Magic Online Announcements October 11, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on October 11, 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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Kaladesh Events Available Now!

Now that Prereleases are over, both versions of Sealed Leagues—Friendly and Competitive—have begun with new, lower entry options. Get the full details here.

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You Make the Cube Voting Begins October 17

Now that the submission review process is wrapping up, we're about to open up voting for the You Make the Cube contest on October 17! At that time, the competing Cubes will be revealed and a poll will open up on the Magic Online Twitter account for players to submit a vote for their favorite.

The winning submission will be announced on November 16 and the grand prize winner will receive four premium digital sets of Kaladesh and 1,000 Play Points! Get the full details here.

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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 Kaladesh Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, October 13, and run through Tuesday, October 18. The Standard Finals will take place on Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. PT/4:00 p.m. UTC and the Kaladesh Sealed Finals are Sunday, October 16, at 7:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. UTC.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Upcoming Extended Downtime on Wednesday, October

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, October 26, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. PT/7 a.m. UTC (that's midnight Pacific), and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. The system is estimated to return from downtime at 12:00 p.m.

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Reminder: No Downtime on October 12

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 in the second half of 2016:

  • October 12
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 30
  • December 14

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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

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