Swiss Unity League: Guide for Players
The Swiss Unity League (SUL) is a collaborative league in 2023
between various Magic tournament organizers in Switzerland with an end
of year 2-day invitational tournament with 3.5k+ Prizes.
Any organizer can register their tournament for the league to make it
award Qualification Points (QPs). Players need to collect these QPs in
order to qualify for the invitational tournament.
- 11 April:
- End of season is reduced by 1 week.
- Revocation Cardmarket coupons
- Top 8/Playoffs clarification
SUL Invitational 18-19.11.2023
3.5k Prize Pool
- 1st: 1000 €*
- 2nd: 500 €*
- 3rd/4th: 350 €*
- 5th-8th: 250 €*
- 9th-12th 75 €*
*The prizes will be awarded in the form of Cardmarket
In March 2023 Cardmarket announced the revocation of Cardmarket coupons. We're currently
working on a solution with Cardmarket, so that we can still hand out coupons as prizes.
How to Qualify
The season for the SUL will run from 1st of January 2023 to 31st of
October 2023. During that time all tournaments participating at SUL
will award Qualification Points (QPs). The top 32
that earned the most QPs are qualified at the end of
Location: To be announced
Entry: Free, but only qualified players can participate.
- Day 1:
- 5 Rounds of Modern
- 3 Rounds of Draft
- Day 2:
- 3 Rounds of Modern
- 3 Rounds of Draft
- Top 8 Modern
How to participate
Tell your local tournament organizer (TO) about our league and show them the Guide for Organizers
page! Your TO will then register their local events for the league so you can start collecting Qualification Points at those events.
Players can earn Qualification Points (QPs) at all tournaments
participating in the league. QPs are awarded in the following three
- Match Points: A player receives QPs equal
to the match points they earned during the swiss rounds of
the tournament. (E.g. A record of 3-1-1 in swiss rounds awards 10
- Participation: A player receives 3 QPs just for
participating at the event.
- Playoffs: The top 8/12/16 players receive extra QPs (explained later).
There are 3 types of tournaments (SUL Regular, Regional, and Premier).
Your local tournament organizer will assign one of these 3 types to each
tournament they organize. Depending on the type of tournament, a different
number of QPs will be awarded to the participants.
All normal events (weekly, FNM, Prerelease) at your local store or
association are SUL Regular events.
SUL Regional events are medium-sized events for which people travel
all around your canton to attend them. For each format your local
tournament organizers can organize one of these events per month
(1 Modern, 1 Limited, 1 Standard, etc. per month). SUL Regional events
can be with or without a top 8.
SUL Premier events are meant to be huge tournaments for which people
travel all around Switzerland. To make those events feel special and
exciting your local tournament organizer can only host up to 2 of these
events per year.
Each of the 3 tournament types has a different multiplier that
increases the number of Qualification Points the players earn. SUL
Regular events have a multiplier of 1x, SUL Regional 4x, and SUL Premier
6x. The QPs earned for match points and participation (but not for
playoffs) are multiplied with the given multiplier for the
||for each format 1x per month
||2x per year
Over the course of the season a player can earn a maximum of 500 QPs
with all SUL Regular events
combined, further points will be ignored.
With SUL Regional and Premier events a player can earn an unlimited amount of points.
Qualification Points with Playoffs
Events with playoffs award additional Qualification Points according to the schema below.
For SUL Premier events running a top 8 is mandatory.
For SUL Regional events the tournament organizer can decide if they wish to run their
event with playoffs or not (top 4 or top 8 depends on the number of players).
The QPs for 9th-12th and 13th-16th are only awarded if the tournament
has more than 32 or 48 participants.
Chandra plays a SUL Premier event (multiplier 6x) at her local gaming
store with 41 participants. During the 5 Swiss rounds she
manages to get 3 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw (10 match points).
She places 11th in the overall ranking. Therefore she receives 60 QPs
(6x10) for the match points, 18 QPs (6x3) just for participating. Since the
event has more than 32 players, she receives an additional 75 QPs for placing 11th.
With this event she earns a grand total of 153 QPs.
The best performing players at the league are awarded byes (free wins
in the first rounds) for the invitational tournament at the end of the
year. A player can have at maximum 2 byes, further byes will be ignored.
Players can earn byes in the following ways:
- The top 5 players (with the most QPs) will be awarded 1 bye.
- The player of the year (top 1 with the most QPs) will be awarded 2 byes.
- SUL Premier events with more than 128 participants award 2 byes to the winner of the tournament.
How do we finance this ?
In addition to sponsorships, tournament organizers will pay a small
fee for each participant of the Regional and Premier events they
organize. For detailed information, see
Guide for Organizers