Alara Reborn Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on May 11, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

On Monday, May 18 at 9:00 am PDT, Alara Reborn goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Alara Reborn becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the May 13 downtime. All casual rooms, constructed queues, and Premier Events will use Alara Reborn starting on May 18.

All regular, non-release Daily and Premier Events and 4-player constructed queues will have Alara Reborn added to the prize payout mix starting on Monday, May 18 at 9:00 am PDT. Select 2-player constructed queues will change on June 3, 2009.

Casual Drafts

On Monday May 18, players will be able to play in casual Alara Reborn drafts in the newly created "Casual Draft" room. These drafts will charge 0 tix, have 0 k-value, and will not pay prizes. Queues will be set up for 4, 6, and 8 players.

Alara Reborn Release events begin Wednesday May 20 and will have 6 components:

Booster Draft Queues
16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
"Top 8" Premier Swiss Sealed Events
"Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Events
Flights Championship
Top 8 Events Championship

Alara Reborn Booster Draft Queues

DURATION: Wednesday May 20 (after the downtime) – June 5, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am).

LOCATION: These events will take place in the "8-Player Draft" room.

PRODUCT: 1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn or 3 Alara Reborn Boosters

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT:

ALA-CON-ARB 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceShards of Alara
Boosters
Conflux
boosters
Alara Reborn
Boosters
1st 112
2nd 111
3rd – 4th 1 1

ALA-CON-ARB 8-4 Draft

PlaceShards of Alara
Boosters
Conflux
boosters
Alara Reborn
Boosters
1st 233
2nd 211

ARB-ARB-ARB 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceAlara Reborn
Boosters
1st 4
2nd 3
3rd – 4th 2

ARB-ARB-ARB 8-4 Draft

PlaceAlara Reborn
Boosters
1st 8
2nd 4

For Swiss events prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

ALA-CON-ARB Swiss Draft

PointsShards of Alara
Boosters
Conflux
boosters
Alara Reborn
Boosters
9111
6 11
3 1

ARB-ARB-ARB Swiss Draft

PointsAlara Reborn
Boosters
93
62
3 1

The winner of each Alara Reborn booster draft will get a Dauntless Escort avatar.

Alara Reborn Swiss Sealed Flights

DURATION: Wednesday May 20 (after the downtime) – June 5, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). Alara Reborn Sealed Swiss Flights will be available in 16 player (4 rounds) sizes. These events will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: These Swiss events will take place in the "Sealed Swiss Queues" room.

PRODUCT: 3 Shards of Alara boosters and 3 Alara Reborn boosters

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

PointsAlara Reborn
Boosters
1215
910
62

All who participate in a 16-Player Sealed Swiss Flight will get a Dauntless Escort avatar. Players with 9 or more match points and the end of the tournament will also get an Enigma Sphinx Avatar. The winner of each 16-player flight will earn 1 QP for the current season of the 2009 Magic Online Championship Series and will qualify for the Alara Reborn Flights Championship.

Alara Reborn "Top 8" Premier Swiss Sealed Events

DURATION: Friday May 22, 10:00 am – June 5, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Top 8" Premier Swiss Sealed Events start every 5 hours. Each event will have a minimum of 32 players, maximum of 128 players.

LOCATION: These Swiss events will take place in the "Premier Events" room.

PRODUCT: 3 Shards of Alara and 3 Alara Reborn Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn Boosters.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceAlara Reborn
Boosters
140
230
3 - 415
5 - 810
9 - 165
17 - 323
33 - 641

All who participate in a "Top 8" Premier Swiss Sealed Event will get a Dauntless Escort avatar. Top 8 will get an Enigma Sphinx avatar and will earn 3 QPs for the current season of the 2009 Magic Online Championship Series. In addition, the Top 4 finishers will qualify for the Alara Reborn Top 8 Events Championship.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, May 27th and June 3rd at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on those days.

Alara Reborn "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Events

DURATION: Friday May 22, 1:00 pm – June 5, 8:00 am (last starts at 8:00 am). "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Events start every 5 hours. Each event will have exactly 64 players.

LOCATION: These single elimination events will take place in the "Premier Events" room.

PRODUCT: 1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn Boosters.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceAlara Reborn
Boosters
120
215
3 - 410
5 - 86
9 - 164
17 - 322

All who participate in a "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Event will get a Dauntless Escort avatar. Top 8 will get an Enigma Sphinx avatar and will earn 3 QPs for the current season of the 2009 Magic Online Championship Series. In addition, the Top 4 finishers will qualify for the Alara Reborn Top 8 Events Championship.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, May 27th and June 3rd at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on those days.

Alara Reborn Top 8 Events Championship

START TIME: June 6, 9:00 am PST

LOCATION: This Swiss event will take place in the "Premier Events" room.

PRODUCT: 3 Shards of Alara and 3 Alara Reborn Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn Boosters.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceAlara Reborn
Boosters
172
254
3-436
5-818
9-1612
17-326
33-643

The winner of the Championship will also receive a complete set of Magic Online premium foil Alara Reborn cards.

Second place will receive a complete set of regular Magic Online standard non-foil Alara Reborn cards.

All who participate in the Alara Reborn Top 8 Events Championship will get a premium foil copy of the Alara Reborn Release card Knight of New Alara

Alara Reborn Flights Championship

START TIME: June 7, 9:00 am PST

LOCATION: This event will take place in the "Premier Events" room. This event will run 5 Swiss rounds only.

PRODUCT: 3 Shards of Alara and 3 Alara Reborn Booster Packs.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

PointsAlara Reborn
Boosters
1536
1218
99
63

All who participate in the Alara Reborn Flights Championship will get a premium foil copy of the Alara Reborn Release card Knight of New Alara

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for any Alara Reborn Championship events, players are not permitted to have more than 1 of their accounts 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 13-18 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

A list of all players that have qualified for any Alara Reborn Championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday June 3. 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 to get this corrected.

Important information regarding system crashes for any Alara Reborn Championship

If during a scheduled Alara Reborn Championship the system crashes, 1 of 2 things will happen:

  1. The system will come right back up. In this case:
    • The event will continue and additional time will be given to allow players to finish the event
  2. If the system cannot recover the event and "finishes" (prematurely ends) the event, or a WOTC Tournament Coordinator must "finish" (prematurely end) the event within 2 hours of the events scheduled start time:
    • The event will re-created and start over from the beginning. Results from the previous event will not be carried over.
    If the event is still in its Swiss Rounds though not the final Swiss round and has been running for more than 2 hours:
    • The event will be considered canceled and will be rescheduled. Results from the previous event will not be carried over.
    If the event is in the final round of Swiss play:
    • The results of the last completed round of Swiss play will be official and the top 8 players from Swiss play will be invited to participate in an 8-player Single Elimination Standard queue and play it out to determine the final standings.
    If the event is in the Top 8:
    • The results of the last completed round of Single Elimination will be official and the remaining players will be invited to participate in a queue of the correct designated size (8, 4, or 2) and play out to determine the final standings.

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