Magic Online Announcements, June 22, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on June 22, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, June 22, 2021

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Modern Cube June 23–July 7

The Magic Online Season 1 Champions Showcase June 26

Modern Horizons 2 on MTGO

Over the Horizon Championship

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime July 7


Modern Cube June 23–July 7

With Modern Horizons 2 mixing things up in Modern, it's time to see what goodies have been added to the cube in this iteration of the Modern Cube!

See the change list and event details here or check out Emma Handy's article for an overview and full card list.


The Magic Online Season 1 Champions Showcase June 26

The final event of the first season of the 2021 MOCS is happening this Saturday! Eight of the best Magic Online players will be battling it out in Modern Horizons 2 Limited and Modern Constructed for their share of a $70,000 prize pool! Your guide to this event can be found here, and this high-level event will be streamed live beginning at 10 a.m. PT June 26 at twitch.tv/magic.


Modern Horizons 2 on MTGO

We're excited to be continuing the amazing play in Modern Horizons 2! Sealed, Draft, and Phantom Draft events we've been running will continue, as well as our special Over the Horizons Series (discussed below). Those Leagues will run until the release of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms in July.

Again, cards from the set are now legal in all formats and this set is non-redeemable.

Modern Horizons 2 Draft League

Entry Options:

  • 25 Event Tickets
  • 3 Modern Horizons 2 boosters + 4 Event Tickets
  • 250 Play Points

Prizes:

  • 3 wins: 6 Modern Horizons 2 boosters + 2 Qualifier Points
  • 2 wins: 2 Modern Horizons 2 boosters

Modern Horizons 2 Sealed League

Entry Options:

  • 45 Event Tickets
  • 6 Modern Horizons 2 boosters + 3 Event Tickets
  • 450 Play Points

Prizes:

  • 5 wins: 6 Modern Horizons 2 boosters + 675 Play Points + 5 Qualifier Points
  • 4 wins: 3 Modern Horizons 2 boosters + 450 Play Points + 2 Qualifier Points
  • 3 wins: 1 Modern Horizons 2 booster + 225 Play Points + 1 Qualifier Point

Modern Horizons 2 Phantom Draft League

Entry Options:

  • 10 Event Tickets
  • 100 Play Points

Prizes:

  • 3 wins: 150 Play Points + 1 Treasure Chest + 2 Qualifier Points
  • 2 wins: 100 Play Points
  • 1 win: 50 Play Points

Over the Horizon Championship

The Over the Horizon Series, a special group of high-level Modern Horizons 2 Limited events, wraps up with the Over the Horizon Championship!

Those who earned six wins in one of the Over the Horizon Series tournaments have earned a Token good for entry into the Over the Horizon Championship on Saturday, June 26, at 7 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)!

Top finishers in the Championship will earn sets of both the original Modern Horizons and Modern Horizons 2, while the winner walks away with four sets of each!

Over the Horizon Championship

Start Time: Saturday, June 26, at 7 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

Entry Options: 1 Limited Championship Entry Token

  • NOTE: Unused or extra Limited Championship Entry Tokens will be removed from collections at the next downtime.

Product: 6 Modern Horizons 2 boosters, plus 3 Modern Horizons 2 boosters in the Top 8 draft. Cards opened will be added to players' collections.

Format: Sealed Deck—20-minute deck-building time, followed by a number of Swiss rounds based on attendance, followed by a Top 8 draft with single-elimination playoff.

Round Length: 25 minutes per player, first to win two matches

Prizes:

  • 1st: 1,000 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, 4 regular Modern Horizons sets, and 4 regular Modern Horizons 2 sets
  • 2nd: 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, 2 regular Modern Horizons sets, and 2 regular Modern Horizons 2 sets
  • 3rd–4th: 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 1 regular Modern Horizons set, and 1 regular Modern Horizons 2 set
  • 5th–8th: 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, 1 regular Modern Horizons set, and 1 regular Modern Horizons 2 set
  • 9th–16th: 300 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, and 1 regular Modern Horizons 2 set
  • 17th–32nd: 300 Play Points, 15 Treasure Chests
  • 33rd–64th: 150 Play Points, 5 Treasure Chests


Please note: Qualifier and Super Qualifier events will return to MTGO in late July or early August before the end of MOCS Season 2.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

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.

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. NOTE: Pauper and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.


Next Downtime July 7

The next downtime will be on Wednesday, July 7, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for the release of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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