EVENTS SCHEDULE

Posted in ARTICLES on April 27, 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 4/27/2016

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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 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 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.


Pro Tour Gauntlet Events

Pro Tour Gauntlet Phantom Swiss Sealed

Start Time: Fire on demand, starting Wednesday, April 27 after downtime until downtime on Wednesday, May 4.
Location: Constructed Queues
Entry Options:

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

Product: Magic Online will provide a randomly-selected Pro Tour Gauntlet phantom deck. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 8 Players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Pro Tour Gauntlet
Duration: 3 minutes deck-review 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

NNOTE: 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, April 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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Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier

Click here for a full schedule of upcoming PTQ events for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.

Standard PTQ Preliminaries

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

Location: Scheduled Events

Thursday PTQ
Preliminary Times
Friday PTQ
Preliminary Times
Saturday PTQ
Preliminary Time
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Sunday PTQ
Preliminary Times

April 28
8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

April 29
1:30 a.m.
4:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m.

April 30
2:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
May 1
2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.


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 A Jace Constructed PTQ Finals Token and 18 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 4
4 A Jace Constructed PTQ Finals Token and 12 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 2
3 9 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 0

Standard PTQ Finals

Start Time: Sunday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 1 Jace Constructed PTQ Finals Token
  • Option 2: 1 Chandra Constructed PTQ Finals Token

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 Eldritch Moon, Invitation to associated
Pro Tour Challenge, 1 premium Shadows over Innistrad set and 108 Shadows over Innistrad boosters
15
2nd 1 premium Shadows over Innistrad set and 108 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 15
3rd-4th 1 regular Shadows over Innistrad set and 54 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 15
5th-8th 54 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 15
9th-32nd 24 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 0

 

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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.

MOCS Playoff Event

Start Time: Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: Invite Only

Format: Standard
Product: A Standard constructed deck
Size: 8-1,024 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: A number of Swiss rounds based on attendance, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a cut to Top 8.
Prizes:

Place Prizes Leaderboard Points
1st Invitation to 2016 Magic Online Championship, invitation to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon and its associated Pro Tour Challenge, 4 premium Eldritch Moon sets*, 4 regular Eldritch Moon sets*, 36 Eldritch Moon boosters*, 108 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 700 Play Points and a premium Gaea's Cradle promo 30
2nd Invitation to 2016 Magic Online Championship, invitation to Pro Tour Eldritch Moon and its associated Pro Tour Challenge, 4 regular Eldritch Moon sets*, 36 Eldritch Moon boosters*, 96 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 500 Play Points and a premium Gaea's Cradle promo 26
3rd-4th 4 regular Eldritch Moon sets*, 36 Eldritch Moon boosters*, 84 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 400 Play Points and a premium copy of Gaea's Cradle promo 22
5th-8th 4 regular Eldritch Moon sets*, 36 Eldritch Moon boosters*, 36 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 300 Play Points and a premium copy of Gaea's Cradle promo 18
9th-16th 1 regular Eldritch Moon sets*, 24 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 200 Play Points and a regular Gaea's Cradle promo 15
17th-32nd 1 regular Eldritch Moon sets*, 15 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 100 Play Points and a regular Gaea's Cradle promo 10
33rd-50th 12 Shadows over Innistrad boosters, 50 Play Points and a regular Gaea's Cradle promo 6
51st + Regular Gaea's Cradle promo 3

*NOTE: Wizards of the Coast will grant Eldritch Moon product prizes on that set’s online release day, August 1.

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Leagues

Sealed Friendly 9-Match League

League Starts: Monday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, July 27 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: 6 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 4 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 280 Play Points

Number of Stages: 3
Stage 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 3 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 200 Play Points 3
8 2 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 200 Play Points 2
7 1 Shadows over Innistrad boosters 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, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, July 27 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: 6 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 6 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 420 Play Points 3
4 3 Shadows over Innistrad booster and 280 Play Points 1
3 1 Shadows over Innistrad 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

Constructed Leagues include the following formats:

League Starts: Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. (Legacy Monday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m.)
League Ends: Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 a.m. (Legacy Wednesday, June 15 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: 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 Standard League

League Starts: Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m.
League Closes: Monday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, July 27 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: 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         Modern Modern Modern
12:30 AM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
1:00 AM              
1:30 AM              
2:00 AM Modern Modern          
2:30 AM              
3:00 AM     DOWNTIME Modern      
3:30 AM              
4:00 AM         Modern Modern Modern
4:30 AM              
5:00 AM              
5:30 AM              
6:00 AM Modern Modern          
6:30 AM              
7:00 AM       Modern      
7:30 AM              
8:00 AM       Modern Modern Modern
8:30 AM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
9:00 AM              
9:30 AM              
10:00 AM Modern Modern          
10:30 AM              
11:00 AM       Modern      
11:30 AM         Vintage Vintage Vintage
12:00 PM         Modern Modern Modern
12:30 PM              
1:00 PM Modern Modern          
1:30 PM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
2:00 PM     Modern Modern      
2:30 PM              
3:00 PM         Modern Modern Modern
3:30 PM              
4:00 PM              
4:30 PM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
5:00 PM Modern Modern          
5:30 PM     Vintage Vintage      
6:00 PM     Modern Modern      
6:30 PM         Vintage Vintage Vintage
7:00 PM         Modern Modern Modern
7:30 PM              
8:00 PM              
8:30 PM         New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
New to MTGO
Phantom Sealed
9:00 PM              
9:30 PM         Modern Modern Modern
10:00 PM Modern Modern          
10:30 PM              
11:00 PM     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
  • 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 Shadows over Innistrad boosters and 120 Play Points 2
2nd 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster and 80 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 Queues

Shadows over Innistrad Single Elimination Fast Build 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 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
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
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.

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

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, May 4th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11th No Downtime    
Wednesday, May 18th 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25th 12:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1st 5:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

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