February 2016 Event Updates

Posted in Magic Online on February 10, 2016

By Lee Sharpe

Today I'm announcing exciting stuff for Legacy players and championships for Oath of the Gatewatch. Let's get started!


Legacy Challenge

Get ready for a new monthly event: the Legacy Challenge! The Legacy Challenge will be held the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. Pacific. The first one will be on March 12. Like the Power Nine Challenge for Vintage, the Top 8 players can expect to win some exciting cards! What cards, you may ask? Well, for starters, everyone in the Top 8 will get one of each of the ten original dual lands. Here's a few more cards in the prize pool:

The complete event details for the Legacy Challenge are below. There are a lot of exciting cards to win and we're excited to bring a competitive Legacy premier event to Magic Online.

You may be asking yourself "Where am I going to test for the Legacy Challenge?" If so, the answer is in Legacy Leagues of course. Wait, Legacy is getting a League?!


Legacy Leagues

That's right. The next Magic Online League is Legacy! When we created a League for Pauper, it helped reinvigorate and grow participation in the format, and we believe the Legacy Challenge as well as a new League will grow Legacy as well. We want Magic Online to be a great place to play Legacy, and we believe these events will do a lot to grow both formats.

To promote the League, we'll be ending Legacy Daily Events and the eight-player single-elimination queue with that downtime as well, so that we can focus on League play. The transition from these events to the League will happen during the February 17 downtime.


Oath of the Gatewatch Championships

As is our tradition after each set, we will have the Oath of the Gatewatch Limited and Constructed championships. The Oath of the Gatewatch Limited qualifiers are February 17–23, with the championship on February 27. The Standard qualifiers are February 24–March 1, with the championship on March 6. Just for participating in any qualifier, you'll get an Immolating Glare promo. Qualify for the finals? You'll pick up a Jori En, Ruin Diver promo as well.

I hope you enjoy these events! You can see the full details of these events here.


If you have feedback on these events or other Magic Online items, you can give it to us through the official Magic Online Twitter account, my personal Twitter account, the Magic Online Tumblr, or magiconlinefeedback@wizards.com.


Legacy Challenge

Start Times: The second Saturday of every month, beginning Saturday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC on March 12, 18:00 UTC for April and beyond)
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:

Match Wins 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

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Modern, Pauper, Standard, and Legacy Constructed Leagues

League Start: Wednesday, February 17, after the downtime
League Closes: Monday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.
League Ends: Wednesday, APril 13, 7:00 a.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours).
Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed -> Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 8 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 80 Play Points

Structure: Up to 5 matches
Format: A deck legal in the applicable format
Prizes:

 

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
5 Wins 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs, 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack, and 150 Play Points 3
4 Wins 1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack and 120 Play Points 1
3 Wins 80 Play Points 0
2 Wins 40 Play Points 0
1 Wins 20 Play Points 0
0 Wins 10 Play Points 0

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