Zero Ticket Events on Magic Online!

Posted in Arcana on April 30, 2014

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of DailyMTG.com and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

Starting this Saturday (May 3, 2014) there will be a number of events available to enter on Magic Online where the entry fee will be zero event tickets!

You read that right! ZERO! That means you don't have to pay anything to enter, including product!

We are doing these events as a test to our system as additional testing as we move back towards restoring paper-linked premier play to Magic Online. You can read Worth Wollpert's article on the Magic Online website.

An important note from Worth's article is about the fact that these events are true tests:

In addition to giving promo cards to all who participate, these events will have prizes awarded to the players who do well in them, as normal. Note that these will be true tests and therefore this will result in some people (purposefully) getting removed from the events, clock timers being manipulated for some/all players, and other things like that, and players affected in this way will not be compensated further beyond their participation prizes. As I said, these test events are designed to stress some of the many changes we’ve made to the system and to our staffing to make your experiences more reliable.

What promo is he talking about? This one:


While these events don't get started until Saturday, entry will open on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2:00 PM PDT. Hop in the queue and secure your spot!

Shadowmoor Block Swiss Sealed (Zero-Ticket Entry)
START TIMES Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM PDT.
LOCATION Scheduled Events.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1
0, zip, nada Event Tickets!
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Shadowmoor and 3 Eventide booster packs for this event.
SIZE 128-1024 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Sealed.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, Swiss pairings, with each round up to 50 minutes in length.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes
4 2 Shadowmoor booster packs
2 Eventide booster packs
3 2 Shadowmoor booster packs
1 Eventide booster pack
2 1 Shadowmoor booster pack
1 Eventide booster pack
1 1 Eventide booster pack

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All participants in this event will receive Demigod of Revenge promo card.

Note: To ensure event integrity and a fun experience, please do not join the same event using multiple accounts.

Phantom Modern Masters Premier Swiss Sealed with Top 8 (Zero-Ticket Entry)
START TIMES Saturday, May 3, at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM PDT.
LOCATION Scheduled Events.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1
0, zip, nada Event Tickets!
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide six Phantom Modern Masters booster packs for this event. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are not added to those players' collections.
SIZE 128-256 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss with Top 8.
FORMAT Sealed.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, Swiss pairings, with each round up to 50 minutes in length, followed by a Top 8.
PRIZES
Place Prizes
1st 8 Magic 2014 booster packs
2nd 7 Magic 2014 booster packs
3rd-4th 6 Magic 2014 booster packs
5th-8th 5 Magic 2014 booster packs
9th-32nd 4 Magic 2014 booster packs
33rd-64th 3 Magic 2014 booster packs
65th-128th 1 Magic 2014 booster pack

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All participants in this event will receive Demigod of Revenge promo card.

Note: To ensure event integrity and a fun experience, please do not join the same event using multiple accounts.

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