Last updated—June 2022


This document, while not exhaustive, is a summary of what is expected of each player or spectator of a tournament held by or with the assistance of Monarch. Even if a person does not violate the letter of these policies, that does not mean that they have not violated the spirit of these rules. Tournament organizers, judges, scorekeepers, and other tournament officials reserve the right to use best judgement to enforce the spirit of these policies and procedures.

Players who do not uphold the policies and procedures outlined in this document are subject to penalty up to and including permanent suspension.


  1. Players are expected to foster a welcoming and accepting community. Discrimination based on disability, race, gender, sexual identity, religion, or any other physical, cultural, or social characteristic will not be tolerated. Players who intentionally misgender others will be ejected from the tournament.

  1. Players are expected to act with professionalism and respect for the tournament guidelines and rules. This applies especially to tardiness, outside assistance, and communication policy violation. Refer to the Magic Infraction Procedure Guide and the Multiplayer Supplemental Infraction Procedure Guide for more information about these penalties.

  1. We expect all our competitors to behave with sportsmanship at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, graciousness in both winning and losing, respect for their opponents, and behaving in a fair, kind, and reasonable manner. Spite plays, kingmaking, and intentionally losing or throwing are examples of unsportsmanlike behavior and may be subject to penalty or suspension.

  1. Players are expected to have a general understanding of how to operate the system(s) that they are using to play in the tournament. This includes, but is not limited to: properly reporting match results, finding their game, or using tournament software. Failure to do so may result in an infraction. Tournament officials may exercise their discretion in assisting players with solving their technical issues, but are in no way required to do so.

Created, edited and maintained by:

Nicholas “Joking” Hammond, Landon “Libby” Liberator, Tyler Bloom