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Magic: The Gathering« Blows through Chicago with the Crowning of 2008’s US National Champion and Prizes Totaling $20,000

A Whirlwind Celebration of Magical Proportions Comes to Chicago with the US’ Best Pro Players


WHAT:  Wizards of the Coast will host its premier Magic: The Gathering US Nationals tournament in Chicago, IL Aug 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The next US national champion will not only go home with $5,000, but they will also represent the US against national champions from all around the world during 2008’s World Championships this December in Memphis, TN.


               The Top 3 players receive invitations to the 2008 World Championships and will also be representatives of the US for the team championships. The US National team will compete for the World title against national champions from more than 64 countries around the globe.


               Local Magic™ players and fans can easily get in on the action by competing for thousands of dollars worth of prizes at public events taking place throughout the weekend, including invitations and airfare to Pro Tour-Berlin, a laptop, an iPod Touch, and canvas Magic art prints. Additional events taking place during the weekend include Super Friday Night Magic™, learn to play demos, artist signings, card dealers, open play areas and card trading with hundreds of other Magic fans.


WHERE:   Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

               Tournament Hall: Grand Ballroom

               2301 S Lake Shore Dr.

               Chicago, IL 60616


               (312) 791-7000

WHEN:    August 1-3, 2008

            Last-chance qualifier grinders will take place July 31 at 10 a.m.

               Click here for more information on US Nationals 2008




  • Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering
  • Wizards of the Coast executives
  • Past Pro Tour winners and Magic: The Gathering professional players – before, during and post weekend events
  • Premier store owners and guests



  • Photos of official winner announcement
  • Fans and Pro Players of Magic: The Gathering playing the game in the tournament setting 




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