Magic Online Announcements, August 6, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on August 6, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 6, 2019

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You Choose the Flashback

Dominaria Phantom Flashback Draft

CHAOS DRAFT! August 14

Next Spotlight Cube: Grixis Cube

Core Set 2020: Magic Online Edition

Modern Horizons—Extra Time Added!

Pauper Premier League

Team Modern Super League

Limited MCQ Finals Friday

Legacy MCQ Finals Saturday

Limited MCQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 14


You Choose the Flashback

Currently in quarterfinals, the You Choose the Flashback bracket wraps up on Friday at twitter.com/magiconline. The winning format will be played August 21–28. Stay tuned for next week's blog that will announce the winner.


Dominaria Phantom Flashback Draft

Call the Cavalry, because we're having an Dominaria Phantom Flashback Draft League! Dominaria is ridiculously fun to draft and full of possibilities . . . Seal Away your workday stress and get your draft on August 6–14! Entry options are 10 Event Tickets, 2 Dominaria boosters + 2 Event Tickets, or 100 Play Points.


Chaos Draft! August 14

Flex your deck-building skills during next week's CHAOS DRAFT!, a format that requires players to contemplate meta-archetypes over the curated archetypes typically found in a cube. CHAOS DRAFT! starts August 14 and runs for a week—plenty of time to smash face amidst the Pandemonium.


Next Spotlight Cube: Grixis Cube

We know a lot of you really enjoyed the last Spotlight Cube. The next one, launching a week from tomorrow, is a doozy, too. Ryan Overturf (@RyanOverdrive on Twitter) has a real treat for us: the Grixis Cube. Starting August 28, you can pretend that green and white don't exist and draft a Cube with deep archetypes and deeper dives into the three (and a half) supported colors! Expect a full design article talking about the Cube and the details of its awesomeness next Tuesday.


Core Set 2020: Magic Online Edition

Core sets are back! Core Set 2020 events are well underway on Magic Online and redemption begins today, so now's the time to get in on the action. Seize your chance to play Magic in its purest form with this new core set, which features prominently the fiery Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar.

For more info about M20 on MTGO, including event details, check out Alli Medwin's article here.


Modern Horizons—Extra Time Added!

Modern Horizons events are ongoing and boosters are on sale, and we're happy to announce that events will now be available until August 28 (previously August 14). Lots of folks are really enjoying this Limited format, so join the fun and log in to draft today! Draft Leagues, Sealed Leagues, and Phantom Draft Leagues are all available.

Check out Chris's release article for additional info on Modern Horizons events, and you can also learn more about the Open Play option changes in Magic Online's new Play Lobby from his Tumblr post.


Pauper Premier League

Our friends at CoolStuffInc.com are hosting a new Pauper Premier league. You can check out the action every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PT. Check out the announcement video!


Team Modern Super League

The newest Super League season is here with the return of the Team Modern format! Eight teams (including Wizards' Play Design group) will battle over 13 weeks for bragging rights in Modern, with playoff rounds continuing this week. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. PT every Tuesday at twitch.tv/magic.

For more information and team rosters, click here.


Limited MCQ Finals Friday

On Friday, August 9, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 3 p.m. PT. The set will be Core Set 2020, and each event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Richmond.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Legacy MCQ Finals Saturday

On Saturday, August 10, there will be a Legacy MCQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Richmond.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Limited MCQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, August 11, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Core Set 2020, and each event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Richmond.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier 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 Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime August 14

The next downtime will be on August 14, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Commander (2019 Edition) content update.

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