Event Tournament Tiers
There are two tiers of tournaments: Casual and Competitive. These tiers serve to establish the expectations of the tournament. The tiers are not intended to exclude people from participating, but rather are meant to communicate the experience that players can expect from an event. Official tournaments will be categorized as one of these two tiers. Tournament Organizers of unofficial tournaments are encouraged to utilize the Casual tier, unless their tournament is specifically aimed at more competitive players.
Tournaments at this tier are welcoming to all players, regardless of experience level. The focus is on creating a fun and friendly environment where new players can learn and enjoy the game alongside long-time veterans. Open Play Nights and store championships are Casual-tier events.
Tournaments at this tier expect players to possess at least moderate knowledge and experience of the game in question. Players should be familiar with the game rules and the event regulations to a degree, and they should be prepared to exercise that knowledge to play at a reasonable pace. The focus of a Competitive-tier event is a friendly, competitive, and fair environment. Prime championships, grand championships, and other prestigious events are Competitive-tier events.