Magic Online Weekly Announcements, January 3, 2023
Posted on Jan 03, 2023
VINTAGE CUBE CONTINUES!
Our most popular format continues until January 25! As usual we will have a regular Swiss draft league and a single-elimination draft queue. Entry options for both events are 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points. The League also has an entry option of 1 Vintage Point which was granted to each active, fully-functional account (bought an Account Upgrade Kit or can fully trade/chat/play in paid events) as of December 14.
Cube design maven Carmen Handy has all of the latest updates in this article – give that a read if you haven’t already! The full card list with changes can be viewed at this page.
ALL-ACCESS ENDS TOMORROW
We hope those of you who took advantage of All-Access the last two weeks have had fun building new decks and exploring formats you otherwise may not have tried.
All-Access and the Mythic Event Tokens will be removed from accounts tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. Pacific time (18:00 UTC). If you are in the middle of a League course with cards you no longer own at that point, you are allowed to complete that course.
MOCS SHOWCASE CHALLENGE EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
It’s time once again to get players invited to the next round of Showcase Qualifiers in March.
It takes 40 Season 1 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 the first group:
|DATE||TIME (PT)||TIME (UTC)||EVENT||FORMAT|
|Saturday, January 7, 2023||8:00 a.m.||16:00||Modern Showcase Qualifier||Modern|
|Sunday, January 8, 2023||6:00 a.m.||14:00||Pioneer Showcase Qualifier||Pioneer|
|Saturday, January 14, 2023||10:00 a.m.||18:00||Vintage Showcase Qualifier||Vintage|
|Sunday, January 15, 2023||8:00 a.m.||16:00||Legacy Showcase Qualifier||Legacy|
Click the Premier Play Information link at the top of this Blog for full details.
ALTERNATE PLAY SCHEDULE
Here’s a look at the schedule of events coming up between now and Phyrexia: All Will Be One. All of these Alternate Play events are Phantom – cards won’t be added to players’ collections.
- Now-January 25 – Vintage Cube (see above)
- January 26-February 6 – Dominaria Remastered Draft League
Redemption Tokens for The Brothers' War and Dominaria United are now on sale in the MTGO Store. The Dominaria United Tokens are down to about one-third of their original stock – when supplies run out, they’re gone for good.
For more details on the redemption program, click here.
THE BROTHERS’ WAR ON MAGIC ONLINE
Our latest set, The Brothers’ War, is ongoing. Check out the dedicated article to learn all about everything new with the release:
- The Brothers’ War boosters and Commander decks
- Updates to the MTGO Store
- The latest suite of avatars
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 once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! 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.
- Pauper and Vintage Challenges are never pre-empted.
- Saturday Legacy Challenges require 32 players and give prizes to the Top 32.
- Sunday Legacy Challenges require 64 players and give prizes to the Top 64.
- 32-Player Limited Challenge events are 6 rounds with no playoff
- 64-Player Limited Challenge events are 7 rounds with no playoff
|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.||Standard Challenge||Pioneer Challenge|
|8:00 a.m.||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||Pioneer Challenge|
Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.
NEXT SCHEDULED DOWNTIME – JANUARY 26
The next scheduled downtime is planned for Thursday, January 26 beginning at 9 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC). This is for the implementation of Dominaria Remastered and Phyrexia: All Will Be One.