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OS Magic World Cup 2022
2022-11-19 @ 10:30 – 20:00 GMT
Join us in London on Saturday 19th November 2022 for the fourth edition of the World Cup – a weekend celebrating all things great in Old School: community vibes, sweet brews, and tasty beers!
This is a three-player team tournament, held to benefit our partner charity LICK (London Inner City Kitties) – a local animal charity.
Doors open at 10.30am. The event begins at 11.30am sharp.
Format: 3-Player Team-Unified Constructed.
Rules: Swedish B&R list. Teams can split playsets between decks. All three decks on a team should combine to make one giant “legal” deck.
Reprint Policy: All non-foil reprints with the original art and frame are permitted (along with the usual art-shift errors – e.g. Plateau and Serendib Efreet in Revised). We do not allow CE/ICE, artist proofs, playtest cards, or proxies.
Entry: Pre-registration is required for this event.
An entry fee of £30 per player will be used to cover venue costs, unique Old School prizes, and swag giveaways to all players. All remaining funds after running expenses will be donated to our chosen charity. All entry fees are non-refundable.
The World Cup has a soft cap of 24 teams (72 players). In the event of a sell-out, we will try to accommodate additional players from the wait-list on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don’t have a full team yet? No problem. Let us know and we can band you up with others in the same boat. We successfully assembled several great teams in years past.
Swag: All entrants will receive unique World Cup merchandise!
Playmats: We are working an amazingly talented artist and graphic designer from the Old School community to bring you a special playmat for the event. More details to follow.
Vendors: We anticipate having vendors back at the event. More details to follow.
LICK (London Inner City Kitties) works in North-East London to care for unwanted London cats and find them loving homes, through fostering and re-homing.
Their work has become especially invaluable during the past 2.5 years, with many cats being left homeless due to the economic pressures owners face, and with many new owners benefitting from adopting a cat to bring them companionship during a difficult time of increased loneliness and anxiety. You can learn more about LICK here.
About our venue:
The World Cup will be held at Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9QZ.
The venue is a short walk from Walthamstow Central tube station, which is 15 mins from King’s Cross in Central London.
There are several nearby hotels and Airbnb options. This Travelodge hotel is a five-minute walk from the venue.
The venue has a licensed cash bar, selling a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Food will also be available throughout the day. No drinks are permitted to be brought in from outside into the venue.
The winning team receive lifelong bragging rights, joining the World Cup Hall of Fame and will take home the coveted Chris Cooper Trophy – named after the creator and first commissioner of the World Cup.
Additional prizes for the spiciest brew and best-dressed team will be awarded on the day!
Deck photos will be required to be submitted prior to the event – the method for this will be clarified in the days beforehand.
As is tradition, we will be welcoming travelling guests and locals with a special warm-up event on the Friday night, at a nearby venue. Full details and timings to follow closer to the time.
The format of the event will be a first for the Brothers of Fire – a ‘competitive’ Brothers Highlander event, using the rules of our special 100-card singleton house format.
More details can be found here.
After the main event finishes, players are welcome to stay for casual games, Ante 40K, more Brothers Highlander, and to enjoy more fantastic beers at the venue, which is open till late.
There are also many pubs and bars in the area open into the small hours. Central London, offering some of the most diverse nightlife in the world, is also just a short tube journey away.