Masters Edition 2 Release Events

Posted in Building on a Budget on September 18, 2008

By Mike Gills

On Monday, September 22 at 12:00 pm PDT, Masters Edition 2 goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Masters Edition 2 becomes legal in ALL Classic-based Constructed formats the day it goes on sale (September 22). The Classic-based formats are Classic, Tribal Wars (Classic), Classic with Vanguard, Prismatic, Singleton, and Freeform.

All regular, non-release Premier Events and 8-person Classic constructed queues will have Masters Edition 2 added to the prize payout mix starting on Monday, September 22 at 12:00 pm PDT.

Casual Drafts

On Wednesday September 24, players will be able to play in casual Masters Edition 2 drafts in the newly created "Casual Draft" room. These drafts will charge 0 tix, have 0 k-value, and will not pay prizes. Queues will be set up for 4, 6, and 8 players.

Masters Edition 2 Release events begin Friday, September 26 and will have 4 components:

Draft Queues
"Top 8" Premier Events
"Competitive No Top 8" Flights
"Casual No Top 8" Flights

Booster prizes for all Release Events will be Masters Edition 2 Boosters.

Masters Edition 2 Draft Queues

QUEUES BEGIN: Friday, September 26 at 10:00 am PST.

FORMATS: Booster Draft

PRODUCT: 2 10E and 1 Masters Edition 2 Booster and 3 Masters Edition 2 boosters.

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: 4-3-2-2 and 8-4

The winner of each Masters Edition 2 Draft will get an Orcish Squatters avatar.

Masters Edition 2 "Top 8" Premier Events

DURATION: September 26, 10:00 am – October 3, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Top 8" Premier Events start every 4 hours. Each event will have a minimum of 32 players, maximum of 128 players.

PRODUCT: 5 Masters Edition 2 Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Masters Edition 2 Boosters.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceBoosters
140
230
3-415
5-810
9-165
17-323

All who participate in a "Top 8" Premier Event will get an Orcish Squatters avatar. Top 8 will get a Necropotence avatar. In addition, the Top 8 finishers will qualify for the Masters Edition 2 Release Event 4x Championship

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on August 20.

Masters Edition 2 Premier Event "Competitive No Top 8" Flights

DURATION: September 26, 11:00 am – October 3, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Competitive No Top 8" flights will have 32 players per flight, and will start as soon as 32 players join the flight. These events will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: These events will take place in the newly created "Sealed Swiss Queues" room

PRODUCT: 5 Masters Edition 2 Booster Packs

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: As there is no top 8, prizes are based on total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

PointsBoosters
1525
1211
94
0,3, or 60

All who participate in a "Competitive No Top 8" Premier Event Flight will get an Orcish Squatters avatar. Players with 12 or more match points and the end of the tournament will get Necropotence avatar.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on August 20.

Masters Edition 2 Premier Event "Casual No Top 8" Flights

Due to the lack of leagues for the Masters Edition 2 Release Events, we will offer these flights for those that desire a more casual release event experience. "Casual No Top 8" flights will differ from regular flights as follows:

  • K-Value will be 0
  • Deck build time will be 40 minutes
  • Players will each receive 40 minutes on their play clocks
  • A flatter prize structure

DURATION: September 26, 11:00 am – October 3, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Casual No Top 8" flights will have 32 players per flight and will start as soon as 32 players join the event. These events will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: These events will take place in the newly created "Sealed Swiss Queues" room

PRODUCT: 5 Masters Edition 2 Booster Packs

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: As there is no top 8, prizes are based on total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

PointsBoosters
1520
1210
94
62
0 or 30

All who participate in a "Casual No Top 8" Premier Event Flight will get an Orcish Squatters avatar. Players with 12 or more match points and the end of the tournament will get an Necropotence avatar.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on August 20.

Masters Edition Release Event Championship

START TIME: October 4, 8:00 am PST

PRODUCT: 5 Masters Edition 2 Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Masters Edition 2 Boosters.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceBoosters
172
254
3-436
5-818
9-1612
17-326
33-643

The winner of the Championship will also receive a complete set of Magic Online Premium Masters Edition 2 cards.

Second place will receive a complete set of regular Magic Online Masters Edition 2 cards.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Masters Edition 2 Championship event, players are not permitted to have more than 1 of their accounts entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than 1 account playing in the Championship before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

A list of all players that have qualified for the Masters Edition 2 Championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday September 24 and every morning thereafter. It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that they have been properly entered into this event and are able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the championship, they will need to contact customer service to get this corrected.

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