Magic Online Legacy Festival: Discover. Assemble. Conquer.

Posted in Magic Digital on May 13, 2016

By Lee Sharpe

Magic Online has festivals to celebrate a format and its players, as well as to encourage others to join in on the fun. Interested in playing Legacy but haven't given it a try? Already play and want to get your friends to join you? This festival is the time!

We thought a lot about what a player potentially interested in a format would want to see to get them from knowing nothing about the format to being fully immersed in it, and we identified these steps:

  1. DISCOVER: A way to try out the format. Learn about the different decks, see what the metagame is like, and find a deck that you want to play.
  2. ASSEMBLE: An opportunity to get the cards together that you'll need for your deck.
  3. CONQUER: Once you've gotten your deck together, a way to play for some sweet prizes when you jump in and take on the competition.

Excited? I hope so. Here's how we're going to help you jump into Legacy:

Discover: Legacy Gauntlet (June 8–16)

Magic R&D will select some of the best and most-played decks in Legacy, and you'll be able to give them a try in the first-ever Legacy Gauntlet! If you aren't familiar with Gauntlets, for 6 Event Tickets or 60 Play Points, you can test-drive a random deck from a list curated by Magic R&D for three Swiss rounds. Prizes will be based on your record.

These events will help you learn about Legacy and decide what deck in the format would be the most fun for you to build. Plus, of course, you can just play a lot of fun matches! The Legacy Gauntlet decklists will be revealed closer to the Gauntlet's launch, and you can see the event details at the bottom of the page.

Assemble: Eternal Masters (June 16–July 6)

Eternal Masters releases on Magic Online on June 16. There will be multiple ways to experience Eternal Masters. You can draft 8-4 Single Elimination, 6-2-2-2 Swiss, or phantom Swiss. Did you want a Competitive Sealed League? Don't worry, there will be a Competitive Sealed League, too! You can see all of the event details at the bottom of this article.

Those looking to get into Legacy will find these events are a great way to help acquire cards for your Legacy decks. Plus, you get to have fun playing Eternal Masters Limited!

Conquer: Legacy League (July 6–July 20) and Festival Championship (July 24)

Want to win a premium foil and a non-foil set of each of Eternal Masters, Vintage Masters, Modern Masters, and Modern Masters 2015 Edition? That's the prize for first place in the Legacy Festival Championship! There are more prizes as well—see the full event details below!

How do you qualify for this Championship? Well, on June 15 we'll be converting the Legacy League to use the competitive structure instead of the friendly structure it uses today. After Eternal Masters events are over, getting five wins in a single Competitive Legacy League course that you complete between July 6 at 10 a.m. PT and July 20 at 10 a.m. PT will qualify you for the Legacy Festival Championship on July 24!

During these two weeks, we'll also be awarding a premium foil Ponder promo card to any player who earns five wins in a course in the Competitive Legacy League (and qualifies for the Legacy Festival Championship). Players who earn four wins in a Competitive Legacy League course will receive a non-foil Ponder promo card.

Looking for another way to qualify? Good news! There's a Legacy Challenge during this qualification period, on July 9 at 11 a.m. Pacific. If you make Top 16 in that tournament, you can qualify for the Legacy Festival Championship.

What prizes are available in the Legacy Festival Championship? See the full prize structure below!

Discover. Assemble. Conquer.

Join us for an amazing six weeks of Legacy and Eternal Masters! Have feedback on the Legacy Festival? You can direct feedback to the official Magic Online Twitter account, my personal Twitter account, or the Magic Online Tumblr, or through email at MagicOnlineFeedback@wizards.com.

Below are the event details for each of the events above.

DISCOVER: Legacy Gauntlet

Queue Start: Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Queue End: Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed Tournaments -> Queues

Product: One random phantom deck from the Legacy Gauntlet of Legacy decks chosen by Magic R&D

Entry Options:

  • 6 Event Tickets
  • 60 Play Points

Players: 8

Structure: Three minutes of deck review, then three Swiss rounds, each up to 50 minutes

Prizes:

  • 3 wins: 90 Play Points + 1 QP
  • 2 wins: 60 Play Points
  • 1 win: 20 Play Points


ASSEMBLE: Eternal Masters 8-4 Single-Elimination Draft

Queue Start: Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Queue End: Wednesday, July 6, downtime

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Queues

Product: Draft, three Eternal Masters boosters

Entry Options:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 3 Eternal Masters boosters + 4 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Players: 8

Structure: Draft, five minutes of deck building, then three single-elimination rounds, each up to 50 minutes

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: 8 Eternal Masters boosters + 2 QPs
  • 2nd Place: 4 Eternal Masters boosters + 1 QP

ASSEMBLE: Eternal Masters 6-2-2-2 Swiss Draft

Queue Start: Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Queue End: Wednesday, July 6, downtime

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Queues

Product: Draft, three Eternal Masters boosters

Entry Options:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 3 Eternal Masters boosters + 4 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Players: 8

Structure: Draft, ten minutes of deck building, then three Swiss rounds, each up to 50 minutes

Prizes:

  • 3 wins: 6 Eternal Masters boosters + 1 QP
  • 2 wins: 2 Eternal Masters boosters

ASSEMBLE: Eternal Masters Phantom Swiss Draft

Queue Start: Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Queue End: Wednesday, July 6, downtime

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Queues

Product: Draft, three Eternal Masters boosters

Entry Options:

  • 10 Event Tickets
  • 100 Play Points

Players: 8

Structure: Draft, ten minutes of deck building, then three Swiss rounds, each up to 50 minutes

Prizes:

  • 3 wins: 150 Play Points + 1 QP
  • 2 wins: 100 Play Points
  • 1 win: 40 Play Points
  • 0 wins: 10 Play Points

ASSEMBLE: Eternal Masters Competitive Sealed League

League Start: Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific

League Close: Tuesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. Pacific

League End: Wednesday, July 6, at 7 a.m. Pacific

Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues

Product: Sealed, six Eternal Masters boosters

Entry Options:

  • 45 Event Tickets
  • 6 Eternal Masters boosters + 3 Event Tickets
  • 450 Play Points

Structure: Five matches played on your schedule, each up to 50 minutes

Prizes:

  • 5 wins: 4 Eternal Masters boosters + 600 Play Points + 3 QPs
  • 4 wins: 2 Eternal Masters booster + 450 Play Points + 1 QP
  • 3 wins: 1 Eternal Masters booster + 300 Play Points

CONQUER: Competitive Legacy League

League Start: Wednesday, June 15, downtime

League Close: Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Pacific

League End: Wednesday, July 27, downtime

Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed -> Leagues

Entry Options:

  • 12 Event Tickets
  • 120 Play Points

Structure: Five matches played on your schedule, each up to 50 minutes

Prizes:

  • 5 wins: 10 Shadows over Innistrad boosters + 120 Play Points + 3 QPs
  • 4 wins: 6 Shadows over Innistrad boosters + 120 Play Points + 1 QP
  • 3 wins: 120 Play Points

Additional Prizes (from the July 6 downtime through the July 20 downtime):

  • 5 wins: Invite to Legacy Festival Championship + Premium Foil Ponder Promo
  • 4 wins: Non-foil Ponder Promo


CONQUER: Legacy Festival Championship

Start Time: Sunday, July 24, at 8 a.m. Pacific

Location: Play Lobby -> Constructed -> Scheduled

Entry Options: Qualified players only, but no entry is required

Qualification Methods:

  • Achieve five wins in a Legacy Competitive League course that finished between the July 6 downtime and the July 20 downtime
  • Finish in the Top 16 players in the Legacy Challenge on July 13 at 11 a.m. Pacific

Structure: Swiss rounds based on attendance, each up to 50 minutes, followed by the Top 8

Prizes:

  • 1st Place:
    • One premium foil and one non-foil set of Eternal Masters
    • One premium foil and one non-foil set of Vintage Masters
    • One premium foil and one non-foil set of Modern Masters
    • One premium foil and one non-foil set of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
    • 250 Play Points
    • 15 Qualifier Points
  • 2nd Place:
    • One premium foil set of Eternal Masters
    • One premium foil set of Vintage Masters
    • One premium foil set of Modern Masters
    • One premium foil set of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
    • 250 Play Points
    • 15 Qualifier Points
  • 3rd and 4th Place:
    • One non-foil set of Eternal Masters
    • One non-foil set of Vintage Masters
    • One non-foil set of Modern Masters
    • One non-foil set of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
    • 250 Play Points
    • 15 Qualifier Points
  • 5th through 8th Place:
    • One non-foil set of Eternal Masters
    • One non-foil set of Vintage Masters
    • 250 Play Points
    • 15 Qualifier Points
  • 9th through 16th Place:
    • One non-foil set of Eternal Masters
    • 250 Play Points
  • 17th through 32nd Place:
    • 250 Play Points

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