Magic Online Announcements, August 31, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on August 31, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 31, 2021

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MTGO Convention Series – All Access Returns Wednesday

Legacy Cube August 25–September 8

Legacy Super Qualifier Saturday

Vintage Qualifier Sunday

Modern Horizons 2 Leagues and Premier Play Events Return

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms on Magic Online

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime now September 15 – Leagues Extended


MTGO Convention Series – All Access Returns Wednesday

Want to join in on the fun of PAX, Gen Con, or Origins while playing from home? Want to try out almost all the cards available on Magic Online for up to a week at a time? Just like last year, MTGO is running a special series of tournaments hosted by the team at Pastimes Events.

Starting Wednesday, September 1, at 10 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC), purchase a PAX entry package at www.pastimesevents.com for $20 and receive a code for redeeming inside Magic Online. When you redeem your code, you receive:

  • A Mythic Event Token usable for entry into one of the 28 Constructed events held during the four days of the convention.
  • All Access to cards in Magic Online until Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific following the convention—build a deck and enter games without having the cards in your Collection!
    • All Access excludes Battlebond, Secret Lair, and old-frame Power Nine.
    • Enter any number of casual games at no cost.
    • Leagues, Queues, and Scheduled Events still require paying an entry option to join.

Play three rounds in a Convention event and earn up to 9 booster packs plus a pair of Convention Series-exclusive promos—a Xanathar avatar and a non-foil Demilich.

NOTE: Each event has a cap of 56 players and unused Mythic Event Tokens will be removed from accounts once All Access for that convention ends.

Xanathar AvatarDemelich promo

If you win three matches in a single Convention Event, you will earn a Wizards Ticket good for entry into the Convention Series Championship on Saturday, January 1. Full prizes will be announced later, but the winner of that event will receive four digital sets of every Modern-legal set on Magic Online! (You can earn multiple Wizards Tickets as prizes over the four conventions, but you will only get to enter the Championship once.)

There will be four conventions supported this way during the remainder of 2021:

Convention All-Access Period (10 a.m.10 a.m.) Event Dates
PAX West September 1–8 September 3–6
Gen Con September 15*–22 September 16–19
Origins September 29–October 6 September 30–October 3
PAX Unplugged December 8–15* December 9–12

*On September 15, All Access begins following downtime.

*On December 15, All Access ends at downtime.

Pastimes will also be running SpellTable Commander events that will give out booster prizes on Magic Online at scheduled times each day of the convention.

For full information on the Convention Series, including event schedules for each of the formats, please visit www.pastimesevents.com.


Legacy Cube Now through September 8

For one more week, Legacy Cube is back in action with some exciting new updates. For those of you who love the power level of Vintage Cube without the huge spikes that come with actual power, Legacy Cube is the cube for you!

David McDarby details all the latest updates here along with the full card list and change log.

Legacy Cube Changes

Cards Out Cards In
Brimaz, King of Oreskos Cave of the Frost Dragon
Clarion Spirit Esper Sentinel
Glorious Anthem Paladin Class
Forsake the Worldly Prismatic Ending
Realm-Cloaked Giant Serra's Emissary
Reidane, God of the Worthy Solitude
Sublime Archangel Palace Jailer
Glorious Protector Timeless Dragon
Impulse Portent
Emry, Lurker of the Loch Hard Evidence
Whirler Rogue Murktide Regent
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Archon of Cruelty
Vampire Hexmage Dauthi Voidwalker
Bolas's Citadel Lolth, Spider Queen
Smiting Helix Power Word Kill
Liliana's Triumph Sudden Edict
Thunderbreak Regent Den of the Bugbear
Falkenrath Gorger Dragon's Rage Channeler
Wheel of Misfortune Sulfuric Vortex
Flametongue Kavu Flametongue Yearling
Embercleave Hour of Devastation
Dreadhorde Arcanist Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
Roast Unholy Heat
Kazandu Mammoth Circle of Dreams Druid
Elves of Deep Shadow Ignoble Hierarch
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner Ranger Class
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove Rift Sower
Greater Gargadon Earthshaker Giant
Kogla, the Titan Ape Sawtusk Demolisher
Jace, Mirror Mage Dakkon, Shadow Slayer
Sorin, Solemn Visitor Priest of Fell Rites
Seraph of the Scales Damn
Deafening Clarion Velomachus Lorehold
Plargg, Dean of Chaos Nahiri, the Harbinger
Assassin's Trophy Grist, the Hunger Tide
Polukranos, Unchained Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Oko, Thief of Crowns Lonis, Cryptozoologist
Murderous Redcap Falkenrath Aristocrat
Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast Angrath's Rampage
Sigarda, Host of Herons Glare of Subdual
Archon of Coronation Niv-Mizzet Reborn
Volrath's Stronghold Dermotaxi
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship Kaldra Compleat
Sword of War and Peace Grafted Wargear
Sword of Sinew and Steel Sword of Hearth and Home
Meloku the Clouded Mirror Retrofitter Foundry
Maze of Ith Urza's Saga
Prismatic Lens Prismatic Vista
Ghost Quarter Ash Barrens

Legacy Super Qualifier Saturday

On Saturday, September 4, there will be a Legacy Super Qualifier with a start time of 7 a.m. PT. The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points (Season 3), 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Innistrad Championship on MTG Arena.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2 Mythic Token entry option used for previous Super Qualifiers during All Access will not be available for the 2021 Convention Series.

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


Vintage Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, September 5, there will be a Vintage Qualifier with a start time of 7 a.m. PT. The event costs 40 Season 3 QPs, and the winner will earn an invitation to the Innistrad Set Championship event on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Qualifier events here.


Modern Horizons 2 Leagues and Premier Play Events Return

  • The Modern Horizons 2 Sealed League and Draft League returned on Wednesday, July 21, and will run until Innistrad: Midnight Hunt events launch on Thursday, September 16 (extended one week due to downtime change).
  • Modern Horizons 2 will be used as the Limited Preliminary format until Innistrad: Midnight Hunt debuts on September 16.
    • Entry options: 45 Event Tickets or 450 Play Points
    • Increased prize support for 4–0 and 3–1 finishes.

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms on Magic Online

In case you missed it, be sure to check out all the Magic Online release info for Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms in our dedicated release article. Be sure to also check out the updated Treasure Chest 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. NOTE: Pauper and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.

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


Next Downtime now September 15

The next downtime will be on Wednesday, September 15, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for the release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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