Magic Online Announcements June 7, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on June 7, 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 Festival Begins June 8!

Magic Online has festivals to celebrate a format and its players, as well as to encourage others to join in on the fun. Interested in playing Legacy but haven't given it a try? Already play and want to get your friends to join you? This festival is the time! The Legacy Festival will walk players through the essential steps to discovering a format:

  • DISCOVER: A way to try out the format. Learn about the different decks, see what the metagame is like, and find a deck that you want to play.
  • ASSEMBLE: Play the new Eternal Masters set for an an opportunity to acquire cards you'll need for your deck.
  • CONQUER: Once you've gotten your deck together, a way to play for some sweet prizes when you jump in and take on the competition.

Interested in trying out Legacy? The Legacy Festival begins on June 8, at 10:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. UTC, with Legacy Gauntlet Events! Get the full event details here and peruse the available decklists here.


Eternal Masters Events Begin June 16

The "Discover" phase of the Legacy Festival begins tomorrow, June 8, and is immediately followed up by the Eternal Masters "Assemble" phase on June 16! The Legacy Festival's second phase is where you can start assembling your Legacy deck of choice via Eternal Masters Events that kick off right after the Legacy Gauntlet's conclusion! Get the full Eternal Masters Event details here and get ready to play from June 16-July 6.


The Year of Modern Flashbacks Adds Morningtide

It's 2016: the Year of Modern Flashbacks! If you want to build up a collection for Modern, these Flashback Drafts add everything you draft to your collection once the event is over. Even if Modern isn't your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely draft through the planes of the past with rotating formats each week!

Lorwyn-Lorwyn-Morningtide Flashback Drafts begin Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. UTC, and are followed up with a triple Shadowmoor Flashback Draft. The full Flashback Draft schedule has been updated with formats throughout the rest of the year, so mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!


Watch TWO Super Leagues This Week

Hear ye, hear ye! Let it be known that there are two different opportunities to watch a Super League on each and every week through June 30! Tune in at 5:00 p.m. PT/12 a.m. UTC for Vintage Super League Tuesdays and Community Super League Thursdays!

This week, the Vintage Super League will be in Week 2 of Season 5 and the Community Super League will be seeing who the most flavorful deck chef is in Ironroot Chef!


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 Shadows over Innistrad Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, June 9, and run through Sunday, June 12.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Reminder: No Downtime on June 8

In an effort to make sure Magic Online is available when you want to play Magic, we’re working on ways to reduce the number of times we have to bring the system offline for maintenance. As a first step we’re simply going to eliminate at least one downtime each month.

Here are the dates of the exact downtimes we’ll be skipping through August of 2016:

  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • August 3


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.


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