Khans of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on September 15, 2014

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

Khans of Tarkir
Prerelease and Release Key Dates
Prerelease Begins: 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 3
On-Sale: Monday, October 6
Release Events End: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 22
Redemption Guarantee: June 1, 2016
Redemption Cutoff: May 31, 2017
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Raise Your Banner

Five warrior clans vie for dominance on the field of battle on the plane of Tarkir, where ancient tyrannical dragons have been hunted to extinction.

The time to raise your banner and join the khans is almost here! Will you throw your support behind the scheming Sultai? Perhaps you choose to seek enlightenment with the Jeskai. Maybe you just want to punch bears with the Temur. Whatever your choice, the time to make it draws near. Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Events begin 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, on Magic Online!

The Prerelease will run from 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, until Monday, October 6, at 10:00 a.m. We've got a whole host of Prerelease events for players to sink their teeth into Khans of Tarkir for the first time. Magic Online players will have a chance to see how the set handles in a Draft with the Prerelease Swiss Draft, or choose your clan and pick up the associated "Battle" Prerelease object to compete in two varieties of Prerelease Sealed Events going on throughout the weekend: Competitive and Friendly.

Introduced with the Magic 2015 Prerelease, the Friendly Prerelease Sealed Event allows players to ease into the waters of Tarkir with a leisurely Sealed tournament amongst friends. The Competitive Prerelease Sealed Event is for a fiercer breed of warrior, but rewards those who come out on top with a steeper prize payout.

When you enter one of the Prerelease Sealed Events, you will receive five regular packs of Khans of Tarkir, as well as one special seeded booster pack. This seeded booster contains a run of commons and uncommons from the clan corresponding to your selected "Battle" object, as well as one foil rare or mythic rare that is also associated with your chosen clan. Once you crack them open, the last step is assembling the best deck possible from your available forces. Participation in any Prerelease Event will reward players with a Sorin, Solemn Visitor avatar. Mark your calendars and play in Prerelease weekend—once it's over, Release Events begin!

Release events pick up after the Prerelease comes to a close at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 6, and run until the downtime on Wednesday, October 22. Release Queue events run on demand and will be available for the duration of the Release. Make sure to keep your eye out for the two scheduled Release events, the 64-Player with Top 8 Draft and the Swiss Sealed with Top 8 Events, so that you catch them while they're running. Participating in any Release Event will get you the Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar for your collection!

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Khans of Tarkir Participation Avatars

Participate in the Khans of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events, and you can receive new avatars for your Magic Online account.

Avatar Event Participation
Sorin, Solemn Visitor Participate in any Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Event.
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker Participate in a Khans of Tarkir Release Event.

Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Events

Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Swiss Draft
START TIMES
  • Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1
15 Event Tickets
PRODUCT 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs
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 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Khans of Tarkir booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sorin, Solemn Visitor avatar.

Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Friendly Sealed
START TIMES
  • Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
20 Event Tickets plus 1 "Battle" Prerelease Object 35 Phantom Points plus 1 "Battle" Prerelease Object
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 5 Khans of Tarkir booster packs for this event, plus 1 Khans of Tarkir seeded booster pack corresponding to your "Battle" Object of choice.
SIZE 16 players
PLAY STYLE Swiss
FORMAT Sealed
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 60 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 5 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. 0
3 Wins 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. 0
2 or 1 Win 2 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sorin, Solemn Visitor avatar.

Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Competitive Sealed
START TIMES
  • Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
20 Event Tickets plus 1 "Battle" Prerelease Object 35 Phantom Points plus 1 "Battle" Prerelease Object
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 5 Khans of Tarkir booster packs for this event, plus 1 Khans of Tarkir seeded booster pack corresponding to your "Battle" Object of choice.
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 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 3
3 Wins 5 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
2 Wins 1 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sorin, Solemn Visitor avatar.

Khans of Tarkir Release Events

Khans of Tarkir 8-4 Release Draft
START TIMES
  • Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
14 Event Tickets 2 Event Tickets plus product 1 Khans of Tarkir Draft Pack Event Bundle
PRODUCT 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs
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 8 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
2nd 4 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar.

Khans of Tarkir 4-3-2-2 Release Draft
START TIMES
  • Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
14 Event Tickets 2 Event Tickets plus product 1 Khans of Tarkir Draft Pack Event Bundle
PRODUCT 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs
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 4 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
2nd 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0
3rd-4th 2 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar.

Khans of Tarkir Swiss Release Draft
START TIMES
  • Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
14 Event Tickets 2 Event Tickets plus product 1 Khans of Tarkir Draft Pack Event Bundle
PRODUCT 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs
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 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar.

Khans of Tarkir Release 16-Player Sealed
START TIMES
  • Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Release Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1
26 Event Tickets
PRODUCT 6 Khans of Tarkir 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 12 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. 3
3 Wins 9 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. 1
2 Wins 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive a Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar.

Khans of Tarkir 64-Player Single Elimination Draft with Top 8
START TIMES
  • Event runs every 2 hours, on the half hour, beginning Monday, October 6, 10:30 a.m. until Wednesday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Scheduled Events
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
20 Event Tickets 8 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs for the Top 8.
SIZE 64 players
PLAY STYLE Single Elimination, with Top 8
FORMAT Draft
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds up to 50 minutes each, single elimination, followed by a Top 8 Draft.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
1st 24 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 6
2nd 18 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 5
3rd-4th 12 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 4
5th-8th 9 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 3
9th-16th 4 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0
17th-32nd 2 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive an Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar.

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

Khans of Tarkir Swiss Sealed with Top 8
START TIMES
Friday, October 10 and 17 Saturday, October 11 and 18 Sunday, October 12 and 19
  • 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.
LOCATION Scheduled Events.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
30 Event Tickets 6 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 6 Khans of Tarkir booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs for the Top 8.
SIZE 65-128 players
PLAY STYLE Swiss, with Top 8
FORMAT Sealed
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Seven rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Single Elimination Draft.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 36 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 6
2nd 27 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 5
3rd-4th 21 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 4
5th-8th 18 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 3
9th-16th 9 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0
17th-32nd 6 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participants will receive an Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker avatar.

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

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