EVENTS SCHEDULE

Posted in ARTICLES on July 29, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Welcome to the Magic Online schedule. Scroll down for event details and schedules. Though we will always try to notify players of any significant changes to the events schedule, Magic Online reserves the right to adjust the events schedule without advance notice.

Last Updated 7/29/2015

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New to Magic Online Events

New to Magic Online Phantom Swiss Draft

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

  • Option 1: 4 New Player Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins phantom booster packs. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 4 Players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Two rounds, each round lasting up to 54 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
2 5 Magic Origins 5-card booster packs 0
1 3 Magic Origins 5-card booster packs 0
0 1 Magic Origins 5-card booster pack 0

NOTE: Product and prize booster packs will change with each new set release. 5-card booster packs are untradable, but the cards they contain are tradable.


New to Magic Online Phantom Swiss Sealed

Start Time: Events run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 12:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 5 New Player Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins phantom booster packs. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 8-128 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 25 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 54 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Deck Builder's Essentials and 5 Magic Origins 5-card booster packs 0
2 Deck Builder's Essentials and 2 Magic Origins 5-card booster packs 0
1 2 Magic Origins 5-card booster packs 0
0 1 Magic Origins 5-card booster pack 0

NOTE: Product and Prize booster packs will change with each new set release. 5-card booster packs are untradable, but the cards they contain are tradable.


New to Magic Online Standard

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

  • Option 1: 2 New Player Points

Product: A Standard constructed deck
Size: 2 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Constructed
Duration: One round lasting up to 54 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
1 3 Magic Origins 5-card booster packs 0
0 1 Magic Origins 5-card booster pack 0

NOTE: Prize booster packs will change with each new set release. 5-card booster packs are untradable, but the cards they contain are tradable.

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Magic Origins Release Events

Magic Origins Release Pack Per Win Swiss Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand from Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until downtime on Wednesday, August 12
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 1 Magic Origins Draft Pack

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs.
Size: 8 Players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 3 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0
1 1 Magic Origins booster pack 0

Participation Prize: Avatar - Nissa, Vastwood Seer

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.

Magic Origins Release 4-3-2-2 Single Elimination Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand from Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until downtime on Wednesday, August 12
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 1 Magic Origins Draft Pack

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs.
Size: 8 Players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2nd 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0
3rd-4th 2 Magic Origins booster pack 0

Participation Prize: Avatar - Nissa, Vastwood Seer

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.

Magic Origins Release 8-4 Single Elimination Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand from Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until downtime on Wednesday, August 12
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 1 Magic Origins Draft Pack

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs.
Size: 8 Players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2nd 4 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: Avatar - Nissa, Vastwood Seer

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.

Magic Origins Release Swiss Sealed

Start Time: Fire on demand from Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until downtime on Wednesday, August 12
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 26 Event Tickets

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins booster packs
Size: 16 Players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 12 Magic Origins booster packs 3
3 9 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: Avatar - Kytheon, Hero of Akros

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.

Magic Origins Release 64-Player Single Elimination Draft with Top 8

Start Time: Monday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., running every two hours on the half-hour (excluding downtimes) through Tuesday, August 11, 8:30 p.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 20 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 8 Event Tickets and 3 Magic Origins booster packs

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs and 3 Magic Origins booster packs for the Top 8.
Size: 64 Players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes and a Top 8 finals. The Top 8 will consist of 3 single-elimination rounds.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Magic Origins booster packs 6
2nd 18 Magic Origins booster packs 5
3rd-4th 12 Magic Origins booster packs 4
5th-8th 9 Magic Origins booster packs 3
9th-16th 4 Magic Origins booster packs 0
17th-32nd 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: Avatar - Liliana, Heretical Healer

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.

Magic Origins Release Swiss Sealed with Top 8 Single Elimination Draft

Start Time: All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Fridays
7/31 and 8/7
Saturdays
8/1 and
8/8
Sundays
8/2 and 8/9

4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 6 Event Tickets and 6 Magic Origins booster packs

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins booster packs and 3 Magic Origins booster packs for the Top 8.
Size: 65-128 Players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Draft
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Seven rounds, each lasting up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Draft. The Top 8 Draft will consist of 3 single-elimination rounds.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 36 Magic Origins booster packs 6
2nd 27 Magic Origins booster packs 5
3rd-4th 21 Magic Origins booster packs 4
5th-8th 18 Magic Origins booster packs 3
9th-16th 9 Magic Origins booster packs 0
17th-32nd 5 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: Avatar - Liliana, Heretical Healer

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.

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Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier

Click here for a full schedule of upcoming PTQ events.

Standard PTQ Preliminaries

Start Time: All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Wednesday PTQ Preliminary Times Thursday PTQ Preliminary Times Friday PTQ Preliminary Times
July 29
4:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
July 30
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
July 31
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets

Format: Standard
Product: A Standard constructed deck
Size: 17-128 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: Five rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Invitation to August 1 Standard PTQ Finals, 18 Magic Origins booster packs 4
4 Invitation to August 1 Standard PTQ Finals, 12 Magic Origins booster packs 2
3 9 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Standard PTQ Finals

Start Time: Saturday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

  • NOTE: Qualified players can join Finals 45 minutes before the event begins.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: Invitation Only

Format: Standard
Product: A Standard constructed deck
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: A number of 50-minute Swiss-pairing rounds determined by attendance and a Top 8 finals. The Top 8 will consist of 3 single-elimination rounds.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st Invitation to Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar, Invitation to associated Pro Tour Challenge,
1 premium Magic Origins set, 108 Magic Origins booster packs
15
2nd 1 premium Magic Origins set, 108 Magic Origins booster packs 15
3rd-4th 1 regular Magic Origins set, 54 Magic Origins booster packs 15
5th-8th 54 Magic Origins booster packs 15
9th-32nd 24 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Limited PTQ Preliminaries

Start Time: All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Wednesday PTQ Preliminary Times Thursday PTQ Preliminary Times Friday PTQ Preliminary Times Saturday PTQ Preliminary Times
July 29
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
July 30
10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
July 31
10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
August 1
10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets

Format: Sealed
Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins booster packs.
Size: 17-128 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Invitation to August 2 Limited PTQ Finals, 12 Magic Origins booster packs 4
4 Invitation to August 2 Limited PTQ Finals, 9 Magic Origins booster packs 2
3 6 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Limited PTQ Finals

Start Time: Sunday, August 2, 7:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

  • NOTE: Qualified players can join Finals 45 minutes before the event begins.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: Invitation Only

Format: Sealed
Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins booster packs.
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. A number of 50-minute Swiss-pairing rounds determined by attendance and a Top 8 finals. The Top 8 Draft will consist of 3 single-elimination rounds.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st Invitation to Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar, Invitation to associated Pro Tour Challenge, 1 premium Magic Origins set, 108 Magic Origins booster packs 15
2nd 1 premium Magic Origins set, 108 Magic Origins booster packs 15
3rd-4th 1 regular Magic Origins set, 54 Magic Origins booster packs 15
5th-8th 54 Magic Origins booster packs 15
9th-32nd 24 Magic Origins booster packs 0

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Magic Online Championship Series

Click here for a full schedule of upcoming MOCS events.

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Scheduled Daily Events Calendar

All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 AM Standard Standard Standard Modern Modern Modern
12:30 AM New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed
1:00 AM Standard
1:30 AM
2:00 AM Modern Modern Standard Standard Standard
2:30 AM
3:00 AM Modern
3:30 AM
4:00 AM Standard Standard Modern Modern Modern
4:30 AM
5:00 AM Legacy Legacy Standard
5:30 AM
6:00 AM Legacy Standard Standard Standard
6:30 AM
7:00 AM Legacy Legacy Legacy
7:30 AM Modern Modern Modern
8:00 AM Standard Standard DOWNTIME
8:30 AM New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed
9:00 AM Pauper Pauper Standard
9:30 AM
10:00 AM Modern Modern Pauper Standard Standard Standard
10:30 AM Legacy Legacy
11:00 AM Modern Pauper Pauper Pauper
11:30 AM Legacy Vintage Vintage Vintage
12:00 PM Standard Standard Modern Modern Modern
12:30 PM Legacy Legacy Legacy
1:00 PM Standard Standard
1:30 PM New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed
2:00 PM Legacy Legacy Standard Standard Standard
2:30 PM
3:00 PM Legacy Legacy
3:30 PM
4:00 PM Standard Standard Legacy Legacy Legacy
4:30 PM New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed
5:00 PM Modern Modern Standard Standard
5:30 PM Vintage Vintage Pauper Pauper Pauper
6:00 PM Modern Modern Standard Standard Standard
6:30 PM Vintage Vintage Vintage
7:00 PM Legacy Legacy Modern Modern Modern
7:30 PM
8:00 PM Standard Standard Legacy Legacy
8:30 PM New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed
9:00 PM Standard Standard Legacy Legacy Legacy
9:30 PM
10:00 PM Modern Modern Standard Standard Standard
10:30 PM
11:00 PM Modern Modern
11:30 PM

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Constructed Queues

Constructed Eight-Player Single Elimination

Constructed eight-player single elimination queues include the following formats:

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

  • Option 1: 6 Event Tickets


Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Magic Origins booster packs 2
2nd 2 Magic Origins booster packs 1
3rd - 4th 1 Magic Origins booster pack 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.


Constructed Two-Player Queue

Constructed two-player single elimination queues include the following formats:

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

  • Option 1: 2 Event Tickets


Size: 2 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: One round, lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 Magic Origins booster pack 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.

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Limited Swiss Queues

6-2-2-2 Swiss Draft

Limited Swiss drafts include the following formats:

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 appropriate set(s)
  • Option 3: 1 Draft Pack of appropriate set

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 booster packs of appropriate sets.

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 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 1
2 2 booster packs of 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.

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Phantom Swiss Sealed Queues

Phantom sealed queues include the following formats:

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 4 Dragons of Tarkir phantom booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged phantom booster packs. 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 96 Play Points 1
2 48 Play Points 0
1 24 Play Points 0
0 12 Play Points 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.

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Magic Online Product Release and Redemption Schedule

Below is a summary of current Magic Online release dates and redemption dates. While we do not foresee any delays or changes, please note that all release dates are subject to change without notice.

Product Digital Release Date Redemption Guarantee Date Redemption Cutoff Date
Gatecrash 2/11/2013 10/31/2014 11/2/2015
Dragon's Maze 5/13/2013 10/31/2014 11/2/2015
Magic 2014 Core Set 7/29/2013 10/31/2014 11/2/2015
Theros 10/7/2013 10/31/2015 11/2/2016
Born of the Gods 2/17/2014 10/31/2015 11/2/2016
Journey into Nyx 5/12/2014 10/31/2015 11/2/2016
Vintage Masters 6/16/2014 Not Redeemable
Magic 2015 Core Set 7/28/2014 10/31/2015 11/2/2016
Khans of Tarkir 10/6/2014 6/1/2016 5/31/2017
Fate Reforged 2/2/2015 6/1/2016 5/31/2017
Dragons of Tarkir 4/6/2015 10/31/2016 11/2/2017
Tempest Remastered 5/6/2015 Not Redeemable
Modern Masters 2015 5/28/2015 Not Redeemable
Magic Origins 7/27/2015 10/31/2016 11/2/2017

As a general rule, Magic Online sets will be available for redemption roughly one month after they are released. If a redeemable set runs out of stock before its Redemption Guarantee Date, the set will be reprinted. After a redeemable set's Redemption Guaranteed Date has passed, such set will be available while supplies last or until its Cutoff Date, whichever comes first. All Redemption Guarantee and Cutoff dates include a cutoff time of 9:00 a.m. Pacific.

For additional information about redemption, please read our Redemption Policy.

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Magic Online Downtime Schedule

All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Date Queues Begin to Close Downtime Begins Downtime Ends
Wednesday, August 5th 4:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12th 4:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19th 4:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26th 11:00 pm on Tuesday 3:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2nd 4:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

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