Magic Online Announcements September 1, 2015

Posted in Magic Online on September 1, 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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Magic Online League Event Structure

The code for Leagues deployed in last week's Wednesday, August 26, downtime. Now, we'd like to introduce the event details of our first league!

Lee Sharpe, Digital Product Manager for Magic Online Events, returns to announce what the first open League's structure will be and when it's starting in his latest article.

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Rise of the Eldrazi Flashback Drafts and 2-Player Legacy Cube Running Now

We've listened to player feedback and have decided to extend the 2-Player Legacy Cube queue through Saturday, September 5!

Relive the dangers of Zendikar via Rise of the Eldrazi Flashback drafts! These events run until the Wednesday, September 9, downtime so battle those Eldrazi while there's still time!

Get the full event details here.

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New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight

Every Tuesday through September 9, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7), the newest episode of the Standard Super League's second season airs live on twitch.tv/magic. Check out Randy Buehler's latest article for a preview at tonight's matches!

If you missed it the first time around, Randy Buehler wrote an article that details how three Super League mini-seasons will qualify players for a Super League Championship later this year. Who will emerge as the Super League grand champion? Find out by watching along!

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Season 9 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries Begin Tomorrow

The Season 9 Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Preliminaries begin tomorrow, September 2, and run through September 4. Five or six wins in a MOCS Preliminary earns players 35 Qualifier Points (QPs), which earns you entry into the MOCS Season 9 Finals on September 5!

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 Pro Tour in Atlanta in February 2016!

Learn more about the Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Upcoming Pro Tour Qualifier Finals on Sunday and Monday

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Magic Origins Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, September 2, and run through the day preceding the finals. The Magic Origins Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals will be held on Sunday, September 6, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-7).

We also have a Pro Tour Qualifier event that runs on Monday this time around! Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Friday, September 4, and run through Sunday, September 6. The Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals will be held on Monday, September 7, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-7).

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

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Windows 10 Compatibility Note

We have been getting a number of players who are asking about Magic Online and Windows 10. We wanted to let you know that our tests and have found no issues specific to the interaction of Magic Online running on the Windows 10 operating system.

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Downtime for September 2, 2015

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, September 2, 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)

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

September 2-4Season 9 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries

September 2-5Magic Origins Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

September 5Season 9 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

September 6Magic Origins Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

September 4-6Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

September 7Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)

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