Magic Online Announcements, April 21, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on April 21, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, April 21, 2020

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Magic Online Super Qualifiers

Vintage Cube Until April 29

Showcase Qualifier Weekend

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime May 27

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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

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

1:00 p.m.

IKO Sealed

Thursday, April 23, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Legacy

Friday, April 24, 2020

7:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Friday, April 24, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Pioneer

Saturday, April 25, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Modern

Sunday, April 26, 2020

12:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Monday, April 27, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Modern

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

3:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

11:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1:00 p.m.

IKO Sealed

Thursday, April 30, 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.


Vintage Cube Until April 29

Vintage Cube is back for another week starting tomorrow and running until April 29. The forerunner of all other cubes, Vintage Cube is always good times. We'll have a small update to this cube since the last time we ran it, which was . . . *checks notes* . . . just a few weeks back from this blog's publishing.

You can check out the latest cube list changes below or click here for the full list.

White

Blue

Red

Green

Multicolor


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 (please note the Legacy Showcase Qualifier originally scheduled for April 19 has moved to April 26, 9 a.m. PT):

DATE

TIME

EVENT

FORMAT

INVITATION

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

Sunday, April 26, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Legacy Showcase Qualifier

Legacy

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.


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 May 27

The next downtime will be May 27, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).


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