Magic Online 7th Anniversary Celebration

Posted in Magic Online on June 9, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

June 20th marks Magic Online's 7th anniversary! To celebrate we will be offering four full weeks of events. The celebration begins after the downtime on June 17th and ends after the downtime on July 15th.

During the MTGO 7th Anniversary Celebration we will feature the following events:

We have also lined up a host of great weekly events for the celebration!

June 17 - 23

  • Farewell to Lorwyn Tournament Packs events
  • Alara Block Constructed Bonuses
  • Onslaught Block (OLS) Sealed Deck Tournament III

June 24 – 30

  • Farewell to Mirage Tournament Packs events
  • Extended Constructed Bonuses

July 1 – 7

  • Farewell to Shadowmoor Tournament Packs events
  • Standard Constructed Bonuses
  • Odyssey Block (OTJ) Sealed Deck Tournament IV

July 8 - 14

  • Farewell to Tempest Tournament Packs events
  • Classic Constructed Bonuses

Please join us in celebrating 7 great years of Magic Online!

Mirage and Tempest Return

As part of the MTGO 7th Anniversary Celebration Mirage and Tempest block product (including discounted tournament packs – see below) will return to the MTGO store for two weeks each.

Mirage block products will be available from June 17th until the July 1st downtime while Tempest block products will be available from July 1st until the July 15th downtime. This is a great opportunity to complete your collection!

Farewell to Tournament Packs

Magic Online is saying farewell to tournament packs. As a final opportunity to play with tournament packs, we will be offering discounted prices on tournament packs and four different Nix Tix Sealed Deck Showdowns!

Mirage, Tempest, Lorwyn, and Shadowmoor block tournament packs will be available in the Magic Online store for the discounted price of $9.99 US! These discounts will last from the start of the anniversary celebration through the end of each block's special week (see master schedule below). At the end of each block's special week, that block's tournament packs will be discontinued from the Magic Online store.

During the MTGO 7th Anniversary Celebration, each of the blocks listed above will have its own week of Nix Tix Sealed Daily Events and Nix Tix Swiss Queues in which tournament packs from that block will be used for the last time. These events can qualify players for a scheduled End of Tournament Packs Nix Tix Sealed Showdown as well.

Farewell to Tournament Packs Nix Tix Sealed Daily Events

Dates:

Lorwyn June 17 – 23
MirageJune 24 - 30
ShadowmoorJuly 1 – 7
TempestJuly 8 - 14

All Farewell to Tournament Pack Sealed Daily Events will be designated as that specific block's Nix Tix QE's (Qualifying Events). Each Nix Tix QE will invite the Top 8 finishers to play in the specific block's Nix Tix Sealed Showdown Tournament. See schedule for details.

Format: Block Sealed
Product:

Lorwyn1 Lorwyn TP, 2 Morningtide boosters
Mirage1 Mirage TP, 1 Visions booster, 1 Weatherlight booster
Shadowmoor1 Shadowmoor TP, 2 Eventide boosters
Tempest1 Tempest TP, 2 Stronghold boosters

Admission: Product Only

Prize Support: Top 8 finishers of each Nix Tix Qualifier are invited to the specific block Nix Tix Sealed Showdown Tournament in addition to earning the regular prizes, which are as follows:

Lorwyn Daily Event Nix Tix Sealed

PlaceLorwyn
Boosters
Morningtide
boosters
1st 1212
2nd 99
3rd-4th 66
5th – 8th 33

Mirage Daily Event Nix Tix Sealed

PlaceMirage
Boosters
Visions
boosters
Weatherlight
Boosters
1st 888
2nd 666
3rd-4th 444
5th – 8th 222

Shadowmoor Daily Event Nix Tix Sealed

PlaceShadowmoor
Boosters
Eventide
boosters
1st 1212
2nd 99
3rd-4th 66
5th – 8th 33

Tempest Daily Event Nix Tix Sealed

PlaceTempest
Boosters
Stronghold
boosters
1st 1212
2nd 99
3rd-4th 66
5th – 8th 33

Farewell to Tournament Packs Nix Tix Sealed Swiss Queues

Dates:

Lorwyn June 17 – 23
MirageJune 24 - 30
ShadowmoorJuly 1 – 7
TempestJuly 8 - 14

Format: Block Sealed

Product:

Lorwyn1 Lorwyn TP, 2 Morningtide boosters
Mirage1 Mirage TP, 1 Visions booster, 1 Weatherlight booster
Shadowmoor1 Shadowmoor TP, 2 Eventide boosters
Tempest1 Tempest TP, 2 Stronghold boosters

Admission: Product Only

Prize Support: 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.

The winner of each Nix Tix Sealed queue is invited to the specific block Nix Tix Sealed Showdown Tournament in addition to earning the regular prizes, which are as follows:

Lorwyn Nix Tix Sealed Queue

PointsLorwyn
Boosters
Morningtide
boosters
933
6 22
3 11

Mirage Nix Tix Sealed Queue

PointsMirage
Boosters
Visions
boostersWeatherlight
Boosters
9222
6 211
3 1 1

Shadowmoor Nix Tix Sealed Queue

PointsShadowmoor
Boosters
Eventide
boosters
933
6 22
3 11

Tempest Nix Tix Sealed Queue

PointsTempest
Boosters
Stronghold
boosters
933
6 22
3 11

End of Tournament Packs Nix Tix Sealed Showdown

Dates:

Lorwyn July 4th11 am PST
MirageJuly 5th11 am PST
ShadowmoorJuly 18th11 am PST
TempestJuly 19th11 am PST

Product:

Lorwyn1 Lorwyn TP, 2 Morningtide boosters
Mirage1 Mirage TP, 1 Visions booster, 1 Weatherlight booster
Shadowmoor1 Shadowmoor TP, 2 Eventide boosters
Tempest1 Tempest TP, 2 Stronghold boosters

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

PRIZE SUPPORT:

Lorwyn Nix Tix Sealed Showdown

PlaceLorwyn
Boosters
Morningtide
Boosters
13636
22727
3-41818
5-899
9-1666
17-3233
33-6422

Mirage Nix Tix Sealed Showdown

PlaceMirage
Boosters
Visions
Boosters
Weatherlight
Boosters
1242424
2181818
3-4121212
5-8666
9-16444
17-32222
33-64111

Shadowmoor Nix Tix Sealed Showdown

PlaceShadowmoor
Boosters
Eventide
Boosters
13636
22727
3-41818
5-899
9-1666
17-3233
33-6422

Tempest Nix Tix Sealed Showdown

PlaceTempest
Boosters
Stronghold
Boosters
13636
22727
3-41818
5-899
9-1666
17-3233
33-6422

Constructed Bonuses

Each week of the MTGO 7th Anniversary Celebration we will be offering bonuses on constructed daily events and 8-player queues for a different official format.

During each format's week, participation in scheduled daily events will only cost 4 event tickets (instead of the normal 6).

In addition, the 8-player queue for the called out format will offer bonus QPs to its winners. Instead of the normal amount, the winner of each 8-player called out constructed format queue will earn 3 QPs! And the second place finisher will earn 1 QP as well!

The called out constructed format schedule is as follows:

ALA BlockJune 17 – 23
ExtendedJune 24 – 30
StandardJuly 1 – 7
ClassicJuly 8 - 14

Launch of Casual Format Weekend Challenges

In addition to official format discounts, we are introducing a new series of weekly events to support all of our casual constructed formats – Weekend Challenges. These constructed events offer you the opportunity to compete in your favorite casual format in a large event setting every week.

One Weekend Challenge will be offered for each and every casual format (Kaleidoscope, 100-Card Singleton, Pauper, and Standard w/Vanguard) each weekend. Each format's Weekend Challenge start time will rotate from week-to-week to accommodate players with different schedules.

In addition, each month's Weekend Challenge events will award an exclusive promo card in addition to its other prizes. This promo card will focus on one of the casual formats though it will be playable in many places. Everyone who participates in these events will receive that month's promo card and the top 8 finishers will receive a foil version of the promo card as well. For the last two weekends of June, these events will award the Kaleidoscope focused full art Electrolyze promo card.

These events will replace of the Weekend Premier Events beginning June 20th. See the Weekly MTGO Schedule for exact times.

Kaleidoscope Weekend Challenge

PlaceShadowmoor
Boosters
Eventide
Boosters
11515
21010
3-466
5-833
9-1621

100-Card Singleton Weekend Challenge

PlaceTempest
Boosters
Stronghold
Boosters
11515
21010
3-466
5-833
9-1621

Pauper Weekend Challenge

Place10th Edition
Boosters
130
220
3-412
5-86
9-163

Standard w/Vanguard Weekend Challenge

PlaceShards of Alara
Boosters
Conflux
Boosters
Alara Reborn
Boosters
1101010
2776
3-4444
5-8222
9-16111

Masters Edition Nix Pax Drafts!

With the temporary return of Mirage and Tempest we wanted to round out the opportunity to jump into Classic by offering Masters Edition Nix Pax drafts. For a limited time you can draft the first 2 Masters Edition releases for event tickets only (no product required)! In addition we will set up a similar Nix Tix draft alongside for you to play again with your prizes.

Masters Edition Tix Only 4-3-2-2 Queues

DURATION: Wednesday July 1 (after the downtime) – July 14, 9:00 pm

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

PRODUCT: 1 Masters Edition and 2 Masters Edition II boosters.

ADMISSION: 15 Tix only – no product required

PRIZE SUPPORT:

MED-ME2 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceMasters Edition
Boosters
Masters Edition 2
boosters
1st 22
2nd 12
3rd – 4th 11

MTGO and MTGO Forums Participation Awards

Your presence in Magic Online is important to us, and we want to reward you for your participation in Magic Online and on its forums.

Everyone that logs into Magic Online during the 7th Anniversary Celebration (after the downtime on June 17th and up until the downtime on July 15th) will be awarded one premium (foil) Incinerate promo card, simply for logging in!

In addition, you can earn a second copy of this promo card by participating in the "Tell us your story" thread that will be started on the Magic Online General Forums on June 17th at 1pm. This thread will remain open until the end of the 7th Anniversary Celebration and will require each participant to post a brief description of how Magic Online fits into their lives and to include their Magic Online account name in order to be eligible to receive the promo card.

*These promo cards will be awarded to each eligible account in August 2009. An account is eligible to be awarded one premium (foil) copy of this promo card if they have logged in to Magic Online during the 7th Anniversary Celebration (between 1 pm PST/1800 UTC Wednesday June 17 and 1 PM PST/1800 UTC Wednesday July 15.) and/or they participate in the Magic Online Forums "Tell us your Story" thread. Each account may be eligible to receive up to 2 copies of the promo card if they participate in both parts of the promotion.

These cards will be awarded in August 2009.

OLS III and OTJ IV Championships

We will also be running the OLS IIII and the OTJ IV Classic product sealed event series' and championships. These championships will be the first time Magic Online offers 6-booster sealed events for these blocks!

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

Wizards Employee Gunslinging

Throughout the 7th Anniversary Celebration, various Wizards of the Coast employees will go to the casual room and announce they are gunslinging. Join their game to challenge them! If you defeat one of our gunslingers, you will receive a pack of Alara Reborn within 72 hours!

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