Get Ready for the Magic Online RIX Preview League

Posted in Magic Digital on January 3, 2018

By Lee Sharpe

If you've never watched a LoadingReadyRun Pre-Prerelease, you should. Well-known community members get together with the LoadingReadyRun team to preview the upcoming set one week before you can experience it at your local game store. You can check out the Rivals of Ixalan Pre-Prerelease on the LoadingReadyRun Twitch channel on January 5 at 11 a.m. PT.

But what does this have to do with Magic Online, you might be asking? Well, what if you wanted to see even more of the new set? What if you wanted to watch some of your favorite Magic Online streamers play the new format? What if you even wanted to try it out for yourself before you head to your local game store? Well, next week, Magic Online has you covered!

On January 11, starting at 10 a.m. PT, Magic Online will host the Rivals of Ixalan Preview League, a 24-hour Sealed Deck league where you can experience Rivals of Ixalan before heading to your local game store for the official Prerelease. This limited-time league will be open to all players and feature a friendly prize structure where not only do all players get to keep their cards, but each player also wins at least one Rivals of Ixalan booster pack! The full event details are below.

Additionally, many of your favorite streamers will be taking part in the Rivals of Ixalan Preview League during this time. They'll be streaming on their own channels, but we'll also be hosting them on our channel, twitch.tv/magic, during this time. You can see the schedule for hosted streams here (all times are PT):

Jan. 11, 2018 Name Twitch Channel

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT

Amaz

amazhs

12:00–2:00 p.m. PT

Gaby Spartz

gabyspartz

2:00–4:00 p.m. PT

Loading Ready Run

loadingreadyrun

4:00–6:00 p.m. PT

Kenji Egashira

numotthenummy

6:00–8:00 p.m. PT

Emma Handy

Em_TeeGee

8:00–10:00 p.m. PT

Matt Mo

thundermo_hellkite

10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. PT

Jim Davis

JimDavisMTG

Jan. 12, 2018 Name Twitch Channel

12:00–1:00 a.m. PT

Caleb Durward

calebdmtg

1:00–4:00 a.m. PT

Travis Sowers

semulin

4:00–6:00 a.m. PT

Conley Woods

conley81

6:00–8:00 a.m. PT

Sascha Lüscher

eheh_dude

8:00–10:00 a.m. PT

Todd Stevens

toddstevensmtg

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. PT

Magic the Amateuring

magictheamateuring

Clear your calendars now! The RIX Preview League ends at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, January 12, just in time to start getting ready for the paper Prerelease at your local store. Regular Rivals of Ixalan events begin on Magic Online on Monday, January 15, at 10 a.m. PT (details below).

Magic Online RIX Preview League Sealed League

  • Start Time: Thursday, January 11, at 10 a.m. PT
  • Closed Time: Friday, January 12, at 10 a.m. PT
  • End Time: Friday, January 12, at 3 p.m. PT
  • Entry Options:
    • 30 Event Tickets
    • 300 Play Points
  • Product: Sealed, 2 Ixalan boosters and 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters
  • Structure: Up to 4 matches
  • Prizes:
    • 4 wins: 10 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Qualifier Points
    • 3 wins: 6 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 2 wins: 3 Rivals of Ixalan boosters
    • 0-1 wins: 1 Rivals of Ixalan booster

Please note that after the January 10 downtime, Rivals of Ixalan cards are legal in Constructed, so as you collect Rivals of Ixalan cards, you'll be able to use them right away in your Constructed format of choice.

Prestige Avatars

Show off your accomplishments during Rivals of Ixalan season, which starts January 10 for Constructed and January 15 for Limited! You can earn these untradable prestige avatars to show off your accomplishments. You can earn each avatar in any of the ways listed below it:

Silver Prestige Avatar: Zacama, Primal Calamity

  • 5 trophies in the Friendly Rivals of Ixalan Draft League
  • 5 trophies in the Friendly Rivals of Ixalan Sealed League
  • 5 trophies in the Intermediate Rivals of Ixalan Draft League
  • 2 trophies in any single Friendly Constructed League

Gold Prestige Avatar: Angrath, Minotaur Pirate

  • 4 trophies in the Competitive Rivals of Ixalan Draft League
  • 4 trophies in the Competitive Rivals of Ixalan Sealed League
  • 4 trophies in any single Competitive Constructed League

Mythic Prestige Avatar: Azor, the Lawbringer

  • 12 trophies in the Competitive Rivals of Ixalan Draft League
  • 6 trophies in the Competitive Rivals of Ixalan Sealed League
  • 6 trophies in any single Competitive Constructed League
  • Finishing with 6 or more wins in a single MOCS Monthly event during the season

Treasure Chest Updates

For this update, the "Exclusives" sheet is going away. It may return in the future, but for now we're taking it out. Some of the cards in it will be moving to the Curated sheet. Here's the new table for each slot:

Slot Curated Modern Rare/Mythic Play Points Standard Common/Uncommon
1 22% 48% 30% 0%
2 6.5% 10% 0% 83.5%
3 1% 8% 0% 91%

And here is the list of the Curated changes:

Card Name Set Old Frequency Ratio New Frequency Ratio
Ad Nauseam ALA 6 0
Aggravated Assault MS3 6 0
All is Dust ROE 0 6
Angel of Invention KLD 0 12
Anointed Procession AKH 6 0
Anvil of Bogardan VI 6 0
Approach of the Second Sun AKH 12 0
Archangel of Thune M14 0 6
Archangel of Tithes ORI 6 0
Arjun, the Shifting Flame PZ1 0 6
Armageddon MS3 6 0
Attrition MS3 6 0
Austere Command MS3 6 0
Avatar of Woe MS3 6 0
Aven Mindcensor MS3 6 0
Bane of Progress C13 0 6
Birds of Paradise 10E 6 0
Birds of Paradise PR2 6 0
Black Market MM 0 6
Bloodspore Thrinax PZ1 0 6
Boil MS3 6 0
Burning Wish JUD 0 6
Capsize MS3 6 0
Champion's Helm MS2 6 0
Cloudstone Curio MS2 6 0
Condescend 5DN 25 0
Contamination UZ 0 6
Council's Judgment VMA 20 0
Cuombajj Witches PRM 6 0
Dark Ritual MS3 6 0
Day's Undoing ORI 6 0
Deserted Temple OD 6 0
Desolation Angel MS3 6 0
Divert MS3 6 0
Domri Rade GTC 6 0
Doomsday MS3 6 0
Dread Summons PZ1 0 6
Edgar Markov PZ2 3 6
Eiganjo Castle CHK 6 0
Eladamri, Lord of Leaves TE 6 0
Enchantress's Presence ONS 6 0
Energy Field UZ 0 6
Engineered Explosives MS2 6 12
Erayo, Soratami Ascendant SOK 12 0
Extirpate PLC 0 6
Fire-Lit Thicket SHM 3 0
Food Chain MM 0 3
Footsteps of the Goryo SOK 0 6
Fulminator Mage MM2 0 12
Gahiji, Honored One C13 12 0
Garruk Relentless ISD 0 3
Garruk, Caller of Beasts M14 6 0
Gauntlet of Might PRM 6 0
Gauntlet of Power MS2 6 0
Ghave, Guru of Spores PZ1 0 6
Gilt-Leaf Palace LRW 6 0
Glimpse of Nature CHK 12 0
Goblin Rabblemaster M15 0 12
Inkmoth Nexus MBS 0 12
Iroas, God of Victory JOU 6 0
Karlov of the Ghost Council PZ1 0 3
Karmic Justice OD 6 0
Kess, Dissident Mage PZ2 3 6
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner MMA 12 0
Kruphix, God of Horizons JOU 6 0
Lightning Greaves MS2 6 0
Lord of Atlantis 7E 0 12
Lord of Extinction MS3 6 0
Loyal Retainers MS3 6 0
Magus of the Wheel PZ1 0 6
Mana Echoes ONS 0 6
Marath, Will of the Wild C13 12 0
Master Biomancer GTC 6 0
Meren of Clan Nel Toth PZ1 0 6
Metalworker UD 0 6
Mind Twist MS3 6 0
Mind's Eye MS2 6 0
Mirran Crusader MBS 0 6
Mizzix of the Izmagnus PZ1 0 6
Mox Opal MS2 6 12
Mystic Confluence PZ1 0 12
Mystical Tutor EMA 6 0
Mystical Tutor MI 6 0
No Mercy MS3 6 0
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic C13 12 0
Omniscience M13 0 6
Ophiomancer C13 6 0
Opposition MS3 6 0
Painter's Servant MS2 6 0
Parallax Tide NE 6 0
Pathbreaker Ibex PZ1 0 3
Patriarch's Bidding ONS 12 0
Patron Wizard OD 0 6
Phantasmal Image M12 6 0
Phyrexian Obliterator NPH 0 6
Planar Bridge MS2 6 0
Platinum Angel MS2 6 0
Platinum Emperion SOM 0 6
Primal Vigor C13 12 0
Prohibit IN 0 6
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher C13 12 0
Ral Zarek DGM 6 0
Ramosian Rally MM 25 0
Rings of Brighthearth MS2 6 0
Rise of the Dark Realms M14 0 3
Rishadan Brigand MM 0 6
Rising Waters NE 0 6
River of Tears FUT 6 0
Roon of the Hidden Realm C13 12 0
Sakashima's Student PC2 12 0
Scroll Rack MS2 6 0
Scroll Rack PZ1 6 0
Sculpting Steel MS2 6 0
Seahunter NE 0 6
Serrated Arrows DDD 6 0
Serum Powder DST 12 0
Shatterstorm MS3 6 0
Silent-Blade Oni PC2 12 0
Skyshroud Claim NE 0 6
Slaughter Pact MS3 6 0
Sliver Hivelord M15 12 0
Snake Basket VI 0 6
Snap PRM 12 0
Spoils of the Vault MRD 12 0
Squandered Resources VI 0 6
Staff of Domination 5DN 6 0
Staff of Domination MS2 6 0
Statecraft MM 0 6
Static Orb MS2 6 0
Street Wraith MMA 0 12
Sublime Archangel M13 6 0
Sudden Demise C13 0 6
Sunder MS3 6 0
Sunken Ruins SHM 12 0
Sylvan Safekeeper JUD 0 6
Tempt with Discovery C13 0 6
The Ur-Dragon PZ2 3 6
Thought Vessel PZ1 0 12
Threads of Disloyalty MS3 6 0
Threads of Disloyalty BOK 6 0
Thundermaw Hellkite M13 12 0
Tolaria West FUT 0 6
Tolarian Academy UZ 0 6
Tooth and Nail MRD 6 0
Tooth and Nail MMA 6 0
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle ZEN 12 0
Vampiric Tutor EMA 6 0
Veteran Explorer WL 0 12
Vindicate MS3 6 0
Vraska the Unseen RTR 6 0
Warren Instigator ZEN 6 0

 

Rivals of Ixalan Event Structures

Friendly Draft League

  • Product: 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster
  • Structure: Draft, then single-game matches at your convenience until either 7 wins or 4 losses, whichever comes first
  • Entry Options:
    • 12 Event Tickets
    • 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 2 Event Tickets
    • 120 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 7 wins: 120 Play Points
    • 6 wins: 100 Play Points
    • 5 wins: 80 Play Points
    • 4 wins: 40 Play Points
    • 3 wins: 20 Play Points
    • 2 wins: 10 Play Points

Intermediate Draft League

  • Product: 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster
  • Structure: Draft, then up to 3 matches at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 12 Event Tickets
    • 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 2 Event Tickets
    • 120 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 3 wins: 5 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 2 wins: 1 Rivals of Ixalan booster + 1 Ixalan booster

Competitive Draft League

  • Product: 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster
  • Structure: Draft, then play matches at your convenience until either 3 wins or 1 loss, whichever comes first
  • Entry Options:
    • 15 Event Tickets
    • 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 5 Event Tickets
    • 150 Play Points
    • 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 50 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 3 wins: 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Ixalan boosters + 150 Play Points + 2 Qualifier Points
    • 2 wins: 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 150 Play Points + 1 Qualifier Point

Friendly Sealed League

  • Product: 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Ixalan boosters, with the option to add a Rivals of Ixalan booster after the first stage and an option to add an Ixalan booster after the second stage
  • Structure: 3 stages of up to 3 matches each, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 24 Event Tickets
    • 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Ixalan boosters + 4 Event Tickets
    • 240 Play Points
  • Upgrade Options:
    • 4 Event Tickets
    • 1 Ixalan booster
    • 40 Play Points
  • Prizes after each stage (based on wins in just that stage):
    • 3 wins: 40 Play Points
    • 2 wins: 30 Play Points
    • 1 win: 20 Play Points
    • 0 wins: 10 Play Points
  • Prizes after league course (based on wins in all three stages):
    • 9 wins: 2 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 200 Play Points
    • 8 wins: 1 Rivals of Ixalan booster + 1 Ixalan booster + 200 Play Points
    • 7 wins: 1 Rivals of Ixalan booster + 200 Play Points
    • 6 wins: 200 Play Points
    • 5 wins: 100 Play Points
    • 4 wins: 50 Play Points

Competitive Sealed League

  • Product: Product: 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Ixalan boosters
  • Structure: Up to 5 matches, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 24 Event Tickets
    • 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Ixalan boosters + 4 Event Tickets
    • 240 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 5 wins: 4 Rivals of Ixalan boosters + 2 Ixalan boosters + 360 Play Points + 3 Qualifier Points
    • 4 wins: 2 Rivals of Ixalan Boosters + 1 Ixalan booster + 240 Play Points + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 3 wins: 1 Rivals of Ixalan Booster + 120 Play Points

Friendly Constructed League

  • Formats Offered: Standard, Modern, and Pauper
  • Structure: Up to 5 matches, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 8 Event Tickets
    • 80 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 5 wins: 80 Play Points + 8 Treasure Chests
    • 4 wins: 80 Play Points + 4 Treasure Chests
    • 3 wins: 80 Play Points + 1 Treasure Chest
    • 2 wins: 40 Play Points
    • 1 win: 20 Play Points
    • 0 wins: 10 Play Points

Competitive Constructed League

  • Formats Offered: Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and 1v1 Commander
  • Structure: Up to 5 matches, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 12 Event Tickets
    • 120 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 5 wins: 180 Play Points + 16 Treasure Chests + 3 Qualifier Points
    • 4 wins: 180 Play Points + 8 Treasure Chests + 1 Qualifier Point

3 wins: 120 Play Points + 1 Treasure Chest

 

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