Magic Online Announcements, July 9, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on July 9, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, July 9, 2019

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Core Set 2020: Magic Online Edition

Pauper Premier League Starts This Week

Modern Horizons Continued

Team Modern Super League

Standard MOCS Playoff Saturday

Limited MCQ Finals Saturday

Modern MOCS Preliminary Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 14

Build Notes


Core Set 2020: Magic Online Edition

Core sets are back! Core Set 2020 events are well underway on Magic Online, so now's your chance to get in on the action. Seize your chance to play Magic in its purest form with this new core set, which features prominently the fiery Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar.

For more info about M20 on MTGO, including event details, check out Alli Medwin's article here.


Pauper Premier League Starts This Week

Our friends at CoolStuffInc.com are hosting a new Pauper Premier league. Starting on July 11, you can check out the action every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PT. Check out the announcement video!


Modern Horizons Continued

Modern Horizons events are ongoing and boosters are on sale, but events are only available until August 14, so log in and play today! You'll be able to play in Draft Leagues, Sealed Leagues, and Phantom Draft Leagues, and we're introducing a new entry option specifically for this set: Modern Horizons Tokens.

Check out Chris's release article for additional info on Modern Horizons events, and you can also learn more the Open Play option changes in Magic Online's new Play Lobby from his Tumblr post.


Team Modern Super League

The newest Super League season is here with the return of the Team Modern format! Eight teams (including Wizards' Play Design group) will battle over 13 weeks for bragging rights in Modern. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. PT every Tuesday at twitch.tv/magic.

For more information and team rosters, click here.


Standard MOCS Playoff Saturday

This Saturday, July 13, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Playoff Event! The format will be Standard, and it will have a special start time of 7:35 a.m. PT. Only players who have qualified via a recent MOCS Preliminary Event are eligible for entry. The Top 2 finishers earn spots at Mythic Championship Richmond, and the winner also earns an invite to the 2019 Magic Online Championship held next year.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Limited MCQ Finals Saturday

On Saturday, July 13, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Core Set 2020, and the event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Richmond.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Modern MOCS Preliminary Sunday

On Sunday, July 14, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Preliminary event for the 2019 MOCS! The format will be Modern, and things will kick off at 7 a.m. PT. MOCS Preliminaries are eight rounds of Swiss and require 35 Qualifier Points to enter. Winners will receive (among other prizes) an invitation to the MOCS Playoff event on October 5.

Learn more about MOCS 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 except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 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 August 14

The next downtime will be on August 14, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Commander (2019 Edition) content update.


Build Notes

General| Fixed an issue where some promotional planeswalkers were not displaying their emblems correctly.

General | Fixed an issue where some cards' flavor text left you hanging.

General | Players can now change their player avatar by clicking the avatar icon in the Main Navigation bar at the top of the client.

Trade | The "Search Tools" button now displays correctly during a trade.

M20 | You can now order your triggers if you control multiple Bag of Holdings.

M20 | Your spells are now unstoppable for the remainder of the turn in which you resolve Veil of Summer.

DOM | Jaya Ballard's emblem now lets you pay the alternate cost of instants or sorceries in your graveyard.

Modern | Yixlid Jailer correctly gags and masks cards in players' graveyards, removing their abilities.

Pauper | Cho-Manno's Blessing correctly protects creatures from the chosen color.

Commander | Kruphix, God of Horizons now lets you float mana across phases without exploding your game.

Commander| The Island Sanctuary is no longer quite as safe, as it no longer incorrectly allows players to skip draws during their opponents' turns.

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