Magic Online Theros Championships Redux

Posted in Feature on December 19, 2013

By Mike Turian

Before joining Magic Online as its digital product manager, Mike worked as a producer for Wizards's technology department, a product manager for organized play, and as an R&D lead developer. He has played Magic Online since it came out in 2002 and Magic since The Dark.

Theros Championship Events

(all times are Pacific Time)

We announced at the the launch of Theros a forthcoming Theros Limited Championship and a Theros Standard Constructed Championship, happening before Born of the Gods is released. Now that we're at the end of 2013, and Born of the Gods is on the horizon, the Theros Championships are imminent! Both of these championships have dedicated qualifier events during the week leading up to them, and both award more prizes to the top finishers and players overall than in the past. So, during the holiday break, we wanted to post a Theros refresher to make sure everyone is in the know!

In this article:

Theros Championships Details

Now that you've had time to learn the new Theros cards, try out synergies, and refine your favorite strategies, you can put all of that knowledge to the test during the championship events.

Prize awards have expanded so more players can win booster packs. We've pushed the threshold for those who win packs from 64th place all the way down to 128th place, awarding a total of 1,000 booster packs in each championship event. Top 8 finishers will receive booster packs in addition to complete set prizes. Plus, Top 8 finishers in the championship events will now receive enough Qualifier Points to enter Magic Online Championship Series preliminary events.

After the Theros Championship concludes, look for a new web page dedicated to the winners and their decks on MTGO.com!

Limited Championship Events

Magic Online Theros Limited Championship Qualifiers
START TIMES January 15, 1:00 PM PST, through January 21, running every 3 hours.
FORMAT Theros Sealed.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT 6 Theros booster packs.
SIZE 33 minimum players, 64 maximum players.
DURATION Deck building time plus five rounds, Swiss pairings. There is no Top 8 for this event.
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total Match Wins at the end of the tournament. Each win awards 1 Match Win and each loss awards 0 Match Wins.
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
5 16 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Limited Championship
4
4 12 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Limited Championship
2
3 8 Theros booster packs 0

Magic Online Theros Limited Championship
START TIMES January 25, 8:00 AM PST.
FORMAT Phantom Theros Sealed.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS Invitation only.
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Theros booster packs. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are not added to those players' collections.
SIZE 65 minimum players, 672 maximum players.
DURATION Swiss rounds (determined by entries), followed by a single elimination
Top 8.
PRIZES Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.
Place Prizes QPs
1st 20 Theros booster packs
2 premium Theros sets
2 regular Theros sets
15
2nd 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
1 regular Theros set
15
3rd - 4th 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
15
5th - 8th 20 Theros booster packs
1 regular Theros set
15
9th - 32nd 15 Theros booster packs 0
33rd - 128th 5 Theros booster packs 0

Constructed Championship Events

Magic Online Theros Constructed Championship Qualifiers
START TIMES January 8, 1:00 PM PST, through January 14, running every 3 hours.
FORMAT Standard.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 15 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT A Standard-legal deck.
SIZE 33 minimum players, 64 maximum players.
DURATION Five rounds, Swiss pairings. There is no Top 8 for this event.
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total Match Wins at the end of the tournament. Each win awards 1 Match Win and each loss awards 0 Match Wins.
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
5 15 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Constructed Championship
4
4 10 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Constructed Championship
2
3 5 Theros booster packs 0

Magic Online Theros Constructed Championship
START TIMES January 18, 8:00 AM PST.
FORMAT Standard.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS Invitation only.
PRODUCT A Standard-legal deck.
SIZE 65 minimum players, 672 maximum players.
DURATION Swiss rounds (determined by entries), followed by a single elimination
Top 8.
PRIZES Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.
Place Prizes QPs
1st 20 Theros booster packs
2 premium Theros sets
2 regular Theros sets
15
2nd 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
1 regular Theros set
15
3rd - 4th 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
15
5th - 8th 20 Theros booster packs
1 regular Theros set
15
9th - 32nd 15 Theros booster packs 0
33rd - 128th 5 Theros booster packs 0

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