Magic Online Announcements, April 28, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on April 28, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, April 28, 2020

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Magic Online Super Qualifiers

Invasion Block Encore Draft Until May 6

Showcase Qualifier Weekend

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime May 27

Build Notes


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

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

Friday, May 1, 2020

7:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Friday, May 1, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Pioneer

Saturday, May 2, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Modern

Sunday, May 3, 2020

12:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Monday, May 4, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Modern

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

3:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

11:00 a.m.

IKO Sealed

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

1:00 p.m.

IKO Sealed

Thursday, May 7, 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.


Invasion Block Encore Draft Until May 6

From April 29 through May 6, players can draft Invasion block, and this time, we have to make up for the fact that it was rescheduled at effectively the last minute. But what to do? Our answer: structure it like a Flashback, but let players keep the cards. That should be exciting enough to make up for having moved the event!

In addition to the standard entry options of 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points, you can also enter this event with 2 Event Tickets plus any combination of 2 boosters from Invasion, Planeshift, or Apocalypse.

Read more about this season's Alternative Play events here.


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.

Remaining Showcase Qualifiers are scheduled as follows:

DATE

TIME

EVENT

FORMAT

INVITATION

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).


Build Notes

  • Resolved several issues with companions and split card compatibility
  • Companions and commanders now collaborate correctly
  • Players in Brawl and 1v1 Commander can now watch replays correctly
  • Added blue text to the Mythos cycle to indicate when their cast modifiers have been met

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