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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, October 10, 2023

Posted on Oct 10, 2023


Premier Play Information 

Treasure Chest Information 

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Vintage Cube Continues 

One of MTGO’s most popular events is in the middle of a two-week run – it's Vintage Cube!  We’ve thrown in a couple extra wrinkles this time changing out 19 cards. Chris Wolf, the top trophy leader for the past couple of Cube seasons, walks through his changes in this article. 

You can find the full Cube list along with its changes on this page. 

The usual Draft League and single-elimination queue will be available for which entry options are 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points. 

Vintage Cube 64-Player Elimination Drafts Continue This Week 

The hot ticket from a few weeks ago returns – Vintage Cube 64-Player Elimination Drafts are back!  

These events will be scheduled around existing events every half-hour Thursday-Sunday between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. PT (13:30-03:30 next day UTC), and every hour at the bottom of the hour at other times. On Monday-Wednesday they’ll appear every hour on the 30s. We’ll keep this up through the entire two-week run of Vintage Cube. 

As before, the object is to draft once, win that pod, then draft again for the bigger prizes. Here are the details: 

64-Player Vintage Cube Elimination Draft 

Location: Limited Play Lobby -> Premier Events 

Entry Options: 15 Event Tickets or 150 Play Points 

Number of Players: 64 minimum, 64 maximum (event will wait up to 15 minutes after start time to fill) 

Format: Vintage Cube Draft, then three 50-minute single elimination rounds. Players who finish 3-0 draft again in a similar fashion. This event is Phantom – cards opened will not be added to Collections. 


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Super League Rolls On – Wednesdays at 1pm PT 

One of Magic Online’s most popular streams is back – Super League Season 1 continues every Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET / 20:00 UTC). Catch all the action at or 16 Magic: The Gathering celebrities will compete over 12 weeks to determine who reigns supreme in the ever-evolving Modern format.  

In Week 6, Jim Davis and Reid Duke punched their tickets to the Top 8 in November! Corey Baumeister and Caleb Durward fared worse, but they have one more chance to make the playoffs in their next appearance. 

Tomorrow’s episode will be the first to eliminate players from this season of Super League. The quartet of competitors are Javier Dominguez, Devon O’Donnell, plus Gavin Verhey and Carmen Klomparens from Wizards of the Coast! 

Tune in to check out who will take another step toward the playoffs and who will be sent packing. 


It's Showcase Challenge Weekend – With Increased Prizes! 

MOCS Season 3 continues, and it’s time once again to qualify players for the next round of Showcase Qualifiers in December. 

It takes 40 Season 3 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! 


As a reminder, we have increased the prize pool for Showcase Challenges starting with this season – prizes now go down to 128th place! The increases are: 

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


Saturday, October 14 

8:00 a.m. 


Modern Showcase Challenge  

Sunday, October 15 

6:00 a.m. 


Pioneer Showcase Challenge  

Saturday, October 21  6:00 a.m.  13:00   Standard Showcase Challenge 
Sunday, October 22  8:00 a.m.  15:00   Legacy 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 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan®. Each description mentions whether or not the Draft is Phantom – cards won’t be added to players’ collections in Phantom events. All transitions take place at 10:00 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC) unless otherwise noted. 


Wilds of Eldraine on MTGO  

Our return to the fairy-tale plane of Eldraine is now available on Magic Online! Check out our traditional set article for information on a ton of new initiatives: 

Redemption Corner 

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

WIlds of Eldraine redemption tokens will be available in the MTGO Store tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC). Normal costs and timelines apply.  

For all other products, our system showed we were sold out completely last week, but we were able to restock the virtual shelves with the last bits of our supply. 

IMPORTANT: As of May 23, all new orders of Redemption Tokens are non-refundable 

Two-Factor Authentication Is Now Live – Protect Your Account Today! 

A long-requested security feature is now part Magic Online – check out Ryan Spain’s article to learn the why, what, and how to put Two-Factor Authentication into effect to help protect your account!

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 below.  

On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge; Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. 



12:00 a.m.      Vintage Challenge 
1:00 a.m.    32-Player Limited Challenge  32-Player Limited Challenge  
2:00 a.m.    Pauper Challenge   
4:00 a.m.    32-Player Legacy Challenge  Modern Challenge 
6:00 a.m.    32-Player Standard Challenge  Pioneer Challenge 
8:00 a.m.    96-Player Modern Challenge  Legacy Challenge 
10:00 a.m.    Vintage Challenge  Pauper Challenge 
12:00 p.m.    32-Player Limited Challenge  32-Player Limited Challenge 
2:00 p.m.    Pioneer Challenge  32-Player Standard Challenge 
4:00 p.m.  32-Player Limited Challenge     
6:00 p.m.  Modern Challenge  Modern Challenge   

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details. 

PATCH NOTES – October 11, 2023 

NEXT SCHEDULED DOWNTIME – November 8, 9 a.m. to Noon PT

The next scheduled maintenance will be Wednesday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to noon PT (16:00-19:00 UTC). This is to support the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan®.