Alpha Games is excited to host a Commander League as one of our premiere recurring events! The format is simple enough where you play in as many games as you want for the month with prizes handed out at the end of the month, but there are still plenty of details so here’s how it all works.
Our Commander League runs in seasons. Any sanctioned Commander League event you play in at our store during a season enters you into that season, with chances to win prizes at the end of the season. Seasons are run by calendar months. Any prize points you earn during a season are for that season only. After the last Commander League event of the month is held then that season officially ends and prizes for that season are handed out. Your prize points are then cleared out to zero again and the next season begins! The more prize points you earn in a season, the higher you’ll rank in placement.
Unless scheduled otherwise on our store calendar, Commander League events are held on the following days and times:
Fridays Store Hours: 6PM to 10PM
7:00PM Start - Commander League Round #1
8:30PM Start - Commander League Round #2
Sundays Store Hours: 1PM to 5PM
2:00PM Start - Commander League Round #1
3:30PM Start - Commander League Round #2
Each event is flexible in that you can show up for both rounds of an event or just one. The entry fee is $5 regardless. Each round of an event is then treated as a separate game, so you can play a different deck for each round if you like.
Our Friday events are a little bit more special in that they are official Friday Night Magic events, meaning you have the chance to win FNM promo cards during those Friday night events you attend! Unlike the prizes given out at the end of the month, these FNM promos will be handed out immediately based on your placement in the night’s event only.
The following rules and details also apply:
Prize points are accumulated after each round based on the following:
Brawl decks are welcomed as well! If you want to bring a Brawl deck to play in the Commander League then you will be matched up against other Brawl decks as player attendance permits, otherwise we’ll still run games with Brawl and Commander decks mixed in the same pod. If a pod runs with only Brawl decks, then all appropriate Brawl format rules will apply for that game (such as starting at 30 life).