Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on March 10, 2015

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.

You cheered Sarkhan on, even when things looked bleak. When asked if you chose Khans or Dragons, you answered with an unflinching, unwavering "Dragons." At long last, Sarkhan has successfully altered the timeline, leaving Tarkir heavy on the dragons—just how he likes it. Bask in the reflective glory of their terrible flame and celebrate with Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events!

Prerelease Events begin Friday, April 3, at 10:00 a.m. and run until Monday, April 6, at 10:00 a.m. Magic Online players will have a chance to draft every Dragon they see in the Prerelease Swiss Draft, or you can 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. When choosing your "Battle" object, you may notice that your favorite clans have changed since the last Prerelease. Refer to the table below to decide which of the Dragon Lords you wish to throw your support behind.

"Battle" Entry Object Corresponding Clan Clan Colors
Battle with Endurance Dromoka Green and White
Battle with Cunning Ojutai White and Blue
Battle with Ruthlessness Silumgar Blue and Black
Battle with Speed Kolaghan Black and Red
Battle with Savagery Atarka Red and Green

While Dragons are in no way friendly, the Prerelease Friendly Sealed Event is being held to help the Dragon-challenged acquaint themselves with the new set in a low-risk scenario. The Competitive Prerelease Sealed Event is for those who, like the majestic sultans of the sky, prefer their opposition demolished and their spoils vast. When you enter one of the Prerelease Sealed Events, you will receive four regular packs of Dragons of Tarkir, one special seeded Dragons of Tarkir booster, and one Fate Reforged booster pack. The 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. Participation in any Prerelease Event will reward players with a Sarkhan Unbroken avatar. Once Prerelease Events end on Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m., Release Events begin!

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, Release Events run until the downtime on Wednesday, April 22. Release Queue events run on demand and will be available for the duration of the Release. Be sure to check out the Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Pack Per Win Event, a new addition to our Release Queue repertoire. Two scheduled Release events, the 64-Player with Top 8 Draft and the Swiss Sealed with Top 8 Events, will also be running at regularly scheduled times in the Scheduled Events room, so keep your eye on those too. Participating in any Release Event is rewarded with a Narset Transcendent avatar for your collection!

Note: Prizes for some Release Events were updated during the Wednesday, April 15, downtime. Refer to the Tuesday, April 14, Weekly Announcements Blog for more details.

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Dragons of Tarkir Participation Avatars

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Dragons of Tarkir Participation Avatars


Sarkhan Unbroken

Participate in any of the events below to earn a Sarkhan Unbroken avatar:
Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Swiss Draft
Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Friendly Sealed
Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Competitive Sealed


Narset Transcendent

Participate in any of the events below to earn a Narset Transcendent avatar:
Dragons of Tarkir 4-3-2-2 Release Draft
Dragons of Tarkir 8-4 Release Draft
Dragons of Tarkir Pack Per Win Draft
Dragons of Tarkir Release Sealed
Dragons of Tarkir Release 64-Player Single Elimination Draft, With Top 8
Dragons of Tarkir Release Sealed, With Top 8 Draft

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Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Events

Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Swiss Draft

Start Times: Friday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: 15 Event Tickets
Product: 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack
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 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 1
2 Wins 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0
1 Win 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Sarkhan Unbroken Avatar.


Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Friendly Sealed

Start Times: Friday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: 20 Event Tickets and 1 "Battle" Prerelease Object
Product: Magic Online will provide 4 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs, 1 Fate Reforged booster pack, and 1 Dragons of Tarkir seeded booster pack
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 5 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 0
3 Wins 3 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 0
2 or 1 Win 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Sarkhan Unbroken Avatar.


Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Competitive Sealed

Start Times: Friday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: 20 Event Tickets and 1 "Battle" Prerelease Object
Product: Magic Online will provide 4 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs, 1 Fate Reforged booster pack, and 1 Dragons of Tarkir seeded booster pack
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 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 3
3 Wins 5 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 1
2 Wins 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Sarkhan Unbroken Avatar.

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Dragons of Tarkir Release Events

Dragons of Tarkir 4-3-2-2 Release Draft

Start Times: Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, April 22, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: Option 1: 14 Event Tickets; Option 2: 2 Event Tickets, plus product
Product: 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack
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 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged booster packs 1
2nd 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0
3rd-4th 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive an Narset Transcendent Avatar.

Note: Prizes for this event were updated during the Wednesday, April 15, downtime. Refer to the Tuesday, April 14, Weekly Announcements Blog for more details.


Dragons of Tarkir 8-4 Release Draft

Start Times: Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, April 22, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: Option 1: 14 Event Tickets; Option 2: 2 Event Tickets, plus product
Product: 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack
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 5 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 3 Fate Reforged booster packs 1
2nd 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive an Narset Transcendent Avatar.

Note: Prizes for this event were updated during the Wednesday, April 15, downtime. Refer to the Tuesday, April 14, Weekly Announcements Blog for more details.


Dragons of Tarkir Pack Per Win Draft

Start Times: Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, April 22, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: Option 1: 14 Event Tickets; Option 2: 2 Event Tickets, plus product
Product: 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack
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 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 1
2 Wins 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0
1 Win 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive an Narset Transcendent Avatar.


Dragons of Tarkir Release Sealed

Start Times: Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, April 22, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Release Queues
Entry Options: 26 Event Tickets
Product: 4 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged 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 8 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 4 Fate Reforged booster packs 3
3 Wins 6 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 3 Fate Reforged booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive an Narset Transcendent Avatar.

Note: Prizes for this event were updated during the Wednesday, April 15, downtime. Refer to the Tuesday, April 14, Weekly Announcements Blog for more details.


Dragons of Tarkir Release 64-Player Single Elimination Draft, With Top 8 Draft

Start Times: Monday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. until Tuesday, April 21, 8:30 p.m. Event runs every 2 hours, on the half hour. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options: Option 1: 20 Event Tickets; Option 2: 8 Event Tickets, plus product
Product: 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack. Magic Online will provide boosters for the Top 8
Size: 64 players
Play Style: Single Elimination, with Top 8
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Draft.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 16 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 8 Fate Reforged booster packs 6
2nd 12 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 6 Fate Reforged booster packs 5
3rd-4th 8 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 4 Fate Reforged booster packs 4
5th-8th 6 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 3 Fate Reforged booster packs 3
9th-16th 2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged booster packs 0
17th-32nd 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive an Narset Transcendent Avatar.

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.

Note: Prizes for this event were updated during the Wednesday, April 15, downtime. Refer to the Tuesday, April 14, Weekly Announcements Blog for more details.


Dragons of Tarkir Release Sealed, With Top 8 Draft

Start Times:

Friday Apr. 10 and Apr. 17 Saturday Apr. 11 and Apr. 18 Sunday Apr. 12 and Apr. 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.

All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options: Option 1: 30 Event Tickets; Option 2: 6 Event Tickets, plus product
Product: 4 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged booster packs. Magic Online will provide boosters for the Top 8 Draft
Size: 65-128 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Single Elimination Draft.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 12 Fate Reforged booster packs 6
2nd 18 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 9 Fate Reforged booster packs 5
3rd-4th 14 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 7 Fate Reforged booster packs 4
5th-8th 12 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 6 Fate Reforged booster packs 3
9th-16th 6 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 3 Fate Reforged booster packs 0
17th-32nd 3 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 2 Fate Reforged booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive an Narset Transcendent Avatar.

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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