Magic Online Announcements January 5, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on January 6, 2016

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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The Legacy Cube is Coming Soon

Melissa DeTora walks players through the changes that they can expect from the Legacy Cube's return in her latest article.

Legacy Cube events run from January 13, after the downtime, until January 29, 10:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC -8)! Check out the full Legacy Cube list here.


Watch the New Season of the Vintage Super League

Watch the Vintage Super League every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8) on! Player decklists can be found here.


December MOPR Promo Error and Resolution

When the December MOPR promos are granted on January 6, players who are qualified to receive the promo may notice that the Accumulated Knowledge that will be added to their accounts is not the version advertised in the original December MOPR card announcement, but will actually use the Nemesis art shown below.

The above promo was mistakenly flagged for the December MOPR grant and will be the version that players receive during the January 6 downtime. Unfortunately, due to testing and quality assurance schedules, the advertised version will not be prepared for a promo grant until January 27. We apologize for this inconvenience and would like to grant qualified players both versions of the promo, the version shown above on Wednesday, January 6, and the previously advertised version on Wednesday, January 27. Thank you for your understanding and sorry for the confusion!

The Magic Online promo granted will use the same art as the above card, but will have the Magic Online expansion symbol and a Magic Online frame.


Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries and the Battle for Zendikar Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, January 7, and run through Sunday, January 10. The Standard PTQ Finals takes place on Saturday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific and the Battle for Zendikar Sealed PTQ Finals is on Sunday, January 10 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC -8).

Remember, these are Pro Tour Qualifiers under our new system. Now, when you win a Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminary, you will be granted a token that will allow entry into a PTQ Finals of the same format instead of having to participate in the corresponding Finals Event during the weekend that follows the Preliminary. We hope that this helps those of you with busy schedules have a better shot at the Pro Tour!

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


Downtime for January 6, 2016

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, January 6, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (15:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (20:00 UTC)


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Now–January 6Vintage Cube Events

Now–January 6Year of Modern Flashbacks: Triple Eighth Edition

January 6–13Year of Modern Flashbacks: Triple Mirrodin

January 7–10Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

January 9Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)

January 7–10Battle for Zendikar Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

January 10Battle for Zendikar Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)

January 13–20Year of Modern Flashbacks: Mirrodin, Mirrodin, and Darksteel

January 13–29Legacy Cube Events

January 232016 Magic Online Championship Series Monthly Event 7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)

January 20–27Year of Modern Flashbacks: Mirrodin Block


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