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Sunsetting Planeswalker Points

April 27, 2020
Wizards of the Coast

Adapting our technology to best serve a modern framework mean some software and services must change. On May 27, 2020 we will be sunsetting Planeswalker Points and removing access to the Planeswalker Points website.

For Players

Planeswalker Points, including login using your DCI number, will be available until May 27. After that date you will no longer acquire Planeswalker Points and you will be unable to access Planeswalker Points history information.

As announced last year, byes earned through Planeswalker Points will no longer be offered for Grand Prix events.

For many players, this is going to feel like the end of an era. Comparing four-digit DCI numbers at events was something of a badge of honor—a way to show how long you've been a part of the community. We're feeling a bit nostalgic over here as well, which is part of the reason we're giving you 30-days to check out your history and rave about your winning record against your friends (or that one time you beat Luis Scott-Vargas at a MagicFest side event).

A little piece of Magic history is going away—but the future is bright and more connected across platforms.

Future in-store play and esports events, as well as other play opportunities, will require players to have a valid Wizards Account which works with the Magic: The Gathering Companion app and the upcoming new event tool for local game stores. If you already play Magic: The Gathering Arena, you already have a Wizards Account. Some Magic esports events, including events such as Grand Prix at MagicFests, will continue to use your DCI number through 2021.

As Wizards of the Coast releases new tools and platforms, you will continue to see this shift to Wizards Accounts as a single account system, so if you do not already have a Wizards Account, now is a fantastic time to sign up for one. But if you still have your DCI memorized and wear that as a badge of honor even after May 27, well, we can't say we blame you.

For Stores

The future isn't just brighter and more connected for players—stores are going to have an easier time managing events and their play community as well. Scheduling and managing in-store play tools are getting an upgrade to Wizards Eventlink. Players participating in WPN events will need a Wizards Account, and stores will be able to add and manage players using players' Wizards Accounts as well as apps such as Magic: The Gathering Companion app.

The Future

The future is going to gift us a better play experience between stores, players, and events around the world. While we can't yet gather together to play Magic, we're excited and looking forward to the day we can. In the meantime, we'll continue to elevate the technology and services we use to support Magic events around the world. And maybe throw in a brag now and then about that 4-digit DCI number.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this mean for my DCI number?

Soon, your DCI number will no longer be used for some Magic events. You will need to have a valid Wizards Account for future Magic play.

Can I link my DCI number and Planeswalker Points to my Wizards Account?

No. These accounts are separate systems and cannot be connected.

Will my Planeswalker Points history be saved?

You will be able to access your Planeswalker Points history until May 27, 2020. After that it will no longer be available.

Can I download my play history?

No, there is no download functionality for your play history. You can view your play history by logging into the Planeswalker Points website before May 27, 2020. After that date it will no longer be available.

How can I view my new play history using my Wizards Account?

Play history for events using your Wizards Account is not available. We will continue to review and update information available for your Wizards Account as our software and services change in the future.

Will I need a Wizards Account to participate in events at my local store, a MagicFest event such as a Grand Prix, or Magic esports?

Yes, however local stores and tournament organizers will be phasing out use of your DCI number. Check with your local game store to understand when they will transition to using your Wizards Account in 2020. Some Magic esports events, including events such as Grand Prix at MagicFests, will continue to use your DCI number through 2021.

If I do not have a DCI number, where do I get one before I sign up for an event that requires one?

Now, and continuing after May 27, you can sign up for a DCI number here.

If someone's DCI number is suspended can they create a new Wizards Account?

In the past we've seen suspended players attempt to circumvent the system by applying for new DCI numbers after their old number was suspended. Our process for dealing with such things will be similar. Players who attempt to circumvent their suspension and play in Magic events will face additional suspension or banning.

Who can I contact for help with my Wizards Account?

If you need assistance with your Wizards Account, please contact Customer Service.

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