Magic Online Announcements May 30, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on May 30, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Throwback Standard Gauntlet 3: Early 2000s begins tomorrow, May 31

Tomorrow will begin the Throwback Standard Gauntlet 3: Early 2000s! Check out Randy Buehler's article here for more information about the event and the decklists you will be able to play.

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Team Draft Super League tonight at 5 p.m. PT

Another episode of Team Draft Super League begins tonight at 5 p.m. PT. Team Draft Super League is a live streamed event Tuesday nights on our Twitch channel.

You can also watch past Team Draft Super Leagues on our YouTube channel.

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Throwback Standard Gauntlet 4: Mirrodin Standard article tomorrow, May 31

Keep an eye out tomorrow for the next article in our Throwback Standard Gauntlet series featuring the Mirrodin Era! Throwback Standard Gauntlet 4: Mirrodin Standard will begin June 7 and run through June 14.

More information about Throwback Standard Gauntlets can be found in Lee Sharpe’s article here.

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Magic Online Amonkhet Championship article tomorrow, May 31

Tomorrow we will be releasing details surrounding the Magic Online Amonkhet Championship. Included in this article will be Constructed PTQ changes, if you are interested in qualifying for a Constructed Pro Tour on Magic Online we suggest you give it a read.


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Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged Redemption ends tomorrow, May 31

Take advantage of Magic Online's Redemption feature and trade in your complete Khans of Takir/Fate Reforged card sets before 9:00 a.m. PT tomorrow, May 31 and Aether Revolt/Kaladesh card sets before 9:00 a.m. PT on June 7th.

Redemptions purchased after last week’s downtime on May 24 will be processed on Wednesday, June 14th.

Learn more about Magic Online Redemption here.

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Standard MOCS Monthly on Friday, June 2

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Standard Monthly Event is coming up on June 2! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter. The series will contain 24 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on June 2 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Standard PTQ for Pro Tour Ixalan on Saturday, June 3

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, June 3!

This will be the last Constructed Finals event to have Preliminaries feeding it – please read tomorrow's article for changes to Constructed PTQ events. The last PTQ Preliminaries will be held on Friday, June 2.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Amonkhet Sealed PTQ for Pro Tour Ixalan on Sunday, June 4

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The weekly suite of Preliminaries on Thursday through Tuesday, June 1 through June 6, will take place at their normal times. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, June 4!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events for formats Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper! Check out Lee Sharpe’s article here for specific details about the Format Challenges.

Events begin their third week Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 a.m. PT.

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No Downtime tomorrow, May 31

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
May 31 No Downtime
June 7 No Downtime
June 14 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)
June 21 No Downtime
June 28 Extended Downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 a.m. UTC)

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.

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