Dragon's Maze Prerelease, Release Events, and Wide Beta Spotlight

Posted in Feature on April 23, 2013

By Wizards of the Coast

Ten Guilds, One Set

The Dragon's Maze set is the final in the Return to Ravnica block, the long-awaited return to the city-plane of Ravnica and its ten ancient two-color guilds. Five of those guilds were featured in the Return to Ravnica set, and the remaining five guilds were featured in the Gatecrash set. The Dragon's Maze set features all ten of the two-color guilds that define the city-plane of Ravnica, together in one package for the first time ever. With every guild represented, you’ll find many more amazing multicolored cards in this set than in a typical Magic set.

Once again, players are asked to declare their allegiance by selecting one of the ten Guild Marks from throughout the Return to Ravnica block. For Magic Online, the Guild Marks are used as part of the entry for the Dragon's Maze Prerelease Sealed Deck Queues. Players can purchase the untradeable Guild Marks from the Magic Online Store for $5.00 USD, from 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8, until 10:00 AM on Monday, May 13.

Once a player has chosen a guild and purchased a Guild Mark, that player can use it, along with 20 Event Tickets, to enter the Dragon's Maze Prerelease Sealed Deck Queues. Players will receive 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 1 guild-specific booster pack that matches their Guild Mark, and 1 "secret ally" guild booster pack. Players will not be able to choose their “secret ally,” but it will be one of the guilds from the opposite set release that shares a color with the Guild Mark used to enter the Prerelease Sealed Deck Queue. Unlike previous Prereleases in the block, Guild booster packs will not contain a Guild promo card.

Hover over any Guild flag to see what their "secret ally" Guilds are:

The Wide Beta Spotlight has been postponed so Dragon's Maze Prerelease events will be available on both Magic Online clients starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 9. The Prerelease events will end at 10:00 AM Monday, May 13.

Prerelease Events will consist of two parts: the Dragon's Maze Prerelease Sealed Deck Queue and the Dragon's Maze Swiss Booster Draft Queue. Both events will be available for the duration of the Dragon's Maze Prerelease. Only the Sealed Deck events will require Guild Marks to join.

Dragon's Maze will be available in the Magic Online Store on Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM. Dragon's Maze Release events consist of five parts:

Dragon's Maze becomes legal in ALL Constructed formats following the Wednesday, May 8, scheduled downtime. All appropriate Daily Events, Scheduled Events, and Queues will have Dragon's Maze added to their prize structures after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 15.

Dragon's Maze Prerelease Events

With the postponement of the Wide Beta Spotlight, the Dragon's Maze Prerelease events will begin as originally announced at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 9 but will be now be available with both Magic Online clients.

DRAGON'S MAZE PRERELEASE SEALED DECK QUEUE
START TIMES: On demand beginning Thursday, May 9, at 10:00 AM, and ending Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets plus 1 Dragon's Maze Guild Mark.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 1 guild-specific booster pack, and 1 "secret ally" guild booster pack.
SIZE: 16 Players.
DURATION: Deck-building time plus four rounds, Swiss pairings. Play in all four rounds, win or lose!
PRIZES: Prizes are based on the total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
12 10 Dragon's Maze booster packs 3
9 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs 1
6 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in an Dragon's Maze Prerelease Sealed Deck queue will receive 1 copy of the Prerelease Maze's End promo card. Players with at least 9 Match Points at the end of the tournament will also receive a premium foil Maze's End.

DRAGON'S MAZE PRERELEASE SWISS BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES
START TIMES: On demand beginning Thursday, May 9, at 10:00 AM, and ending Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 15 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck-building time plus three rounds, Swiss pairings. Play all three rounds, win or lose!
PRIZES: Prizes are based on the total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs 1
6 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0
3 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in an Dragon's Maze Swiss Booster Draft queue will receive 1 copy of the Prerelease Maze's End promo card. Players with at least 9 Match Points at the end of the tournament will also receive a premium foil Maze's End.

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RETURN TO RAVNICA BLOCK AND DRAGON'S MAZE BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES
START TIME: On demand starting Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 29.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack, and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack OR 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs (depending on event joined).
SIZE: 8 players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck-building time plus three rounds, single elimination, or three rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament. Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Return to Ravnica Block 4-3-2-2 Draft

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 1 Gatecrash booster pack,
and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack
1
2nd 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack,
and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack
0
3rd–4th 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack and 1 Gatecrash booster pack 0

Return to Ravnica Block 8-4 Draft

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 3 Gatecrash booster packs,
and 2 Return to Ravnica booster packs
1
2nd 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 1 Gatecrash booster pack,
and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack
0

Return to Ravnica Block Swiss Draft

 

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack,
and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack
1
6 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack and 1 Gatecrash booster pack 0
3 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack 0

Dragon's Maze 4-3-2-2 Draft

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs 1
2nd 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0
3rd–4th 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player who participates in a Dragon's Maze Booster Draft queue will receive a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker avatar.

DRAGON'S MAZE 16-PLAYER SEALED DECK QUEUES
START TIME: On demand starting Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM, until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 29.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 2 Gatecrash booster packs, and 2 Return to Ravnica booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 16 players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus four rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on total Match Points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match
Points
Prizes QPs
12 13 Dragon's Maze booster packs 3
9 8 Dragon's Maze booster packs 1
6 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player who participates in a Dragon's Maze Release Sealed Deck queue will receive a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 Match Points will receive an Emmara Tandris avatar.

DRAGON'S MAZE 64-PLAYER TOP 8 PREMIER DRAFTS
START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, May 17, and ending Wednesday, May 29.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets OR 8 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack, and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack. Magic Online will provide 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack, and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack for the Top 8 booster draft.
SIZE: 64 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck-building time plus three rounds, single elimination. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck-building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Dragon's Maze booster packs 6
2nd 18 Dragon's Maze booster packs 5
3rd–4th 12 Dragon's Maze booster packs 4
5th–8th 9 Dragon's Maze booster packs 3
9th–16th 4 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0
17th–32nd 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Dragon's Maze 64-Player Top 8 Premier Draft will receive a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive an Emmara Tandris avatar and qualify for the Dragon's Maze Release Events Championship.

DRAGON'S MAZE TOP 8 SEALED DECK EVENTS
START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, May 17, and ending Wednesday, May 29.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 2 Gatecrash booster packs, and 2 Return to Ravnica booster packs. Magic Online will provide 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack, and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack for the Top 8 booster draft.
SIZE: Minimum 65 players, maximum 256 players.
DURATION: Deck-building time plus a number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck-building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 45 Dragon's Maze booster packs 6
2nd 33 Dragon's Maze booster packs 5
3rd–4th 21 Dragon's Maze booster packs 4
5th–8th 12 Dragon's Maze booster packs 3
9th–16th 9 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0
17th–32nd 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Dragon's Maze Top 8 Sealed Deck Event will receive a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive an Emmara Tandris avatar and qualify for the Dragon's Maze Release Events Championship.

DRAGON'S MAZE RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP
START TIME: Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 2 Dragon's Maze booster packs, 2 Gatecrash booster packs, and 2 Return to Ravnica booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss pairings rounds and 1 Dragon's Maze booster pack, 1 Gatecrash booster pack, and 1 Return to Ravnica booster pack for the Top 8 booster draft.
SIZE: Determined by number of qualified players.
DURATION: Number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck-building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 complete premium Dragon's Maze sets 6
2nd 1 complete premium and 1 complete standard Dragon's Maze set 5
3rd–4th 1 complete premium Dragon's Maze set 4
5th–8th 1 complete standard Dragon's Maze set 3
9th–16th 12 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0
17th–32nd 9 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0
33rd–64th 3 Dragon's Maze booster packs 0

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Dragon's Maze Release Events Championship, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in any end-of-season championship or championship event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online events, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-18 to play on an account that the adult has established.

It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that he or she has been properly entered into this event and is able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the Championship, he or she will need to contact customer service for assistance.

For all Dragon's Maze Release Events, Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

Note: All times above are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7 hours).

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