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Last updated April 25, 2016

MTG Grand Prix Minneapolis - Live Streaming Coverage

GGsLive wants fans see as much live MTG coverage as possible. With community support, we can have a live stream of GP Minneapolis.

MTG Grand Prix Minneapolis - Live Streaming Coverage

GGsLive wants fans see as much live MTG coverage as possible. With community support, we can have a live stream of GP Minneapolis.

$821
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 25 2016 4:45 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 25, 2016

About

Make sure to check out the FAQ at the bottom of the project page!

On May 27-29, Magic Players from near and far will assemble for Grand Prix Minneapolis.  This is a Standard format Magic: the Gathering tournament with $10,000 going to the winner.  GGsLive.com wants to Stream the feature matches from this tournament live, round-by-round from beginning to end.  

If this project is funded, you will be able to watch live as your favorite Magic Pros battle though 15 rounds of play culminating to the 3 round single elimination portion to crown a winner.  The stream will be on our Twitch channel starting with round one on Saturday morning.

At the conclusion of the show, we will roll credits acknowledging everyone whose hard work made the show possible...and we will thank our backers!  We have lots of interesting ways you can feel included in the success of the broadcast.

Also...there is swag!

This playmat is available now only to backers of this project. 

Kickstarter exclusive
Kickstarter exclusive

Also available along side this playmat is the official Grand Prix Minneapolis playmat.

GP attendee playmat.  Art by Victor Adame Minguez
GP attendee playmat. Art by Victor Adame Minguez

Here's who will be calling the action:

Pro Tour Commentator Marshall Sutcliffe
Pro Tour Commentator Marshall Sutcliffe
Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall
Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall
Pro Tour Hall of Famer Eric Froehlich
Pro Tour Hall of Famer Eric Froehlich

Funds exceeding our goal will allow us to bring more staff and allow for interesting and exciting stretch goals.  There will also be a stretch goal that will guarantee funding for a future crowdfunded live stream.  

Now for those of you around the world who make it to Minneapolis for this Grand Prix, this project is your opportunity experience the event and be involved in making it happen. 

So take a look at the rewards, find a level you like, and let's make it so we can watch good games live from Minneapolis!

Risks and challenges

Anyone that has ever tried to provide live streaming at any level knows that it isn't easy. There are many moving parts and elements that can be out of your control. GGs Live has been providing this service since 2009 and we've seen just about all that can throw a wrench into a live production of this caliber.

Incorporating backers into the production is brand new for any event like this. Collecting and preparing pictures and videos from fans will not be an easy task. The live Skype session for the Viewing Party level will also prove challenging. Integrating a live Skype session as well as providing remote support to the backer's location are both functionalities never needed at these shows.

We feel these will be successful. We can't promise perfection, but the results will be positive.

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Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, and their logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC. © 2016 Wizards. All rights reserved. GGsLive.com is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by Wizards of the Coast LLC. MAGIC: THE GATHERING® is a trademark[s] of Wizards of the Coast. For more information about Wizards of the Coast or any of Wizards' trademarks or other intellectual property, please visit their website at (www.wizards.com).

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    THANK YOU
    A hardy "Thank you", Backer Updates, and your name listed on ggslive.com

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    YOUR NAME
    Your name listed in end credits of the broadcast on Sunday. (Name is subject to approval) Includes "THANK YOU" Rewards

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    YOUR PICTURE
    Your name and picture displayed during end credits of the broadcast on Sunday. (Picture subject to approval)
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    YOUR VIDEO
    Your 7 sec "vine" style video shown during end credits of the broadcast on Sunday. (Video will be shown without sound and is subject to approval)
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    THE PLAYMAT
    You get a special playmat commemorating your support of this project.
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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    THE SWAG BAG
    Receive the following items identical to those given to GP participants:
    Exclusive Grand Prix Playmat with art by Vince Adame
    Score Pad & Pen
    Includes "YOUR NAME" Rewards

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    BACKER SPOTLIGHT
    Your name or business name and image shown between rounds during our Backer Spotlight segments. (Name and image subject to approval)
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    VIP PACKAGE (Gets Both Playmats)
    Receive the following items identical to those given to GP VIPs:
    Exclusive Grand Prix Playmat with art by Victor Adame
    Score Pad & Pen
    Deck Box
    Drawstring Bag
    VIP Lanyard and Badge
    Water Bottle
    Includes "THE PLAYMAT" Rewards

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    THE SIGNED PLAYMAT
    Get a GP playmat signed by all the members of the coverage team, the head judge of the event and the GP Champion
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    DINNER AND DRAFT W/ COVERAGE
    On May 27, 2016, you get to participate in a Friday night draft with members of the coverage team. Then we will treat you to dinner in Minneapolis You arrange transportation and lodging in Minneapolis, and we'll take you out to a nice, conversation-filled dinner.
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    VIEWING PARTY
    Perfect for your game shop! We provide a fun package for you...you invite the people. Includes a live skype session with the booth during the show! All equipment needed for Skype call included

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    BE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    Get executive producer acknowledgement in opening and end credits. Come to the show...you arrange transportation and lodging in Minneapolis, and we'll treat real nice and stuff. Receive the GP Minneapolis Megabadge which gets you a variety of free event throughout the weekend.
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Funding period

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