Magic Online Announcements October 3, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on October 3, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Ixalan events are now available on Magic Online!

Ixalan events are now available to play on Magic Online! For more information about Magic Online's release of Ixalan, as well as the changes that come with the new set, visit Lee Sharpe's article here.

Have fun!

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Vintage Super League tonight

Vintage Super League (VSL) is live tonight at 5 p.m. PT on Twitch! VSL is a series of competitive Magic Online matches between Magic's most well known players. 

Interested in the decklists being played on VSL? Decklists are updated weekly and can be found here.

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Standard PTQ this Saturday, October 7

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. PT. There is no need to qualify through a Preliminary– simply join this event with 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Ixalan Sealed MOCS Monthly this Sunday, October 8

Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Ixalan Sealed Monthly Event is coming up on October 8! Players can enter the event with 35 Qualifier Points (QPs), and top finishers qualify for the last remaining Playoff Event on November 11.

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.

The last two chances to use Qualifier Points for the 2017 series will be the MOCS Monthly event this weekend (on October 8) and on October 21. During the downtime on October 25, all QPs will be removed from players accounts, apart from any QPs earned after October 18 at 8 a.m. PT, which can be used for the 2018 Magic Online Championship Series events! For more information about this transition as well as the 2018 series, click here.

We look forward to seeing you on October 8 for the second-to-last Monthly Event of the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series!

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New redemption process

Magic Online will now process redemptions every Thursday morning between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. PT. Redemptions will no longer be processed during downtimes.

If you want to redeem a set, make sure to purchase the appropriate redemption object from the Magic Online store before this time. To ensure your redemption order is processed, make sure each card in any sets you are trying to redeem is in your account, isn’t being used in league or tournament, and isn’t involved in an active trade when processing starts, or that entire redemption order will fail to process.

Ixalan redemptions will go on sale beginning October 25. Magic Online's redemption schedule can be found 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 Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats!

Events begin every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. PT, and run through Sunday. Check out this page for further event details as well as the weekend schedule.

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Upcoming downtimes

There will be no downtime on Wednesday, October 4. The next two downtimes will be on October 11 (regular, 8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC) and October 25 (extended, 3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC).

Follow Magic Online's Twitter account for live updates during downtime.

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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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