Tiny Leaders League – Sundays, noon, Franklin

Tiny Leaders is a hot new Commander-style format. 50 cards, 3 mana cost or less, 1v1 with its own banned list. Build cool Legacy-style commander decks, play for fun in a league. Hosted by the Milwaukee chapter of Tiny Leaders, weekly on Sunday at Game Universe Franklin.

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Find out more at the Tiny Leaders official website and the Milwaukee Facebook page and right on Game-Universe.com

Format, Prizes and so on.

League format – prizes determined by participation, not standings. Actual method of pairing may vary from week to week, but you can be sure of getting in some good games.

$5 entry per week, show up any time between noon and 4 pm

Week 1 $3 toward singles
Week 2 $4 toward singles
Week 3 1 booster + 1 promo
Week 4 $12 store credit, 1 promo


Prizes will be awarded individually, based on attendance, so the formats can focus on fun games.

Sealed GPT Charlotte and Nexus Game Fair Qualifier, April 11

Join us for our Magic: the Gathering Sealed GPT and qualifier for the Nexus Game Fair Open at Game Universe Brookfield.

Registration is at 11 am, and the event starts at noon on April 11th, 2015. We will run Swiss rounds, followed by a top-4 or top 8 single elimination cut depending on attendance. Entry is $35.

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Prizes

We will provide a spread of booster packs as prizes, with at least 35% of all prizes going to 1st place, or an amount of store credit according to the following pattern:

The prize pool will be incremented according to attendance. 8 Players: $100, 12 players: $150, 16 players: $200, etc. Prizes will be in booster packs or store credit, based on attendance, with promos and additional support added according to attendees.

1st place will receive a bye to the $1k event of their choice at Nexus Game Fair AND 2 byes for GP Charlotte 2015.

Sealed pool registration will be required. We will provide lists to all participants. Seating is limited to 48, so pre-registration is recommended.

The format will be a Sealed for GPT Charlotte 2015.

2nd Nexus Open Qualifier

Game Universe Menomonee Falls
March 7
Modern Constructed
$20 entry

Join us for our second Magic: the Gathering Modern Constructed qualifier for the Milwaukee Open at Nexus Game Fair. Registration is at 11 am, and the event starts at noon on March 7, 2015. We will run Swiss rounds, followed by a top-4 or top 8 single elimination cut depending on attendance.

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Prizes

We will provide a spread of booster packs as prizes, with at least 35% of all prizes going to 1st place, or an amount of store credit according to the following pattern:

  • The prize pool will be incremented by $100 every 4 players. For exmaple: 8 Players: $200, 12 players: $300, 16 players: $400, etc.

1st place will receive a bye to the $1k event of their choice at Nexus Game Fair.

Decklists will be required for this event. Please download and fill out a decklist in advance.

Our next Nexus Open Qualifier will be April 11 in Brookfield. The format will be a Sealed for GPT Charlotte 2015.

Dragons of Tarkir pre-releases, March 21 & 22

Join Game Universe on March 21 & 22 for our series of Dragons of Tarkir pre-release events. We are also pleased to announce that our premium, limited seating pre-release format will return, with the Franklin Premium Midnight Tournament.

All events except the midnight, premium, and buffet are $30 if you pre-register, or $35 at the door. Midnight events are $40. The Franklin Saturday Buffet is $35 if you pre-register or $40 at the door. The Premium tournament is $50, limited to the first 16 players to register. All prize payouts are by record. Each event has a minimum of 2 packs per player in the prize pool, many have higher prizes and are therefore more competitive.

Franklin Premium $1k Midnight Pre-release

This event is limited to pre-registered players only. No at-the-door registration.

This event is limited to the first 16 players to sign up. Food is included. The atmosphere of this event is geared to players that enjoy a casual atmosphere, but like to feel that they’re “really playing for something.”

  • All players will receive 1 playmat and 1 deckbox
  • Additionally, one lucky player will take home a set of 1 of each Zendikar Basic Full Art land (1 of each art), valued at over $100.
  • We will play 3 rounds.
  • After 3 rounds, all 3-0 players will win 1 booster box.
  • Players with a 2-1 record will receive $16 of store credit.
  • All other players will receive 2 booster packs
  • Pizza will also be provided for free, drinks are available for purchase.

The prize, food and drawing value for this event is over $1000. Because of the need to order food in advance, only those who pre-register will be admitted to this event. Unlike most of our events, spectators are not admitted to this event. Prizes are subject to change based on attendance. Giveaways, food and fun are not.

Event Schedule by Location

Menomonee Falls – Saturday, March 21

MIDNIGHT – SEALED – $40 / $45 ATD : Double prizes, 1 case+ payout typical
NOON – SEALED – $30 / $35 ATD : 1 free playmat for each participant
6 PM – SEALED – $30 / $35 ATD

Brookfield – Sunday, March 22

NOON – SEALED – $30 / $35 ATD
5 PM – 2-HEADED GIANT – $30 / $35 ATD

Franklin – Saturday, March 21

Saturday

MIDNIGHT – PREMIUM – $50 : Meal included, 16-person seating limit

9 AM – EARLY BIRD SEALED – $30 / $35 ATD : Each round will have a drawing for 1 sealed promo booster pack from Fate Reforged OR an Ugin pack, while supplies last.
1 PM – BUFFET INCLUDED – $35 / $40 ATD : All-you-can eat buffet included with event. Additional prizes
6 PM – 2-HEADED GIANT – $30 / $35 ATD

Anyone who plays in a pre-release will receive a voucher for a $99.99 Dragons of Tarkir booster box on release day.

Nexus Milwaukee Open Magic Qualifier, Feb 21

Game Universe Brookfield
February 21
Standard Constructed
$20 entry

Join us for our first Magic: the Gathering Standard Constructed qualifier for the Milwaukee Open at Nexus Game Fair. Registration is at 11 am, and the event starts at noon on Feb 21, 2015. We will run Swiss rounds, followed by a top-4 or top 8 single elimination cut depending on attendance.

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Prizes

We will provide a spread of standard-legal Fetch Lands as prizes, with at least 35% of all fetch lands going to 1st place, or an amount of store credit according to the following pattern:

  • The prize pool will be incremented by $100 every 4 players. For exmaple: 8 Players: $200, 12 players: $300, 16 players: $400, etc.
  • In fetch lands, using values as of this writing, this would be: 8 players: 13 fetches, 12 players: 19 fetches, 16 players: 25 fetches.

1st place will receive a bye to the $1k event of their choice at Nexus Game Fair.

Decklists will be required for this event. Please download and fill out a decklist in advance.

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Nexus $3k Magic Milwaukee Open series

Join Game Universe as we host the first annual Nexus $3k Magic Milwaukee Open series. We will host a series of qualifying events for the Nexus $3k Invitation Series at Nexus Game Fair, June 25-28. All events in this series will earn a bye for the winner, in addition to other great prizes.

Feb 21, Brookfield, Standard Constructed, $20
March 7, Menomonee Falls, Modern Constructed, $20
April 11, Brookfield, Sealed, $35 – [GPT Charlotte 2015]
April 25, Franklin, Booster Draft, $20
May 16, Menomonee Falls, Standard Constructed $20 – [PPTQ Milwaukee]

Sample Prize structure for Constructed
— 8 Players: $200, 12 players: $300, 16 players: $400, etc.
Sample Prize Structure for Limited
8 Players: $100, 12 players: $150, 16 players: $200, etc.
Prizes will be in store credit, singles or other product as announced at the event.

In addition to other great prizes, each event will carry a 1st round bye at one of the Nexus Game Fair’s three $1k events. These events will be held June 25-28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel right here in Milwaukee.

Nexus Game Fair is the premier Milwaukee summer gaming experience, hosted and sponsored by local WI and IL stores like Game Universe.