Magic 2010 Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on July 22, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

On Monday, August 3rd at 9:00 am PDT, Magic 2010 goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Magic 2010 becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the July 29 downtime.

All Standard format Daily Events, Premier Events and 8-player constructed queues will have Magic 2010 added to their prize payout mix starting on Monday, August 3rd at 9:00 am PDT. Pauper Weekend Challenges will have Magic 2010 added to their prize payout mix starting with the Sunday, August 2nd Challenge. Pauper 8-player constructed queues and 2-player constructed queues will have Magic 2010 added to their prize payout mix starting on Monday, August 3rd at 9:00 am PDT.

Standard 2-player constructed queue prize payouts will change to Magic 2010 on August 19, 2009.

Casual Drafts

On Monday August 3, players will be able to play in casual Magic 2010 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.

Magic 2010 Release events begin Wednesday August 5 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
Magic 2010 Championship

Magic 2010 Booster Draft Queues

DURATION: Wednesday August 5 (after the downtime) – August 21, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am).

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

PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2010 Boosters

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT:

M10 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceM10 BoostersQPs
1st 41
2nd 30
3rd – 4th 20

M10 8-4 Draft

PlaceM10 BoostersQPs
1st 81
2nd 40

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.

M10 Swiss Draft

PointsM10 BoostersQPs
931
6 20
3 10

The winner of each Magic 2010 booster draft will get a Master of the Wild Hunt avatar.

Magic 2010 Swiss Sealed Flights

DURATION: Wednesday August 5 (after the downtime) – August 21, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). Magic 2010 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: 6 Magic 2010 boosters

ADMISSION: 4 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.

PointsM10 BoostersQPs
12153
9101
630

All who participate in a 16-Player Sealed Swiss Flight will get a Master of the Wild Hunt avatar. Players with 9 or more match points and the end of the tournament will also get a Vampire Nocturnus Avatar.

Magic 2010 "Top 8" Premier Swiss Sealed Events

DURATION: Friday August 7, 10:00 am – August 21, 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 64 players, maximum of 128 players.

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

PRODUCT: 6 Magic 2010 Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Magic 2010 Boosters.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceM10 BoostersQPs
1406
2305
3 - 4154
5 - 8103
9 - 1650
17 - 3230

All who participate in a "Top 8" Premier Swiss Sealed Event will get a Master of the Wild Hunt avatar and top 8 will get a Vampire Nocturnus avatar. In addition, the Top 4 finishers will qualify for the Magic 2010 Championship.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, August 12th and August 19th at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on those days.

Magic 2010 "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Events

DURATION: Friday August 7, 1:00 pm – August 21, 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: 3 Magic 2010 Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Magic 2010 Boosters.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceM10 BoostersQPs
1206
2155
3 - 4104
5 - 863
9 - 1640
17 - 3220

All who participate in a "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Event will get a Master of the Wild Hunt avatar and top 8 will get a Vampire Nocturnus avatar. In addition, the Top 4 finishers will qualify for the Magic 2010 Championship.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, August 12th and August 19th at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on those days.

Magic 2010 Championship

START TIME: August 22, 9:00 am PST

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

PRODUCT: 6 Magic 2010 Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Magic 2010 Boosters.

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

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceProduct PrizeQPs
1Complete M10 Foil playset (4 sets)6
21 Complete M10 foil set & 1 complete M10 non-foil set5
3-41 complete M10 foil set4
5-81 complete M10 non-foil set3
9-1612 M10 boosters0
17-326 M10 boosters0
33-643 M10 boosters0

All who participate in the Magic 2010 Championship will get a premium foil copy of the Magic 2010 Release card Ant Queen.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Magic 2010 Championship event, 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 the Magic 2010 Championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday August 19. 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 Magic 2010 Championship

If during the scheduled Magic 2010 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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