Magic Online Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease and Release Event Details

Posted in Magic Online on January 13, 2016

By Wizards of the Coast

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Events come to Magic Online beginning Friday, January 29!

Prerelease Events—Friday, January 29–Monday, February 1

Release Events—Monday, February 1–Wednesday, February 17

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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Events

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Swiss Draft

 

Start Times: Friday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Option:

  • 15 Event Tickets
  • 150 Play Points

Product: 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack.
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 4 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Friendly Sealed

 

Start Times: Friday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Option:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 4 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs, 2 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, and 1 Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease premium rare or mythic.
Size: 16 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 5 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 0
3 Wins 3 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 0
1 or 2 Wins 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease Competitive Sealed

 

Start Times: Friday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 4 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs, 2 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, and 1 Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease premium rare or mythic.
Size: 16 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 11 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 3
3 Wins 5 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs 1
2 Wins 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events

Oath of the Gatewatch Release 4-3-2-2 Single Elimination Draft

 

Start Times: Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 17, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 140 Play Points
  • Option 3: Product, plus 2 Event Tickets


Product: 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack
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 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 1
2nd 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 0
3rd-4th 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Fast-Build 8-4 Single Elimination Draft

 

Start Times: Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 17, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 140 Play Points
  • Option 3: Product, plus 2 Event Tickets


Product: 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Format: Draft
Duration: 5 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 5 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 3 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 2
2nd 3 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 1

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Pack-per-Win Swiss Draft

 

Start Times: Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 17, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 140 Play Points
  • Option 3: Product, plus 2 Event Tickets


Product: 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack
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 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 1
2 Wins 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 0
1 Win 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Swiss Sealed

 

Start Times: Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 17, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Option:

  • 26 Event Tickets
  • 260 Play Points

Product: 4 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 2 Battle for Zendikar booster packs
Size: 16 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 8 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 4 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 3
3 Wins 6 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 3 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

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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Oath of the Gatewatch Release 64-Player Single Elimination Draft with Top 8

 

Start Times: Monday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. until Tuesday, February 10, 8:30 p.m. Event runs every 2 hours, on the half hour. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 20 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 200 Play Points
  • Option 3: 8 Event Tickets, plus product


Product: 2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack—Magic Online will provide boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
Size: 64 players
Play Style: Single Elimination, with Top 8
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Draft.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 16 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 8 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 6
2nd 12 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 6 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 5
3rd-4th 8 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 4 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 4
5th-8th 6 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 3 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 3
9th-16th 3 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 0
17th-32nd 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack and 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

Note: If any event fails to fill the minimum number of seats by the start time, the event start will wait until the minimum number of players to join is met. After the waiting period ends, if the event has still not begun, refunds will be issued immediately and the event will be cancelled.

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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Sealed with Top 8

 

Start Times:

Friday, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 Saturday Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 Sunday Feb. 7 and Feb. 14
4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 300 Play Points
  • Option 3: 6 Event Tickets, plus product


Product: 4 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 2 Battle for Zendikar booster packs—Magic Online will provide boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
Size: 65-128 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Single-Elimination Draft.
Prizes:

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 12 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 6
2nd 18 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 9 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 5
3rd-4th 14 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 7 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 4
5th-8th 12 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 6 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 3
9th-16th 6 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 3 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0
17th-32nd 3 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs and 2 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kozilek, the Great Distortion Avatar.

Note: If any event fails to fill the minimum number of seats by the start time, the event start will wait until the minimum number of players to join is met. After the waiting period ends if the event has still not begun, refunds will be issued immediately and the event will be cancelled.

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