Lincoln Commander League
A competitive Commander-format league for Magic: the Gathering, meeting at HobbyTown Lincoln on Mondays at 6pm. There are prizes every week, plus more at the end of each season!
The Lincoln Commander League (LCL) will play from 6pm to 8pm every Monday at HobbyTown Lincoln in pods of three or four players, and players will earn points via attendance and victory. At the end of each League Season, top players will be awarded HobbyTown gift cards!
Date: Every Monday
- How does the league work?
We’re using a modified swiss tournament structure similar to what you’d see at any other magic tournament. Utilizing a point based system where a win = 3 points, a draw = 1 point and playing in a pod = 1 point. Standings and pairings are based on points with tie-breakers for strength of schedule and win percentage.
- How long is the league?
The league will run on Monday nights weekly for ten weeks starting June 14th, 2021. After which we’ll do a one or two-week playoff depending on league attendance throughout the season.
- Is there an entry fee?
Yes, there will be a $5.00 entry fee to play in the league each night. This will go towards supporting the store, playoffs, and also weekly prizes.
- What rules do I need to follow?
We follow the Commander RC banned list, (https://mtgcommander.net/index.php/banned-list), and do not allow proxies to be played in a league game.
- What if I can’t make it one night?
Not a big deal – you aren’t required to play each and every week. However that being said, showing up and playing weekly will get you at least 1 point so it will affect your overall standings throughout the season.
- Can I join the league mid-season?
Yes! You are free to join and play at any point in the regular season, including the playoff weeks. You may not accumulate enough points required to make the playoffs, but you are free to show up and play for a chance to win your pod and also a shot at a random prize depending on attendance.
- What can I expect on a typical night?
Show up to the store before 6:00 pm and make your way to the back register to pay your entry fee. We’ll handle pairings after everyone has paid their entry fee and then you’ll be assigned a seat in a pod based on points. Sit down and randomly determine the starting player and then resolve mulligans as necessary. Play and complete your timed match after which you’ll record your results and turn them back in. If you win your pod you’ll be rewarded and if you did not win you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a prize. Prizes will vary depending on attendance.
- How will prizes work?
We’ll distribute prizes out nightly to pod winners and then also randomly out to the people who didn’t win their pods depending on attendance. Then at the end of the ten weeks we’ll have a playoff where you’ll have a chance to win even more prizes. We’ve been able to have a sixteen player playoffs before, so that’s what we’ll try to do again if possible.
- What if I didn’t make the playoffs?
Even if you didn’t make the playoffs you can still attend and play for a chance to win a prize, along with random prizes. Also if a player in the playoffs cannot play we’ll need to replace that player, so there’s a chance if you didn’t make the playoffs you could still be playing in the playoffs. Depending on the store’s prize support, we might also have standard prize packs to distribute as well though that’s to be determined later.