Magic Online Limited Events

Magic Online runs events around the clock. No matter when the urge to play strikes, you can log on and find events to join in any Magic format, from eight person drafts to giant events with hundreds of other players! This page is dedicated to Limited Events, so if it's Draft or Sealed that you want to play, read on!

New To Magic Online Events

New to Magic Online Events can be joined with New Player Points, which every new Magic Online account starts with. Familiarize yourself with the game and program through these events before exploring what else Magic Online has to offer!

New to Magic Online Phantom Swiss Draft

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Queues

Format: Phantom Draft – cards won’t be added to collections at the end of this event.

Entry Options:

  • 4 New Player Points

Structure: Draft, followed by two rounds up to 54 minutes each.

Prize Structure:

  • 2 wins: 10 Play Points
  • 1 win: 5 Play Points

Draft Leagues

Play as much Magic as you want, when you want, with Magic Online Leagues! Knock all of your matches out in an afternoon, or stretch them over the full course of the League!


Competitive Draft League

Start Time: Open the League to display the current League’s timings.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 15 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 5 Event Tickets and 3 booster packs of the appropriate set(s)
  • Option 3: 150 Play Points
  • Option 4: 50 Play Points and 3 boosters of the appropriate set(s)

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 booster packs of the appropriate set(s).
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single Elimination
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Structure: Draft, then matches up to 50 minutes each until you reach 3 wins or 1 loss
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 6 booster packs and 150 Play Points 2
2nd 3 booster packs and 150 Play Points 1

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


Intermediate Draft League

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Open the League to display the current League’s timings.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Product: 3 booster packs matching the current League set
Entry Options:

  • 12 Event Tickets
  • 3 booster packs matching the current League set, and 2 Event Tickets
  • 120 Play Points

Structure: Three matches, each lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 6 booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 booster packs 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


Friendly Single-Game Draft League

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Open the League to display the current League’s timings.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Product: 3 booster packs matching the current League set
Entry Options:

  • 12 Event Tickets
  • 3 booster packs matching the current League set, and 2 Event Tickets
  • 120 Play Points

Structure: Draft, then single-game matches up to 24 minutes each until you reach 7 wins or 4 losses
Prizes:

Wins Play Points
7 120
6 100
5 80
4 40
3 20
2 10

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.

Sealed Leagues

Play as much Magic as you want, when you want, with Magic Online Leagues! Knock all of your matches out in an afternoon, or stretch them over the full course of the League!

Competitive Sealed Leagues

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Open the League to display the current League’s timings.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Product: 6 booster packs matching the current League set
Entry Options:

  • 24 Event Tickets
  • 6 booster packs matching the current League set + 4 Event Tickets
  • 240 Play Points

Structure: Up to five matches, each lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
5 Wins 6 booster packs and 360 Play Points 3
4 Wins 3 booster packs and 240 Play Points 1
3 Wins 1 booster pack and 120 Play Points 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


Friendly Sealed Multi-Stage Leagues

League Begin/Close/End Dates: Open the League to display the current League’s timings.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Structure: Three stages, each of which consists of three matches, for a total of nine matches, each up to 50 minutes
Format: 6 boosters matching the current League set, with an option to add an additional booster pack after Stage 1, and another option to add a booster pack after Stage 2.
Initial Entry Options:

  • 24 Event Tickets
  • 6 boosters matching the current League set + 4 Event Tickets
  • 240 Play Points

Prizes at the End of Each Stage: These prizes are based on the matches that occurred only in that stage:

 

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
3 Wins 40 Play Points 0
2 Wins 30 Play Points 0
1 Win 20 Play Points 0
0 Wins 10 Play Points 0

Upgrade Options:

  • 4 Event Tickets
  • 1 booster pack from the current format
  • 40 Play Points

Final League Prizes: These prizes are based on your overall record in the League course.

Match Wins Match Wins QPs
9 Wins 3 booster packs and 200 Play Points 0
8 Wins 2 booster packs and 200 Play Points 0
7 Wins 1 booster pack and 200 Play Points 0
6 Wins 200 Play Points 0
5 Wins 100 Play Points 0
4 Wins 50 Play Points 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.

Limited Queues

Last but not least, we have Limited Queues! Limited Queues are available at any time, come in a variety of playstyles and formats, and begin when the minimum player size has been reached.


Phantom Swiss Sealed

Start Time: Fire on demand. Queue opens on the third Wednesday after a Standard-legal set’s release and closes the day events featuring the following set begin.
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 6 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 60 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 6 phantom booster packs of the appropriate set(s). Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes
3 90 Play Points
2 60 Play Points
1 20 Play Points

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.


6-2-2-2 Swiss Draft

Start Time: Fire on demand
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited -> Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 12 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 2 Event Tickets and 3 boosters of the appropriate set(s)
  • Option 3: 120 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide 3 boosters of the appropriate set(s).
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Swiss
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round lasting up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 6 boosters of the appropriate set(s) 1
2 2 boosters of the appropriate set(s) 0

NOTE: Wizards of the Coast employees and other persons affiliated with it are eligible to play in this event. For more information, please see this article and this FAQ about this policy.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers (PTQs) consist of a set of PTQ Preliminaries that grant tokens that can be used to enter a PTQ Finals event. Winners of PTQ Finals receive invitations to the associated Pro Tour as well as the associated Pro Tour Challenge.

Magic Online hosts sixteen Pro Tour Qualifier Finals following each set of PTQ Preliminaries. Limited PTQ Preliminaries grant Limited tokens of two different colors, red and blue. You can only use Limited entry tokens to join Limited PTQ Finals. Players may participate in as many PTQ Preliminaries as they like and earn as many tokens as they'd like, though they do expire each season. Participation in Magic Online PTQ Preliminaries and PTQ Finals is open only to players who have not been invited to the associated Pro Tour. PTQ Finals tokens can't be transferred.

Learn more about the new Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier system and get a full schedule of events here.

Get Limited Pro Tour Qualifier event details here.

Magic Online Championship Series Events

The Magic: The Gathering Online Championship Series, also known as MOCS, is a series of events in which top players can earn an invitation to the annual in-person Magic Online Championship event, as well as a Pro Tour event.

Throughout the qualifying period from from 8 a.m. PT on October 18, 2017, up to the final MOCS Monthly event of the 2018 season, players earn Qualifier Points (QPs) by playing in events that award QPs as part of their prize structure. 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 Events and Playoff Events include MOCS Leaderboard Points as prizes. These are not physical objects tracked in your collection, but can instead be viewed on the Wizards of the Coast website at MTGO.com/leaderboard. The MOCS Leaderboard will include all MOCS Leaderboard Points awarded in all Monthly and Playoff events in the 2018 Magic Online Championship Series.

Get full MOCS event details here.

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