Magic Online Announcements June 13, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on June 13, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Magic Digital Next Update

Exciting updates surrounding Magic Digital Next is expanded upon in Jeffrey Steefel's article here.


Team Draft Super League tonight at 5 p.m. PT

Another episode of Team Draft Super League begins tonight at 5 p.m. PT. Team Draft Super League is a live streamed event Tuesday nights on our Twitch channel.

You can also watch past Team Draft Super Leagues on our YouTube channel.


Banned and Restricted changes in effect after downtime tomorrow, June 14

As announced today, Aetherworks Marvel is banned in Standard. All Standard leagues will be reset with tomorrow’s downtime as scheduled. In addition, the Commander 1v1 league will be reset so we can return Food Chain and Erayo, Soratami Ascendant to the banned list.

New Standard and Commander 1v1 leagues will be created with updated banned lists and available to join after the downtime. In addition, all Standard and Commander 1v1 events that begin after the downtime will use the updated banned lists.

All other constructed leagues will have their durations extended until early July.


Battle of the Planes begin tomorrow, June 14

Tomorrow, Battle of the Planes begins in celebration of MTGO’s 15 year anniversary! Choose your favorite among five of Magic's most iconic planes, get a Sealed deck from it, and play! This league will be available through June 21.

Additional information about Battle of the Planes can be found in the anniversary article here.


New Magic Online features launch with downtime tomorrow, June 14

Last week Lee Sharpe and Chris Kiritz introduced some well received anniversary events as well as new features being added to Magic Online. The Full Trade Binder in addition to the client’s connectivity update will both be implemented during the downtime tomorrow.

More information about these features can be found here.


Amonkhet Standard Championship Qualifiers begin tomorrow, June 14

Amonkhet Standard Championship Qualifiers begin tomorrow, June 14, after downtime. Start times will be every three hours on the half-hour, and can be found in the Scheduled Events section on Magic Online.

Refer to this article for Amonkhet Championship specifics as well as updated information regarding Constructed PTQs.


Magic Online RPTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation on Saturday, June 17

Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQ) for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation will take place on Saturday, June 17. These events are only open to players who qualified via in-store Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier events – pre-registration is also required.

Additional details about Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers can be found here.


Modern PTQ for Pro Tour Ixalan Sunday, June 18

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, June 18 at 9 a.m. PT.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Amonkhet Limited Championship Finals Sunday, June 18

The Amonkhet Limited Championship Finals is this Sunday, June 18, at 7 a.m. PT!

More information about Magic Online's Amonkhet Championships can be found here.


Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events for formats Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper! Check out Lee Sharpe’s article for specific details.

Events begin this Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 a.m. PT.


Downtime tomorrow, June 14

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
June 14 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)
June 21 No Downtime
June 28 Extended Downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 a.m. UTC)
July 5 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)


Build Notes

Collection | A new default trade binder has been implemented! See this article for details.

General | Improved Magic Online’s resilience to small network interruptions.

Collection | All Red PTQ Tokens have been removed.

Collection | The offline collection feature has been removed.

General | Magic Online Player Rewards for May have been granted. Those cards are listed in this article.

Standard | Aetherworks Marvel is banned in Standard.

Commander | Food Chain and Erayo, Soratami Ascendant are again banned in Commander.



Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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


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