 2nd Place:  John Qualkenbush
  • 3rd Place:  Clay Spicklemire
  • 4th Place:  Jason Van Haecke

August 7th - Modern (Recap)

  • Winner:  Andrew Branham
  • 2nd Place:  Clay Spicklemire
  • 3rd Place:  James Moskal
  • 4th Place:  Tyler Maine

August 14th - Modern (Recap)

  • Winner:  James Wager
  • 2nd Place:  Adam Saba
  • 3rd Place:  Ziang Chen
  • 4th Place:  Ben McKinnon-Duggins

August 21st - Limited: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms (Recap)

  • Winner:  Evan Wooden
  • 2nd Place:  James Wager
  • 3rd Place:  Kurtis Hahn
  • 4th Place:  Marcus Fitzgerald

August 28th - Modern (Recap)

  • Winner:  Jonathan Zolot
  • 2nd Place:  Charles Eiler
  • 3rd Place:  Cody Murray
  • 4th Place:  Evan Wooden

September 4th - Modern (Recap)

  • Winner:  Abraham Schnake
  • 2nd Place:  Joshua Satterfield
  • 3rd Place:  Chris Andersen
  • 4th Place:  James Moskal

September 11th - Limited: Modern Horizons 2 (Recap)

  • Location: Noblesville
  • Time: 11:00am - Start Deck-building
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $60

September 18th - Modern (Recap)

  • Location: Noblesville
  • Time: 11:00am - Round 1
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $30

September 25th - Standard (Recap)

  • Location: Mass Ave
  • Time: 11:00am - Round 1
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $30

October 2nd - Standard (Recap)

  • Location: Noblesville
  • Time: 11:00am - Round 1
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $30

October 9th - Limited: Innistrad Midnight Hunt (Recap)

  • Location: Mass Ave
  • Time: 11:00am - Deck-building
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $50

October 16th - Standard (Recap)

  • Location: Noblesville
  • Time: 11:00am - Round 1
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $30

October 23rd - Limited: Innistrad Midnight Hunt (Recap)

  • Location: Mass Ave
  • Time: 11:00am - Deck-building
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $50

October 30th - Modern (Recap)

  • Location: Noblesville
  • Time: 11:00am - Round 1
  • Number of Players - 64
  • Entry - $30

$1K Constructed Event Structure:

  • 6 Rounds of Swiss, with a Cut to Top 8
  • Decklist required & must be turned in before the start of Round 1
  • In Top 8, Higher seed will have the option to play/draw
  • Competitive REL

$1K Limited Event Structure:

  • 6 Rounds of Sealed, Cut to Top 8 Draft
  • Sealed Decks & Draft Decks will be Registered
  • In Top 8, Higher seed will have the option to play/draw
  • Competitive REL

- Last Chance Qualifier Events - 

After careful consideration and consultation with several Invitational Series Players and members of our Magic Community, we have made the decision to cancel the Last-Chance Qualifier events in the Series.  We will still invite 64 players to the $10K Championship, based on players who have secured invites based on wins.  The remaining invites to the Championship will be extended to the players in the series with the highest overall points totals.


    - $10K Event -

    November 6th - Standard, Modern, Draft

    • Location: Mass Ave 11:00am
    • Number of Players: 64 Qualified
    • Entry: $0, Invitation Only

    $10k Event Structure

    • 3 Rounds of Standard followed by 3 Rounds of Modern with a Cut to Top 8 Draft
    • Decklists required & Must be turned in before the start of Round 1 & Round 4
    • In Top 8, Higher seed will have the option to play/draw
    • Competitive REL

    - Qualifying for the $10K -

    64 players will be invited to participate in the $10K Moonshot Invitational. Players can qualify by:

    1. Winning one of the seventeen $1K events (17)
    2. Finishing second in one of the seventeen $1K events (17)
    3. Ranking in the top 30, non-qualified players at the end of the $1K events (30)

    Points will be awarded as follows, for each of the $1K events:

    • 1st - 20 Points
    • 2nd - 15 Points
    • 3rd - 4th - 10 Points
    • 5th - 8th - 5 Points
    • 9th - 16th - 3 Points
    • 17th - 64th - 1 Point

    In the event that more than one person is tied for 20th place in points, the invite(s) will go to players in the following order:
    1) Player with the highest individual finish
    2) Player that participated in the most events
    3) Player with the highest total points in Standard events
    4) Player with the highest total points Modern events

    Players that accumulate at least 100 points will receive a 2-Round Bye to the $10K event.

    Players that accumulate at least 50 points will receive a 1-Round Bye to the $10K event.

    - Prizes - 

    $1K Prize Structure - 

    • 1st - $400 + Invite to $10K Invitational
    • 2nd - $200 + Invite to $10K Invitational
    • 3rd & 4th - $100
    • 5th - 8th - $50

    LCQ Prize Structure - 

    • 1st - Invite + $200 Store Credit
    • 2nd - $100 Store Credit
    • 3rd & 4th - $50 Store Credit
    • 5th - 8th - $25 Store Credit

    $10K Prize Structure - 

    • 1st - $3,000
    • 2nd - $1,800
    • 3rd - $1,000
    • 4th - $800
    • 5th - 8th - $500
    • 9th - 16th - $75
    • 17th - 32nd - $50