This blog post will be the last one until January 9, 2018. (Yes, it is actually about to be 2018, and no, we can't believe it either.) All the Magic Online information you should need between now and then, including all upcoming premier play events, can be found here. So have a happy New Year, and we'll see you on the other side!
It's true! Starting tomorrow (December 20), Vintage Cube returns to Magic Online for a nice long run. It will be available through January 15, so you've got plenty of time to stay cozy indoors, play, and find your favorite archetypes. Whether or not you've ever played Vintage, this cube is a ton of fun and a great way to try out some of the most powerful and interesting cards from Magic's history.
By the time this blog returns, the Rivals of Ixalan MTGO Prerelease will be right around the corner. But don't worry, we wouldn't leave you with your questions unanswered! Keep an eye out here on Wednesday, January 3, for an article all about the Rivals Prerelease.
Good news for those of you who tried to redeem Amonkhet cards after we ran out of stock. We're doing another print run to fulfill redemption orders, which will be available early in 2018. Check back then for another chance to redeem your cards!
Two Pro Tour Qualifiers are coming up before the end of the year: Saturday, December 23, and Sunday, December 31 (both at 7 a.m. PT). The format for both will be Ixalan Sealed. Entry into either event requires a Limited Entry Token (earned via a Limited PTQ Preliminary event). If you're aiming for a seat at Pro Tour Dominaria, one of these tournaments could be what gets you there.
Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.
The Magic Online Championship Series has a lot going on over the next month. Both Saturday, December 30, and Saturday, January 6, bring MOCS Open events, both starting at 7 a.m. PT and both featuring Ixalan Sealed. MOCS Open events do not require an invitation or Qualifier Points to join—simply join this event with 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points. The winner qualifies for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.
There are also two MOCS Monthly events coming up (also both at 7 a.m. PT): Friday, December 29, will feature Ixalan Sealed, and Sunday, January 7, will feature Modern. Players can enter either event with 35 Qualifier Points (QPs), and top finishers qualify for Playoff 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.
The next two downtimes will be on January 10 (regular) and January 31 (extended).
Follow Magic Online's Twitter account for live updates during downtime.
The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats!
Pacific Standard Time (-8 for UTC)
|Start Time||Event Type|
|Saturday, 8:00 a.m.||Modern Challenge|
|Saturday, 10:00 a.m.||Vintage Challenge|
|Saturday, 12:00 p.m.||1v1 Commander|
|Sunday, 8:00 a.m.||Legacy Challenge|
|Sunday, 10:00 a.m.||Pauper Challenge|
Check out this page for further event details.