Magic Online Announcements, April 16, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on April 16, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, April 16, 2019

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Last Full Week of Legacy Cube

London Mulligan Testing

WAR Release Article April 19

Modern MOCS Preliminary Friday

Limited MOCS Open Saturday

Limited MCQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime April 24


Last Full Week of Legacy Cube

Do you like that one card, from that one set, and you just never see it anymore? Fear not, Legacy Cube is in full swing, and you may see it again! Legacy Cube is full of some of the best cards from across Magic's history, working together in ways you can only experience in a Cube. And the fun doesn't stop for nearly a full month, ending April 25.

For more information on this update of the Legacy Cube, check out designer Paul Cheon's article.


London Mulligan Testing

As a reminder, the London Mulligan is currently in testing on Magic Online until May 1. This mulligan is part of an experiment run by Magic R&D in their never-ending efforts to improve the game we all know and love. This will apply to all formats, in all events and casual games.

As MTGO is the best and largest way to play classic formats like Legacy and Vintage, this test will provide a critical mass of data to help R&D make a final determination whether to adopt this mulligan for Magic as a whole. And importantly, it will allow Mythic Championship competitors to practice their Modern game under the same conditions that they'll face in London.

Click here for more information on the London Mulligan test.


WAR Release Article April 19

War of the Spark will soon be raging its way to Magic Online and, as always, ahead of the scheduled paper release! Keep an eye out on Friday, April 19, for a special release article from Alli Medwin with all the info you need to prep for the set's early MTGO arrival.


Modern MOCS Preliminary Friday

On Friday, April 19, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Preliminary event for the 2019 MOCS! The format will be Modern, and things will kick off at 7 a.m. PT. MOCS Preliminaries are eight rounds of Swiss and require 35 Qualifier Points to enter. Winners will receive (among other prizes) an invitation to the MOCS Playoff event on July 13.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Limited MOCS Open Saturday

A MOCS Open will take place on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 7 a.m. PT. The format is Ravnica Allegiance Sealed Deck, and players may join with 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points. These events are not phantom, and the contents of the packs opened will be added to participants' collections. The winner will qualify for the 2019 Magic Online Championship as well as Mythic Championship Barcelona.

Need help in the MOCS Open? Join the #MOCS Chat room inside Magic Online to get live support from a Digital Event Coordinator.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Limited MCQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, April 21, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Ravnica Allegiance, and the event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Barcelona.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


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 Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime April 24

The next downtime will be April 24, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC.

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