Magic Online Announcements, August 31, 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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).