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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, June 18, 2024

Posted on Jun 18, 2024

Premier Play Information 

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Modern Horizons 3 Items & Events Available Now!

The biggest shakeup of the Modern metagame in three years is now available on Magic Online! Check out our Modern Horizons 3 set article right now for all the details on this set:

Modern Horizons 3 Event Structures

In addition, we have a separate article detailing the entry options and prize structures for MH3 Limited events. For regular Leagues and Queues, Drafts are 20 Event Tickets and Sealed Deck are 35 Event Tickets. Other options using boosters and/or Play Points are available.

Next Beta Test This Friday

If you’re interested in becoming part of our Beta testing group, submit a ticket at - choose Apply to Beta Program as the subject, fill out the form and agree to Terms. If you're admitted to the Program, you will be invited to join us for the next Beta round that runs the weekend starting Friday, June 21.

Magic: The Gathering® - Assassin’s Creed® Set Article Next Thursday

Another straight-to-Modern set is on its way to Magic Online in just two weeks! You can follow ongoing card previews this week on DailyMTG, then watch next Thursday for a traditional article about a set that is anything but traditional ...


First Creator Showdown – Ramboa Crushes Pauper

Thousands of MTGO fans tuned into Twitch and YouTube for the inaugural Creator Showdown on Saturday! 48 simultaneously-streaming participants tried their best to solve a Pauper format shaken up by Modern Horizons 3 (but not by Cranial Ram) for cash and in-game prizes. Will Hall and Andreas Petersen anchored our Twitch channel’s coverage of the later rounds with expert commentary.

Our first Creator Showdown champion is El_Gran_Boa – Thierry Ramboa! Thierry emerged undefeated through a six-round gauntlet to earn a cool $1,250 USD. The finals were an all-French affair as Ramboa’s Grixis Affinity deck - the most popular of the weekend despite the pre-ban of Cranial Ram – defeated Yellowhat himself, Gabriel Nassif on Boros Aggro.

Four other players also finished in the money – Cherryxman, Shir Kahn, Nola_gold, and DarkestMage – congratulations to them.

You can find the final results and links to each decklist at Be sure to mark your calendar to tune in on Saturday, July 13 when the next Showdown features Modern!

The Magic Discovery Zone Season 3 – Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT

Looking for a fun way to introduce your friends to some of Magic Online’s competitive formats? Gather around your favorite screen of choice for our new series, The Magic Discovery Zone!

Host NileJoanRivers gets coached by an MTG celebrity on the ins and outs of a featured deck in each episode. Then Nile dives into a MTGO League to practice, ask questions, and get a better understanding of the deck’s game plan. The mood here is all about fun and learning!

Season Three will highlight the Modern format. Another episode airs this Thursday night at 5 p.m. PT (midnight Friday UTC) at as Nile delves deeper with Modern Horizons 3.

Just now finding Discovery Zone? Both seasons’ VODs are now available on our YouTube channel!


Limited Qualifier Friday

Your next chance to score Regional Championship invites for this fall comes this Friday in the Limited Qualifier. The event kicks off at 7 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC) and features Modern Horizons 3 Sealed Deck followed by a Top 8 Draft.

The tournament costs 40 Season 2 Qualifier Points to enter, and prizes pay out to the Top 64. The Top 2 finishers earn seats at that Regional Championship which feeds the first Pro Tour of 2025.

It's Showcase Challenge Weekend 

The current MOCS season rolls on, so it’s time to get another batch of players for the next round of Showcase Qualifiers in July.  

It takes 40 Season 2 Qualifier Points to enter a Showcase Challenge. The Top 8 finishers in each event earn a Championship Entry Token for the event’s format plus earn Leaderboard Points toward an At-Large berth in the next Showcase! 

Here are the dates and times for this weekend’s events:





Saturday, June 22 

8:00 a.m. 


Modern Showcase Challenge 

Sunday, June 23 

6:00 a.m.


Pioneer Showcase Challenge 

For more information on these events, click the Premier Play Information link at the top of the Blog. 


Alternate Play Schedule

Here’s a look at the schedule of events coming up between now and Bloomburrow. All these offerings are Phantom – cards won’t be added to players’ collections in Phantom events. All transitions take place at 10:00 a.m. PT unless otherwise noted.

When Is Vintage Cube Back?

A regular feature of the Blog, this item points out when the next scheduled run of our most popular event will take place:


Redemption Corner

We’ve updated our Redemption page with new quantity percentages.

It’s last call for premium sets of Murders at Karlov Manor – down to just a handful remaining, if any! MKM regular sets are closing in on the end too.

Outlaws of Thunder Junction is going fast as well – so get those sets completed and redeemed today!

Events Update

With the end of Standard’s RCQ season, our Sunday 2 p.m. PT Standard Challenge hasn’t been firing the last few weeks. So it is being returned to the 32-player level starting this week. There are no other adjustments in the works – all other events have found their audience!

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.

Magic Online's Format Challenges run as shown on the schedule on this page.

PATCH NOTES – June 19, 2024


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