Magic Online Magic 2012 Release Events

Posted in Feature on July 19, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

The Battle Rages On!

The Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, ancient adversaries, and fantastic new adventures. At its center is the Magic core set, the game in its purest form: evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities. But even at its core, the experience is ever-changing. The Magic 2012 core set boldly continues this tradition.

Magic 2012 goes on sale in the Magic Online Store on Monday, August 1 at 9:00 AM PDT (16:00 UTC). Magic 2012 becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the July 27 scheduled maintenance. All appropriate Daily Events, Premier Events, and Queues will switch to Magic 2012 prize payouts after the scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, August 3.

Magic 2012 Release Events begin after the downtime Wednesday, August 3 and will consist of 5 parts:

  • Magic 2012 Booster Draft Queues
  • Magic 2012 16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
  • Magic 2012 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts (beginning August 5)
  • Magic 2012 "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Events (beginning August 5)
  • Magic 2012 Release Events Championship (August 20)

MAGIC 2012 BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 3 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 17.
LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2012 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.

Magic 2012 Block 4-3-2-2 Draft


PlacePrizesQPs
1st4 Magic 2012 booster packs1
2nd3 Magic 2012 booster packs0
3rd - 4th2 Magic 2012 booster packs0

Magic 2012 Block 8-4 Draft


PlacePrizesQPs
1st8 Magic 2012 booster packs1
2nd4 Magic 2012 booster packs0

Magic 2012 Block Swiss Draft


Match PointsPrizesQPs
93 Magic 2012 booster packs1
62 Magic 2012 booster packs0
31 Magic 2012 booster pack0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2012 booster draft will receive a Skinshifter avatar.


MAGIC 2012 SWISS SEALED FLIGHTS


START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 3 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 17.
LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2012 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 PointsPrizesQPs
1213 Magic 2012 booster packs3
98 Magic 2012 booster packs1
63 Magic 2012 booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Magic 2012 Swiss Sealed Flight will receive a Skinshifter avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points will receive a Rune-Scarred Demon avatar.


MAGIC 2012 64-PLAYER "TOP 8" PREMIER DRAFTS


START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 5 and ending Friday, August 19. LOCATION: Premier Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets OR 8 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2012 booster pack. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2012 booster pack 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:

PlacePrizesQPs
1st24 Magic 2012 booster packs6
2nd18 Magic 2012 booster packs5
3rd - 4th12 Magic 2012 booster packs4
5th - 8th9 Magic 2012 booster packs3
9th - 16th4 Magic 2012 booster packs0
17th – 32nd2 Magic 2012 booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2012 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Draft will receive a Skinshifter avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive an Rune-Scarred Demon avatar and qualify for the Magic 2012 Release Events Championship.

MAGIC 2012 "TOP 8" SWISS SEALED EVENTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 5 and ending Friday, August 18.
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product OR 1 Magic 2012 Release Event Pack.
PRODUCT: 6 Magic 2012 booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2012 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 3 Rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

PlacePrizesQPs
1st45 Magic 2012 booster packs6
2nd33 Magic 2012 booster packs5
3rd - 4th21 Magic 2012 booster packs4
5th - 8th12 Magic 2012 booster packs3
9th - 16th9 Magic 2012 booster packs0
17th – 32nd3 Magic 2012 booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2012 "Top 8" Swiss Sealed event will receive a Skinshifter avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive an Rune-Scarred Demon avatar and qualify for the Magic 2012 Release Events Championship.

MAGIC 2012 RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP

START TIME: Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC)
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2012 booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss pairings rounds and 3 Magic 2012 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 3 Rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

PlacePrizesQPs
1st4 complete premium foil Magic 2012 sets 6
2nd1 complete premium foil and 1 complete standard Magic 2012 set 5
3rd - 4th1 complete premium foil Magic 2012 set 4
5th - 8th1 complete standard Magic 2012 set 3
9th - 16th12 Magic 2012 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd9 Magic 2012 booster packs 0
33rd - 64th3 Magic 2012 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Magic 2012 Release Events Championship will receive 1 copy of the Magic 2012 Launch Party card Garruk's Horde. All players in the top 64 will also receive a premium foil copy of Garruk's Horde.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Magic 2012 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 Magic 2012 Release Events, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament if, in its sole judgment, tournament integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue.

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