Magic Online Masters Edition IV Prerelease News

Posted in Feature on January 4, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Some of the best and most beloved cards from Magic's history come to Magic Online with Masters Edition IV, many for the first time, and you can play with them before they go on sale during the Masters Edition IV Prerelease. All Masters Edition IV prerelease players will also earn an exclusive Nalathni Dragon prerelease card… the only place this card will be available!

The Masters Edition IV prerelease will feature three separate parts: Sealed Swiss Flights, 64-Player "Top 8" Booster Drafts , and Casual Drafts. See below for details on these great events.

MASTERS EDITION IV PRERELEASE SWISS SEALED FLIGHTS

START TIMES: On demand beginning Friday, January 7 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC) and ending Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 PM PST (Sunday 6:00 UTC).
LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: 30 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Masters Edition IV booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 16 Players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus 4 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 PointsPrizesQPs
1210 Masters Edition IV booster packs3
94 Masters Edition IV booster packs1
61 Masters Edition IV booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Masters Edition IV Prerelease Tournament will receive 1 copy of the prerelease Nalathni Dragon. Players with at least 9 match points at the end of the tournament will also receive a premium foil Nalathni Dragon.

MASTERS EDITION IV 64-PLAYER "TOP 8" PRERELEASE DRAFTS

START TIMES: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, January 7 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC) and ending Sunday, January 9 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC).
LOCATION: Premier Events room.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: 20 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 3 Masters Edition IV booster packs for this event. Magic Online will provide an additional 3 Masters Edition IV booster packs for the "Top 8" draft.
SIZE: 64 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination. The "Top 8" draft consists of drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on the final standings at the end of the tournament.

PlacePrizesQPs
1st12 Masters Edition IV booster packs6
2nd8 Masters Edition IV booster packs5
3rd-4th6 Masters Edition IV booster packs4
5th-8th4 Masters Edition IV booster packs3
9th-16th3 Masters Edition IV booster packs0
16th-32nd2 Masters Edition IV booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Masters Edition IV 64-Player "Top 8" Draft will receive 1 copy of the prerelease Nalathni Dragon. The "Top 8" finalists of the Prerelease Draft will also receive a premium foil Nalathni Dragon.

MASTERS EDITION IV CASUAL DRAFT FLIGHTS

START TIMES: On demand beginning Sunday, January 9 at 10:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC) and ending at the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, January 26.
LOCATION: Casual Draft room.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Product
PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition IV booster packs.
SIZE: 2, 4, or 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, Swiss style pairings.
PRIZES: No Prizes for this event.

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