Magic Online Announcements, January 9, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on January 9, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

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

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Rivals of Ixalan Preview League

Vintage Cube Runs through Jan. 15

No Premier Play Events This Week

Regular Rivals of Ixalan Events Start Jan. 15

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes Jan. 10 and 31

Build Notes


Rivals of Ixalan Preview League

If you can't even bear to wait until the Prerelease to try the new cards of Rivals of Ixalan, we've got good news! Starting January 11 at 10 a.m. PT, we will be running a 24-hour Rivals Sealed Deck league. It's open to all players—no qualifying necessary—and will feature a friendly prize structure that guarantees you'll walk away with at least one Rivals of Ixalan booster regardless of your record.

Perhaps you'd rather see how your favorite Magic streamers do with the new cards? We've got you covered there, too! For the entire 24-hour duration of the Preview League, a rotating cast of beloved streamers from the Magic community will be joining the action and streaming it live for your viewing pleasure at any hour of the day (or night). Check the tables below to see who's streaming when.

To learn more about the Preview League, check out Lee Sharpe's article here.

Jan. 11, 2018 Name Twitch Channel
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT Amaz amazhs
12:00–2:00 p.m. PT Gaby Spartz gabyspartz
2:00–4:00 p.m. PT Loading Ready Run loadingreadyrun
4:00–6:00 p.m. PT Kenji Egashira numotthenummy
6:00–8:00 p.m. PT Emma Handy Em_TeeGee
8:00–10:00 p.m. PT Matt Mo thundermo_hellkite
10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. PT Jim Davis JimDavisMTG
Jan. 12, 2018 Name Twitch Channel
12:00–2:00 a.m. PT Caleb Durward calebdmtg
2:00–4:00 a.m. PT Travis Sowers semulin
4:00–6:00 a.m. PT Conley Woods conley81
6:00–8:00 a.m. PT Sascha Lüscher eheh_dude
8:00–10:00 a.m. PT Todd Stevens toddstevensmtg
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT Magic the Amateuring magictheamateuring

Vintage Cube Runs through Jan. 15

Vintage Cube's longest-ever run is coming to an end, but you've still got almost a week left to draft those powerful, ridiculous, seriously-who-thought-that-was-okay Vintage cards. Use those skills you've built up over the last few weeks between now and Monday, January 15, to put together whatever sort of busted storm, ramp, aggro, or anything-else deck your heart desires.

Learn more about Vintage Cube here.


No Premier Play Events This Week

There will be no premier play events on Magic Online this week, so maybe use this gift of time to go to a Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease at your local store! Or write a book or something. It's your life.


Regular Rivals of Ixalan Events Start Jan. 15

Previews, Pre-Prereleases, and regular ol' Prereleases aside, the usual slate of Rivals events will kick off on the release date, January 15. Whether you're a Draft fanatic or looking to crack the new Standard metagame, that's when you'll be able to dive in to your format of choice.


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, 8:00 a.m. Modern Challenge
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Vintage Challenge
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 1v1 Commander
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtimes Jan. 10 and 31

The next two downtimes will be on January 10 (normal), 6–10 a.m. PT/-8 for UTC, and January 31 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC.


Build Notes

Collection | Magic Online Player Rewards Packs for December have been granted. You can find out more information regarding this here.

Account | An issue that sometimes prevented the key bindings for "always yes to this" and "always yield to this" from functioning correctly has been fixed.

Vintage, Modern | Hollow One now correctly interacts with madness cards such as Fiery Temper that were discarded but not cast.

Commander | An issue with the art of tokens created by Omnath, Locus of Rage has been fixed.

Pauper | Destroying Oubliette no longer prevents the game from proceeding.

Modern | There is no longer a chance for a game reset when a spell is spliced onto another spell that requires a target.

Collection | Certain booster packs and intro packs are no longer smaller than their kin.

Limited | Otherworldly Outburst now gives the targeted creature a delayed trigger shield with the appropriate information.

Collection | Reprocess from Urza's Saga now has art.

Collection | Level up creatures such as Student of Warfare no longer have blue power and toughness unless it is modified.

Duel Scene | Revealing a card as a cost during your opponent's turn no longer appears in your opponent's revealed card zone.

Duel Scene | An issue with targeting arrows pointing in the wrong direction has been fixed.

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