FORMAT CHALLENGES

To create exciting, high-level play experiences across a variety of formats, the Magic Online team hosts a variety of regularly scheduled Challenge Events! Don't see your favorite format represented? We're always listening to user feedback and evaluating new formats to build events around. Let us know what you'd like to see on our Twitter or our Tumblr!

Event details and schedules for all currently-running Format Challenges can be found below.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Pacific Daylight Time (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Date Start Time Event Type
March 26 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
April 9 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
April 29 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
May 14 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
May 28 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
June 11 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
June 25 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
July 9 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
July 30 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
August 13 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
August 27 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
September 10 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
September 24 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
October 8 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
October 29 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge

Pacific Standard Time (for UTC, add 8 hours)

Date Start Time Event Type
November 12 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
November 26 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge
December 10 11:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
December 31 11:00 a.m. Power Nine Challenge

Power 9 Challenge

In Power Nine Challenge events, the Power Nine cards from Vintage Masters will be distributed among the Top 8 competitors, along with other prizes!

Here are the complete event details:

The Power Nine Challenge

Start Times: See Schedule
Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed Tournaments -> Scheduled
Entry Option:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Product: A Vintage-legal deck
Size: 33-512 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Constructed
Duration: A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 500 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Black Lotus
1 Vintage Masters Timetwister
1 complete premium current set
1 complete non-premium current set
6
2nd 500 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Ancestral Recall
1 complete non-premium current set
5
3rd 300 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Mox Sapphire
1 Tempest Wasteland
4
4th 300 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Mox Ruby
1 Vintage Masters Force of Will
4
5th 250 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Mox Jet
3
6th 250 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Mox Pearl
3
7th 250 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Mox Emerald
3
8th 250 Play Points
1 Vintage Masters Time Walk
3
9th-32nd 250 Play Points 0

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.

Legacy Challenge

The Top 8 players in any Legacy Challenge can expect to win some exciting cards, like one of each of the ten original dual lands, and other awesome Legacy Staples.

Legacy Challenge

Start Times: See Schedule
Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed Tournaments -> Scheduled
Entry Option:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Product: A Legacy Constructed deck
Minimum Players: 33
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Legacy
Duration: A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 250 Play Points, and the following cards:
1 Mercadian Masques Rishadan Port
1 Dissension Infernal Tutor
1 Mercadian Masques Food Chain
1 Coldsnap Dark Depths
1 promo Batterskull
1 Mercadian Masques Unmask
1 promo Cunning Wish
1 promo Chrome Mox
1 Duel Decks Anthology, Jace vs. Chandra Daze
1 Vintage Masters Badlands
1 Vintage Masters Bayou
1 Vintage Masters Plateau
1 Vintage Masters Savannah
1 Vintage Masters Scrubland
1 Vintage Masters Taiga
1 Vintage Masters Tropical Island
1 Vintage Masters Tundra
1 Vintage Masters Underground Sea
1 Vintage Masters Volcanic Island
6
2nd 250 Play Points, and the following cards:
1 Tempest Remastered Wasteland
1 promo Show and Tell
1 Urza's Saga Sneak Attack
1 Nemesis Submerge
1 promo Maze of Ith
1 Legendary Cube Prize Pack True-Name Nemesis
1 Legendary Cube Prize Pack Containment Priest
1 Tempest Remastered Intuition
1 Vintage Masters Badlands
1 Vintage Masters Bayou
1 Vintage Masters Plateau
1 Vintage Masters Savannah
1 Vintage Masters Scrubland
1 Vintage Masters Taiga
1 Vintage Masters Tropical Island
1 Vintage Masters Tundra
1 Vintage Masters Underground Sea
1 Vintage Masters Volcanic Island
5
3rd-4th 250 Play Points, and the following cards:
1 Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Cabal Therapy
1 Urza's Legacy Grim Monolith
1 Vintage Masters Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Avacyn Restored Entreat the Angels
1 promo Orim's Chant
1 Vintage Masters Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Coldsnap Counterbalance
1 Tempest Remastered Mox Diamond
1 Magic Online Deck Series: Exiler Stoneforge Mystic
1 promo Stifle
1 Legendary Cube Prize Pack Shardless Agent
1 Vintage Masters Badlands
1 Vintage Masters Bayou
1 Vintage Masters Plateau
1 Vintage Masters Savannah
1 Vintage Masters Scrubland
1 Vintage Masters Taiga
1 Vintage Masters Tropical Island
1 Vintage Masters Tundra
1 Vintage Masters Underground Sea
1 Vintage Masters Volcanic Island

 

4
5th-8th 250 Play Points, and the following cards:
1 Vintage Masters Badlands
1 Vintage Masters Bayou
1 Vintage Masters Plateau
1 Vintage Masters Savannah
1 Vintage Masters Scrubland
1 Vintage Masters Taiga
1 Vintage Masters Tropical Island
1 Vintage Masters Tundra
1 Vintage Masters Underground Sea
1 Vintage Masters Volcanic Island

 

3
9th-32nd 250 Play Points 0

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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