What Is the Magic Online Weekly Announcements Blog?
Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.
Check in weekly for the latest updates!
- Announcing the Modern Festival
- 2014 Magic Online Championship
- Tempest Remastered Release Events Going on Now
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition Now Releases May 28 on Magic Online
- New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
- Cancelling Tempest Remastered 64-Player Drafts
- Known Issue Around Trading Tempest Remastered Cards
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Dragons of Tarkir is Now Available for Redemption
- Downtime for May 13, 2015
- Upcoming Events
- Download Magic Online
Announcing the Modern Festival
Magic Online is having a Modern Festival! With a grand prize of one copy of every Modern-legal set, this is an event you won't want to miss out on. The Modern Festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 24, following the downtime.
The 2014 Magic Online Championship is This Weekend!
The Magic Online Championship is being held this weekend, May 15-17, and features sixteen players battling for a share of more than $100,000 in cash prizes. Viewers can tune into Twitch.tv/magic to watch a live broadcast of the event.
For more information on the event, including the full roster of competitors, refer to the 2014 Magic Online Championship article.
To introduce the players who will be participating in the Championship, we've been posting player profiles leading up to the big event. The third set of player profiles includes brief interviews with six more of the sixteen competitors, including the reigning Magic Online Champion: Lars Dam.
Tempest Remastered Release Events Going on Now
Tempest Remastered Release Events are running from now until the Wednesday, May 27, downtime. Get the full prize and event details here.
If you missed it the first time around, check out the original announcement article for general details around the Tempest Remastered.
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Now Releases May 28 on Magic Online
To give players an extra day to participate in Magic Online events and get to know the set before the triple Grand Prix Modern Masters Weekend kicks off, we've moved the Magic Online release of Modern Masters 2015 Edition up to Thursday, May 28!
Check out the article for the full details on Release Events, including information on how players can win Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs in certain Queues and Dailies.
New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
Stop by tonight for a new episode of the Standard Super League! Each week a commentary team of two Magic Hall of Fame members, Randy Buehler and Luis Scott-Vargas, host a single-elimination eight-player tournament where they'll detail the twists and turns along the season's course. The League line-up of Standard experts, combined with this commentary team are sure to make the upcoming season a great one. The Standard Super League airs Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!
For a recap at what happened in last week's episode of the Standard Super League, head over to Randy Buehler's latest article.
Remember, we'll be posting each player's decklists for the upcoming episode of the Standard Super League to MTGO.com at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) so that viewers can follow along at home! Stop by tonight to get the week 3 decklists.
Cancelling Tempest Remastered 64-Player Drafts
Due to lack of player interest in the Tempest Remastered 64-Player Drafts, these events are being cancelled after the Wednesday, May 13, downtime.
Get the full schedule of Tempest Remastered events here.
Known Issue Around Trading Tempest Remastered Cards
We added a new known issue in the April 23 Bug Blog involving trading cards from Tempest Remastered.
The Tempest Remastered set is hidden if unowned. This means that if a player owns no Tempest Remastered cards, the Tempest Remastered filter cannot be selected as a possible format, even if the player has the quantity filter set to 0. Because of this issue, a player who doesn't own any Tempest Remastered cards cannot place any of those cards in their wishlist. This bug is scheduled to be fixed during the Wednesday, May 27 deployment. In the meantime, players can find a breakdown of how we expect this to affect trading Tempest Remastered. Thank you for your patience while we work on this!
Trading Tempest Remastered without using wishlists:
If a player who does not own any Tempest Remastered cards begins a trade with another player who has Tempest Remastered cards, then Tempest Remastered cards will be visible in the trade for both players.
- The player who did not own any Tempest Remastered cards is able to trade with that other player to get Tempest Remastered cards without issue.
- Once the trade is complete, the player who did not have any Tempest Remastered cards will now find that the Tempest Remastered filter in their collection is functional.
- Once the filter is functional, the player will only be able to see cards that they own.
Trading Tempest Remastered using a wishlist:
If a user owns no Tempest Remastered, the Tempest Remastered filter cannot be selected as a possible format, even if the player has the quantity filter set to 0. Because of this, a player who doesn't own any Tempest Remastered cards cannot place any of those cards in their wishlist. The only cards that can be added to the wishlist, are ones that a player already owns.
Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries and the Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, May 13, and run through the day preceding each Finals Event.
Learn more about PTQs on Magic Online and get the full schedule here.
Dragons of Tarkir is Now Available for Redemption
Dragons of Tarkir Redemption began Wednesday, May 6! Start filling out your digital Dragons of Tarkir collection now if you're interested in redeeming it for a full paper set.
Learn more about the Magic Online Redemption Policy here.
Downtime for May 13, 2015
- All tournaments will close Wednesday, May 13, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (14:45 UTC)
- The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
May 13-May 15—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
May 16—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)
May 17—Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
May 6-May 27—Tempest Remastered Events
June 3-June 5—Season 6 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries
June 6—Season 6 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
May 28-June 17—Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
June 24-July 5—Modern Festival Events