Magic Online Limited Events

Magic Online runs events around the clock. No matter when the urge to play strikes, you can log on and find events to join in any Magic format, from eight person drafts to giant events with hundreds of other players! This page is dedicated to Limited Events, so if it's Draft or Sealed that you want to play, read on!

New To Magic Online Events

New to Magic Online Events can be joined with New Player Points, which every new Magic Online account starts with. Familiarize yourself with the game and program through these events before exploring what else Magic Online has to offer!

New to Magic Online Phantom Swiss Draft

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Leagues

Format: Standard

Entry Options:

  • 4 New Player Points

Structure: Draft, then play up to two best-of-three matches at your convenience

Prize Structure:

  • 2 wins: 10 Play Points
  • 1 win: 5 Play Points

Draft Leagues

Play as much Magic as you want, when you want, with Magic Online Leagues! Knock all of your matches out in an afternoon, or stretch them over the full course of the League!


6-2-2-2 Draft League

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Current and upcoming League dates can be found here.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Product: 3 booster packs matching the current League set
Entry Options:

  • 14 Event Tickets
  • 3 booster packs matching the current League set, and 2 Event Tickets
  • 140 Play Points

Structure: Three matches, each lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 6 booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 booster packs 0

Pack/Win Draft League

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Current and upcoming League dates can be found here.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Product: 3 booster packs matching the current League set
Entry Options:

  • 14 Event Tickets
  • 3 booster packs matching the current League set, and 2 Event Tickets
  • 140 Play Points

Structure: Three matches, each lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 3 booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 booster packs 0
1 Win 1 booster pack 0

Sealed Leagues

Play as much Magic as you want, when you want, with Magic Online Leagues! Knock all of your matches out in an afternoon, or stretch them over the full course of the League!

Prerelease/Competitive Sealed Leagues

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Current and upcoming League dates can be found here.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Product: 6 booster packs matching the current League set
Entry Options:

  • 28 Event Tickets
  • 6 booster packs matching the current League set + 4 Event Tickets
  • 280 Play Points

Structure: Up to five matches, each lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
5 Wins 6 booster packs and 420 Play Points 3
4 Wins 3 booster packs and 280 Play Points 1
3 Wins 1 booster pack and 140 Play Points 0

Prerelease sealed leagues give players an additional premium rare or mythic rare in their card pool, as well as award an additional avatar as prizes for all players.

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


Friendly Sealed Multi-Stage Leagues

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Current and upcoming League dates can be found here.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Structure: Three stages, each of which consists of three matches, for a total of nine matches, each up to 50 minutes
Format: 6 boosters matching the current League set, with an option to add an additional booster pack after Stage 1, and another option to add a booster pack after Stage 2.
Initial Entry Options:

  • 28 Event Tickets
  • 6 boosters matching the current League set + 4 Event Tickets
  • 280 Play Points

Prizes at the End of Each Stage: These prizes are based on the matches that occurred only in that stage:

 

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
3 Wins 40 Play Points 0
2 Wins 30 Play Points 0
1 Win 20 Play Points 0
0 Wins 10 Play Points 0

Upgrade Options:

  • 4 Event Tickets
  • 1 booster pack from the current format
  • 40 Play Points

Final League Prizes: These prizes are based on your overall record in the League course.

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
9 Wins 3 booster packs and 200 Play Points 3
8 Wins 2 booster packs and 200 Play Points 2
7 Wins 1 booster pack and 200 Play Points 1
6 Wins 200 Play Points 0
5 Wins 100 Play Points 0
4 Wins 50 Play Points 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.

Limited Queues

Last but not least, we have Limited Queues! Limited Queues are available at any time, come in a variety of playstyles and formats, and begin when the minimum player size has been reached.


Single Elimination 8-4 Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 booster packs of the appropriate set(s)
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 booster packs of the appropriate set(s).
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 booster packs of the appropriate set(s) 2
2nd 4 booster packs of the appropriate set(s) 1

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


Phantom Swiss Sealed

Start Time: Fire on demand
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 6 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 60 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 phantom booster packs of the appropriate set(s). Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 90 Play Points 1
2 60 Play Points 0
1 20 Play Points 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


6-2-2-2 Swiss Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 boosters of the appropriate set(s)
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 boosters of the appropriate set(s).
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 6 boosters of the appropriate set(s) 1
2 2 boosters of the appropriate set(s) 0

For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above.

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers (PTQs) consist of a set of PTQ Preliminaries that grant tokens that can be used to enter a PTQ Finals event. Winners of PTQ Finals receive invitations to the associated Pro Tour as well as the associated Pro Tour Challenge.

Magic Online hosts sixteen Pro Tour Qualifier Finals following each set of PTQ Preliminaries. PTQ Preliminaries grant Constructed and Limited tokens of two different colors, red and blue. Constructed PTQ Preliminaries award only Constructed tokens, and Limited PTQ Preliminaries only award Limited tokens. Similarly, you can only use Constructed entry tokens to join Constructed PTQ Finals, and you can only use Limited entry tokens to join Limited PTQ Finals. Players may participate in as many PTQ Preliminaries as they like and earn as many tokens as they'd like. Participation in Magic Online PTQ Preliminaries and PTQ Finals is open only to players who have not been invited to the associated Pro Tour. PTQ Finals tokens can't be transferred.

Learn more about the new Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier system and get a full schedule of events here.

Get Limited Pro Tour Qualifier event details here.

Magic Online Championship Series Events

The Magic Online Championship Series, also known as MOCS, is a series of events in which top players can earn an invitation to the annual in-person Magic Online Championship event, as well as a Pro Tour event.

Throughout the qualifying period from the conclusion of the November 25, 2015 downtime until the September 28, 2016 downtime, players earn Qualifier Points (QPs) by playing in events that award QPs as part of their prize structure. The series will contain 12 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the current quarter and for the year as a whole. Players of sufficient standing on the MOCS Leaderboard(s) will also qualify for Playoff Events later in the 2016 Magic Online Championship Series as well as the Magic Online Championship.

Get full MOCS event details here.

Year of Modern Flashback Drafts

It's 2016: the Year of Modern Flashbacks! If you want to build up a collection for Modern, these Flashback Drafts add everything you draft to your collection once the event is over. Even if Modern isn't your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely draft through the planes of the past with rotating formats each week! Check out the event details and schedule below, then mark your calendar for the format you're most excited about.


Flashback Single Elimination Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand until downtime on Wednesday, December 28.
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and three boosters of that week's format
  • Option 3: 100 Play Points

Format: Draft
Product: Magic Online will provide three boosters of that week's format.
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 200 Play Points 1
2nd 100 Play Points 0
3rd - 4th 50 Play Points 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


Year of Modern Flashback Drafts Schedule

Start Date End Date Format
12/30/2015 1/6/2016 3 Eighth Edition
1/6/2016 1/13/2016 3 Mirrodin
1/13/2016 1/20/2016 2 Mirrodin and 1 Darksteel
1/20/2016 1/27/2016 Mirrodin, Darksteel, and Fifth Dawn
1/27/2016 2/17/2016 Break for Oath of the Gatewatch
2/17/2016 2/24/2016 3 Champions of Kamigawa
2/24/2016 3/2/2016 2 Champions of Kamigawa and 1 Betrayers of Kamigawa
3/2/2016 3/9/2016 Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, and Saviors of Kamigawa
3/9/2016 3/16/2016 3 Ninth Edition
3/16/2016 3/23/2016 3 Ravnica
3/23/2016 3/30/2016 2 Ravnica and 1 Guildpact
3/30/2016 4/6/2016 Ravnica, Guildpact, and Dissension
4/6/2016 4/13/2016 3 Coldsnap
4/13/2016 5/4/2016 Break for Shadows over Innistrad
5/4/2016 5/11/2016 3 Time Spiral
5/11/2016 5/18/2016 2 Time Spiral and 1 Planar Chaos
5/18/2016 5/25/2016 1 Time Spiral, 1 Planar Chaos, and 1 Future Sight
5/25/2016 6/1/2016 3 Tenth Edition
6/1/2016 6/8/2016 3 Lorwyn
6/8/2016 6/15/2016 2 Lorwyn and 1 Morningtide
6/15/2016 6/22/2016 3 Shadowmoor
6/22/2016 6/29/2016 2 Shadowmoor and 1 Eventide
6/29/2016 7/6/2016 3 Shards of Alara
7/6/2016 7/13/2016 2 Shards of Alara and 1 Conflux
7/13/2016 7/20/2016 1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn
7/20/2016 7/27/2016 3 Magic 2010
7/27/2016 8/17/2016 Break for Eldritch Moon
8/17/2016 8/24/2016 3 Zendikar
8/24/2016 8/31/2016 2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake
8/31/2016 9/7/2016 3 Rise of the Eldrazi
9/7/2016 9/14/2016 3 Magic 2011
9/14/2016 9/21/2016 3 Scars of Mirrodin
9/21/2016 9/28/2016 1 Mirrodin Beseiged and 2 Scars of Mirrodin
9/28/2016 10/5/2016 1 New Phyrexia, 1 Mirrodin Beseiged, and 1 Scars of Mirrodin
10/5/2016 10/26/2016 Break for Kaladesh
10/26/2016 11/2/2016 3 Innistrad
11/2/2016 11/9/2016 1 Dark Ascension and 2 Innistrad
11/9/2016 11/16/2016 3 Magic 2012
11/16/2016 11/23/2016 3 Avacyn Restored
11/23/2016 11/30/2016 3 Magic 2013
11/30/2016 12/7/2016 3 Return to Ravnica
12/7/2016 12/14/2016 3 Gatecrash
12/14/2016 12/21/2016 1 Dragon's Maze, 1 Gatecrash, and 1 Return to Ravnica
12/21/2016 12/28/2016 3 Magic 2014

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