Magic Online Innistrad Release Events

Posted in Feature on October 4, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

World of Innistrad

Innistrad is a dangerous plane filled with powerful magic. If you can overcome—or overpower—the evil here, you'll reap the rewards, unleashing those horrors on any who stand before you. How will your decks embrace this chilling new world?

Horrifying creatures have always existed on Innistrad. The humans of this world have always relied on their faith to shield them from vampires and werewolves, spirits and ghouls. But of late, the holy wards and runes have begun to fail. The protection of travelers' shrines and rustic prayers grows weak. The spells of vampire slayers and wolfhunters are no longer proof against the creatures that prowl the shadows. The Lunarch, head of the revered Church of Avacyn, knows what the village priests whisper: that the archangel Avacyn has abandoned Innistrad.

Innistrad goes on sale in the Magic Online Store on Monday, October 17 at 9:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC). Innistrad becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the October 12 scheduled maintenance. All appropriate Daily Events, Premier Events, and Queues will have Innistrad added to their prize structures after the scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 19.

Innistrad Release Events begin after the downtime Wednesday, October 19 and will consist of five parts:

  • Innistrad Booster Draft Queues
  • Innistrad 16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
  • Innistrad 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts (beginning October 21)
  • Innistrad "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Events (beginning October 21)
  • Innistrad Release Events Championship (November 5)

INNISTRAD BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, October 19, until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, November 2.
LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Innistrad booster packs.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination, or 3 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.

Innistrad Block 4-3-2-2 Draft


PlacePrizes
1st4 Innistrad booster packs
2nd3 Innistrad booster packs
3rd- 4th2 Innistrad booster packs

Innistrad Block 8-4 Draft


PlacePrizes
1st8 Innistrad booster packs
2nd4 Innistrad booster packs

Innistrad Block Swiss Draft


Match PointsPrizes
93 Innistrad booster packs
62 Innistrad booster packs
31 Innistrad booster pack

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Innistrad booster draft will receive a Bloodline Keeper avatar.


INNISTRAD SWISS SEALED FLIGHTS


START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, October 19, until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, November 2.
LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Innistrad booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 16 Players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus 4 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 PointsPrizes
1213 Innistrad booster packs
98 Innistrad booster packs
63 Innistrad booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Innistrad Swiss Sealed Flight will receive a Bloodline Keeper avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points will receive a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born avatar.


INNISTRAD 64-PLAYER "TOP 8" PREMIER DRAFTS


START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, October 21, and ending Friday, November 4. LOCATION: Premier Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets OR 8 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Innistrad booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Innistrad booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: 64 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination. The "Top 8" will consist of drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

PlacePrizes
1st24 Innistrad booster packs
2nd18 Innistrad booster packs
3rd - 4th12 Innistrad booster packs
5th - 8th9 Innistrad booster packs
9th - 16th4 Innistrad booster packs
17th – 32nd2 Innistrad booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Innistrad 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Draft will receive a Bloodline Keeper avatar. In addition, players who finish in the top 8 will receive an Grimgrin, Corpse-Born avatar and qualify for the Innistrad Release Events Championship.

INNISTRAD "TOP 8" SWISS SEALED EVENTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, October 21 and ending Friday, November 4.
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product OR 1 Innistrad Release Event Pack.
PRODUCT: 6 Innistrad booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Innistrad booster packs 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 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

PlacePrizes
1st45 Innistrad booster packs
2nd33 Innistrad booster packs
3rd - 4th21 Innistrad booster packs
5th - 8th12 Innistrad booster packs
9th - 16th9 Innistrad booster packs
17th – 32nd3 Innistrad booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Innistrad "Top 8" Swiss Sealed event will receive a Bloodline Keeper avatar. In addition, players who finish in the top 8 will receive an Grimgrin, Corpse-Born avatar and qualify for the Innistrad Release Events Championship.

INNISTRAD RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP


START TIME: Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC)
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Innistrad booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss pairings rounds and 3 Innistrad booster packs 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 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

PlacePrizes
1st4 complete premium foil Innistrad sets
2nd1 complete premium foil and 1 complete standard Innistrad set
3rd - 4th1 complete premium foil Innistrad set
5th - 8th1 complete standard Innistrad set
9th - 16th12 Innistrad booster packs
17th - 32nd9 Innistrad booster packs
33rd - 64th3 Innistrad booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Innistrad Release Events Championship will receive 1 copy of the Innistrad Launch Party card Ludevic's Test Subject/Ludevic's Abomination. All players in the top 64 will also receive a premium foil copy of Ludevic's Test Subject/Ludevic's Abomination.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Innistrad 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 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 for assistance.

For all Innistrad 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.

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