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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, June 20, 2023

Posted on Jun 20, 2023

Premier Play Information

Treasure Chest Information - CHANGES LIVE AT 10 AM PT TODAY

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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ on MTGO TODAY!

The wait is over – the straight-to-Modern set featuring The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ debuts on Magic Online today at 10 a.m. Pacific time (17:00 UTC). Check out this article for the scoop on everything on offer:

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!


MOCS Season 2 QPs Expire Soon

Also, this is a reminder that the current season’s Qualifier Points expire on July 5th. These are the remaining events that accept Season 2 QPs:

For those of you planning your event calendar for MOCS Season 3, the first event is a Modern Super Qualifier on Sunday, July 30 (the day of Pro Tour Barcelona’s Top 8).

MOCS Showcase Challenge Events This Weekend

We're into the final stretch of MOCS Season 2, so it’s time for the last round of Showcase Challenges feeding the next 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 24, 2023  8:00 a.m.  15:00  Modern Showcase Challenge  Modern
Sunday, June 25, 2023  6:00 a.m.  13:00  Pioneer Showcase Challenge  Pioneer

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


Upcoming Schedule

Here is the lineup of other play formats that will be available between The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ and the release of Commander Masters on August 3rd:


Redemption Corner

Redemption Tokens for March of the Machine are now on sale in the MTGO Store.

IMPORTANT: As of May 23, all new orders of Redemption Tokens are non-refundable! We’ve updated our Redemption page with that information.

Tokens for Phyrexia: All Will Be One and The Brothers' War remain available.

For more details on the redemption program, click here.

League Update - Pauper 

Pauper’s next League that starts today will only run two weeks until July 5.  

Once we move to MOCS Season 3 and Pauper rotates away from being a MOCS format (replaced by Standard), we will introduce a lower price point for Pauper Leagues – 6 Event Tickets or 60 Play Points. Prizes will be adjusted to ratios in line with the current prize table – we'll provide more details in two weeks. 

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.   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 – June 20, 2023



The next scheduled maintenance has not yet been finalized. There will definitely be one on Wednesday, August 2 to support Commander Masters, but we may also take one in mid-July if we are able to complete some new features in time.

Also, the MTGO Store will be out of order on Wednesday, June 28 from 6-10 a.m. PT (13:00-17:00 UTC) for maintenance across all of Daybreak's games.