Magic Online Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events

Posted in Feature on April 27, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

The colossal Eldrazi, soulless ravagers of the Æther, have awakened from their slumber deep within Zendikar’s core. Rely on your knowledge, your skills, and your weaponry, for only those who can command the Eldrazi—or escape them—stand a chance.

Rise of the Eldrazi goes on sale in the Magic Online Store on Monday, May 10 at 9:00 AM PDT (16:00 UTC). Rise of the Eldrazi becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the May 6 downtime.

All appropriate Standard format Daily Events, Premier Events, Weekend Challenges, and Queues will switch to Rise of the Eldrazi prize payouts after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 12.

Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events begin after the downtime Wednesday, May 12 and will consist of five parts:

  • Rise of the Eldrazi Booster Draft Queues
  • Rise of the Eldrazi 16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
  • Rise of the Eldrazi 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts
  • Rise of the Eldrazi "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Events
  • Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events Championship

RISE OF THE ELDRAZI BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: Starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 12 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 26.
LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room.
ENTRY FEE: 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Rise of the Eldrazi 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.

Rise of the Eldrazi 4-3-2-2 Draft


PlacePrizesQPs
1st4 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs1
2nd3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0
3rd – 4th2 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0

Rise of the Eldrazi 8-4 Draft


PlacePrizesQPs
1st8 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs1
2nd4 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0

Rise of the Eldrazi Swiss Draft


PointsPrizesQPs
93 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs1
62 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0
31 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: The winner of each Rise of the Eldrazi booster draft queue will receive an Echo Mage avatar.


RISE OF THE ELDRAZI SWISS SEALED FLIGHTS

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 12 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, May 26.
LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room.
ENTRY FEE: 24 Event Ticket.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Rise of the Eldrazi 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.

PointsPrizesQPs
1213 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs3
98 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs1
63 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Rise of the Eldrazi Swiss Sealed Flight will receive an Echo Mage avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points will receive a Transcendent Master avatar.


RISE OF THE ELDRAZI 64-PLAYER "TOP 8" PREMIER DRAFTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning after the Wednesday, May 12 downtime.
LOCATION: Premier Events room.
ENTRY FEE: 4 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Rise of the Eldrazi 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:

PlacePrizesQPs
1st20 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs6
2nd15 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs5
3rd– 4th10 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs4
5th-8th6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs3
9th-16th4 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0
17th-32nd2 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Rise of the Eldrazi 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts will receive an Echo Mage avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive a Transcendent Master avatar and qualify for the Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events Championship.

RISE OF THE ELDRAZI "TOP 8" SWISS SEALED EVENTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning after the Wednesday, May 12 downtime.
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY FEE: 4 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: Minimum 64 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
1st40 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs6
2nd30 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs5
3rd– 4th15 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs4
5th-8th10 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs3
9th-16th5 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0
17th-32nd3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Rise of the Eldrazi "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Event will receive an Echo Mage avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive a Transcendent Master avatar and qualify for the Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events Championship.

RISE OF THE ELDRAZI RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP

START TIME: Saturday, May 29 at 11:00 AM PDT (18:00 UTC)
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY FEE: Free, Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss Pairings rounds and 3 Rise of the Eldrazi 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:

PlacePrizesQPs
1st4 complete premium foil Rise of the Eldrazi Set6
2nd1 complete premium foil and 1 complete standard Rise of the Eldrazi Set5
3rd – 4th1 complete premium foil Rise of the Eldrazi Set4
5th – 8th1 complete standard Rise of the Eldrazi Set3
9th-16th12 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs 0
17th-32nd9 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs0
33rd –64th3 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events Championship will receive 1 premium foil copy of the Rise of the Eldrazi release card Lord of Shatterskull Pass.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Rise of the Eldrazi Release Events Championship, players are not permitted to own more than one account entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than 1 account playing in a Championship before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

Playing on another person's account, selling your account, etc. are all violations of the Terms of Service. If you play in these, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are on your own account. We do not recognize "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 13-17 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

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 Rise of the Eldrazi 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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