Magic Online Announcements, August 4, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on August 4, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 4, 2020

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Double Masters on Magic Online

Season 2 Ending Soon

MOCS Showcase Last Chance Events

Showcase Challenge Weekend

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 26

Build Notes


Double Masters on Magic Online

As announced previously, Double Masters events started on Friday, July 31 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.


Season 2 Ending Soon

MTGO's Season 2 will be ending soon, and with it all unused QPs. Be sure to spend those QPs in one of these upcoming events before they expire and earn the right to compete in the Magic Online Showcase!

The following upcoming events will take Season 2 QPs:

Date Time Event Format Invitation
Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited Super Qualifier Double Masters Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge Double Masters Limited Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 p.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:00 p.m. Vintage Last Chance Event Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:00 p.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 12:00 a.m. Pioneer Last Chance Event Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00 a.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 7:00 a.m. Modern Last Chance Event Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 11:00 a.m. Legacy Last Chance Event Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00 p.m. Modern Last Chance Event Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 6:00 p.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Last Chance Event Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 9:00 p.m. Vintage Last Chance Event Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 a.m. Standard Last Chance Event Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:00 a.m. Modern Last Chance Event Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:00 a.m. Pioneer Last Chance Event Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:00 a.m. Standard Last Chance Event Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:00 p.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. Legacy Last Chance Event Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00 a.m. Limited Last Chance Event Core Set 2021 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:00 a.m. Legacy Last Chance Event Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:00 a.m. Standard Last Chance Event Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier

MOCS Showcase Last Chance Events

If you haven't earned an invite for the Format Showcase Qualifier of your choice, your final attempts to make it in will take place Sunday through Wednesday in the MOCS Showcase Last Chance Events. Players who finish with 5 wins will earn an Entry Token for the Showcase Qualifier in that format. See the schedule grid above for times and formats, and visit the Premier Play info page for more details.


Showcase Challenge Weekend

Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events such as the returning Showcase Challenges this weekend. These MOCS events are a set of linked events designed to highlight the best players on Magic Online each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and a Players Tour Finals invitation.

First up on Saturday, August 8, we have the Standard (6 a.m. PT), Modern (8 a.m. PT), and Vintage (10 a.m. PT) Showcase Challenges. Then on Sunday, August 9, we finish off with the Pioneer (6 a.m. PT), Legacy (8 a.m. PT), and Double Masters Sealed (9 a.m. PT) Showcase Challenges. Each of these events requires 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn a qualification token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier in August.

Learn more about Showcase Challenges events here.


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

  • Several graphical issues with the new Draft scene have been corrected.
  • The keyboard shortcut for zoom (default: "Q") once again functions as intended.
  • Several issues that cause game server restarts have been fixed.

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