ProQuest Q2 2022 - Retailer FAQ

24th Mar 2022 Organized Play Team

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What are ProQuest events?

Pro-quest provides players with a qualification to the Pro Tour Lille 2022 and the chance to win exclusive prizes.

What are the Formats for ProQuest Season 2?

Classic Constructed is the format for this season.

Entry fee?

The entry fee can be set at your discretion.

Can I add prizes to the prize pool?

Stores are free to add any additional prize support they deem necessary.

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Season Dates

What are the season dates?

14th of May - 5th of June 2022.

Is there any flexibility on the event dates?

Events must be run in this window. If stores cannot run the event during this time the event MUST be cancelled and the Prize Kit MUST be returned to your distributor.

How will I know if my store is selected for ProQuest?

Stores will receive an email to confirm and the option for ProQuest will appear in GEM when creating a new event. With only a limited number of events per ProQuest season, we do look to rotate these events amongst a range of great stores, so if you were invited to host last season and aren’t on the list this season then don’t worry - there will be more top level in store events coming through the rest of 2022!

Prize Kits - ProQuest Season 2

1x Random Drop Gold Cold Foil card. Please note, stores can NOT open the Random Drop Gold Cold Foil. This is a prize for the event's winner to open.

  • 1x Dragon Shield OP display (10x 100ct sleeves) - Fyendal's Spring Tunic Limited Edition Sleeves (Top 8 + 2 Judge or door prize)

ProQuest Season 2 Prize Kit (update)

Judge Support

ProQuest Judge support

  • 6x Wartune Herald Extended Art Rainbow Foil Judge promos
    2 x Fyendal's Spring Tunic Dragon Shield Limited Edition Sleeves
    Please note: If your event does not have 2 judges the excess sleeves and Wartune Herald Extended Art Rainbow Foil Judge promos can be awarded as door prizes

Do judges get shirts for this event?

Official LSS judge shirts are not a requirement for in-store events.

Do the top players qualify for any other events?

The winner of each ProQuest season 2 event qualifies for Pro Tour Lille. This qualification is not transferable to another player or another Pro Tour.

Where will we receive our prize kit from?

The prize kit will be supplied by your distributor. These kits will be shipped from your distributor.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

At the conclusion of swiss rounds the top eight players should be provided with the Dragon Shield Limited Edition Sleeves.

At the conclusion of Top 8, first place is awarded the random drop Gold Cold Foil prize card.

There is no physical Pro Tour invitation. Completing your event in GEM will provide LSS with the winner's details and therefore qualify that player for Pro Tour Lille. LSS will publish ProTour invites to Fabtcg.com after the end of the season.

The ProTour invite is awarded to the winner of each event (or the losing finalist if the winner has already qualified via another in-store ProQuest event).

Event Structure

Are decklists required?

Decklists are mandatory for these events, you can find the Deck Registration Sheets here

Is there a minimum number of players to run this event?

ProQuest events need a minimum of 8 players to run. If an event runs with less than seven players it will not provide an invite and the store will lose the right to host an event of this level in the future.

Is there a maximum number of players?

No. You are welcome to set an attendance cap on your event.

How long should I budget for ProQuest?

For ProQuest, we recommend 55-minute rounds. This allows players 5 minutes to present their decks and 50 minutes to play their match.

Rounds and Top Cut

Rounds and Top Cut
Players Swiss Rounds Top Cut
8 3 None
9-16 4 Top 4/Top 8 (TO's discretion)
17- 32 5 Top 8
33-64 6 Top 8
64 - 128 7 Top 8

Can players who are already qualified for the Pro Tour (such as by winning another ProQuest) play in my store’s event?

Yes, players who are already qualified for the Pro Tour can participate in ProQuest events. However, there is no additional benefit to a player from qualifying for the same Pro Tour multiple times. If a player who is already qualified through ProQuest wins the event then the qualification will pass down to the other finalist. The pass down does not go any further than the other finalist.

Can I run this event at a location that is not my store?

ProQuest events can be run at alternate locations. However, location descriptions need to be entered when you create the event in GEM.

Can store staff play in these events?

The Tournament Organizer and Judges cannot play in the event. Store staff that are not involved in the administration of the event are allowed.

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Judges & Rules Enforcement

Please be aware that the Comprehensive Rules 2.0 are now in effect. You can find a copy of the updated rules document here

What level of rules enforcement is ProQuest run at?

Casual level of rules enforcement. Please check here for more information, Rules & Policy

Will I need a Judge for this event?

ProQuest events MUST have a Level 1 or higher judge. The Judge program has qualified over 600 Judges through 2021/22. Judges are available to assist with your event.

How do I find a Judge for my event?

The Judge community has come together to assist stores in finding a Judge. Follow this link to assist in getting a Judge for your event, Flesh and Blood Judge Finding Form.

If you are unable to find a judge in your area please contact the team at op@fabtcg.com and we can arrange testing for a candidate of your nomination. Please include the nominee’s name, email address and GEM ID.

Coverage

As with previous event series, we are collecting information from stores for feature articles on our website. This season, all compulsory information is being collected via GEM and the new Hero Assignment feature, you can find more information on this here: ProQuest - Hero Assignment

All coverage information is being collected via a ProQuest Season Two - Coverage Form.

We're primarily looking for:

Top 8 decklists - photo of the winner & Top 8 - General event photos - Hero breakdowns - Stories of players, matches, or the day

Please note we cannot feature every store that provides coverage information, but we greatly appreciate any and all information stores can provide for our coverage pieces. We look forward to hearing your stories! If you have any questions about the form or want to submit additional information, please email the team at coverage@fabtcg.com.

Covid Procedures

ProQuest events may be impacted by current Covid measures worldwide. Please check out our Event policy here:

ProQuest Season 2 - Covid Procedure

Email Updates

ProQuest Season 2 - Email Updates