Worldwake Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on February 16, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

On Monday, February 22nd at 9:00 am PST, Worldwake goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Worldwake becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the February 17th downtime.

All Standard format Daily Events, Premier Events and 8-player constructed queues will have Worldwake added to their prize payout mix starting on Monday, February 22nd at 9:00 am PST (1700 UTC).

Casual Drafts

On Monday Febuary 22nd, players will be able to play in casual Worldwake drafts in the Casual Draft room. These drafts will charge 0 Event Tickets, have 0 k-value, and will not pay prizes. Queues will be set up for 4, 6, and 8 players.

Worldwake Release events begin Wednesday February 24th and will have 5 components:

Booster Draft Queues
16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
Premier Swiss Sealed "Top 8" Events
Premier Zendikar Block Draft "Top 8" Events
Worldwake Championship

Worldwake Booster Draft Queues

DURATION: Wednesday, February 24th (after the downtime) until Friday, March 12th. Last draft starts at 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC).

LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room.

PRODUCT: 2 Zendikar boosters and 1 Worldwake booster, or 3 Worldwake boosters

ADMISSION: 2 Event Tickets, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT:

ZEN Block 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceZEN BoostersWWK BoostersQPs
1st221
2nd210
3rd-4th110

ZEN Block 8-4 Draft

PlaceZEN BoostersWWK BoostersQPs
1st441
2nd220

ZEN Block Swiss Draft

PointsZEN BoostersWWK BoostersQPs
9211
6110
3010

For Swiss events, prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

Worldwake 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceWWK BoostersQPs
1st41
2nd30
3rd-4th20

The winner of each ZEN Block or Worldwake booster draft will get an Anowon, the Ruin Sage avatar.

Worldwake Swiss Sealed Flights

DURATION: Wednesday, February 24th (after the downtime) until March 12. Last event starts at 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC). Worldwake Sealed Swiss Flights are 4 rounds. Each event will have 16 players and will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: These Swiss events will take place in the "Sealed Swiss Queues" room.

ADMISSION: 24 Event Tickets (tournament product will be supplied)

PRODUCT PROVIDED: 3 Zendikar boosters and 3 Worldwake boosters

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

PointsWWK BoostersQPs
12133
981
630

All who participate in a 16-Player Sealed Swiss Flight will get an Anowon, the Ruin Sage avatar. Players with 9 or more match points and the end of the tournament will also get a Joraga Warcaller Avatar.

Worldwake Premier Swiss Sealed "Top 8" Events

DURATION: Friday, February 26th, 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC) until March 12th. Last event starts at 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC). Each event will have a minimum of 64 players, maximum of 256 players.

LOCATION: Premier Events room.

PRODUCT: 3 Zendikar boosters and 3 Worldwake boosters. For the top 8 booster draft, the format will be 2 Zendikar boosters and 1 Worldwake booster. The top 8 product will be provided.

ADMISSION: 4 Event Tickets, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceWWK BoostersQPs
1st406
2nd305
3rd-4th154
5th-8th103
9th-16th50
17th-32nd30

All who participate in a Premier Swiss Sealed "Top 8" Event will get an Anowon, the Ruin Sage avatar and all players that finish with 15 or more points will receive a Joraga Warcaller avatar. In addition, the top 4 finishers will qualify for the Worldwake Championship.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, March 3rd and March 10th. There will be no Premier Events starting on those days until after the downtime.

Worldwake Premier Single Elimination "Top 8" Draft Events

DURATION: Friday, February 26th, 1:00 pm PST (2100 UTC) until Friday March 12th. Last event starts at 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC) or earlier. Each event will have exactly 64 players.

LOCATION: Premier Events room.

PRODUCT: 2 Zendikar boosters and 1 Worldwake booster. For the top 8 booster draft, the format is 2 Zendikar boosters and 1 Worldwake booster. The product for the top 8 draft will be provided.

ADMISSION: 4 Event Tickets, 2 Zendikar boosters, and 1 Worldwake booster.

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceWWK BoostersQPs
1st206
2nd155
3rd-4th104
5th-8th63
9th-16th40
17th-32nd20

All who participate in a Premier Single Elimination Draft "Top 8" Event will receive an Anowon, the Ruin Sage avatar and top 8 will get a Joraga Warcaller avatar. In addition, the top 4 players will qualify for the Worldwake Championship.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, March 3rd and Wednsday, March 10th. There will be no Premier Events starting on those days until after the downtime.

Worldwake Championship

START TIME: Sunday, March 14, 9:00 am PDT (1600 UTC). Note that for areas in which it is observed, Daylight Savings Time begins on this date.

LOCATION: Premier Events room.

PRODUCT: 3 Zendikar boosters and 3 Worldwake boosters. The format for the top 8 booster draft is 2 Zendikar boosters and 1 Worldwake booster.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Event Tickets, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceProduct PrizeQPs
1stComplete WWK foil playset (4 sets)6
2nd1 Complete WWK foil set & 1 complete WWK non-foil set5
3rd-4th1 complete WWK foil set4
5th-8th1 complete WWK non-foil set3
9th-16th12 WWK boosters0
17th-32th6 WWK boosters0
33th-64th3 WWK boosters0

Players in the Worldwake Championship will receive a premium foil copy of the Worldwake Release card— Joraga Warcaller.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Worldwake Championship event, players are not permitted to have more than 1 of their accounts entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than 1 account playing in a Championship before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

Playing on another person's account, selling your account, etc. are all violations of the Terms of Service. If you play in these, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are on your own account. We do not recognize "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-18 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

A list of all players that have qualified for the Worldwake Championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday, March 10th. It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that they have been properly entered into this event and are able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the championship, they will need to contact customer service to get this corrected.

For all Worldwake Release Events, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament if, in its sole judgment, that tournament’s integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue and/or error in that tournament’s administration.

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