Magic Online Announcements April 14, 2015

Posted in Magic Online on April 14, 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.

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Dragons of Tarkir Championship Events

You might not be able to become a Dragonlord and rule the skies of Tarkir, but you can become a champion who rules at Dragons of Tarkir. The Dragons of Tarkir Championships are coming up on Magic Online!

Dragons of Tarkir Championship Qualifiers begin on Wednesday, June 10. Refer to the full article for all of the details.


One More Week of Dragons of Tarkir Release Events

This is your last week to compete inDragons of Tarkir Release Events—play now through downtime on Wednesday, April 22. For the duration of Release Events, there will be Queues of every size and shape, all full to the brim with Dragons. Be sure to check out the Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Pack Per Win Event, a new addition to our Release Queue repertoire.

Release 64-Player Single Elimination Draft, with Top 8 Draft and Release Sealed, with Top 8 Draft, are two scheduled Release events that will be running at regular intervals in the Scheduled Events room, so keep your eyes on those too!

Refer to the full Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events article for more details.


Dragons of Tarkir Release Event Prize Updates

We've been listening to player feedback and have heard that there's a desire for more opportunities to earn Fate Reforged booster packs. To accommodate this request, we're updating the prizes for several Dragons of Tarkir Release Events following the Wednesday, April 15, downtime. The tables below illustrate how these prizes will be changing.

The Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events article will be updated during the Wednesday, April 15, downtime to reflect these changes.

Dragons of Tarkir 8-4 Release Draft

Prizes Prior to Wednesday, April 15, Downtime

Place Prizes QPs
1st 5 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 3 Fate Reforged booster packs 1
2nd 3 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0

Prizes After Downtime (Changes in Bold)

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

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

Prizes Prior to Wednesday, April 15, Downtime

Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 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

Prizes After Downtime (Changes in Bold)

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

Dragons of Tarkir Release Sealed

Prizes Prior to Wednesday, April 15, Downtime

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 12 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 3
3 Wins 9 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 1
2 Wins 3 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs 0

Prizes After Downtime (Changes in Bold)

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

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

Prizes Prior to Wednesday, April 15, Downtime

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 3 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0
17th-32nd 1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack 0

Prizes After Downtime (Changes in Bold)

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


Announcing May (Season 6) MOCS and MOPR Promos

The MOCS 2015 May Season runs from April 29, 2015, through May 27, 2015. The promo card is:

Pernicious Deed

The May MOPR period runs from April 29, 2015, through May 27, 2015. Here are the promo cards:

Event Promo
Repeal

Store Promo
Abzan Beastmaster

And remember, this means it's your last chance to get the Season 5 MOCS and MOPR promos, like this full-art Damnation.

Earning 15 Qualifier Points (QPs) will earn you a copy of this season's MOCS promo card. Remember, you get one promo for every 15 QPs you earn. Players can earn QPs from MOCS Events, PTQ Events, Release Events, and more! Get more details about the Magic Online Championship Series here.

Magic Online Player Rewards (MOPR) promos are earned a bit differently. In the MOPR program, Magic Online players are rewarded for participating in tournamanents of a sufficient size, as well as making pruchases in the Magic Online Store. Learn about the specifics of the program here.


Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries Begin Tomorrow

The Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Preliminaries begin tomorrow and run through April 17. Five or six wins in a MOCS Preliminary earns players 35 Qualifier Points (QPs). Not only is that enough QPs to get two copies of this season's promo card, but it will also earn you entry into the MOCS Season Finals!

Whether you've been saving QPs up all season long, or you earned them in one fell swoop via a MOCS Season Preliminary, you'll want to be sure to compete in the MOCS Season Finals. Big Prizes are up for grabs, including an invitation to the Magic Online Championship and Pro Tour Magic Origins!

Learn more about the Magic Online Championship Series here.


Stream the Modern Rotisserie Draft

On Wednesday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7), Randy Buehler will be hosting a Modern Rotisserie Draft. In a Rotisserie Draft, players take turns drafting cards face-up from the available pool, in this case, all Modern-legal cards. Tune in tomorrow evening to watch Marshall Sutcliffe, Chris Pikula, Randy Buehler, Adam Prosak, Aaron Forsythe, Rashad Miller, Sam Black, and Brian David-Marshall play the decks they've been drafting for the past several weeks. The format will be three rounds of Swiss, cut to Top 4, with the 3-0 player choosing their semi-final opponent.

You can look at the order in which players drafted their decks here. Check out the table below to see where you can watch matches streamed live on Twitch!

Name Twitch Channel Twitter Handle
Sam Black http://www.twitch.tv/samuelhblack @SamuelHBlack
Randy Buehler http://www.twitch.tv/randybuehler @rbuehler
Brian David-Marshall N/A @Top8Games
Aaron Forsythe http://www.twitch.tv/magic @mtgaaron
Rashad Miller http://www.twitch.tv/ggslive @RashadMiller
Chris Pikula http://www.twitch.tv/chrispikula @meddlingmage
Adam Prosak http://www.twitch.tv/magic @Adam_Prosak
Marshall Sutcliffe http://www.twitch.tv/marshall_lr @Marshall_LR


New Episode of Vintage Super League Tonight

The Vintage Super League pits Magic celebrities against one another with Magic's oldest and most powerful cards as their weapons of choice. Check it out tonight at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!

For a review of the current state of the league, as well as a look at what's coming up in tonight's episode, head over to Randy Buehler's latest article.

You can also see the league's decklists here. As of Wednesday, March 18, the page has new decklists for the third phase of the Vintage Super League!


Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed PTQ

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, April 15, and run through Saturday, April 18. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, April 19!

Learn more about PTQs on Magic Online and get the full schedule here.


Downtime for April 15, 2015

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, April 15, 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)


Upcoming Events

April 6-April 22Dragons of Tarkir Release Events

April 15-April 17Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries

April 18Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

April 15-April 18Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

April 19Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

April 22-April 25Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

April 26Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

April 29-May 1Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

May 2Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)

April 29-May 2Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

May 3Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

May 6-May 27Tempest Remastered Events

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