Magic Online Announcements January 17, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on January 17, 2017

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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Aether Revolt launches for Magic Online on January 25!

Aether Revolt will officially arrive on Magic Online following the downtime on January 25. We will no longer be running Prereleases in Magic Online and will instead be launching directly into events. For details on the new release structure and what events will be available, check the announcement here.

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Modern MOCS Playoff on Saturday, January 21

The first quarter of competition in the Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) culminates on January 21 for the first Playoff Event of the series! Big prizes, the chance to move up the MOCS Leaderboard, plus invitations to the Magic Online Championship are all on the line in this event.

Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series and how to qualify for future Playoff Events here.

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Kaladesh Sealed MOCS Monthly on Sunday, January 22

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Kaladesh Sealed Monthly Event is coming up on January 22! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. The series will contain 24 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year as a whole. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on January 22 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Vintage Super League airs tonight

We're heading into the third week of Season 6 of Vintage Super League tonight! Tune it at 5 p.m. PT on twitch.tv/magic to catch the action live! For more information on Vintage Super League, check out their website here.

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New Aether Revolt Prestige Avatars are coming!

Starting with Kaladesh, we introduced Prestige Avatars as a new reward players could claim for performing well in Magic Online leagues. These Kaladesh avatars will be distributed to qualifying players next week during the downtime. But now, we are excited to announce the next round of Prestige Avatars for the Aether Revolt season! Here are the three Prestige Avatars that will be available at the end of this season:

To earn these Prestige Avatars, complete any one of the qualifying tasks below during the Aether Revolt season:

  • Silver Prestige Avatar—Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
    • 5 trophies in the Friendly Aether Revolt Draft League
    • 5 trophies in the Intermediate Aether Revolt Draft League
    • 5 trophies in the Friendly Aether Revolt Sealed League
    • 2 trophies in any single Friendly Constructed League
  • Gold Prestige Avatar—Tezzeret the Schemer
    • 4 trophies in the Competitive Aether Revolt Draft League
    • 4 trophies in the Competitive Aether Revolt Sealed League
    • 4 trophies in any single Competitive Constructed League
  • Mythic Prestige Avatar—Ajani Unyielding
    • 12 trophies in the Competitive Aether Revolt Draft League
    • 6 trophies in the Competitive Aether Revolt Sealed League
    • 6 trophies in any single Competitive Constructed League
    • Finishing with 6 or more wins in any single MOCS Monthly event during Aether Revolt season

These avatars will be distributed to qualifying players during the downtime where Amonkhet is added to Magic Online. Note that the Standard and Modern leagues that began on January 11 will count for Aether Revolt season. For other formats (Constructed and Limited), activity begins on January 25.

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Legacy Cube drafts are ongoing

Legacy Cube drafts are currently ongoing and will be available until January 25, so join a draft and get your games in! For more information on the Legacy Cube, including card lists and prizes, check here.

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Announcing January and February MOPR Promos

The January MOPR period runs from December 28, 2016, through January 25, 2017, and cards earned will be delivered on February 15, 2017. The February MOPR period runs from January 25, 2017, through February 22, 2017, and cards earned will be delivered by March 8, 2017. Here are the promo cards:

January and February MOPR Promo Cards
Mind Stone: February Event Promo; Fortune's Favor: February Store Promo; Noose Constrictor: January Store Promo; Erratic Portal: January Event Promo

In the Magic Online Player Rewards (MOPR) program, Magic Online players are rewarded for participating in tournaments of a sufficient size, as well as making purchases in the Magic Online Store. Learn about the specifics of the program here.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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

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