Wizards of the Coast will add new format options to the next wave of Wizards Play Network Qualifiers (WPNQs). The initial wave of WPNQ tournaments only supported the primary competitive formats, Standard and Modern; the Series 2 round of WPNQs will support up to four different formats: Standard, Modern, Sealed Deck, and newly created Pioneer.

The tournament formats will now be rotated within a given wave of events. For example, WPNQs scheduled to occur between January 11 and January 26 can be either Standard, Modern or Sealed Deck format, but the events scheduled to happen between February 1 and March 15 will be limited to the Standard and Sealed Deck formats, and the final leg of the Players Tour Series 2 events, run between March 21 and March 29, will feature Pioneer and Sealed Deck.

In-store WPNQs are one way players can qualify for the Players Tour series of pro-caliber tournaments, and the second wave of qualifiers, which occur between January 11, 2020 to March 29, 2020, feed into Players Tour Series 2 (see "Wizards of the Coast UnveilsThe Players Tour Events"). Stores began hosting the first wave of WPNQs in October for the Players Tour Series 1, and the hosting rights were restricted to WPN Premium stores. Requirements for WPN status were recently made less demanding, allowing more retailers the opportunity to qualify (see "WotC Cuts Requirements for WPN Premium Status by One-Quarter to One-Third").