Magic Online Announcements, April 6, 2021

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Magic Online Announcements, April 6, 2021

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Spotlight Cube Series: MenguCube

Spotlight Cube Series: Nega-Cube

April 25 Qualifier Update

Showcase Challenge Weekend

All-Access Weeks, Starring Super Qualifiers

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime April 14


Spotlight Cube Series: MenguCube

Our last addition to the Spotlight Cube Series for Kaldheim season, MenguCube is Andrea Mengucci's take on MTGO's regular Vintage Cube, but with more of the archetypes and colors that Andrea and his friends from Senigallia, Italy, enjoy most: blue spells and artifacts. MenguCube runs from April 7–14.

For a full list cards and an explanation of archetypes, check out Andrea's article.


Spotlight Cube Series: Nega-Cube

Natalie Weizenbaum's Nega-Cube will be available on Magic Online one more day before ending the morning of April 7. Nega-Cube features cards that aren't a part of the major MTGO cubes (Vintage, Legacy, and Modern).

For a full list cards and an explanation of archetypes, check out Natalie's article.


April 25 Qualifier Update

The Sealed Qualifier event for April 25 at 2 p.m. on MTGO has been changed from a Strixhaven: School of Mages Sealed Qualifier to a Time Spiral Remastered Sealed Qualifier. This change does not affect the Strixhaven: School of Mages Sealed Showcase Qualifier event earlier that same day.

You can view this update on the MTGO Premier Play page and MTGO event schedule.


Showcase Challenge Weekend

Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events such as the returning Showcase Challenges this weekend. These MOCS events are a set of linked events designed to highlight the best players on Magic Online each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and a Split Championship invitation.

First up on Saturday, April 10, we have the Standard (6 a.m. PT), Modern (8 a.m. PT), and Vintage (10 a.m. PT) Showcase Challenges. Then on Sunday, April 11, we finish off with the Pioneer (6 a.m. PT), Legacy (8 a.m. PT), and Kaldheim Sealed (9 a.m. PT) Showcase Challenges. Each of these events requires 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn a qualification token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier in April.

Learn more about Showcase Challenge events here.


All-Access Weeks, Starring Super Qualifiers

All-Access Weeks are back! From now through April 14, the Mythic Event Token is available in the Magic Online store. With it, you can play with almost every card in Magic Online.

To use the Mythic Event Token, simply purchase it in the Magic Online store and enter a game or event. No cards will be added to your collection, but you'll be able to play with a deck even if you don't have all the cards in your collection.

The token is $25, and the access will last until downtime on April 14. (We'll remove all the Mythic Event Tokens from accounts then.)

And what better way to use that access than to play in Super Qualifiers? Every day from April 3 through April 9, there will be a Super Qualifier available to play in! We're upgrading the previously announced Pauper and Vintage Qualifiers and adding five more to play in. Whatever your format, we've got a Super Qualifier for you!

Each of these events will let you enter with two Mythic Event Tokens. That means that if you want to play in a Super Qualifier and have already gotten a Mythic Token, you can save on entry by picking up a second token instead of the normal entry options! And don't worry; spending your Mythic Event Tokens won't end your access early.

DATE

TIME

EVENT/FORMAT

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

3:00 p.m.

Pioneer Super Qualifier

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

12:00 p.m. (noon)

Standard Super Qualifier

Thursday, April 8, 2021

7:00 a.m.

Legacy Super Qualifier

Friday, April 9, 2021

2:00 p.m.

Modern Super Qualifier

All times listed in Pacific time (UTC-7).

Curious about how Super Qualifiers work? Full details are available here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges 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.

Check out this page for further event details.


Next Downtime April 14

The next downtime will be on April 14, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for the launch of Strixhaven. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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