Magic Online Announcements, February 4, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on February 4, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, February 4, 2020

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CHAOS DRAFT! February 5

Limited PTQ Saturday

Standard PTQ Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime February 26

Build Notes


CHAOS DRAFT! February 5

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! starts tomorrow, February 5, and runs for two whole weeks—plenty of time to smash face amidst the Pandemonium.

Sets that can be opened in this CHAOS DRAFT! include:

Visions, Weatherlight, Stronghold, Exodus, Urza's Legacy, Urza's Destiny, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Torment, Judgment, Legions, Scourge, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Saviors of Kamigawa, Guildpact, Dissension, Coldsnap, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Morningtide, Eventide, Conflux, Alara Reborn, Worldwake, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Dark Ascension, Dragon's Maze, Born of the Gods, Journey Into Nyx, Fate Reforged, Oath of the Gatewatch, Eldritch Moon, Aether Revolt, Hour of Devastation, and Rivals of Ixalan


Limited PTQ Saturday

On Saturday, February 8, there will be a Limited PTQ at 7 a.m. PT! The set will be Theros Beyond Death, and the event will cost 1 Red Limited PTQ Token. You can also join with 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for their choice of events in Series 2 of the 2020 Players Tour in May.

Learn more about Players Tour Qualifier events here.


Standard PTQ Sunday

On Sunday, February 9, there will be a Standard PTQ at 9 a.m. PT! The entry fee is 1 Red PTQ Finals Token or 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for their choice of events in Series 2 of the 2020 Players Tour in May.

Learn more about Players Tour 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 Premier Play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Showcase Challenges during scheduled Showcase Challenge dates. NOTE: The Vintage Challenge happens every weekend regardless of scheduled Showcase Challenges.

Pacific Time (-8 from UTC)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 6 a.m.

Standard Challenge

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 6 a.m.

Pioneer Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime February 26

The next downtime will be on February 26, beginning at 3 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-8).


Build Notes

Collection | Throne of Eldraine prestige avatars are being distributed on February 5.

Duel Scene | Fires of Invention will no longer slow the Duel Scene down in most cases.

Duel Scene | Yielding to a copy of Bronzehide Lion will no longer cause a game server crash.

Duel Scene | Returning a split card to your hand with Seasons Past will no longer cause a game server crash.

Account | Password requirements are now displayed during the password reset process.

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