Magic Online Announcements, June 14, 2022
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The following cards from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate will be available tomorrow after 10 a.m. PT—be sure to watch Magic Online's Twitter account for the word to restart the client and download the update prior to opening Treasure Chests.
Magic: The Gathering Online wraps up its twentieth year on June 24! We want to celebrate this milestone with our players this June with the 20th Anniversary Series. Catch up on everything there is to know about upcoming events as well as the 20th Anniversary Series in the dedicated article.
Good news. All-Access Weeks are back! From June 8–25, the Mythic Event Token will be available in the Magic Online Store, allowing players to use almost every card on Magic Online during the 20th Anniversary Series.
The Token is $25.00 USD, and the access will last until downtime on June 29. We'll remove all the Mythic Event Tokens from accounts and turn off All-Access during that downtime.
Note: Just like previous All-Access periods, certain cards (Secret Lair versions, Battlebond, and old-frame Power Nine) are unavailable. Also, cards with a red border in the Collection scene do not function and are not included. This includes Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate cards that are Backgrounds, or those that use the Choose a Background or taking the initiative mechanics, among others.
We're celebrating Magic Online's 20th birthday in one of the best ways we know how—tons of play! Try your hand at a variety of formats between June 9–24. They are five-round events scheduled every four hours around the clock! Earn a Finals Entry Token in both Constructed and Limited to get a spot into the 20th Anniversary Finals on June 25.
Play-Ins in the following formats are currently available to join:
|June 14||June 15|
The remaining Play-Ins will be available to join on tomorrow at 10 a.m.
|June 16||June 17–18||June 19–20||June 21–22||June 23–24|
|Vintage Masters||Modern||Modern Horizons||Pioneer||Modern Horizons 2|
The Finals event will be available to join starting June 22 at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, click here to read the dedicated article.
We've bookended this calendar with Moxen! Vintage Cube is back, powered up with Streets of New Capenna, and will run for four awesome weeks of cubing action. Check out the Vintage Cube page for the latest updates.
Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events such as the returning Showcase Challenges this weekend.
These MOCS events are a set of linked events designed to highlight the best players on Magic Online each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and, starting with this season, invitations to the 2023 World Championship!
The Pauper Showcase Challenge has been moved up a week to this Saturday, June 18 at 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC). This is to accommodate the 20th Anniversary Series Finals on June 25.
Then on Sunday, June 26, we finish things off with the Legacy Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (15:00).
Each of these events requires 40 QPs to enter. As with previous All-Access periods, players who have enabled All-Access are permited to compete in this round of Showcase Challenges. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn a qualification token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier in August.
Learn more about Showcase Challenge events here.
2022 Season 1 MOCS Showcase – This Saturday on Twitch
Eight competitors emerged victorious from Season 1's Showcase Qualifiers, Showcase Opens, and the MOCS Leaderboard. Now watch them compete to take on Vintage Cube and Modern in a single-day battle next Saturday, June 18. At stake: $70,000 in prizes and a seat at the first tabletop Pro Tour of 2023!
Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC) at with Cedric Phillips, Carmen Handy, and Mani Davoudi calling the action! Check out our Viewers Guide article on magic.gg to find out more about this elite group of eight players:
Shimmy on over to the release article to learn all about Streets of New Capenna's Magic Online release. Also be sure to check out the updated Treasure Chest info page and the Streets of New Capenna redemption info below:
- Redemption Began: May 25, 2022
- Redemption Reprint Guarantee Date: September 7, 2022
- Redemption Cutoff Date: October 12, 2022
Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.
Magic Online's Format Challenges run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place.
- Pauper, Vintage and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.
- Saturday Legacy Challenges require 32 players and give prizes to Top 32.
- Sunday Legacy Challenges require 64 players and give prizes to Top 64.
Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.
The next downtime will be June 29, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7). This is to prepare for the release of Double Masters 2022.