Magic Online Announcements September 6, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on September 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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Draft Leagues Come to Magic Online on September 7

The release of Magic Online Draft Leagues is almost upon us, allowing you to Draft whenever you want, on your schedule! Draft League Events hit Magic Online with the September 7 Magic Online update. In the meantime, get the full details on what to expect from Draft Leagues in the original announcement article.

Additionally, we've shifted prizes for the 6-2-2-2 Draft League Event since the anouncement article's publish. An updated prize table can be found below and in the original article.

6-2-2-2 Draft League


Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 5 Eldritch Moon booster packs and 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster pack 1
2 Wins 1 Eldritch Moon booster pack and 1 Shadows over Innistrad booster pack 0


Learn About a Special Limited Time League Event Tomorrow

Check back tomorrow for details on a special limited time League Event!


The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Magic 2011

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 you 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!

Rise of the Eldrazi Flashback Drafts run until the September 7 downtime and are followed up with triple Magic 2011 Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!


Upcoming Legacy Challenge September 10

The next Legacy Challenge is coming up on September 10! Big prizes are on the line for the Top 8, like the ten original dual lands, Rishadan Port, Wasteland, and more. Get the full event details here.


Upcoming Standard MOCS Monthly Event on September 10

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Standard Monthly Event is coming up on September 10! Players who have at least 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) in their account are eligible to participate. The series will contain 12 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the current quarter and for the year as a whole. Players of sufficient standing on the MOCS Leaderboard(s) will also qualify for Playoff Events later in the 2016 Magic Online Championship Series as well as the Magic Online Championship.

We look forward to seeing you on September 10 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2016 Magic Online Championship Series here.


Upcoming Shadows over Innistrad-Eldritch Moon Sealed PTQ on Sunday, September 11

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Shadows over Innistrad-Eldritch Moon Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, September 8, and run through Tuesday, September 13. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, September 11!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Reminder: PTQ Preliminary Events now run on Mondays and Tuesdays, as announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Downtime for September 7, 2016

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, September 7, at 5:00 a.m. PT/12 p.m. UTC
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. PT/2:45 p.m. UTC
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m./3 p.m. UTC until 12:00 p.m. PT/7 p.m. UTC


Build Notes

The below are changes going out with the September 7 deployment.

  • General | A bug in which some players were unable to see scheduled Constructed events will be fixed.
  • Leagues | Draft leagues will be added to the Limited Queues. You can find out more details in an article here.
  • Collection | Outdated blue PTQ tokens will be removed from collections.


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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