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2017-18 Premier Play Leaderboard

November 01, 2018
Wizards of the Coast

The 2017-18 premier play leaderboard showcases the top-ranked players, with ranking determined by Professional Points, in the 2017-18 premier play season. Premier play events include Grand Prix, Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, and the World Championship. For Grand Prix, the best six finishes are counted towards seasonal Pro Points. Those six best finishes are displayed on this leaderboard, and are labeled "GP1" to "GP6" in order of best finish at a Grand Prix.

The player with the most Pro Points over the course of a season is identified as the season's Player of the Year. The players with the most Pro Points over the course of a season within their geo-region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America) will be identified as their geo-region's champion for the season.

In addition, the points listed below are the Professional Points totals that will be used to determine Pro Players Club levels for and invitations to top tournaments.*

*Pro Point-based invitations for the 2018 World Championship will be based on Professional Point totals in the 2017-18 Professional Points season through August 5, 2018 (not the entire season). Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and World Magic Cup invitations will be determined at he conclusion of the 2017-18 season after September 16, 2018.

The explanation for what each column refers to is as follows:

  • Nationality: The player's nationality. This is used to determine team captains for the 2018 World Magic Cup.
  • GeoRegion: The player's geo-region. This is used to determine the geo-regional champions that are invited to the 2018 Magic: The Gathering World Championship.
  • Total Points: The total number of Pro Points that a player has earned this season, factoring in Pro Points earned at Pro Tours, the World Magic Cup, the World Championship, and a player's best six Grand Prix finishes.
  • PT Top 8s: The number of Pro Tour Top 8s that player has earned this season.
  • Most PT Match Pts: The most number of match points that a player has earned in any one Pro Tour this season. Match points are awarded after each match a competitor plays. 3 match points are awarded for a win. 1 match point is awarded for a draw. 0 match points are awarded for a loss. Please note that match points are still awarded in playoff rounds.
  • GP Top 8s: The number of Grand Prix Top 8s that player has earned this season.
  • Most GP Match Pts: The most number of match points that a player has earned in any one Grand Prix this season. Match points are awarded after each match a competitor plays. 3 match points are awarded for a win. 1 match point is awarded for a draw. 0 match points are awarded for a loss. Please note that match points are still awarded in playoff rounds.
  • GP Cap Total Points: The number of Pro Points earned in a player's best six Grand Prix finishes. This total is factored into a player's total points.
  • GP1 to GP6: The Pro Points earned at a player's best six Grand Prix finishes.

Some rows on this leaderboard do not currently have a name associated with them. Information on this issue was explained in the following article. If you believe you are affected by this, follow the instructions in that article regarding your Wizards Account as soon as possible. Thanks for your cooperation!

Updated: November 1, 2018

Luis Salvatto is the 2017-18 Player of the Year, defeating Seth Manfield in the Player of the Year Playoff held at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica.

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