Magic Online Announcements, January 23, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on January 23, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.

Check in weekly for the latest updates!


Quick Links

Streamer Showdown Is Back Jan. 25!

Rivals of Ixalan Is Out Now

MOCS Monthly Events Jan. 27 and 28

Redemption Updates: Tuesday Processing, Amonkhet, and Ixalan

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes Jan. 31 and Feb. 28


Streamer Showdown Is Back Jan. 25!

Another Streamer Showdown is coming up on Thursday, January 25, and it's our first Showdown to feature the newly released Rivals of Ixalan! Watch a group of delightful personalities from the Magic community swashbuckle, hornswoggle, and stampede their way through the new set. Whether you're looking to gain more insight into the Limited environment or just hoping to see someone cast Polyraptor into Forerunner of the Empire and fill the world with Dinosaurs, you don't want to miss it!

If you've never watched one before, Streamer Showdowns consist of two eight-player events (one at 1 p.m. PT, the other at 5 p.m. PT) featuring talented streamers from all across the Magic community. The two pods are detailed below:

Pod 1 (1 p.m.)

Name Twitch Handle Twitter
Cameron Aldous ilyon_ @IlyonMTG
Darin Keener FDTerritory @FDTerritory
Jamie Topples jamietopples @jamietopples‏
Dave Sea DaveSea @DaveSea89
Gaby Spartz gabyspartz @GabySpartz
Peter Ward Killablastlol @Killablastlol
Jim Davis jimdavismtg @JimDavisMTG
Zane Sweetman zmagic94 @zmagic94

Pod 2 (5 p.m.)

Name Twitch Handle Twitter
Matt Bedsole StunlockFTW @StunlockFTW
Teresa Pho squeethegoblin @teresapho‏
Mrs. Mulligan mrs_mulligan @TheMrsMulligan
Ethan Saks LordTupperware @lordtupperware
Paul Judd Pires lookinglasself @PaulJuddPires
Gab Nassif yellowhat @gabnassif
Rich Shay richshay @atoglord
Bradford Lee bradfordlee @DankfordLee

Rivals of Ixalan Is Out Now

Rivals of Ixalan is upon us! The new set is available for purchase in the Magic Online store, and Leagues and events are in full swing, so you can get your fill of Pirates, Dinosaurs, Merfolk, Vampires, plundering, exploring, and Orazca-ing whenever you want.


MOCS Monthly Events Jan. 27 and 28

This weekend brings two events in the Magic Online Championship Series. On Saturday, January 27, a Standard tournament will kick off at 7 a.m. Then, on Sunday, January 28, the format will be Rivals of Ixalan-Ixalan Sealed, also beginning at 7 a.m.

Players can enter either event with 35 Qualifier Points (QPs), and top finishers qualify for the Playoff Event on February 10.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2018 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.


Redemption Updates: Tuesday Processing, Amonkhet, and Ixalan

Starting January 30, redemptions will be processed at Tuesday morning at 3 a.m. PT instead of their current time of Thursday morning at 3 a.m. PT. This change gives our warehouse team more time to process orders prior to the weekend and should provide a slightly faster delivery time.

Amonkhet reprints have been ordered and processed, and should be available for purchase in the Magic Online Store by the end of February or beginning of March. This new print run will be available while supplies last.

An Ixalan reprint has also been ordered, but we don't have an ETA on when they will arrive in the store at this time.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats!

Pacific Standard Time (-8 for UTC)

Start Time Event Type
Saturday, 8 a.m. Modern Challenge
Saturday, 10 a.m. Vintage Challenge
Saturday, noon 1v1 Commander
Sunday, 8 a.m. Legacy Challenge
Sunday, 10 a.m. Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtimes Jan. 31 and Feb. 28

The next two downtimes will be January 31 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC, and February 28 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC.

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