Magic Online Announcements, January 29, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on January 29, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, January 29, 2019

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Halfway to Q1 Format Playoffs

RNA Friendly Sealed League

Standard MCQ Saturday

Sealed MCQ Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime February 27

Build Notes


Halfway to Q1 Format Playoffs

This is just a friendly reminder that our Q1 Format Playoffs start in late March, so if you haven't worked your way toward the required 35 Format Points, now's the time! Not sure what to build? Check out all the latest top decklists that have been crushing the game in MTGO right here.

To learn more about 2019 MOCS and Format Playoffs, click here.


RNA Friendly Sealed League

Though the Guilded Sealed League has come to a close, we have now posted the regular Friendly Swiss Sealed League (up to nine matches over three stages) that runs all the way until April 25.


Standard MCQ Saturday

On Saturday, February 2, there will be a Standard MCQ 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 Championship Qualifier events here.


Sealed MCQ Sunday

On Saturday, February 3, there will be a Sealed MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Ravnica Allegiance, and the event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive invitations to Mythic Championship London and its associated Mythic Championship Challenge.

Learn more about Mythic Championship 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.

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 | The rules text for Alabaster Wall has been cleaned up.

Limited | A rare issue that sometimes caused cards in a draft to not populate has been fixed.

Store | The sales tax for Connecticut has been updated.

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