Magic Online Announcements, April 14, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on April 14, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, April 14, 2020

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Updates from the Magic Online Team

Magic Online Super Qualifiers

Modern Cube Until April 22

Showcase Qualifier Weekend

MOCS Season 1 Ending; Qualifier Points Reminder

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime April 15

Build Notes


Updates from the Magic Online Team

If you want to know about what the future holds for Magic Online, you won't want to miss Allison Steele's Ikoria: Magic Online Edition article and Chris Kiritz's State of MTGO article. Check out both articles to catch up on everything you need to know about new events, leagues, prizes, and more.


Magic Online Super Qualifiers

As part of our initiatives to give you more ways to play at home, we wanted to provide options for you to play at the highest levels for competitive stakes. Therefore, in light of the changes to the tabletop Players Tour Qualifiers announced earlier, we're adding a new series of qualifiers to Magic Online to provide additional ways for players to compete and qualify for upcoming Players Tour events: Magic Online Super Qualifiers. These online events will run alongside existing Magic Online Qualifiers and will continue to invite players to Players Tour Series 2 events.

And in order to make the Super Qualifiers as exciting as possible, we've added more prizes! Players who earn 65th place through 128th place will receive 100 Play Points. These prizes are in addition to those previously announced. And, because we intend this to be a quality of the Super Qualifier events as a whole, we're retroactively adding these to events that have already concluded! Players who earned these prizes will have them granted before the end of this week.

Get event info here, read more about MTGO Super Qualifiers here, or check out the schedule below:

DATE

TIME (PDT)

FORMAT

Friday, April 17, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Limited

Friday, April 17, 2020

3:00 p.m.

Pioneer

Saturday, April 18, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Modern

Sunday, April 19, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Limited

Monday, April 20, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Modern

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

3:00 a.m.

Limited

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Standard

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Limited

Thursday, April 23, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Legacy

NOTE: All players are eligible to enter, including those already qualified for PT Series 2. If an already-qualified player finishes in the Top 2 of a Super Qualifier, that PT invite will not pass down.


Modern Cube Until April 22

After a small delay to make way for Modern Horizons Encore Drafts, the Modern Cube returned last Wednesday, April 8. Updated with cards from our most recent releases, this cube features the most powerful cards you can play in Modern wrapped up in that awesome cube wrapper. The Draft league and single-elimination Draft queue will be available until April 22.


Showcase Qualifier Weekend

Players who earned entry into the Showcase Qualifier will be squaring off for an invitation to the Champions Showcase. The entry fee for Showcase Qualifiers is a format token that matches the format of the Showcase. As with QPs, after the season's Showcase Qualifiers are finished, all unused Format Tokens will be removed from players' accounts. Each Showcase Qualifier is a scheduled Swiss-style event with a Top 8 playoff. The winner of each Showcase Qualifier earns a spot in the final Showcase event and a chance to earn their share of $70,000 and a tabletop Players Tour Finals invitation.

Showcase Qualifiers are scheduled as follows:

DATE

TIME

EVENT

FORMAT

INVITATION

Saturday, April 18, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Limited Showcase Qualifier

IKO Sealed

Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Legacy Showcase Qualifier

Legacy

Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Saturday, April 25, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Standard Showcase Qualifier

Standard

Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Sunday, April 26, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer Showcase Qualifier

Pioneer

Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Modern Showcase Qualifier

Modern

Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Sunday, May 3, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Pauper Showcase Qualifier

Pauper

Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Learn more about Showcase Qualifier events here.


MOCS Season 1 Ending; Qualifier Points Reminder

We are quickly approaching the end of the first season of the updated MOCS system and, with it, your ability to use your Qualifier Points (QPs). Orange QPs from the current season will expire and be removed from accounts during the April 15 downtime. Your final opportunity to use those QPs are for Last Chance events. Full details can be found on the MTGO Premier Play page.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges now run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. NOTE: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Pacific Time (-7 from UTC)

Check out this page for further event details.


Next Downtime April 15

The next downtime will be on April 15, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

Note: The Modern Preliminary that would normally happen at 7 a.m. PT on Wednesday, April 15, will be cancelled due to this downtime.


Build Notes

General | Several infrequent bugs that would cause game servers to restart have been fixed.

General | Theros Beyond Death prestige avatars have been distributed.

General | Season 1's QPs have been removed from player's accounts.

General | Using the Windows Sound Mixer will once again adjust the sound in Magic Online.

General | Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths has been added to Magic Online.

General | The contents of Treasure Chests have been updated. Full details on their new contents can be found on the Magic Online Treasure Chest Information page.

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