Magic Online Announcements, February 19, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on February 19, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, February 19, 2019

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Format Playoffs Begin March 23

GRN & RNA Redemption

Lorwyn Flashback Drafts February 27

CHAOS DRAFT! Week 2

Vintage Super League Week 6

Limited MQ Finals Saturday

Modern MQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime February 27

Build Notes


Format Playoffs Begin March 23

Format Playoff events are the culmination of months of competition in each of the four major nonrotating formats. Modern will kick things off on March 23, followed by Legacy, Vintage, and Pauper on March 24, 30, and 31 respectively. Format Playoffs will replace Format Challenges for those dates.

Format Playoffs require a Constructed-legal deck and 35 Format Points for the event's format to enter. There are no other entry requirements, however, Format Points can only be used for Format Playoff entry, and the next opportunity to use Format Points will be in late June. Winners in the Top 8 from each format advance to the Format Championship in January.

For more information on Format Playoffs, click here.


GRN & RNA Redemption

Redemptions for Ravnica Allegiance begin Wednesday, February 20, at 10 a.m. PT. For more information on redemption, please see our Redemption Policy page.

Regular redemption sets for Guilds of Ravnica are currently out of stock, but have been reordered. Their return date will be announced here and in the Magic Online Home Scene announcements as soon as the information is known. Thank you for your patience.


Lorwyn Flashback Drafts February 27

Get ready for all the tribal shenanigans you can handle! Lorwyn Flashback Drafts start Wednesday, February 27, on Magic Online. Just remember: Shapesharer may look like an alien made of jelly, but it is definitely a Treefolk. And also a Goblin. It's a weird and wonderful world.

You can find the Lorwyn Flashback Drafts in the Limited Leagues section of the Play Lobby, February 27 through March 6, and players may enter with any of the following options: 10 Event Tickets; 2 Lorwyn boosters + 2 Event Tickets; or 100 Play Points.


CHAOS DRAFT! Week 2

Flex your deck-building skills during this week's CHAOS DRAFT!, a format that requires players to contemplate meta-archetypes over the curated archetypes typically found in a cube. CHAOS DRAFT! ends February 27—just enough time to smash face amidst the Pandemonium.

This iteration of CHAOS DRAFT! includes the following sets: Modern Masters, Modern Masters 2015, Eternal Masters, Modern Masters 2017, Iconic Masters, Masters 25, Ultimate Masters, Vintage Masters, 7th Edition, 8th Edition, 9th Edition, 10th Edition, Magic 2010, Magic 2012, Magic 2013, Magic 2014, Magic 2015, Magic Origins, Core Set 2019, Visions, Urza's Saga, Urza's Legacy, Aether Revolt, Apocalypse, Shards of Alara, Darksteel, Alara Reborn, Eventide, Avacyn Restored, Guildpact, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Judgment, Champions of Kamigawa, Kaladesh, Dragon's Maze, Khans of Tarkir, Dragons of Tarkir, Legions, Dominaria, Lorwyn, Dark Ascension, Eldritch Moon, Fate Reforged, Future Sight, Gatecrash, Mirrodin Besieged, Hour of Devastation, Innistrad, Morningtide, Mirrodin, Oath of the Gatewatch, Scourge, New Phyrexia, Shadows over Innistrad, Ravnica, Theros, Rivals of Ixalan, Ixalan, Rise of the Eldrazi, Worldwake, Return to Ravnica, Zendikar, Time Spiral, Torment, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and Conflux.


Vintage Super League Week 6

VSL is entering Week 6, so don't miss your chance to get a weekly dose of ridiculously powerful Magic every Tuesday evening. The deck-building rules and tournament structure make it even more interesting and unpredictable. You don't have to play (or even understand) Vintage to enjoy VSL—in fact, it's a great way to learn more about one of Magic's deepest formats!

Check it out this Tuesday at 6 p.m. on twitch.tv/magic. Learn more about it (and see who's playing) here.

Ready to start playing? Grab a deck and join the Vintage League for matches any time or play for greater rewards with the Vintage Challenge every Saturday at 10 a.m. PT.


Limited MQ Finals Saturday

On Saturday, February 23, there will be a Limited MQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Ravnica Allegiance, and the event will cost 1 Limited MQ Finals Token. The winner will receive invitations to Mythic Championship London and its associated Mythic Championship Challenge.

IMPORTANT: Red Pro Tour Qualifier Tokens expire following the next Limited MQ Finals on March 3. Be sure to use them up this weekend and next weekend.

Learn more about Mythic Qualifier events here.


Modern MQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, February 24, there will be a Modern Mythic Qualifier Finals at 9 a.m. PT. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. The winner will receive invitations to Mythic Championship London and its associated Mythic Championship Challenge.

Learn more about Mythic 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 Standard Time (-8 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 February 27

The next downtime will be February 27, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 from UTC. Please note that there are no more 'extended' or 'normal' downtimes; in the new world with fewer downtimes, they're all the same length of time.


Build Notes

General | Updated current frame of legendary artifacts to include the Dominaria legendary frame treatment.

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