Magic Online Mercadian Masques Block Release Events

Posted in Feature on November 29, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Experience Mercadian Masques Block like never before!

The Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, and Prophecy sets come to Magic Online on December 5, 2011, in the form of Mercadian Masques Block Booster Packs! Each Mercadian Masques Block booster pack contains 15 random cards (1 rare, 3 uncommon, 10 common, and 1 basic land) drawn from throughout the entire block. Mercadian Masques Block cards will become legal in ALL appropriate Legacy and Classic-based formats after the downtime on November 30.

All appropriate Legacy and Classic-based 2-player Queues, 8-player Queues, Daily Events, and Premier Events will switch to Mercadian Masques Block prizes following the December 7 downtime.

Mercadian Masques Block Release Events begin after the downtime Wednesday, December 7 and will consist of 5 parts:

  • Mercadian Masques Block Booster Draft Queues
  • Mercadian Masques Block 16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
  • Mercadian Masques Block 64-Player Premier Release Drafts
  • Mercadian Masques Block Swiss Sealed Premier Release Events
  • Mercadian Masques Block Release Events Championship

MERCADIAN MASQUES BLOCK BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, December 7 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, December 21.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 2 Event Tickets plus product OR 14 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: 3 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 Rounds, Single Elimination, or 3 Rounds, Swiss Pairings depending on draft type.
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.

Mercadian Masques Block 4-3-2-2 Draft


PlacePrizes
1st4 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd3 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
3rd – 4th2 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

Mercadian Masques Block 8-4 Draft


PlacePrizes
1st8 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd4 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

Mercadian Masques Block Swiss Draft


PointsPrizes
93 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
62 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
31 Mercadian Masques Block booster pack

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: The winner of each Mercadian Masques Block booster draft queue will receive a Rootwater Thief avatar.


MERCADIAN MASQUES BLOCK SWISS SEALED FLIGHTS

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, December 7 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, December 21.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 1 Mercadian Masques Block Release Event Pack OR 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs.
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.

PointsPrizes
1215 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
910 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
64 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Mercadian Masques Block Swiss Sealed Flight will receive a Rootwater Thief avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points will receive an Avatar of Woe avatar.


MERCADIAN MASQUES BLOCK 64-PLAYER PREMIER RELEASE DRAFTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, December 9 and ending Friday, December 23.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets or 8 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Mercadian Masques Block 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 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd18 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
3rd - 4th12 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
5th - 8th6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
9th - 16th4 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
17th - 32nd2 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Mercadian Masques Block 64-Player Premier Release Draft will receive a Rootwater Thief avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive an Avatar of Woe avatar and qualify for the Mercadian Masques Block Release Events Championship.

MERCADIAN MASQUES BLOCK SWISS SEALED PREMIER RELEASE EVENTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, December 9 and ending Friday, December 23.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 1 Mercadian Masques Block Release Event Pack OR 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Mercadian Masques Block booster pack for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: Minimum 33 players, maximum 128 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
1st24 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd18 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
3rd - 4th12 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
5th - 8th6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
9th - 16th4 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
17th - 32nd2 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Mercadian Masques Block Swiss Sealed Premier Release Event will receive a Rootwater Thief avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive an Avatar of Woe avatar and qualify for the Mercadian Masques Block Release Events Championship.

MERCADIAN MASQUES BLOCK RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP

START TIME: Saturday, December 24 at 11:00 AM PST (19:00 UTC)
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Free, Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss Pairings rounds and 3 Mercadian Masques Block 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:

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

* For each selection, a player may choose a complete Mercadian Masques, complete Nemesis, or complete Prophecy set.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Mercadian Masques Block 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 Mercadian Masques Block Release Events, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to reschedule and/or restart games and matches as needed. Such decisions will be announced on the Magic Online website and/or within the Magic Online client as needed.

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