Magic Online Announcements October 7, 2014

Posted in Magic Online on October 7, 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.
Upcoming Events
October 8-October 11
Events run on the schedule found here.
Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
October 11
9:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
Pro Tour Qualifier Finals
October 6-October 22
Events run on the schedule found here.
Khans of Tarkir Release Events
November 5-November 7
Events run on the schedule found here.
Season 11 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries
November 8
7:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Season 11 Magic Online Championship Series Finals
November 12-November 18
Events run on the schedule found here.
Khans of Tarkir Limited Championship Qualifiers
November 19-November 25
Events run on the schedule found here.
Khans of Tarkir Standard Championship Qualifiers
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From the Vault: Annihilation Released on Monday, October 6

Beyond Destruction Looms Annihilation. Harness the savage power of fifteen of the most brutal Magic cards ever unleashed.

From the Vault: Annihilation released on Monday, October 6! In case you missed it when it was first announced, read up on these powerful board clearing cards here.

Continuing Spirespine Issues

During last week's downtime, we deployed a fix to address the Spirespine illegal blocker error on Magic Online. We've discovered that, while the issue is no longer occurring in most situations, there are still edge cases where the illegal blocker error is preventing games from progressing. We are currently investigating further and are planning to deploy a fix during the Wednesday, October 22, downtime that should eliminate the issue completely.

Products Leaving the Magic Online Store on Wednesday, October 8

On Wednesday, October 8, several products will be leaving the Magic Online Store. Both Vintage Masters booster packs and Theros block Intro Packs will be leaving during the downtime.

Khans of Tarkir Events and Prize Rotations
Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Events began Friday, October 3. On Monday, October 6, prerelease events came to an end, and Khans of Tarkir officially went on sale in Magic Online! With the release, events and prizes will be updated on the schedule below.
Wednesday, October 8
Events Rotating Out
Events rotate out during downtime.
  • Vintage Masters 8-4 Draft Queues
  • Vintage Masters Swiss Draft Queues
  • Vintage Masters 6-Booster Sealed Dailies
Prize Rotations for:
Legacy, Modern, Momir, Pauper, Standard, and Vintage Constructed 8-Player Queues
Prizes and Entry Option(s) Pre-10/8
  • Prizes and Entry Option(s) Post-10/8
Entry Option(s) Place Prize QPs
6 Event Tickets 1st 5 Magic 2015 booster packs 2
2nd 3 Magic 2015 booster packs 1
3rd-4th 2 Magic 2015 booster packs 0
Entry Option(s) Place Prize QPs
6 Event Tickets 1st 5 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 2
2nd 3 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
3rd-4th 2 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 0
Prize Rotations for:
Legacy, Modern, Momir, Pauper, Standard, and Vintage Constructed 2-Player Queues
Prizes and Entry Option(s) Pre-10/8
  • Prizes and Entry Option(s) Post-10/8
Entry Option(s) Place Prize QPs
2 Event Tickets 1st 1 Magic 2015 booster pack 0
Entry Option(s) Place Prize QPs
2 Event Tickets 1st 1 Khans of Tarkir booster pack 0
Prize Rotations for:
Legacy, Modern, Momir, Pauper, Standard, and Vintage Constructed Dailies
Prizes and Entry Option(s) Pre-10/8
  • Prizes and Entry Option(s) Post-10/8
Entry Option(s) Place Prize QPs
6 Event Tickets 4 Wins 11 Magic 2015 booster packs 3
3 Wins 6 Magic 2015 booster packs 1
Entry Option(s) Place Prize QPs
6 Event Tickets 4 Wins 11 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 3
3 Wins 6 Khans of Tarkir booster packs 1
Wednesday, October 22
Events Rotating Out
Events Rotating In
With the conclusion of Release Events, the following Khans of Tarkir Events will rotate in:
  • Khans of Tarkir Block Constructed 8-Player Queues
  • Khans of Tarkir Block Constructed 2-Player Queues
  • Khans of Tarkir Block Constructed Dailies
  • Khans of Tarkir 8-4 Draft Queues
  • Khans of Tarkir 4-3-2-2 Draft Queues
  • Khans of Tarkir Swiss Draft Queues
  • Khans of Tarkir 4-Booster Sealed Queues
  • Khans of Tarkir Sealed Dailies
  • Khans of Tarkir Phantom Sealed Queues
Extended Downtime on October 22

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, October 22, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. Pacific (07:00 UTC), midnight, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. Pacific (09:45 UTC) leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC).

Please plan ahead!

Downtime for October 8, 2014

  • All tournaments will close 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. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific (15:00 to 19:00 UTC)

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