Magic Online Announcements, December 12, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on December 12, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Vintage Masters Events Start Tomorrow!

Special Vintage Masters Streamer Showdown

Standard MOCS Monthly Event on Saturday

Modern PTQ on Sunday

Downtime Tomorrow (Regular)

Build Notes


Vintage Masters Events Start Tomorrow!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 13) marks the first day of a week of Vintage Masters events. Events will run through Wednesday, December 20, and include both regular and phantom Draft options. And in case you haven't heard, there's something extra to get excited about this time: this iteration of Vintage Masters will contain all of the Power Nine with original art and card frames! Yes, including the creepy almost-skeletons on Time Walk.

For more information on this iteration of Vintage Masters, check out Lee Sharpe's article here.


Special Vintage Masters Streamer Showdown

It's time for another Streamer Showdown on Thursday, December 14, and this time the streamers will be drafting Vintage Masters! If you've never watched one before, Streamer Showdowns consist of two eight-player events (one at 1 p.m. PT, the other at 5 p.m. PT) featuring talented streamers from all across the Magic community. If you're looking to improve your Magic skills, support a player you like, or just have fun watching some entertaining gameplay, tune in on Thursday.

The two pods are:

1 p.m.

Name Twitch Handle Twitter
Travis Sowers Semulin @Semulin
LoadingReadyRun loadingreadyrun @loadingreadyrun
Kenji Egashira numotthenummy @NumotTheNummy
Saffron Olive mtggoldfish @SaffronOlive
Rachel Agnes baetog_ @baetog_
Gaby Spartz gabyspartz @GabySpartz
Mrs. Mulligan mrs_mulligan @TheMrsMulligan
Emma Handy Em_TeeGee @Em_TeeGee

5 p.m.

Name Twitch Handle Twitter
Michael Jacobs darkest_mage @Michael_A_Jacob
Conley Woods conley81 @Conley81
Jamie Rigatti jamietopples @jamietopples‏
Matt Mo thundermo_hellkite @Thundermo_HK
Athena Froehlich Elantris @_Elantris_
Gab Nassif yellowhat @gabnassif
Rich Shay richshay @atoglord
Melvin the Muppet melvinthemuppet @MelvinTheMuppet

Standard MOCS Monthly Event on Saturday

A Magic Online Championship Series Event will take place on Saturday, December 16. The format will be Standard. Players can enter the event with 35 Qualifier Points (QPs), and top finishers qualify forPlayoff Events in the 2018 series.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2018 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

Click here for more information about the 2018 MOCS events.


Modern PTQ on Sunday

This Sunday, December 17, a Modern Pro Tour Qualifier will take place on Magic Online. There is no need to qualify through a Preliminary—simply join this event with 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. If you're aiming for a seat at Pro Tour Dominaria, this tournament is a great first step!

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Downtime Tomorrow (Regular)

There will be a regular (non-extended) downtime tomorrow, Wednesday, December 13, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. PT.


Build Notes

Vintage, Legacy | Solemnity now interacts correctly with all of the commonly played cumulative upkeep cards.

Commander | Scourge of the Throne can now properly grant you an additional combat phase.

Commander | The command zone now stays where it should.

Collection | Metalwork Colossus is now grouped with its fellow artifacts when sorted by color.

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