Magic Online Announcements June 27, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on June 27, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Extra Prize Week ends at downtime tomorrow, June 28

The Amonkhet Draft Leagues and Constructed Leagues extra prizes will end after 3 a.m. PT tomorrow. Your games must be finished before tomorrow's downtime to receive the extra prizes.

More information about Extra Prize Week and the rest of Magic Online's fifteenth anniversary celebrations, check out this article here.

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Team Draft Super League tonight at 6 p.m.. PT

Another episode of Team Draft Super League begins tonight at 6 p.m.. PT. Team Draft Super League is a live streamed event Tuesday nights on our Twitch channel.

You can also watch past Team Draft Super Leagues on our YouTube channel.

There will be no Team Draft Super league next Tuesday, 7/4.

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Vintage Cube currently available to play

Vintage Cube is back for Magic Online’s fifteenth anniversary celebration! Leagues have already begun and will last until Hour of Devastation events begin on Magic Online.

More information about Vintage Cube and the rest of Magic Online’s fifteenth anniversary celebrations, check out this article here.

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Streamer Showdown this Thursday, June 29

There will be a new Streamer Showdown this Thursday. If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player events that feature some of the best streamers in the community brawling it out on Magic Online. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!

For this Streamer Showdown, the streamers will be taking on a Vintage Cube draft! Here is the lineup for this Streamer Showdown:

1 p.m.. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Noah Sandler modogrinder1
LoadingReadyRun loadingreadyrun
Travis Sowers Semulin
Jamie Topples jamietopples
Gaby Spartz gabyspartz
Paul Judd Pires lookinglasself
Emma Handy Em_TeeGee
Jennifer Long mrs_mulligan

6 p.m. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
EM sheMehay
Melvin the Muppet melvinthemuppet
Ian Suzuki scaldinghotsoup
Neal Oliver Nealoliver88
Greg Sokol GMANSokol
Zane Sweetman zmagic94
Cameron Aldous Ilyon_
Ethan Saks LordTupperware


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Amonkhet Sealed MOCS Open on Saturday, July 1

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Amonkhet Sealed Open Event is coming up on July 1! MOCS Open events do not require an invitation or Qualifier Points to join. The winner qualifies for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Modern MOCS Monthly Sunday, July 2

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Modern Monthly Event is coming up on July 2! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. The series will contain 24 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on July 2 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Modern and Sealed PTQ for Pro Tour Ixalan Monday, July 3-4

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the Modern PTQ Finals on Monday, July 3 at 9 a.m. PT.

Amonkhet Sealed PTQ Finals will be on Tuesday, July 4 at 7 a.m. PT.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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No Announcement Blog next week, July 4

Due to Independence Day in the U.S. on July 4, there will be no Announcement Blog next week. Magic Online events and other news for the week of July 4 are contained in this announcement.

As a reminder, there will be no Team Draft Super League on July 4.

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Commander 1v1 B&R update on Wednesday, July 5

The next Commander 1v1 banned announcement will happen on Magic Online's Tumblr Wednesday, July 5.

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No premier play on July 8-9

There will be no premier play on Magic Online July 8-9 due to the Hour of Devastation Paper Prerelease! Use this time to enjoy Magic Online's Format Challenges and the Hour of Devastation Prerelease at your local game store!

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Hour of Devastation events begin on Monday, July 10 on Magic Online

Start joining Hour of Devastation events on Magic Online as soon as Monday July 10 at 8 a.m. PT!

Read Lee Sharpe's article here for the details!

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Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events for formats Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper! Check out Lee Sharpe's article for specific details.

Events begin this Saturday, July 1 at 8:00 a.m. PT.

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Extended downtime tomorrow, June 28

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
June 28 Extended Downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 a.m. UTC)
July 5 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)
July 12 No Downtime
July 19 No Downtime

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Build Notes

Infrastructure | Update to improve Game Server stability.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.

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