Magic Online 2009 Holiday Celebration

Posted in Magic Online on December 9, 2009

By Mike Gills

The holiday season is here and to celebrate, Magic Online will be offering 3 full weeks of promotions and special offers!

The Magic Online 2009 Holiday Celebration begins December 16th and ends January 6th. During these 3 weeks the following promotions will take place:

 

In addition, each week we will offer the following extra promotions and events:

December 16-22

 

  • Farewell to current ALA block boosters tournaments begin
  • ½ Off Classic Constructed

December 23-29

 

  • Community Cup Momir Basic Tournament
  • ½ Off 100-Card Singleton Constructed

December 30-January 6

 

  • Launch of 2-man Momir Basic queues
  • ½ Off Extended Constructed
  • Time Spiral Block (TPF) Tournament II

Please join us in celebrating the holiday season!

Mirrodin Block Nix Pax Drafts!

For a limited time you can draft the Mirrodin block for event tickets only (no product required)! In addition, we will set up a similar Nix Tix draft queue so you can play again with your prizes.

Mirrodin Nix Pax 4-3-2-2 Queues

DURATION: Wednesday, December 16 (after the downtime) – Wednesday, January 6, 2010 (three hours prior to the downtime)

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

PROVIDED PRODUCT: 1 Mirrodin, 1 Darksteel and 1 Fifth Dawn boosters.

ADMISSION: 15 Tix only – no product required

PRIZE SUPPORT:

MRD-DST-5DN 4-3-2-2 Draft

Place Mirrodin boosters Darksteel boosters Fifth Dawn boosters
1st 2 1 1
2nd 1 1 1
3rd – 4th   1 1

MTGO Forums Participation Awards

We would like to invite community members to share their holiday greetings on our forums.

Everyone that posts their Magic Online account name in the "Magic Online Holiday Wishes" thread from December 16th until 2 pm PST/2200 UTC on January 6th will be awarded one alternate art Goblin Warchief avatar.

 

*This alternate art avatar will be awarded to each eligible account in January 2010. An account is eligible to be awarded one alternate art avatar if they post their Magic Online account name in the Magic Online Forum's "Holiday Greetings" thread.

Double MOPR Points

With 9 tiers of promo cards in the Magic Online Player Rewards program, earning them all can be a challenge. So for the December season (runs Nov 25 – Dec 30) all points you earn will be doubled! The more you play, the more you earn!

Exodus Release Events

The final expansion of the Tempest block has been released. Play in any of the exciting Exodus release events and win your share of the prizes!

Half-Off Constructed Tournaments

Standard and Zendikar Block Constructed can be fun but have you tried your deckbuilding skills in some of the other formats on Magic Online? Now you can for half the normal tickets! During each week of the holiday promotion all 8-player queues, daily events, premier events, and weekend challenges for the selected format will cost half the normal amount of event tickets to enter while still offering the same prizes! Start testing your deck ideas now!

Farewell to Current ALA Block Boosters Events

With the upcoming release of the new ALA Block boosters in January we want to provide you one last chance to use your current ALA block boosters in some discounted events.

Starting 9am PST December 20 we will offer Shards of Alara Block Nix Tix Sealed daily events, draft queues, and sealed Swiss queues. In addition, the top 8 finishers of each these daily events and the winner of each of the queues will qualify to participate in the Shards of Alara Block Showdown on January 9th.

Shards of Alara Block Showdown

START TIME: January 9, 9:00 am PST / 1700 UTC
LOCATION: Premier Events room
PRODUCT: 6 Shards of Alara block boosters, top 8 boosters draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Shards of Alara block boosters.
ADMISSION: FREE – No Event Tickets or other product is required. This tournament is invitation-only.
PRIZE SUPPORT:

Place Shards of Alara block Boosters Shards of Alara block foil Boosters
1 36 12
2 27 9
3-4 18 6
5-8 9 4
9-16 6 3
17-32 3 2
33-64 1 1
 

Community Cup MOMIR Basic Tournament

As you may know, the Community Team defeated the WotC team and earned everyone a free Momir Basic tournament. This tournament will be open to everyone that has a legal Momir Basic format deck (60 basic lands and the Momir Vig, Simic Visionary avatar) The avatars will be granted to all participants of the Community Cup Challenge thread promotion on December 16).

Put together your 60-card land deck, bring your Momir avatar, and come compete in what may become the largest Magic Online tournament ever!

CCC Momir Basic Tournament

START TIME: December 27, 9:00 am PST / 1700 UTC
SIZE: 33 players minimum, 2048 players maximum.

DURATION: 6 rounds of Swiss play
LOCATION: Premier Events room
PRODUCT: Momir basic deck (60 basic lands and Momir avatar) required.
ADMISSION: FREE – No Event Tickets or other product is required.
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.

Points Product Prize
18 25 MTGO Avatars (winner’s choice of any previously released avatars)*
15 12 MTGO Avatars (winner’s choice of any previously released avatars)*
12 9 MTGO Avatars (winner’s choice of any previously released avatars)*
9 5 MTGO Avatars (winner’s choice of any previously released avatars)*
6 3 MTGO Avatars (winner’s choice of any previously released avatars)*
3 1 MTGO Avatar (winner’s choice of any previously released avatars)*
 

*In order to collect any avatars earned, players must fill out an event compensation form to customer service. The Event Number is 809774, type in MOMIR Basic tournament prizes as the subject, and then list the avatars you have earned and wish to receive in the Question field.

Launch of 2-Man Momir Basic Constructed Queue

Are you new to Magic Online or just want to relax and compete in the easiest constructed format yet? Just put together a 60-card deck with only basic lands, throw in the Momir Vig, Simic Visionary avatar, and hop into the new 2-man Momir Basic constructed queue.

2-player MOMIR Basic Constructed Queue
LAUNCH TIME: December 30, 9:00 am PST / 1700 UTC
SIZE: 2 players

DURATION: 1 round
LOCATION: 8-player Constructed room
PRODUCT: Momir basic deck (60 basic lands and MOMIR avatar) required.
ADMISSION: 2 event tickets
PRIZE SUPPORT:

Place Magic 2010 booster
1st 1
 

TPF II Tournament

In addition to all of the other promotions taking place we will also be running the TPF II Classic product sealed tournament. This tournament will be the first time Magic Online offers a 6 booster sealed event for the Time Spiral block.

Watch for this event's rules to be posted on the Magic Online web site.

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