Magic Online Announcements, June 23, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on June 23, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, June 23, 2020

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Core Set 2021: MTGO Edition

Core Set 2021 Launch Super Event

Legacy Cube June 10–July 1

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime June 23

Core Set 2021: MTGO Edition

Core Set 2021 is arriving soon on Magic Online after this week's update, and although events start a few days later, we're going into downtime on Tuesday, June 23 to push the new build live. Yes, you read that right: this time we've got a Tuesday downtime instead of Wednesday. As usual, we're planning to start around 9 a.m. Pacific time (UTC-7) and come back up by noon.

You can read more about Core Set 2021 on MTGO in Alli's release article here, and you can check out the updated Treasure Chest contents here.

Core Set 2021 Launch Super Event

So, you've scoured the previews and are ready to test your mettle against the best players around, eh? Here's your chance! We've added two special Core Set 2021 Launch Premier Events in addition to our regular release events. Similar to the Super Qualifiers, these large scheduled events feature "double" prizes for the Top 8 qualifiers (though there are no invitations awarded for this event), including complete Core Set 2021 sets. If you want to brush up on the set before joining, Leagues start on Thursday morning. Have fun!

Start Times:

  • Saturday, June 27, at 7:00 a.m. PT
  • Friday, July 3, at 7:00 a.m. PT

Format: Core Set 2021 Sealed Deck
Product: 6 Core Set 2021 Booster Packs. Product opened in Limited events will be added to players' collections.
Location: The Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry Options:

  • 40 Event Tickets
  • 400 Play Points
  • 40 Magic Online Qualifier Points

Size: 129–672 players
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, with Swiss pairings. Each round plays up to 50 minutes, followed by a single-elimination Top 8.




900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil Core Set 2021 set


750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil Core Set 2021 set


600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil Core Set 2021 set


400 Play Points and 50 Treasure Chests


400 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests


200 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests


100 Play Points

Legacy Cube Extended to July 1

Do you like that one card, from that one set, and you just never see it anymore? Fear not, Legacy Cube returns June 10, and you may see it again! Legacy Cube is full of some of the best cards from across Magic's history, working together in ways you can only experience in a cube. And the fun doesn't stop until July 1. Then, following right behind the Legacy Cube, the fan-favorite Vintage Cube returns, running from July 1 through July 29.

Full information on the contents of the Legacy Cube can be found 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 Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges now 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: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Pacific Time (-7 from UTC)

Check out this page for further event details.

Next Downtime June 23

The next downtime will be June 23, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon, for the release of Core Set 2021. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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