Magic Online Modern Festival

Posted in Magic Online on May 11, 2015

By Lee Sharpe

Modern Masters 2015 Edition is releasing soon! Playing in those drafts will enable you to collect some important Modern Constructed cards, so if you aren’t already playing Modern, it’s a great time to jump in the format. And if you’re already a Modern fan, it’s time for you to celebrate your favorite format.

Magic Online is having a Modern Festival! Why should you be interested? How about one copy of every set legal in Modern? You can win it through the Modern Festival Finals! To qualify for this tournament, you’ll need to play in a Modern Festival Prelim. The events will be happening from 6/24-7/1, replacing the Modern Daily Events during that time. In these events, you can get a regular Eternal Witness promo just for participating, plus a foil if you qualify for the finals.

Well now you know how to qualify through the prelims, but what will the July 5 Sunday festival award you?

Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 copy of every Modern-legal set, 1 premium Modern Masters set, and 1 premium Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 35
2nd 1 premium Modern Masters set, and 1 premium Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 15
3rd-4th 1 regular Modern Masters set, and 1 regular Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 15
5th-8th 1 regular Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 15
9th-16th 12 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 8
17th-32nd 9 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 5
33rd-64th 6 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 3

Yep, that’s right. One copy of every Modern-legal set. And plenty of sets of Modern Masters 2015 Edition sets, plus Modern Masters 2015 Edition boosters as well. Like PTQs and MOCS Finals, the finals will receive DEC support to provide immediate help for players in the event experiencing an issue.

The Magic Online Championship Series Season 7 Finals take place on July 4 (with prelims July 1-3), all of which are Modern format. You can earn Qualifier Points for this Modern Season Finals between the May 27 downtime and the June 24 downtimes, which includes the period for Modern Masters 2015 Edition events.

This makes July 4-5 a big weekend for Modern players on Magic Online! First there’s the Magic Online Championship Series Finals on Saturday, July 4th, and then the Modern Festival Finals on Sunday, July 5th.

We’ll also be running a Phantom Flashback Event for the very first Modern-legal block, the original Mirrodin. Participants can also get a full-art Lightning Helix promo just for participating, and a foil for winning.

The Lightning Helix promo can also be yours for playing some Modern, of course! From 6/24-7/8, the Modern 3-2-1-1 Single Elimination Queue will be giving the full-art Lightning Helix promo to all participants, plus an additional foil copy to the winner.


UPDATE 6/9/2015: Previously, the event awarding the promo Lightning Helix was the Modern 5-3-2-2 Queue. We're replacing that queue with the extended Modern 3-2-1-1 Single Elimination Queue that began with Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events. Not only can you still win the Lightning Helix promo in this event, you can also win Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs while you do so!


Have fun with Modern Masters 2015 Edition and the Modern Festival, and good luck qualifying for both the July 4th and July 5th Modern events!

As always, if you have feedback related to Magic Online events, please do not hesitate to reach out to @MagicOnline or @mtg_lee on Twitter, or to magiconlinefeedback@wizards.com.

Lee Sharpe
Digital Product Manager, Magic Online Events


Modern Festival Events

Mirrodin Block Three-Round Phantom Draft

Start Time: Wednesday, June 24, after downtime until Wednesday, July 8, downtime
Location: Limited Queues
Entry Options: Option 1: 10 Event Tickets; Option 2: 16 Phantom Points
Product: Magic Online will provide 1 Phantom Mirrodin booster pack, 1 Phantom Darksteel booster pack, and 1 PhantomFifth Dawn booster pack
All boosters are Phantom product and will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event
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 and 1 premium full-art Lightning Helix promo 1
2 Wins 16 Phantom Points 0
1 Win 6 Phantom Points 0
0 Wins 2 Phantom Points 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a regular full-art Lightning Helix promo.

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Modern 3-2-1-1 Single Elimination Queue

Start Times: Wednesday, June 3, after downtime until Wednesday, July 8, downtime.
Location: Constructed Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 6 Event Tickets

Product: A Constructed-legal deck
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Format: Modern
Duration: Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs
6/24-7/8: 1 premium full-art Lightning Helix promo
2
2nd 2 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 1
3rd-4th 1 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster pack 0

Participation Prize: From 6/24-7/8 All participating players will receive a regular full-art Lightning Helix promo.

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Modern Festival Preliminaries

Start Times: Wednesday, June 24, after downtime until Wednesday, July 1, downtime.
This event replaces the Modern Daily throughout the above duration
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options: Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
Product: A Modern-legal Constructed deck
Size: 32-256 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Constructed
Duration: Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 11 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs, a premium alternate-art Eternal Witness promo, and an invitation to the Modern Festival Finals 4
4 Wins 6 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs, a premium alternate-art Eternal Witness promo, and an invitation to the Modern Festival Finals 2

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a regular alternate-art Eternal Witness promo.

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Modern Festival Finals

Start Time: Sunday, July 5, 9:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-7)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options: Option 1: Invitation Only
Product: A Modern-legal Constructed deck
Size: 8-1024 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Constructed
Duration: A number of rounds based on attendance, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 copy of every Modern-legal set, 1 premium Modern Masters set, and 1 premium Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 35
2nd 1 premium Modern Masters set, and 1 premium Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 15
3rd-4th 1 regular Modern Masters set, and 1 regular Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 15
5th-8th 1 regular Modern Masters 2015 Edition set 15
9th-16th 12 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 8
17th-32nd 9 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 5
33rd-64th 6 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs 3

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a regular alternate-art Eternal Witness promo.

Note: The Modern-legal sets are: Eighth Edition, Ninth Edition, Tenth Edition, Magic 2010, Magic 2011, Magic 2012, Magic 2013, Magic 2014, Magic 2015, Mirrodin, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn, Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Saviors of Kamigawa, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension, Coldsnap, Time Spiral (including bonus cards), Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, Eventide, Shards of Alara, Conflux, Alara Reborn, Zendikar, Worldwake, Rise of the Eldrazi, Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Beseiged, New Phyrexia, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey into Nyx, Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, and Dragons of Tarkir.

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