Magic Online Announcements, March 2, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on March 2, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, March 2, 2021

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Kaldheim Redemption Begins Wednesday

Vintage Cube March 3–24

Ultimate Masters Flashback Ends Tomorrow

Kaldheim Season Alternative Play Calendar

Showcase Challenge Weekend

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

2020 Magic Online Champions Showcase Seasons 2 & 3

Downtime March 24


Kaldheim Redemption Begins Wednesday

The delay is over! Starting Wednesday morning, you'll be able to redeem your complete sets of Kaldheim (both premium and regular) for physical copies of those cards shipped directly to you. See the redemption page for full rules and policies regarding this process.

Since we started a week later than originally planned, we're going to shift the end dates to match. These new dates are as follows:

  • Kaldheim redemption's availability guarantee will expire on May 19. After that, redemption will be available only as supplies last.
  • Kaldheim redemption will end completely on June 23.

Vintage Cube March 3–24

We've got a three-week run of this classic experience from March 3 until March 24. March is a little unusual for this cube, but . . . well, we live in unusual times and the MOCS Showcase events on March 13 and 14 are worth celebrating. Life's too short not to have a little more Vintage Cube.

For a full list of the latest changes to Vintage Cube, click here.


Ultimate Masters Flashback Ends Tomorrow

Ultimate Masters Flashback Draft, one of the most underplayed yet incredibly fun draft environments, ends tomorrow, March 3, so get online and draft your favorite bombs before it's too late!

Players may enter with any of the following options: 10 Event Tickets; 1 Ultimate Masters booster + 3 Event Tickets; or 100 Play Points.


Kaldheim Season Alternative Play Calendar

For Kaldheim season's alternative play, we have quite the variety for you. Please note that events change over from one week to the next on Wednesday mornings and last for one week unless specified otherwise.

  • March 24: Time Spiral Remastered Supreme Draft. Time Spiral Remastered comes out on March 19. Before everyone has mastered this remaster, let's draft some truly absurd decks.
  • March 31: A new Spotlight Cube. As usual, we'll have more to share when we get closer.
  • April 7: Another new Spotlight Cube. Again, details will come as the event approaches.

Showcase Challenge Weekend

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 a Split Championship invitation.

First up on Saturday, March 6, we have the Standard (6 a.m. PT), Modern (8 a.m. PT), and Vintage (10 a.m. PT) Showcase Challenges. Then on Sunday, March 7, we finish off with the Pioneer (6 a.m. PT), Legacy (8 a.m. PT), and Kaldheim Sealed (9 a.m. PT) Showcase Challenges. Each of these events requires 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn a qualification token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier in April or May.

Learn more about Showcase Challenge events here.


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. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

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: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Check out this page for further event details.


2020 Magic Online Champions Showcase Seasons 2 & 3

March 13–14 is going to be an exciting weekend of Magic Online, featuring both of the remaining 2020 Champions Showcase events! Interested in playing in a Showcase event yourself? There's still time to qualify for 2021's upcoming Champions Showcase events happening later this year.

2020 Showcase

Date

Start Time

Formats

Season 2

Saturday, March 13, 2021

10 a.m. PST

Vintage Cube Draft, Modern

Season 3

Sunday, March 14, 2021

10 a.m. PDT

Vintage Cube Draft, Modern

Featuring Vintage Cube Draft, Modern, your favorite Magic casters, and a $70,000 prize pool for each Showcase, the full weekend of Magic Online action streams live on twitch.tv/magic. More information about the competitors and broadcast details will be shared soon on Magic.gg.

Relive the battles from Season 1 of the 2020 Magic Online Champions Showcase to see what the excitement is all about.


Next Downtime March 24

The next downtime will be March 24, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for standard server maintenance. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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