Thursday, December 4, 2008

Magic The Gathering Worlds 2008

The 2008 Magic: The Gathering World Championships is the culmination of the Magic year. Players from more than 50 countries will come together in Memphis, Tennessee for the pinnacle of international Magic competition. National Champions, Pro Tour winners, the highest-ranked DCI players, and more will square off to earn the coveted title of "World Champion."

Worlds also features the best public events of the season, topped by a series of gold-themed tournaments culminating in a top prize of $10,000 in 14k gold. There's also a slew of attractions inside the hall such as A Planeswalker's Journey through Worlds, artist signings, fan activities, game shows, trading, and much more for every type of Magic player.

The 2008 World Championships will be held December 11-14 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Tournament Information

The 2008 World Championships is a four-day event featuring Standard, Shards of Alara Booster Draft, Extended, and National Team Three-Person Team Constructed.

The Player Party and Registration will take place at Graceland on Wednesday, December 10 (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.). For more information, click here.

  • Format and Schedule
  • Prize Payout
  • Invitation List
  • Graceland Player Party and Registration Information

  • Tournament Location

    Memphis Cook Convention Center
    255 North Main
    Memphis, TN 38103

    Hall Hours

    Thursday, December 11: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m
    Friday, December 12: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m
    Saturday, December 13: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m
    Sunday, December 14: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m

    Hotel Information

  • Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel (connected to the Convention Center): 901-527-7300
  • Wyndham Garden Hotel (two blocks away): 300 N. Second Street, 901-525-1800 230
  • SpringHill Suites (three blocks away): 21 N. Main Street, 901-522-2100 102 Sleep Inn
  • Court Square (three blocks away): 40 N. Front Street, 901-522-9700 124
  • Comfort Inn Downtown (three blocks away): 100 N. Front Street, 901-526-0583

  • More hotel information is available on the Memphis Cook Convention Center website.


    Wizards of the Coast has made arrangements with a shuttle service to facilitate transportation between Memphis International Airport and the downtown area. Calling to book pick-up 24 hours in advance is advised for departure. All anyone has to do is let the driver know you are with the "Wizards of the Coast" group.

    Round trip = $20