Road to Nationals 2024

23rd Jan 2024

The road to greatness lies ahead of you. Take up the challenge, climb to the top, and you could be on your way to the 2024 National Championships!

More than 400 Road to Nationals events are taking place worldwide from February 17th to March 10th, featuring a mix of Classic Constructed and Heavy Hitters Booster Draft!

Road to Nationals are open to all players, with National Championship qualifications for players who make the Top 4, along with a range of other exciting prizes on the line.

Sign up now to enter the arena and claim gold and glory!

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Dates: February 17th to March 10th, 2024

Format: Classic Constructed or Heavy Hitters Booster Draft

Eligibility: Open Entry

Rules Enforcement Level (REL): Competitive


Prize Distribution
2024 National Championship Qualification Awarded to the Top 4 players
1x Random Drop Gold Foil Card (Common or Rare or Majestic) Awarded to the winner
8x Rainbow Foil Hero Cards (2x Rhinar, Reckless Rampage, 3x Olympia, Prized Fighter, 3x Victor Goldmane, High and Mighty) Awarded (at random) to the Top 8 players
2x Heavy Hitters playmats Awarded to the 1st and 2nd placed players

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Can I qualify in another country for Nationals?

You can qualify by playing in a Road to Nationals event in any country, but you can only play in the National Championship of the country you are registered to, and can only play in one National Championship.

Can I play in more than one Road to Nationals if I'm already qualified from a previous event?

Yes, you are allowed to play in multiple events, even if you're already qualified.

If I qualify more than once does it pass down or can I give it to a friend?

These do not pass down and can not be given to another player.

My GEM Account has the wrong country listed. How do I get this changed?

You can write to and provide an explanation of the situation and why a change is needed. The team will consider each request on a case-by-case basis.

When will details of the National Championships be announced?

We will announce more information on the 2024 National Championships in the coming months once all details have been confirmed.

National Championship Qualification

Invite Only National Championships will consist of players who have earned an invite through Road to Nationals, PTI redemption, and the top ranked players on the combined ELO leaderboards for that country (Classic Constructed and Limited), up to the event cap. Invited players do not need to pay for entry.

Open Entry National Championships can be entered by any player registered in that country by purchasing a ticket. Players who qualify through Road to Nationals or ELO ranking will receive free entry.

Below are the event caps and qualification details for each country:

Countries Event Type Cap Qualification
United States Invite Only 600 Road to Nationals, ELO, PTI
Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom Invite Only 160 Road to Nationals, ELO, PTI
France, Poland, Singapore, New Zealand Invite Only 128 Road to Nationals, ELO, PTI
Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil Invite Only 96 Road to Nationals, ELO, PTI
Denmark, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand Open Entry 64 Road to Nationals, ELO
Austria, Czechia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Romania Open Entry 32 Road to Nationals, ELO
Bulgaria, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Vietnam, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Luxembourg Open Entry 24 Road to Nationals, ELO

The cut off for ELO rankings is April 2nd, 2024 with the full invited player list posted on April 3rd. The United States National Championship will take place on June 14th-16th, and the rest of the world between June 21th to July 7th, 2024. More event details will be published in the coming weeks.

Why have we changed the qualification method? Simply put, we decided it was time to reevaluate the way players can qualify for National Championships, bringing it more in line with ELO rankings, rather than XP. We hope this will foster a healthy competitive drive at Road to Nationals and Pro Play events, while also maintaining a fun and casual environment for Armory Events throughout the season. XP will not have a broad impact on Pro Play following Pro Tour: Los Angeles, but may still be used as a qualification tool from time to time in newer regions. In the future there will be social achievements attached to XP, and it will continue to be accrued and displayed in your Player Profile. We look forward to sharing more details around XP later this year.

Enter the Arena

A special Deathmatch Arena leaderboard will track the progress of the six heroes from Heavy Hitters as they battle it out in eligible Heavy Hitters limited format events. The hero that sits atop of the leaderboard at the conclusion of Pro Quest Season 5 (May 5th) will be declared the Champion of the Deathmatch Arena, and will have their triumph immortalized on a special prize card that will be shipped* to each player who won an event that contributed points to the winning hero's leaderboard total! Players who win multiple events with the Champion hero will receive multiple prize cards.

*to be eligible to receive this prize card, your postal address must be saved in your GEM player account on or before May 5th, 2024. Prize cards will ship in the second half of 2024.