EVENTS SCHEDULE

Posted in ARTICLES on February 17, 2016

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 7/27/2016

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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 Shadows over Innistrad phantom boosters. 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 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card boosters 0
1 3 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card boosters 0
0 1 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card booster 0

NOTE: Prize boosters will change with each new block. 5-card boosters 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 1:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 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 Shadows over Innistrad phantom boosters. 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 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card boosters 0
2 Deck Builder's Essentials and 2 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card boosters 0
1 2 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card boosters 0
0 1 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card booster 0

NOTE: Prize boosters will change with each new block. 5-card boosters 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 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card boosters 0
0 1 Shadows over Innistrad 5-card booster 0

NOTE: Prize boosters will change with each new block. 5-card boosters are untradable, but the cards they contain are tradable.

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Eldritch Moon Prerelease Events

Eldritch Moon Prerelease Swiss Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand, starting Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. (17:00 UTC) until Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 140 Play Points

Format: Draft
Product: Magic Online will provide 2 Eldritch Moon boosters and 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster.
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 3 Eldritch Moon boosters 1
2 2 Eldritch Moon boosters 0
1 1 Eldritch Moon booster 0

Participation Prize: Avatar – Emrakul, the Promised End

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.

Eldritch Moon Prerelease League

League Starts: Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 a.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Limited Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 28 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 280 Play Points

Format: Sealed
Product: 4 Eldritch Moon boosters, 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and one premium Eldritch Moon rare or mythic.
Size: 8 - 12,000 players
Rounds: Up to 5 rounds at your convenience, with each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Wins Prizes QPs
5 5 Eldritch Moon boosters and 280 Play Points 3
4 4 Eldritch Moon boosters and 140 Play Points 1
3 3 Eldritch Moon boosters and 70 Play Points 0
2 2 Eldritch Moon boosters 0
1 1 Eldritch Moon booster 0

Participation Prize: Avatar – Emrakul, the Promised End

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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Power Nine Challenge

Start Time: Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (18:00 UTC)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 25 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 250 Play Points

Format: Vintage
Product: A Vintage constructed deck
Size: 33-512 players
Play Style: Swiss with 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 Vintage Masters Black Lotus, Vintage Masters Timetwister, premium Shadows over Innistrad set, regular Shadows over Innistrad set and 500 Play Points 6
2nd Vintage Masters Ancestral Recall, regular Shadows over Innistrad set and 500 Play Points 5
3rd Vintage Masters Mox Sapphire, Tempest Wasteland and 300 Play Points 4
4th Vintage Masters Mox Ruby, Vintage Masters Force of Will and 300 Play Points 4
5th Vintage Masters Mox Jet and 250 Play Points 3
6th Vintage Masters Mox Pearl and 250 Play Points 3
7th Vintage Masters Mox Emerald and 250 Play Points 3
8th Vintage Masters Time Walk and 250 Play Points 3
9th-32nd 250 Play Points 0

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Vintage Cube Drafts

Vintage Cube Swiss Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand, starting Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. (17:00 UTC) until Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 100 Play Points

Format: Draft
Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Vintage Cube phantom boosters. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
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
3 150 Play Points 1
2 100 Play Points 0
1 40 Play Points 0
0 10 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.

Vintage Cube Single Elimination Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand, starting Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. (17:00 UTC) until Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 100 Play Points

Format: Draft
Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Vintage Cube phantom boosters. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
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 220 Play Points 1
2nd 160 Play Points 0
3rd-4th 100 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 for Pro Tour Kaladesh.

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Magic Online Championship Series

Click here for details about the 2016 MOCS Schedule.

Click here to view the 2016 MOCS Leaderboard.

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Leagues

Friendly Sealed 9-Match League

League Starts: Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 a.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Limited Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 28 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 4 Eldritch Moon boosters, 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 4 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 280 Play Points

Number of Stages: 3
Stage 2 Upgrade Option: 4 Event Tickets, 1 Eldritch Moon booster or 40 Play Points
Stage 3 Upgrade Option: 4 Event Tickets, 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster or 40 Play Points

Size: 32 - 6,000 players
Rounds: Up to 9 rounds at your convenience, with each round up to 50 minutes.
Overall Prizes: These prizes are awarded based on your total wins at the conclusion of your league course.

Wins Prizes QPs
9 2 Eldritch Moon boosters, 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster and 200 Play Points 3
8 1 Eldritch Moon booster, 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster and 200 Play Points 2
7 1 Eldritch Moon booster and 200 Play Points 1
6 200 Play Points 0
5 100 Play Points 0
4 50 Play Points 0

Stage Prizes: You can earn these prizes in each of the three stages.

Wins Prizes
3 40 Play Points
2 30 Play Points
1 20 Play Points
0 10 Play Points

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.

Competitive Sealed 5-Match League

League Starts: Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 a.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Limited Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 28 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 4 Eldritch Moon boosters, 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 4 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 280 Play Points

Size: 32 - 6,000 players
Rounds: Up to 5 rounds at your convenience, with each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Wins Prizes QPs
5 4 Eldritch Moon boosters, 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 420 Play Points 3
4 2 Eldritch Moon boosters, 1 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 280 Play Points 1
3 1 Eldritch Moon booster and 140 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.

Friendly Constructed Leagues

Friendly Constructed Leagues include the following formats:

League Starts: Wednesday, July 27th following downtime
League Closes: Monday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 a.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Constructed Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 8 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 80 Play Points

Size: 32 - 4,000 players
Rounds: Up to 5 rounds at your convenience, with each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Wins Prizes QPs
5 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 150 Play Points 3
4 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster and 120 Play Points 1
3 80 Play Points 0
2 40 Play Points 0
1 20 Play Points 0
0 10 Play Points 0

NOTE: Constructed Leagues will begin paying out Eldritch Moon boosters for courses completing after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 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.

Competitive Constructed Leagues

Competitive Constructed Leagues include the following formats:

League Starts: Wednesday, July 27th following downtime
League Closes: Monday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 a.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Constructed Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 12 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 120 Play Points

Size: 32 - 4,000 players
Rounds: Up to 5 rounds at your convenience, with each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Wins Prizes QPs
5 10 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 120 Play Points 3
4 6 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 120 Play Points 1
3 120 Play Points 0

NOTE: Constructed Leagues will begin paying out Eldritch Moon boosters for courses completing after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 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.

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Scheduled Daily Events Calendar

Click on the links below for daily event details.

All times Pacific – For UTC, add 7 hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 AM              
1:00 AM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
2:00 AM              
3:00 AM              
4:00 AM              
5:00 AM              
6:00 AM              
7:00 AM         Vintage Vintage Vintage
8:00 AM            
9:00 AM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
10:00 AM              
11:00 AM         Vintage   Vintage
12:00 PM     NO
DOWNTIME
       
1:00 PM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
2:00 PM              
3:00 PM              
4:00 PM              
5:00 PM Vintage Vintage     New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
6:00 PM     Vintage Vintage      
7:00 PM         Vintage Vintage Vintage
8:00 PM              
9:00 PM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
10:00 PM              
11:00 PM              

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Constructed Queues

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 Queues

Shadows over Innistrad Single Elimination 8-4 Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand until Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters.
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 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 2
2nd 4 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 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.

Shadows over Innistrad Single Elimination 4-3-2-2 Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand until Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters.
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 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 1
2nd 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 0
3rd-4th 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 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.

Shadows over Innistrad Pack-per-Win Swiss Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand until Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters.
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 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 1
2 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 0
1 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster 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.

Shadows over Innistrad Phantom Swiss Sealed

Start Time: Fire on demand until Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

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

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Shadows over Innistrad phantom boosters. 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

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 boosters of appropriate set(s)
  • Option 3: 140 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 boosters 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 boosters of appropriate set(s) 1
2 2 boosters 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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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 Redemption Release Date Redemption Guarantee Date Redemption Cutoff Date
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
Battle for Zendikar 11/11/2015 5/17/2017 11/22/2017
Oath of the Gatewatch 3/2/2016 5/17/2017 11/22/2017
Shadows over Innistrad 5/18/2016 10/25/2017 4/25/2018
Eternal Masters 6/16/2016 Not Redeemable  
Eldritch Moon 8/31/2016 10/25/2017 4/25/2018

If you have recieved a full set as a prize please be sure to open the set before attempting to redeem it.

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, July 27th 12:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3rd No Downtime    
Wednesday, August 10th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24th 12:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

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