Are you in a higher league and are trying to enter a tournament in a much lower league? Many lower league tournaments have cheap entry fees for players in the appropriate leagues but have much higher entry fees for players in much higher leagues. This is intended to provide an environment for newer and smaller players to have the opportunity to build up their decks instead of being crushed by experienced players with complete accounts.
The following tournament types have higher entry fees for players in much higher leagues:
- N00b/Beginner Modern tournaments (Summoners' Green, Daratrix, Silvershield Academy, War Seminary, and Goliath Zulmar tournaments which may also include Beginner Training in the title)
- N00b/Beginner Chaos Legion tournaments (Scarred Hand Beginner Cup)
- Novice (Archipelago Modern), Bronze (Archipelago Modern and Gauntlet Wild), and Silver (Summun Infuria Modern and Poseidar Wild) tournaments
Gold Foil (most have GF in the title) and Alpha (Gobson Masters) tournaments are premium events and do not have entry fees correlated with league.
Please note that the entry fees are based on your leaderboard league at the time of sign up. If you are in the Diamond leaderboard but drop to Gold league because your rating or collection power drops, you are still considered Diamond for entering tournaments. However, if you advance leagues after you entered a tournament and paid the lower fee then you can bypass the higher entry fee - the system only checks your leaderboard league when you sign up and not when the tournament starts.