Magic Online Announcements, August 28, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on August 28, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 28, 2018

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Khans of Tarkir Flashback

Post-Game Actions Temporary Turnoff

Return to Dominaria . . . Again!

Premier Play Schedule Adjustment Next Two Weeks

PTQ Saturday

RPTQ Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes August 29 and September 26


Khans of Tarkir Flashback

If you have never drafted Khans of Tarkir, or loved it when KTK came out, we have quite the treat for you! This week you'll be able to delve into drafting with Khans of Tarkir packs. Note that this is a Phantom Event, so you can't keep these cards long term. The League opens Wednesday, August 29, following the downtime and closes Wednesday, September 5, at 10 a.m. PT. The league officially ends Wednesday, September 5, at 2 p.m. PT.


Post-Game Actions Temporary Turnoff

We're going to be turning off our post-game actions, such as showing your hand after the game, to help us track down in-game bugs. This will be turned off on Wednesday, August 29, and will remain turned off until the following day, as it's been off for the past week.


Return to Dominaria . . . Again!

Call the Cavalry, because we're having an Intermediate Dominaria Draft League! Dominaria is ridiculously fun to draft and full of possibilities . . . Seal Away your workday stress and get your draft on right up until Guilds of Ravnica's release.


Premier Play Schedule Adjustments Next Two Weekends

This weekend's Pro Tour Qualifier, previously scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m., will be held instead on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Those intending to play in the Modern Challenge at 8 a.m. can instead play in a 9 a.m. PTQ, then in the Format Challenge if the first few rounds don't go so well.

This change applies to both this weekend and next weekend: a PTQ moving from September 2 to September 1, and another one moving from September 9 to September 8.


PTQ Saturday

The Modern PTQ Finals originally scheduled for this Sunday will now be held this Saturday, September 1, at 9 a.m. PT. The winner qualifies for Pro Tour Ravnica Allegiance. How exciting! The entry options are 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


RPTQ Sunday

A Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ) will take place this Sunday, September 2 at 5 a.m. PT and will use Standard format. These events are only open to players who qualified via in-store Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier events, and pre-registration is required.

For more information on RPTQ events, click here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats.

NOTE: The Modern Challenge is moving—for this week and next week (September 1 & 8) only—to 2 p.m. PT.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Saturday, noon

1v1 Commander Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtimes August 29 and September 26

The next two downtimes will be August 29, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and September 26, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. Please note that there are no more 'extended' or 'normal' downtimes; in the new world with fewer downtimes, they're all the same length of time.

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