Magic Online Announcements, August 16, 2022

Posted in Magic Online on August 16, 2022

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Magic Online Announcements, August 16, 2022

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August Special Events: Double Masters 2022 Duels

Vintage Cube Returns Tomorrow

Double Masters 2022 on MTGO

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 31


Limited Showcase Opens This Weekend

The penultimate events of each season, Showcase Opens allow anyone to try their hand at earning an invitation to the Showcase. Players don't need to earn points or another qualification to enter, and because these events are Sealed, players don't even need a deck. The winner of each Open will get invitations to both the Season 2 Showcase in October and Pro Tour Charlotte in 2023.

These events are also the last chance to earn enough Leaderboard points to grab one of two At-Large invites to the Magic Online Champions Showcase.

Showcase Opens are scheduled as follows:

DATE TIME UTC FORMAT INVITATION
Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:00 a.m. 14:00 2X2 Sealed 2022 Season 2 Champions Showcase (MTGO)
Pro Tour Charlotte (Tabletop)
Sunday, August 21, 2022 7:00 a.m. 14:00 2X2 Sealed 2022 Season 2 Champions Showcase (MTGO)
Pro Tour Charlotte (Tabletop)

IMPORTANT: Because Double Masters 2022 is being used to Opens this round, each Open's entry options are 50 Event Tickets or 500 Play Points. Set prizes for the Top 8 will be Double Masters 2022.

Learn more about Showcase Open events here.


Update: Season 2 QP Expiration & Limited Preliminary Prizes

The extension of validity for Season 2 Qualifier Points ends tomorrow. Your last chance to enter Limited Preliminaries using QPs is today.

QP prizes in these preliminaries are now Season 3, usable only for other event types as normal.

Because of this, the prize payout for Limited Preliminaries is currently:

  • 4 Wins – 750 Play Points and 40 Season 3 QP
  • 3 Wins – 450 Play Points and 20 Season 3 QP
  • 2 Wins – 150 Play Points and 10 Season 3 QP

This prize schedule remains in effect until Double Masters 2022 Limited Preliminaries conclude in two weeks.


August Special Events: Double Masters 2022 Duels

We have heard plenty of feedback from players regarding adding Limited to the menu of weekly Format Challenge choices.

As an experiment, we are trying out a new event type on weekends this month that has a set number of rounds (like Preliminaries) but has greater prizes (like Challenges). For now, we are working these in around the existing schedule.

Double Masters 2022 Duels

Time: Through August 28, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 a.m. PT (8:00 UTC) and noon PT (19:00 UTC)

  • Replaces Limited Prelims in the following time slots: 1 a.m. PT Saturday, noon PT Saturday, and noon PT Sunday
  • New slot at 1 a.m. PT Sunday
    • Reminder – this weekend at 1 a.m. there are no Duels—just a normal Prelim on Saturday.

Entry: 45 Event Tickets or 450 Play Points
Format: Double Masters 2022 Sealed Deck
Min-Max Players: 65–256
Rounds: 7 (no Playoff)
Prizes:

Wins Prizes
7 900 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, 1 Double Masters 2022 regular set, and 40 Season 3 QPs
6 600 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, and 30 Season 3 QPs
5 450 Play Points, 10 Treasure Chests, and 20 Season 3 QPs
4 350 Play Points, 5 Treasure Chests, and 10 Season 3 QPs

Vintage Cube Returns Tomorrow

Vintage Cube returns for a two-week run starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC)! There are no changes from June, and both the regular league and single-elimination queue will be offered. Check out the full list of cards.


Double Masters 2022 on MTGO

Our newest set, Double Masters 2022, is now live in the game. Sealed, Draft, and Phantom Draft Leagues are available. Check out the release article to learn all about events, avatars (both for Streets of New Capenna and Double Masters 2022), and how Cryptic Spires will work in the game. Be sure to also check out the updated Treasure Chest info page.


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. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.

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.

NOTES:

  • Pauper and Vintage Challenges are never pre-empted.
  • Saturday Legacy Challenges require 32 players and give prizes to Top 32.
  • Sunday Legacy Challenges require 64 players and give prizes to Top 64.

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.


Next Downtime August 31

The next scheduled downtime is planned for August 31, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7). This is for the release of Dominaria United.

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