EVENTS SCHEDULE

Posted in ARTICLES on September 2, 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 9/2/2015

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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 3 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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Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Queue

Start Time: Fire on demand from Wednesday, August 26 after downtime until downtime on Wednesday, September 9.

Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 1 Rise of the Eldrazi Draft Pack
  • Option 3: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Rise of the Eldrazi boosters
  • Option 4: 140 Play Points

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

Wins Prizes QPs
3 6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs 1
2 2 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs 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.

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2-Player Legacy Cube Sealed Queue

Start Time: Fire on demand from Wednesday, August 26 after downtime until Saturday, September 5 at 7:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 3 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 30 Play Points

Format: Sealed
Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Legacy Cube phantom booster packs. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.

  • NOTE: Cube Sealed ignores Cube Draft’s restriction of 1 copy of a card in the entire event. In Cube Sealed, It’s possible for players to receive multiple copies of a card and/or have the same card as their opponent.

Size: 2 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: 15 minutes deck-building time. One 50 minute round.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 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.

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Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier

Click here for a full schedule of upcoming PTQ events.

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 Time
s

September 2
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

September 3
10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
September 4
10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
September 5
10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 300 Play Points

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 September 6 PTQ Finals and 18 Magic Origins booster packs 4
4 Invitation to September 6 PTQ Finals and 12 Magic Origins booster packs 2
3 9 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Limited PTQ Finals

Start Time: Sunday, September 6, 7:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

  • NOTE: Qualified players can join the 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, with a Top 8 Draft
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 will consist of 3 single-elimination rounds.
Prizes:

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

Standard PTQ Preliminaries

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

Friday PTQ
Preliminary Times
Saturday PTQ
Preliminary Times
Sunday PTQ
Preliminary Times
September 4
5:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

September 5
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

September 6
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 300 Play Points

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 September 7 PTQ Finals and 18 Magic Origins booster packs 4
4 Invitation to September 7 PTQ Finals and 12 Magic Origins booster packs 2
3 9 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Standard PTQ Finals

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

  • NOTE: Qualified players can join the 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, with a Top 8
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 Oath of the Gatewatch, Invitation to associated Pro Tour Challenge,
1 premium Magic Origins set and 108 Magic Origins booster packs
15
2nd 1 premium Magic Origins set and 108 Magic Origins booster packs 15
3rd-4th 1 regular Magic Origins set and 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.

MOCS Season 9 Preliminary (Legacy Cube Format)

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

Wednesday MOCS Preliminary Times Thursday MOCS Preliminary Times Friday MOCS Preliminary Times
September 2
8:30 p.m.
September 3
8:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
September 4
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 15 Season 9 QPs

Format: Legacy Cube Sealed
Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Legacy Cube phantom booster packs. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Six rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

 

Match Wins Prizes QPs
6 1 premium Cryptic Command promo 35
5 1 regular Cryptic Command promo 35
4 1 regular Cryptic Command promo 0

 

MOCS Season 9 Finals Legacy Cube Swiss with Top 8

Start Time: Saturday September 5, 7:00 a.m. (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 35 Season 9 QPs

Format: Legacy Cube Sealed with a Top 8 Legacy Cube Draft
Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Legacy Cube phantom booster packs. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: Determined by total number of qualified 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 will consist of 3 single-elimination rounds.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st Invitation to 2015 Magic Online Championship, Invitation to Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch, Invitation to associated Pro Tour Challenge, 1 premium Magic Origins set and 180 Magic Origins booster packs 0
2nd 1 regular Magic Origins set and 144 Magic Origins booster packs 0
3rd-4th 72 Magic Origins booster packs 0
5th-8th 54 Magic Origins booster packs 0
9th-32nd 24 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Additional Prizes: Top 64 finishers will also receive a premium Cryptic Command promo.

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Scheduled Daily Events Calendar

Click on the links below for daily event details.

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

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 AM Standard Standard ORI Sealed ORI Sealed 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 ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed
1:30 AM              
2:00 AM Modern Modern     Standard Standard Standard
2:30 AM              
3:00 AM ORI Sealed ORI Sealed   Modern      
3:30 AM              
4:00 AM Standard Standard   ORI Sealed 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 ORI Sealed ORI Sealed     Legacy Legacy Legacy
7:30 AM         Modern Modern Modern
8:00 AM Standard Standard DOWNTIME ORI Sealed
8:30 AM         New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed New to MTGO Phantom Sealed
9:00 AM Pauper Pauper   Standard ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed
9:30 AM              
10:00 AM Modern Modern   Pauper Standard Standard Standard
10:30 AM Legacy Legacy          
11:00 AM ORI Sealed ORI Sealed   Modern Pauper Pauper Pauper
11:30 AM       Legacy Vintage Vintage Vintage
12:00 PM Standard Standard  ORI Sealed ORI Sealed Modern Modern Modern
12:30 PM         Legacy Legacy Legacy
1:00 PM     Standard Standard ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed
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 ORI Sealed ORI Sealed Legacy Legacy      
3:30 PM              
4:00 PM Standard Standard ORI Sealed ORI Sealed 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 ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed
5:30 PM     Vintage Vintage Pauper Pauper Pauper
6:00 PM ORI Sealed ORI Sealed Modern Modern Standard Standard Standard
6:30 PM         Vintage Vintage Vintage
7:00 PM Legacy Legacy ORI Sealed ORI Sealed Modern Modern Modern
7:30 PM              
8:00 PM Standard Standard Legacy Legacy ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed
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 ORI Sealed ORI Sealed Modern ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed ORI Sealed
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
  • Option 2: 60 Play Points


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

Place Prizes QPs
1st 2 Magic Origins booster packs and 140 Play Points 2
2nd 1 Magic Origins booster pack and 60 Play Points 1
3rd - 4th 60 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.


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
  • Option 2: 20 Play Points


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

Place Prizes QPs
1st

30 Play Points

0
2nd 5 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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Limited Single-Elimination Queues

8-4 Single-Elimination Draft

Limited Single-Elimination 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 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs.
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: 5 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 booser packs 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.

4-3-2-2 Single-Elimination Draft

Limited Single-Elimination 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 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs.
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 4 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2nd 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0
3rd-4th 2 Magic Origins booster packs 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

Pack-per-Win 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 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Magic Origins booster packs.

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 3 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0
1 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.


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: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 booster packs of 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 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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4-Booster Sealed Queues

4-Booster Sealed queues include the following formats:

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

  • Option 1: 18 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 4 Magic Origins booster packs
  • Option 3: 180 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 4 Magic Origins booster packs.
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 6 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0
1 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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Phantom Swiss Sealed Queues

Phantom Swiss 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 6 phantom Magic Origins 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, September 2nd 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 16th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 23rd 12:00 am on Tuesday 3:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

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