Magic Online Announcements, February 23, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on February 23, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, February 23, 2021

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Kaldheim Season Alternate Play Calendar

Ultimate Masters Flashback

Modern Horizons Encore Ends Tomorrow

Pioneer Super Qualifier Saturday

Limited Qualifier Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

2020 Magic Online Champions Showcase Seasons 2 & 3

Downtime February 24


Kaldheim Season Alternative Play Calendar

For Kaldheim season's alternative play, we have quite the variety for you. Please note that events change over from one week to the next on Wednesday mornings and last for one week unless specified otherwise.

  • March 3: Vintage Cube. We've got a three-week run of this classic experience from March 3 until March 24. March is a little unusual for this cube, but . . . well, we live in unusual times and the MOCS Showcase events on March 13 and 14 are worth celebrating. Life's too short not to have a little more Vintage Cube.
  • March 24: Time Spiral Remastered Supreme Draft. Time Spiral Remastered comes out on March 19. Before everyone has mastered this remaster, let's draft some truly absurd decks.
  • March 31: A new Spotlight Cube. As usual, we'll have more to share when we get closer.
  • April 7: Another new Spotlight Cube. Again, details will come as the event approaches.

Ultimate Masters Flashback

One of the most underplayed yet incredibly fun draft environments returns for a week starting tomorrow, February 24, and ending March 3. That's a whole week to draft your favorite bombs!

Players may enter with any of the following options: 10 Event Tickets; 1 Ultimate Masters booster + 3 Event Tickets; or 100 Play Points.


Modern Horizons Encore Ends Tomorrow

The set everyone loves, and back for one week only. This is an Encore Draft, not a Flashback, which means you'll keep the cards you draft! The Modern Horizons Encore event ends tomorrow, February 24, and features two leagues:

Encore (Keep the Cards) League

  • Entry Options:
    • 25 Event Tickets
    • 3 Modern Horizons boosters + 4 Event Tickets
    • 250 Play Points
    • 10 Modern Horizons Event Tokens
  • Prizes:
    • 3 Wins: 6 Modern Horizons boosters, 2 QPs, and a Competitive Trophy
    • 2 Wins: 2 Modern Horizons boosters

Phantom League

  • Entry Options:
    • 10 Event Tickets
    • 100 Play Points
    • 5 Modern Horizons Event Tokens
  • Prizes:
    • 3 Wins: 150 Play Points, 2 QPs, 1 Treasure Chest, and 1 Friendly Trophy
    • 2 Wins: 100 Play Points
    • 1 Win: 50 Play Points

Please note that we've included the Modern Horizon Event Token entries for players who still have the tokens in their account. Additional tokens will not be available for purchase.


Pioneer Super Qualifier Saturday

On Saturday, February 27, there will be a Pioneer Super Qualifier with a start time of 7 a.m. PT! The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points, 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Strixhaven Championship on MTG Arena.

This is the first weekend for qualifying for the Strixhaven Championship on Magic Online.

(Note: The concurrent Qualifier Weekend event on MTG Arena feeds the Kaldheim Championship)

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


Limited Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, February 28, there will be a Kaldheim Sealed Qualifier with a start time of 7 a.m. PT. The event costs 40 QPs, and the winner will earn an invitation to the Strixhaven Split Championship event on MTG Arena.

Learn more about 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 and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. NOTE: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Check out this page for further event details.


2020 Magic Online Champions Showcase Seasons 2 & 3

March 13–14 is going to be an exciting weekend of Magic Online, featuring both of the remaining 2020 Champions Showcase events! Interested in playing in a Showcase event yourself? There's still time to qualify for 2021's upcoming Champions Showcase events happening later this year.

2020 Showcase

Date

Start Time

Formats

Season 2

Saturday, March 13, 2021

10 a.m. PST

Vintage Cube Draft, Modern

Season 3

Sunday, March 14, 2021

10 a.m. PDT

Vintage Cube Draft, Modern

Featuring Vintage Cube Draft, Modern, your favorite Magic casters, and a $70,000 prize pool for each Showcase, the full weekend of Magic Online action streams live on twitch.tv/magic. More information about the competitors and broadcast details will be shared soon on Magic.gg.

Relive the battles from Season 1 of the 2020 Magic Online Champions Showcase to see what the excitement is all about.


Downtime February 24

The next downtime will be February 24, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for standard server maintenance. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-8).

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