Magic Online Announcements, August 11, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on August 11, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 11, 2020

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Double Masters on Magic Online

Season 2 Ending Soon

MOCS Showcase Last Chance Events

MOCS Season 3 Starts Wednesday

Showcase Qualifier Weekend

CHAOS! Draft Returns

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 26

Build Notes


Double Masters on Magic Online

As announced previously, Double Masters events started on Friday, July 31 with Sealed Deck, Draft, and Phantom Draft Leagues available. If you haven't checked out the updated Magic Premier Play schedule yet and what Super Qualifiers qualify you for, go read that announcement.


Season 2 Ending Soon

MTGO's Season 2 will be ending soon, and with it all unused QPs. Be sure to spend those QPs in one of these upcoming events before they expire and earn the right to compete in the Magic Online Showcase!

The following upcoming events will take Season 2 QPs:

Date Time Event Format Invitation
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:00 a.m. Standard Last Chance Event Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:00 p.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. Legacy Last Chance Event Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00 a.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:00 a.m. Legacy Last Chance Event Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:00 a.m. Standard Last Chance Event Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier

MOCS Showcase Last Chance Events

If you haven't earned an invite for the Format Showcase Qualifier of your choice, your final attempts to make it in will take place through Wednesday in the MOCS Showcase Last Chance Events. Players who finish with 5 wins will earn an Entry Token for the Showcase Qualifier in that format. See the schedule grid above for times and formats, and visit the Premier Play info page for more details.


MOCS Season 3 Starts Wednesday

Once Season 2's Qualifier Points expire on Wednesday morning Pacific time, all events and Leagues with QP prizes will provide Season 3 versions. Be sure to review the Season 3 Event Calendar at the bottom of the MTGO Premier Play info page to see when you can use them.

Expired Season 2 QPs will be removed from accounts during the next downtime on August 26.


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 an upcoming Premier Event invitation.

Showcase Qualifiers are scheduled as follows:

DATE TIME EVENT FORMAT INVITATION
Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Qualifier Standard Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Qualifier Pioneer Season 2 Showcase
Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Qualifier Vintage Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Qualifier 2XM Sealed Season 2 Showcase
Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Qualifier Modern Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Qualifier Legacy Season 2 Showcase

Learn more about Showcase Qualifier events here.


CHAOS! Draft Returns

Starting August 12 and continuing through August 26, you can find Chaos Drafts in the Limited Play Lobby. This version is classic Chaos Draft, unthemed and with tons of sets in the mix.

What are those sets, you ask? Here they are:

  • Aether Revolt
  • Alara Reborn
  • Amonkhet
  • Apocalypse
  • Avacyn Restored
  • Battle for Zendikar
  • Betrayers of Kamigawa
  • Born of the Gods
  • Champions of Kamigawa
  • Coldsnap
  • Conflux
  • Dark Ascension
  • Darksteel
  • Dissension
  • Dominaria
  • Dragon's Maze
  • Dragons of Tarkir
  • Eldritch Moon
  • Eventide
  • Fate Reforged
  • Fifth Dawn
  • Future Sight
  • Gatecrash
  • Guildpact
  • Guilds of Ravnica
  • Hour of Devastation
  • Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
  • Innistrad
  • Ixalan
  • Journey into Nyx
  • Judgment
  • Kaladesh
  • Khans of Tarkir
  • Legions
  • Lorwyn
  • Mirrodin
  • Modern Horizons
  • Morningtide
  • New Phyrexia
  • Oath of the Gatewatch
  • Odyssey
  • Onslaught
  • Planar Chaos
  • Planeshift
  • Ravnica Allegiance
  • Ravnica: City of Guilds
  • Return to Ravnica
  • Rise of the Eldrazi
  • Rivals of Ixalan
  • Saviors of Kamigawa
  • Scars of Mirrodin
  • Scourge
  • Shadows Over Innistrad
  • Shards of Alara
  • Theros
  • Theros Beyond Death
  • Throne of Eldraine
  • Time Spiral
  • Torment
  • War of the Spark
  • Worldwake
  • Zendikar

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 August 26

The next downtime will be August 26, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).


Build Notes

  • The basic lands used in Double Masters Draft have been updated, changing both art and frame.

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