Magic Online Announcements August 12, 2014

Posted in Magic Online on August 12, 2014

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.
Upcoming Events
July 28-August 13
10:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
12:00 a.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
Magic 2015 Core Set Release Events
August 13-August 19
Events run on the schedule found here.
Vintage Limited Championship Qualifiers
August 20-August 26
Events run on the schedule found here.
Vintage Constructed Championship Qualifiers
August 23
8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
Vintage Limited Championship
August 30
8:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Vintage Constructed Championship
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Magic 2015 Promo Card Grant During Wednesday, August 13 Downtime

During Magic 2015 Prerelease events, regular foil rares, instead of the correct promo rares, were included in seeded Prerelease booster packs. During the downtime on August 13, the correct promo rares will be granted. Players will get to keep the regular foil rare they already received.

September MOCS and MOPR Seasons Begins August 27, 2014

2014 Magic Online Championship Series
The MOCS 2014 September Season runs from August 27, 2014, through September 24, 2014. The promo card is:

Magic Online Player Rewards Program
The September MOPR period runs from August 27, 2014, through September 24, 2014. Here are the promo cards:

Upcoming Weekend Premier Event Changes

As part of our ongoing analysis of player trends and event popularity, we will be transitioning away from weekend Premier Events, and adding a number of new events on the weekends beginning August 20. See below for a list of the specific events that will be included in this transition. Entry and prize structures for these new events will be the same as existing Constructed and Sealed daily events.

Event and Prize Rotations

With the release of the Magic 2015 Core Set, events and prizes will be updated on the schedule below.


The Events Calendar will be updated with full details on the dates indicated.

Wednesday, August 13
Events Rotating Out
Events Rotating In
With the conclusion of Release Events, the following Magic 2015 Core Set Events rotate in:
  • 8-4 Draft Queues
  • 4-3-2-2 Draft Queues
  • Swiss Draft Queues
  • 4-Booster Sealed Queues
  • 6-Booster Sealed Daily Events
  • 6-Booster Sealed Premier Events
  • Phantom Sealed Queues
Wednesday, August 20
Events Rotating Out
  • Magic Online Premier Events on weekends will end with the downtime on August 20th.
Events Rotating In
The following events will replace weekend Magic Online Premier events:
Format Event Times
Legacy Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 a.m.
Vintage Masters Sealed Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 a.m.
Momir Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Vintage Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Modern Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Pauper Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
Standard Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 p.m.
Magic 2015 Sealed Fridays and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.
Extended Downtime on August 20

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, August 20, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. Pacific (07:00 UTC), midnight, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. Pacific (09:45 UTC) leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC).

Please plan ahead!

Downtime for August 13, 2014

  • All tournaments will close at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (14:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific (15:00 to 19:00 UTC)

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