MAGIC ONLINE EVENTS

It's Magic Online's 12th Anniversary!

David Whitfield Archive
June 23, 2014


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Hey there, Magic Online Community. Magic Online asked me to come talk to you today. I know, I know, you think Magic Online forgot your 12th anniversary. Thing is, it’s been busy at the office lately for Magic Online, but Magic Online didn’t forget. Magic Online just wants to do your anniversary right! For you, Magic Online Community, Magic Online would pull the moon from the sky. Magic Online would even pull the Holiday Cube into the middle of July! For you, Magic Online Community, Magic Online would reach into the Multiverse and pluck out any plane in existence. As a matter of fact, Magic Online did all those things (minus the thing with the moon), and Magic Online did them for you, Magic Online Community.

Anniversary Events begin on Tuesday July 2 and the festivities don't stop until July 25! The Anniversary Events are made up of a series of qualifiers that take players on a voyage through Magic Online's twelve year history, highlighting a different set or block each day of the qualifiers. Players competing in the qualifiers will be able to win prizes that are also themed around the set(s) of the day, as well as an invite to the Anniversary Finals on July 19. You'll need to bust out your fruit cake and party poppers too, because we're bringing some of that holiday zest into the month of July with the return of the Holiday Cube and the paired Modern Masters Flashback Draft.

"It's never a bad time for a non-denominational Holiday Cube," is what I always say. In keeping with that, we've planned the return of the Holiday Cube as part of the Magic Online 12th Anniversary celebration! The Holiday Cube returns on Wednesday, July 16 and runs until Friday, July 25. The Holiday Cube runs in two flavors, Swiss and Single Elimination, so pick your favorite and jump in to celebrate this most prestigious of holidays.

Along with the Holiday Cube, we're bringing back Modern Masters for 8-4 Single Elimination and Swiss Flashback Drafts! Much like the egg nog bar at your traditional holiday party, the Cube and accompanying Modern MastersFlashback Drafts will be here throughout the 12th Anniversary festivities for you to refresh yourself between qualifier events.

Zendikar, Ravnica, Theros, Innistrad, and all the other greatest planes are coming to party for the Anniversary Event Qualifiers. The Qualifiers take Magic Online players on a stroll through the Multiverse with a series of Swiss Sealed Events themed around your favorite planes and blocks from the past twelve years! Each and every day, the qualifer will feature a different set so be sure to keep an eye out for your favorites in the schedule below. Are you the master of Mirrodin? Excellent, you should enter the qualifiers on Thursday, July 12. Maybe you're crazy about Kamigawa? Wednesday, July 11 is the Qualifier for you. Just for taking part in a Qualifier, you'll get an alternative art version of the Birds of Paradise avatar which was one of the first available avatars on Magic Online!

Go on, peruse the event tables below to find out when your favorite plane(s) will make an appearance, then plan to play in as many qualifiers as possible to have the best chance of qualifying for the Anniversary Event Finals. The Anniversary Event Finals take place on Saturday, July 19. If you happen to prove yourself as one of the best competing Magic Online players, you will be able to open some Magic 2015 Core Set boosters before the Prerelease and be amongst the first players to possess cards from the set. The top four players will even get full Magic 2015 sets! Check out the event table below for all of the details.

See? Magic Online is going to make this the best 12th Anniversary ever. Trust me, Magic Online Community, this anniversary is going to be Magical.

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Magic Online 12th Anniversary Participation Avatar

Participate in the Magic Online Anniverary Qualifiers and you can receive a new avatar for your Magic Online account.

Participation Avatar Event Participation
Alternative Art, Birds of Paradise Participate in a Magic Online Anniversary Event Qualifier.

Magic Online Holiday Cube (in July!)

Magic Online Holiday Cube (in July!) Single Elimination Event
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m. until Friday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets. 16 Phantom Points.
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Cube boosters.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Single Elimination.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Modern Masters booster packs and 18 Phantom Points. 1
2nd 1 Modern Masters booster pack and 12 Phantom Points 0
3rd-4th 6 Phantom Points. 0
5th-8th 3 Phantom Points. 0

Magic Online Holiday Cube (in July!) Swiss Event
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m. until Friday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets. 16 Phantom Points.
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Cube boosters.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 24 Phantom Points. 1
2 Wins 16 Phantom Points. 0
1 Win 6 Phantom Points. 0
0 Wins 2 Phantom Points. 0

Modern Masters Flashback Draft

Modern Masters Single Elimination 8-4 Draft Queues
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m. until Friday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets. 4 Event Tickets, plus product.
PRODUCT 3 Modern Masters booster packs.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Single Elimination.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Modern Masters booster packs. 1
2nd 4 Modern Masters booster packs. 0

Modern Masters Swiss Draft Queues
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m. until Friday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets. 4 Event Tickets, plus product.
PRODUCT 3 Modern Masters booster packs.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 3 Modern Masters booster packs. 1
2 Wins 2 Modern Masters booster packs. 0
1 Win 1 Modern Masters booster pack. 0

Magic Online Anniversary Events

Magic Online Anniversary Event Qualifiers 7/2-7/8
START TIMES
  • Events run at 6:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 15.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
  • There will be no 6:30 a.m. event on Wednesday July 2 due to downtime.
LOCATION Scheduled Events.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
30 Event Tickets. 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT
Date Product
7/2 3 Innistrad and 3 Dark Ascension booster packs.
7/3 2 Scars of Mirrodin, 2 Mirrodin Besieged, and 2 New Phyrexia booster packs.
7/4 6 Rize of the Eldrazi booster packs.
7/5 3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake booster packs.
7/6 2 Shards of Alara, 2 Conflux, and 2 Alara Reborn booster packs.
7/7 3 Shadowmoor and 3 Eventide booster packs.
7/8 3 Lorwyn and 3 Morningtide booster packs.
SIZE 33-64 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Sealed.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Date Prizes
7/2
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 8 Innistrad booster packs, 8 Dark Ascension booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 6 Innistrad booster packs, 6 Dark Ascension booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Innistrad and 4 Dark Ascension booster packs. 0
7/3
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Scars of Mirrodin, 5 Mirrodin Besieged, and 5 New Phyrexia booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Scars of Mirrodin, 4 Mirrodin Besieged, and 4 New Phyrexia booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Scars of Mirrodin, 2 Mirrodin Besieged, and 2 New Phyrexia booster packs. 0
7/4
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 16 Rize of the Eldrazi booster packs and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 12 Rize of the Eldrazi booster packs and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 8 Rize of the Eldrazi booster packs. 0
7/5
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 8 Zendikar booster packs, 8 Worldwake booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 6 Zendikar booster packs, 6 Worldwake booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Zendikar and 4 Worldwake booster packs. 0
7/6
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Shards of Alara, 5 Conflux, and 5 Alara Reborn booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Shards of Alara, 4 Conflux, and 4 Alara Reborn booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Shards of Alara, 2 Conflux, and 2 Alara Reborn booster packs. 0
7/7
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 8 Shadowmoor booster packs, 8 Eventide booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 6 Shadowmoor booster packs, 6 Eventide booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Shadowmoor and 4 Eventide booster packs. 0
7/8
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 8 Lorwyn booster packs, 8 Morningtide booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 6 Lorwyn booster packs, 6 Morningtide booster packs, and an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Lorwyn booster packs and 4 Morningtide booster packs. 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive an alternative art version of the Birds of Paradise avatar.

Magic Online Anniversary Event Qualifiers 7/9-7/15
START TIMES
  • Events run at 6:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 15.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
  • There will be no 6:30 a.m. event on Wednesday July 9 due to downtime.
LOCATION Scheduled Events.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
30 Event Tickets. 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT
Date Product
7/9 2 Time Spiral, 2 Planar Chaos, and 2 Future Sight booster packs.
7/10 2 Ravnica, 2 Guildpact, and 2 Dissension booster packs.
7/11 2 Champions of Kamigawa, 2 Betrayers of Kamigawa, and 2 Saviors of Kamigawa booster packs.
7/12 2 Mirrodin, 2 Darksteel, and 2 Fifth Dawn booster packs.
7/13 2 Onslaught, 2 Legions, and 2 Scourge booster packs.
7/14 2 Odyssey, 2 Torment, and 2 Judgment booster packs.
7/15 2 Invasion, 2 Planeshift, and 2 Apocalypse booster packs.
SIZE 33-64 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Sealed.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Date Prizes
7/9
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Time Spiral, 5 Planar Chaos, and 5 Future Sight booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Time Spiral, 4 Planar Chaos, and 4 Future Sight booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Time Spiral, 2 Planar Chaos, and 2 Future Sight booster packs. 0
7/10
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Ravnica, 5 Guildpact, and 5 Dissension booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Ravnica, 4 Guildpact, and 4 Dissension booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Ravnica, 2 Guildpact, and 2 Dissension booster packs. 0
7/11
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Champions of Kamigawa, 5 Betrayers of Kamigawa, and 5 Saviors of Kamigawa booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Champions of Kamigawa, 4 Betrayers of Kamigawa, and 4 Saviors of Kamigawa booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Champions of Kamigawa, 2 Betrayers of Kamigawa, and 2 Saviors of Kamigawa booster packs. 0
7/12
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Mirrodin, 5 Darksteel, and 5 Fifth Dawn booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Mirrodin, 4 Darksteel, and 4 Fifth Dawn booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Mirrodin, 2 Darksteel, and 2 Fifth Dawn booster packs. 0
7/13
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Onslaught, 5 Legions, and 5 Scourge booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Onslaught, 4 Legions, and 4 Scourge booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Onslaught, 2 Legions, and 2 Scourge booster packs. 0
7/14
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Odyssey, 5 Torment, and 5 Judgment booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Odyssey, 4 Torment, and 4 Judgment booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Odyssey, 2 Torment, and 2 Judgment booster packs. 0
7/15
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 6 Invasion, 5 Planeshift, and 5 Apocalypse booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 4
4 Wins 4 Invasion, 4 Planeshift, and 4 Apocalypse booster packs, plus an invite to the Anniversary Event Finals. 2
3 Wins 4 Invasion, 2 Planeshift, and 2 Apocalypse booster packs. 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive an alternative art version of the Birds of Paradise avatar.

Magic Online Anniverary Event Finals
START TIMES
  • Saturday, July 19, 8:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Scheduled Events.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1
Invite only.
PRODUCT 6 Modern Masters booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Modern Masters booster packs for the Top 8 Draft.
SIZE 65-672.
PLAY STYLE Swiss with Top 8.
FORMAT Sealed followed by Top 8 Draft.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Each round will be up to 50 minutes with the number of rounds determined by attendance.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 20 Magic 2015 booster packs, 2 Premium Magic 2015 Sets, and 2 Regular Magic 2015 Set. 15
2nd 20 Magic 2015 booster packs, 1 Premium Magic 2015 Set, and 1 Regular Magic 2015 Set. 15
3rd-4th 20 Magic 2015 booster packs and 1 Premium Magic 2015 Set. 15
5th-8th 20 Magic 2015 booster packs and 1 Regular Magic 2015 Set. 15
9th-32nd 15 Magic 2015 booster packs. 0
33rd-128th 5 Magic 2015 booster packs. 0