Magic Online Announcements April 25, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on April 25, 2017

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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Amonkhet events begin on Monday, April 24 on Magic Online

Amonkhet events have begun on Magic Online! Earlier this month, Lee Sharpe revealed details of how we will be releasing new sets on Magic Online starting with Amonkhet.

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Amonkhet on sale in Magic Online store starting Friday, April 28

Amonkhet will be available for purchase in the Magic Online store starting Friday, April 28, just as Lee Sharpe detailed earlier this month.

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Streamer Showdown of Thursday, April 27

There will be a new Streamer Showdown this Thursday. If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player events that feature some of the best streamers in the community brawling it out on Magic Online. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!

For this Streamer Showdown, the streamers will be taking on a Amonkhet draft! Here is the lineup for this Streamer Showdown:

1 p.m. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Jamie Topples jamietopples
Graham Stark loadingreadyrun
Travis Sowers Semulin
Neal Oliver Nealoliver88
Gaby Spartz gabyspartz
David Murphy DaveSea
Paul Cheon HAUMPH
Jennifer Long mrs_mulligan

6 p.m. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Magic the Amateuring magictheamateuring
Logan Nettles Jaberwocki
Caleb Durward CalebDMTG
Greg Sokol GMANSokol
Paul Judd Pires lookinglasself
Zane Sweetman zmagic94
Cameron Aldous IlyonTV
Melvin the Muppet MelvinTheMuppet

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Upcoming Power Nine Challenge April 29

Play in the upcoming Power Nine Challenge on Saturday, April 29 for a chance to win a piece of the Power Nine!

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Upcoming Standard PTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation on Saturday, April 29

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! This week, due to Monday's start of Amonkhet events adding new cards to Standard, we've added two Standard PTQ Preliminaries tomorrow, April 26, at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT (UTC -7). The weekly suite of Preliminaries on Thursday through Tuesday, April 27 through May 2, will take place at their normal times. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, April 29!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Upcoming Sealed PTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation on Sunday, April 30

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Hour of Devastation Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, April 27, and run through Tuesday, May 2. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, April 30!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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The May MOPR Promo period begins tomorrow

The May MOPR period runs from April 26 to May 31. Here are the promo cards:

Event Promo

Archfiend of Ifnir

Store Promo

Unlicensed Disintegration

Play in one or more events during the May MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Archfiend of Ifnir. Five or more and you'll get an additional premium Archfiend of Ifnir. Spend at least $20 total in the Magic Online Store during this MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Unlicensed Disintegration. By spending $40 or more, you'll get an additional premium Unlicensed Disintegration.

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No downtime this week

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
April 26 No downtime
May 3 No downtime
May 10 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)
May 17 No downtime

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.

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