Battle for Zendikar Championship Events

Posted in Magic Online on October 26, 2015

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

The Battle for Zendikar Championships are coming soon to Magic Online, beginning with Limited Qualifiers!

There are different schools of thought on a landbase for your Limited deck. Is it wise to only use 17 lands so that you can jam a few more sweet spells in? Maybe you're a bit more cautious and use 18? What about 100 lands? 1,000? Crawl through the Blind Eternities, seeking the next source of delicious mana and consume all land. CONSUME ALL! Anyway, it's your call, but the more land the merrier when it comes to Eldrazi. Get your land game figured out and mark your calendar for the Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Qualifiers, beginning on Wednesday, October 28, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) and running until Tuesday, November 3, at 9:30 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8).

Please note the tricky time change in the previous paragraph. On November 1, we transition from Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) to Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8), so make sure to double-check those time zones before deciding on an event. Once Limited Championship Qualifiers conclude, we move onto the Standard Championship Qualifiers!

Whether you ramp into huge Eldrazi, sort out a squad of rallying Allies, or build a deck that will allow you to beat your opponent with nothing but your lands, plan to compete at the Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Qualifiers between Wednesday, November 4, 12:30 p.m., and Tuesday, November 10, 9:30 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8). All qualifiers run every three hours, on the half hour, so make sure to plan out which event you want to join ahead of time. Four or five wins in any Qualifier earns you a non-premium promo Radiant Flames and an invitation to the corresponding Championship Finals!

Remember, we changed up how promo cards are awarded during the Magic Origins Championship—all promo awards revolve around Qualifier events now. This way, if you are only in it for the promos, the Qualifier will be the only event you need to play in. Participation in any Qualifier will nab you a non-premium alternate-art version of Stasis Snare for your collection and, as mentioned above, four or five wins in a Qualifier Event will get you a non-premium promo version of Radiant Flames.

But if it's the sweet taste of victory you're after, the Championship Finals are the way to obtain it!

Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Finals are up first on Sunday, November 8, 7:00 a.m. Pacific. The Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Finals follow closely behind on Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. In addition to big prizes, the first place winners will be heralded across MTGO.com in an article that regales readers with a play-by-play of their victories, as well as the Championship-winning decklists. If you missed it, check out the Magic Origins Champion announcement here for a look at how a true champ spews Thopters or sacrifices to a Nantuko Husk.

Good luck in your battle for the Battle for Zendikar Championship title!

 

Veteran Warleader | Art by Josu Hernaiz

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Battle for Zendikar Championship Qualifiers

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Battle for Zendikar Promo Cards


Stasis Snare

Participate in any of the below events to get a non-premium alternate-art version of Stasis Snare:

Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Qualifier
Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Qualifier


Radiant Flames

Get four or five wins in any of the below events to get a non-premium promo version of Radiant Flames:

Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Qualifier
Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Qualifier

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Battle for Zendikar Championship Qualifiers

Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Qualifiers

 

Start Times: Wednesday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. until Tuesday, November 3, 9:30 p.m.

  • October 28–November 1 (12:30 a.m. event only): All times are Pacific Daylight Time (for UTC, add 7 hours).
  • November 1–3: All times are Pacific Standard Time (for UTC, add 8 hours).

Events begin after the downtime on October 28, running every three hours, on the half hour.
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 30 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 6 Event Tickets, plus product
  • Option 3: 300 Play Points

Product: 6 Battle for Zendikar booster packs
Size: 17-64 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
Prizes:

 

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 16 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, an invitation to the Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Finals, and a non-premium promo Radiant Flames 4
4 Wins 12 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, an invitation to the Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Finals, and a non-premium promo Radiant Flames 2
3 Wins 8 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a non-premium, alternate-art Stasis Snare promo.


Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Qualifiers

 

Start Times: Wednesday, November 4, 12:30 p.m. until Tuesday, November 10, 9:30 p.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours). Events begin after the downtime on November 4, running every three hours, on the half hour.
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 15 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 150 Play Points

Product: A Standard Constructed deck
Size: 17-64 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Constructed
Duration: Five rounds, each round up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

 

Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 Wins 15 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, an invitation to the Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Finals, and a non-premium promo Radiant Flames 4
4 Wins 10 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, an invitation to the Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Finals, and a non-premium promo Radiant Flames 2
3 Wins 5 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0

Participation Prize: All participating players will receive a non-premium, alternate-art Stasis Snare promo.

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Battle for Zendikar Championship Finals

Battle for Zendikar Limited Championship Finals

 

Start Times: Sunday, November 8, 7:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Option:

  • Invitation

Product: 6 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Battle for Zendikar booster packs for the Top 8 Draft.
Size: 8-1024 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8 Draft
Format: Sealed
Duration: 20 minutes deck-building time. A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8 Draft.
Prizes:

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 2 premium Battle for Zendikar sets, 2 regular Battle for Zendikar sets, and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
2nd 1 premium Battle for Zendikar set, 1 regular Battle for Zendikar set, and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
3rd-4th 1 premium Battle for Zendikar set and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
5th-8th 1 regular Battle for Zendikar set and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 15
9th-32nd 15 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0
33rd-128th 5 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0


Battle for Zendikar Standard Championship Finals

 

Start Times: Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 8 hours)
Location: Scheduled Events
Entry Option:

  • Invitation

Product: A Standard Constructed deck
Size: 8-1024 players
Play Style: Swiss, with Top 8
Format: Constructed
Duration: A number of rounds determined by attendance, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a Top 8
Prizes:

 

Place Prizes QPs
1st 2 premium Battle for Zendikar sets, 2 regular Battle for Zendikar sets, and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
2nd 1 premium Battle for Zendikar set, 1 regular Battle for Zendikar set, and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
3rd-4th 1 premium Battle for Zendikar set and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
5th-8th 1 regular Battle for Zendikar set and 21 Battle for Zendikar booster packs. 15
9th-32nd 15 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0
33rd-128th 5 Battle for Zendikar booster packs 0

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