Magic Online Announcements March 10, 2015

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.

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Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events

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. Refer to the article for full event details.


Pot o' Gold Events

The Pot o' Gold Saint Patrick's Day Event answers the age old question of what's at the end of the rainbow once and for all. Turns out, it's three Phantom Alara Reborn booster packs and all of the fixin's for a Draft. Weird, huh?

Stop by Magic Online from Friday, March 13, through the Wednesday, March 18, downtime to participate in the Pot o' Gold Event. Don't worry about wearing green either; thanks to the magic of the internet, no one will be able to pinch you for wearing other colors.


Pot o' Gold Event

START TIMES Friday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.
until
Wednesday, March 18, downtime
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT 3 Alara Reborn booster packs
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 24 Phantom Points 1
2 Wins 16 Phantom Points 0
1 Win 6 Phantom Points 0
0 Wins 2 Phantom Points 0


Magic Online R&D Challenge

The time has come once again to rumble with the folks in R&D and earn the sweetest prize of all: bragging rights. That's right, another Magic Online R&D Challenge is coming up on Friday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7). Aside from satisfying clacks on their victory abacuses, R&D competitors will not be eligible to win prizes—their matches will only affect standings. Any prizes Wizards employees win will be distributed evenly among players with 15 match points within five business days of the event's completion.

Behold, the list of competitors!

  • Melissa DeTora
  • Ian Duke
  • Bryan Hawley
  • Ben Hayes
  • Dave Humpherys
  • Jackie Lee
  • Shawn Main
  • Alli Medwin
  • Adam Prosak
  • Sam Stoddard

You can find the full Event details here.


Legacy Cube and Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Drafts

The Legacy Cube recently received an update in response to its first run of Events, leaving it better than ever. You can try out the updated Legacy Cube for yourself from Wednesday, March 18, until the Wednesday, April 1, downtime.

As a bonus for the reality-devouring titan enthusiasts amongst you, we'll be running Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Drafts throughout the same time period! Check out the tables below for full Event information.


Legacy Cube Swiss Phantom Draft

START TIMES Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 p.m.
until
Wednesday, April 1, downtime
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Magic Online Legacy Cube booster packs
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 24 Phantom Points 1
2 Wins 16 Phantom Points 0
1 Win 6 Phantom Points 0
0 Wins 2 Phantom Points 0

Legacy Cube Single Elimination Phantom Draft

START TIMES Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 p.m.
until
Wednesday, April 1, downtime
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Magic Online Legacy Cube booster packs
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 3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs and 18 Phantom Points 1
2nd 3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs and 12 Phantom Points 0
3rd-4th 6 Phantom Points 0
5th-8th 3 Phantom Points 0

Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Draft

START TIMES Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 p.m.
until
Wednesday, April 1, downtime
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
14 Event Tickets 2 Event Tickets, plus product
PRODUCT 3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs
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 6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs 0


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-8) on twitch.tv/magic!

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

You can also see the league's decklists here. As of Wednesday, February 25, the page has new decklists for the second phase of the Vintage Super League!


Downtime for March 11, 2015

There is no download required this week.

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, March 11, 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)


Upcoming Events

March 11-March 14Khans of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

March 15Khans of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

March 11-March 13Season 3 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries

March 14Season 3 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

March 15Fate Reforged Standard Championship Finals 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)

March 13-March 18Pot o' Gold Event

March 18-April 1Legacy Cube Events

March 18-April 1Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Draft

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