MOCS STEP 1 – Showcase Challenges & Last Chance Events
Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events. MOCS is a set of linked tournaments designed to highlight the game's best players each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and two invitations to the World Championship!
THE MOCS PATH
- Each event in Magic Online has a maximum number of players (as indicated below) and events at the end of each season are likely to have more players. Once an event fills, no further entries will be allowed, so plan your QP usage accordingly.
- Players must be at least age 13 to play Magic Online. Players under age 18 on the date of the qualifying event are permitted to win digital prizes but are ineligible to be awarded invitations to a tabletop Premier Play event or the Magic Online Champions Showcase.
Showcase Challenges are the first step in the Champions Showcase path. Three times per season certain Format Challenges are replaced by a Showcase Challenge in the same format.
Modern, Legacy, and Pioneer are always Showcase Formats.
The fourth format depends on the Season: Season 1 is Vintage, Season 2 is Pauper, Season 3 is Standard.
Each of these events require 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event earn an invitation token to enter that format's Showcase Qualifier. (Redundant Showcase Qualifier invites do not pass down)
Start Time: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format.
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format.
Entry Option: 40 Magic Online Qualifier Points
Size: 33–672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single-elimination Top 8
|1st||900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set*||8||Champions Showcase Qualifier|
|2nd||750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set*||7||Champions Showcase Qualifier|
|3rd–4th||600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 regular set*||6||Champions Showcase Qualifier|
|5th–8th||450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 regular set*||5||Champions Showcase Qualifier|
|9th–16th||300 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, and 1 regular set*||0|
|17th–32nd||300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests**||0|
|33rd–64th||200 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests||0|
|65th-128th||150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests||0|
*Set prizes contain one digital copy of each card in the main set of the most recent Standard-legal expansion
**Players who complete all Swiss rounds and finish lower than 16th place, but with only 2 match losses (X-2 record) will also receive a regular set - manual grant by Customer Service within 7 days of event
SHOWCASE LAST CHANCE EVENTS
For players unable to earn an entry into the Showcase Qualifiers via Showcase Challenges but who still have at least 40 QPs left over in their accounts, there will be a set of Last Chance Events at the end of the season. These Last Chance Events will replace the Preliminary Events in the Showcase formats held in the last few days of the season (after the last Showcase Challenge but before the official Season end).
|SEASON||LAST CHANCE DATES||FORMATS|
|2023 Season 3||November 26-29, 2023||Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, Standard|
|2024 Season 1||March 17-20, 2024||Modern, Legacy, Pioneer, Vintage|
Last Chance periods are 3 p.m. PT Sunday until 3 a.m. PT Wednesday on the indicated dates, unless otherwise specified in the Weekly Announcement Blog.
To participate, players will need to provide 40 QPs plus either 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. Players who finish with 5 wins will earn a Format Championship Token to the appropriate Showcase Qualifier.
Start Times: As listed in the Preliminary and Challenge Schedule within the date range for the Season shown above
Format: As listed in the Preliminary Schedule—only formats with Showcase Qualifiers that season are used
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format
- 40 QPs and 30 Event Tickets
- 40 QPs and 300 Play Points
Size: 16–672 players
Play Style: Swiss pairings
Duration: 5 rounds
|5||600 Play Points||Champions Showcase Qualifier|
|4||450 Play Points|
|3||300 Play Points|