Magic Online Magic Origins Prerelease and Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on June 29, 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.

Magic Origins Prerelease Events come to Magic Online beginning Friday, July 24!

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Prerelease Events—Friday, July 24-Monday, July 27

Magic Origins Prerelease events kick off Friday, July 24, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on Magic Online. Start by drafting your way through the backstory of your favorite Planeswalkers in the Prerelease Swiss Draft. Not only is the Prerelease Draft the only way to try out Magic Origins in a Draft during the Prerelease, it's also the only way to pick up the Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Avatar for your collection.

If it's Sealed that you're after, head over to the Magic Online Store and pick up your favorite Planeswalker's "Origin" Entry Object. Join a Prerelease Sealed Event using the "Origin" object and get six Magic Origins booster packs, plus a seeded booster that aligns with your chosen "Origin."

Each seed booster contains seven cards, including a premium rare or mythic rare and a run of commons and uncommons, all sharing the color of the seed booster.

Origin Item Seed Booster

Gideon Jura's Origin
White Seed Booster
(Contents listed above)

Jace Beleren's Origin
Blue Seed Booster
(Contents listed above)

Liliana, Vess's Origin
Black Seed Booster
(Contents listed above)

Chandra Nalaar's Origin
Red Seed Booster
(Contents listed above)

Nissa Revane's Origin
Green Seed Booster
(Contents listed above)

There are two types of Prerelease Sealed Events for aspiring Planeswalkers to take part in: Competitive and Friendly. The Friendly Sealed Event is for those whose main goal is to check out the new set and start your Magic Origins collection. The Prerelease Competitive Sealed Event features a steeper prize curve and QPs for placing highly. Whichever you choose, you'll get a Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh Avatar just for participating! Make sure you get the Jace and Chandra Avatars while you have the chance, because they won't be available after Release Events begin on July 27.

Release Events—Monday, July 27-Wednesday, August 12

Release Events begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on Monday, July 27 and run through the Wednesday, August 12, downtime.

For Draft fans, the Pack-per-Win Swiss Draft makes its triumphant return and runs alongside the 8-4 and 4-3-2-2 Single Elimination Drafts in the Limited Queues Room. Try out any of the three and you'll get the Nissa, Vastwood Seer Avatar just for participating. Once you have a feel for the set, raise the stakes with the Magic Origins Release 64-Player Single Elimination Event, and get the Liliana, Heretical Healer Avatar while you're at it.

Prefer Sealed? Try out the Release Swiss Sealed and get the Kytheon, Hero of Akros Avatar—that's the only place you'll be able to earn it throughout Release Events. If you're looking for the biggest Sealed Event with the largest prize pool, mark your calendar for the Release Magic Origins Swiss Sealed. It runs in the Scheduled Events Room, and includes a Top 8 Draft. Participation in that event is one of two ways to get the Liliana, Heretical Healer Avatar.

Whether this set marks the beginning of your Magic origin story or you're already a seasoned Planeswalker, have fun and good luck on your journey!

Magic Origins Participation Avatars


Kytheon, Hero of Akros

Participate in the event below to earn a Kytheon, Hero of Akros avatar:
Release Magic Origins Swiss Sealed


Jace, Vryn's Prodigy

Participate in the event below to earn a Jace, Vryn's Prodigy avatar:
Prerelease Magic Origins Swiss Draft


Liliana, Heretical Healer

Participate in any of the events below to earn a Liliana, Heretical Healer avatar:
Release Magic Origins 64-Player Single Elimination Draft, with Top 8
Release Magic Origins Swiss Sealed, with Top 8


Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh

Participate in any of the events below to earn a Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh avatar:
Prerelease Magic Origins Friendly Sealed
Prerelease Magic Origins Competitive Sealed


Nissa, Vastwood Seer

Participate in any of the events below to earn a Nissa, Vastwood Seer avatar:
Release Magic Origins 4-3-2-2 Single Elimination Draft
Release Magic Origins 8-4 Single Elimination Draft
Release Magic Origins Pack-per-Win Swiss Draft

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Magic Origins Prerelease Events

Prerelease Magic Origins Swiss Draft

Start Times: Friday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Option:

  • 15 Event Tickets

Product: 3 Magic Origins 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 4 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Magic Origins booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Avatar.

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Prerelease Magic Origins Friendly Sealed

Start Times: Friday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Option:

  • 20 Event Tickets and 1 "Origin" Prerelease Object

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins booster packs and 1 Magic Origins seeded booster pack
Size: 16 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 5 Magic Origins booster packs 0
3 Wins 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0
2 or 1 Win 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh Avatar.

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Prerelease Magic Origins Competitive Sealed

Start Times: Friday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. until Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • 20 Event Tickets and 1 "Origin" Prerelease Object

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic Origins booster packs and 1 Magic Origins seeded booster pack
Size: 16 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 11 Magic Origins booster packs 3
3 Wins 5 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 Wins 1 Magic Origins booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh Avatar.

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Magic Origins Release Events

Release Magic Origins 4-3-2-2 Single Elimination Draft

Start Times: Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets, plus product
  • Option 3: 1 Magic Origins Draft Pack


Product: 3 Magic Origins 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 4 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2nd 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0
3rd-4th 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Nissa, Vastwood Seer Avatar.

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Release Magic Origins 8-4 Single Elimination Draft

Start Times: Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets, plus product
  • Option 3: 1 Magic Origins Draft Pack


Product: 3 Magic Origins 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 8 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2nd 4 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Nissa, Vastwood Seer Avatar.

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Release Magic Origins Pack-per-Win Swiss Draft

Start Times: Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 14 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets, plus product
  • Option 3: 1 Magic Origins Draft Pack


Product: 3 Magic Origins 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 3 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Magic Origins booster pack 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Nissa, Vastwood Seer Avatar.

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Release Magic Origins Swiss Sealed

Start Times: Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12, downtime. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Option:

  • 26 Event Tickets

Product: 6 Magic Origins booster packs
Size: 16 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 12 Magic Origins booster packs 3
3 Wins 9 Magic Origins booster packs 1
2 Wins 3 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Kytheon, Hero of Akros Avatar.

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Release Magic Origins 64-Player Single Elimination Draft, With Top 8

Start Times: Monday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. until Tuesday, August 11, 8:30 p.m. Event runs every 2 hours, on the half hour. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 20 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 8 Event Tickets, plus product


Product: 3 Magic Origins booster packs. Magic Online will provide boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
Size: 64 players
Play Style: Single Elimination, with Top 8
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Draft.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Magic Origins booster packs 6
2nd 18 Magic Origins booster packs 5
3rd-4th 12 Magic Origins booster packs 4
5th-8th 9 Magic Origins booster packs 3
9th-16th 4 Magic Origins booster packs 0
17th-32nd 2 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Liliana, Heretical Healer Avatar.

Note: If any event fails to fill the minimum number of seats by the start time, the event start will wait until the minimum number of players to join is met. After the waiting period ends, if the event has still not begun, refunds will be issued immediately and the event will be cancelled.

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Release Magic Origins Sealed, With Top 8

Start Times:

Friday July 31 and Aug. 17 Saturday Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 Sunday Aug. 2 and Aug. 9
4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
4:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 6 Event Tickets, plus product


Product: 6 Magic Origins booster packs. Magic Online will provide boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
Size: 65-128 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Single-Elimination Draft.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 36 Magic Origins booster packs 6
2nd 27 Magic Origins booster packs 5
3rd-4th 21 Magic Origins booster packs 4
5th-8th 18 Magic Origins booster packs 3
9th-16th 9 Magic Origins booster packs 0
17th-32nd 5 Magic Origins booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a Liliana, Heretical Healer Avatar.

Note: If any event fails to fill the minimum number of seats by the start time, the event start will wait until the minimum number of players to join is met. After the waiting period ends if the event has still not begun, refunds will be issued immediately and the event will be cancelled.

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