Magic Online Announcements December 5, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on December 5, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Vintage Super League Finals Tonight!

Vintage Super League (VSL) is live tonight at 5 p.m. PT on Twitch! And this week is the finals, where Reid Duke and Kevin Cron will face off to see who will walk away as the season's winner.

Interested in the decklists being played on VSL? Decklists are updated weekly and can be found here.


Best of Throwback Standard Gauntlet

The Best of Throwback Standard Gauntlet starts tomorrow, December 6. Yep, we made a Gauntlet out of our other Gauntlets, and this is your chance to pick up the best decks from different Standard eras and pit them against each other!

For detailed information on the schedule, prizes, decklists, and more, check out Randy Buehler's article here.

More information about Throwback Standard Gauntlets can be found here.


Two PTQs This Weekend

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: two Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) are approaching! If you're aiming for a seat at Pro Tour Dominaria, one of these tournaments might just get you there.

Saturday, December 9, at 9 a.m., the format is Standard.

Sunday, December 10, at 9 a.m., the format is Modern

You can join either event for 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Vintage Cube Returns

Vintage Cube is back, and this time you'll have longer than ever before to try it out! Events start December 15 and will run all the way until January 15, when Rivals of Ixalan events become available.

To read about the tweaks to the card list and get more details about the events, click here.


Amonkhet Redemption Update

Players who unsuccessfully attempted to purchase one or more Amonkhet (Regular) Redemption Sets between Monday, November 20, and the cutoff date of 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, November 22, should contact Game Support via our Help Form no later than 10 a.m. PT on December 11 regarding their order. When contacting Game Support, please make sure to include the user name and contact information for the account attempting the purchase.


Special Vintage Masters Flashbacks Next Week

Starting next Wednesday, December 13, we're doing a week of Vintage Masters flashbacks—with an even-cooler-than-usual twist: all of the Power Nine with original art and card frames! Events will run December 13–20, with both regular and phantom drafts available.

For more information, check out this article.


Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events 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.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.



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