The Epic Digital Tournament System

Bug Info

Players should work around any bugs. We will announce any confirmed bugs that may affect the outcome of your games in this section. If you encounter a bug, whether it’s reported in this section or not, timers and scores will not be adjusted. If your game freezes or you are unable to proceed for any reason, close and restart the app.

As of January 25, 2020, there are no confirmed bugs in the latest version of the app.

Tournament Structure

  • If there are fewer than 4 players, the tournament will be canceled.
  • If there are exactly 4 players, the tournament will consist of 2 elimination rounds, each with 1-game matches.
  • If there are exactly 8 players, the tournament will consist of 3 elimination rounds, each with 1-game matches.
  • For any other number of players, the tournament will consist of a Swiss bracket with 1-game matches, followed by an elimination bracket with 1-game matches. The number of Swiss rounds and the size of the elimination bracket will vary based on the total number of players.

Procedures

To participate, players must register using the app. Registration for Epic Digital Monthly Championships opens a few weeks before each event. For other events, registration usually starts 12 minutes before each event. Registration ends 2 minutes before each event. If the format is constructed, players must select a valid deck upon registration (the Full Constructed Ban List will be enforced).

The tournament system works as follows:

  1. Within 20 minutes before the event, check this page for current bug info.
  2. Within 20 minutes before the event, Update to the latest version of the app.
  3. Sign in to the app.
  4. Click “Play Online”.
  5. Click the tournaments button (, the bracket icon in the upper-right corner).
  6. Click the tournament you’d like to play.
  7. Click the Register button at the bottom center of the screen. If the format is constructed, you’ll be prompted to select your deck.
  8. Verify that your name appears in the list of registered players. If not, go back to #6.
  9. Wait until the event timer counts down to 0.
  10. You will receive a “Round Started” notification. Pairings are generated, in-game timers start ticking, and players may begin.
  11. In the “Rounds Info” popup, click the play button to open your game. You may also open your game from the online lobby of the tournament screen.
  12. Play your game. The games are timed. Each player has their own timer with 25 minutes on it. If your timer reaches 0, you lose that game. If it’s your turn to make a move and you don’t for 4 whole minutes, a separate move timer will appear in red and count down for an additional 1 minute. If you don’t make a move by then, you lose.
  13. When your game ends, you’ll be presented with a win/loss screen. Click anywhere to return to the Tournaments Table screen.
  14. When all games in the current round are completed, you will receive a “Round completed” notification in the app. Then, the next round will start after 2 minutes, whether you’re ready or not. You will also receive a “Round starts in 1 minute” notification in the app. Then, the next round will start after 1 minute.
  15. Repeat steps #10 to #14 until you are eliminated or the tournament ends.

Draft Notes

In Draft events, each player will receive their own 5-minute timer during the draft portion and 25-minute timers during the gameplay portion. If a player times out during the draft portion, the match will count as a bye for their opponent.

FAQ

What are the tiebreakers?

In Swiss brackets, ties are broken using the first non-equal item in this ordered list: most points, most games won as first player, most opponent points, most seconds left, and fewest byes.

Can I view decklists?

Constructed decklists can be viewed in the app via the tournament screen after an event ends for a limited period of time. For Epic Digital Monthly Championships, decklists will be available for approximately one month. At this time, we cannot display draft decks, nor which cards were discarded in Random 60 (pick 30) decklists.


Note: All prizes and tournament structures are subject to change at the sole discretion of White Wizard Games.