Magic Online Announcements, August 25, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on August 25, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 25, 2020

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Double Masters on Magic Online

Supreme Draft: RAVNIXTRAVAGANZA

Showcase Qualifier Weekend

CHAOS! Draft Ends Tomorrow

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 26

Build Notes


Double Masters on Magic Online

As announced previously, Double Masters events are ongoing 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.


Supreme Draft: RAVNIXTRAVAGANZA

As announced yesterday, we're running a series of Draft events in a new format dubbed Supreme Draft, the first of which begins tomorrow, August 26, and ends September 2. We're kicking off this first week with RAVNIXTRAVAGANZA, featuring a cluster of the eight sets from Ravnica that feature the guilds (so that's Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon's Maze, Guilds of Ravnica, and Ravnica Allegiance).

You'll get two or three packs from each of those guild sets, then draft your very Ravnica deck. Entry options include 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points, and events are Phantom.

For more information on Supreme Draft and how it works, please check out the announcement article 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 an upcoming Premier Event invitation.

Showcase Qualifiers are scheduled as follows:

DATE TIME EVENT FORMAT INVITATION
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 Ends Tomorrow

Ending tomorrow, 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 default size of both cards and text have been increased in the Draft Scene.
  • Unused Season 2 QPs have been removed from players' accounts.
  • Casual games will no longer be forced to end during updates (except full downtimes).
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause an Aura enchanting another player's permanent to occasionally stop displaying in multiplayer games if the board state was crowded.

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