Saturday, August 3, 2013
Wizards: Gateway to Core Store Announcement!
Awesome announcement from Wizards of the Coast! Read the announcement below which was posted on Wizard's website Wednesday July, 31st!
"I'm happy to announce a new program for stores to move from Gateway to Core. Let's get started!
One of the challenges of being a gaming retailer in the Wizards Play Network is making the shift from Gateway to Core. To help Gateway stores make this transition, we're introducing a new program appropriately entitled "Gateway to Core." This program will help teach stores that offering organized play is the best way to grow your community of players and attract new Magic customers. It will also help prepare the store to begin offering Friday Night Magic. As a program intended to help newer or less experienced stores grow their understanding of organized play, it will be available exclusively to Gateway stores.
The kits provided through this program will contain materials and information to help educate Gateway retailers about the benefits of running frequent, quality events, and suggested best practices for making that happen. An introduction to Wizards Event Reporter is also provided. The Gateway-to-Core program will function similarly to the current League model, with no day-specific requirement for hosting events. Finally, the program will provide Magic token cards to be provided to players as a reward for participating in the store's organized play events.
We'll post an announcement soon, with instructions for Gateway-level stores on how to schedule Gateway to Core in Wizards Event Reporter."
For more information and to read the entire article check the link below: http://www.wizards.com/wpn/News/Article.aspx?x=2013_07_31_THELEAG